Berlin-style ping-pong, a definition: beer in one hand, paddle in the other, getting to know your fellow competitors, bonding.
On August 20th we will be playing Berlin Style Ping Pong (FREE!) at SPiN. If you have not been to this swank new LA spot this is your chance to check it out. Join for Happy Hour at 6:00pm and we will have a table and start playing at 6:30pm.
How to play Berlin Style Ping Pong
1. Find a paddle.
2. Form a circle around a table with a group of players.
3. Whoever is in the traditional server spot serves the first ball to the person directly across from them, and then moves out of the way, to the right.
4. The person to the server's left takes their place and the rest of the circle moves accordingly, counterclockwise.
5. Meanwhile, the person who was served to returns the ball and then moves out of the way, to the right.
6. The rest of the table moves accordingly, counterclockwise.
7. If someone messes up (hitting the ball into the net, off the table, or any traditionally illegal manner) they are out, and must leave the table.
8. When only two players are left, they play a short traditional game. First to make 3 points wins.
9. When the game is over, the finalists tap the paddles on the table signaling a new round of play is about to begin.