Bryant Park Ping Pong

About The Tables

The Tables are located at on the 42nd Street side of the park near Sixth Avenue. Test your ping pong skills and find opponents at our two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with the ping pong host to reserve a 10-minute time slot.

For more information regarding special events please contact us at 212-768-4242.


Winners of these single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments receive a Bryant Park Ping Pong trophy. Pre-registration is required and opens one month before each event. USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play. Tournament offerings include:

  • Monthly Ping Pong Tournament
    • Held the first Wednesday of every month from May through October at 6:30pm
    • May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7
  • Mixed Doubles Tournament
    • Held the third Wednesday of every month from May through October at 6:30pm
    • May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21
  • Women’s Ping Pong Tournament: August 12

Host a Party at Ping Pong

For your next corporate outing or celebration, take it outside for some fresh air and an invigorating game of Ping Pong. Play for fun–we can offer instruction. Set up an intra-office tournament, from styles ranging from singles matches, to mixed doubles, to round robins. Or, play Around the World-style, and get the whole group involved. Whatever way you choose to play, a party at The Tables is a great way to build team spirit. If you’d like refreshments, we’re happy to connect you to our excellent onsite food kiosks.

Afterward, celebrate with drinks and no-wait entry at Manhattan's hottest after-work scenes, The Bryant Park Café and The Southwest Porch.

If you need more information, or have special requests for your party, we are here to help. Email your inquiries to Maureen Devenny (

Ping Pong Party Planning Guide

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  • April - September
  • Daily: 11am-7pm
  • October - November
  • Daily: 11am-6pm
  • All hours are weather permitting.

Upcoming Ping Pong Events

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

To better accomodate growing demand for our ping pong tournaments, players for the October 7 will be selected by lottery. 

Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments.

Enter the registration lottery here

The lottery will open one month before the tournament. The lottery closes on September 30 at 9am, and 32 participants' names will be randomly drawn to participate in the tournament. They will be notified via e-mail on September 30 and have 48 hours to RSVP. Those who do not respond will forfeit their spot, and it will be turned over to a waitlisted participant. 

Those who were not selected to participate in the tournament will be randomly assigned a number and put on the waitlist. Those with lower numbers will be given first priority, if spots open up from participants who RSVP that they are unable to attend the tournament. The waitlist order will hold true onsite as well. Spots will be turned over to walk-on registrants, beginning at 6:20pm. 

USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Join us for the park's inaugural season of monthly mixed doubles ping pong tournaments, and prove that table tennis truly appeals to all.

Pairs must be one female + one male. Pre-registration is required. Please sign up with both names in the registration name field (example: Patti Smith and John Doe). One email will suffice for each team. Register here

Are you a solo female, who needs a partner to play? Please email us at, and we will be happy to find a match.

On-site registration will open at 6pm if space allows. Please check-in with host when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20pm.

Tournament dates:
October 21

USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play.