Pop Up Shop Story #1 – Pop Up Ping Pong – Humble beginnings…
Nesma and Amin love ping pong. They started sharing that passion with their local neighbourhood in London. Other enthusiasts responded, and there’s now a series of Pop Up Ping Pong parties – complete with their own soundtrack. They collaborate with London favourites #BRGR for epic burger pong nights…
(This is being written to epic background music: Bloc Party – The Pioneers (M83 Remix))
Once upon a time, Nesma and Amin were super-competitive about Ping Pong.
Bats were thrown, tears were shed, but the love for the game grew stronger. As with any passion you want to share it and so we set about doing just that. Without any resources being obviously available to us we began to beg, borrow, wheel and deal!
And thus, we became Pop Up Ping Pong.
What we didn’t realise was that our humble beginnings were also our greatest strengths. Our local neighbourhood rallied around to lend us their unloved tables, a local landlord of a certain disused venue got in touch, and even our online followers contributed to our Collaborative Playlist on Spotify. We had ourselves a party!
Our passion has since turned into a business and our bricks and mortar competitors don’t let us forget it! They can take our Red Solo Cups, Beer Pong and Unlimited playtime – but they can never take away our freedom!
We are a party with no walls – no rents or wages. We are free to be original and create.
So we only have one thing to say to everyone: “POP UP!”
Pop Up Ping Pong is looking for a pop-up space in London. [ Full details ]
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