New Greenwich Table Tennis Center offers practice and playing times


Among the fine dining and luxury boutiques of downtown Greenwich stands a new epicenter of table tennis.

CRUSH, a state-of-the-art table tennis center, opened to the public with two floors filled with table tennis equipment spread over 6,000 square feet of space with four different areas for guests. the tables are equipped with LED lights and paddles and balls certified by the International Table Tennis Federation.

In addition, the upstairs part of the property has been converted into a seating area with leather armchairs, TVs, beer and wine, which owner Michael Tolle says can be used for parties. private.


According to Tolle, the project has been underway since early 2019, when he spoke with Katie DeLuca, Greenwich’s Planning and Zoning Director, about the conversion of the space at 255 Field Point Road, which previously served as an industrial facility. slight.

“It’s about bringing an activity open to the public,” Tolle said, adding that he wanted to provide “high quality equipment” to appease both professionals and first-time visitors.

Tolle has even hired competitive level international coaches at his facility to help train anyone looking to hone their table tennis skills. According to Tolle, this is one of the most requested services so far at CRUSH.

“Frankly, training has been one of the most sought-after services since the start of the year because people are [more] comfortable one-on-one, more than with groups of people, ”said Tolle.

After a number of setbacks from the pandemic, CRUSH officially opened earlier this year and the table tennis center opened to the public in late September.

However, the largest demographic, he said, is recreational players who are just new to table tennis or are just there for fun. Tolle is placed in this category.

“I think the interesting thing about table tennis is that anyone can pick up a paddle,” added Tolle.

CRUSH Table Tennis is located at 255 Field Point Road in Greenwich. It is open Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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