Mayor Nutter picked up a paddle for The Trolley Car Table Tennis Club‘s grand opening in East Falls and challenged eight-year-old Amy Wang to a match (Wang is the 2010 US Open champion for Table Tennis for girls nine and under). The Tennis Club, founded by Trolley Car Cafe and Trolley Car Diner owner Ken Weinsteinat at 3300 Henry Avenue, was celebrating its brand new location featuring seven tournament tables, equipment rental area, on-site club store and free Wi-Fi
The club offers table tennis lessons on Saturday mornings, tournaments every other month and private parties on weekends. If you have your own paddle, you may want to sign up for the free June 2011 Philadelphia Open Table Tennis Tournament June 4 and 5 here. Weinsteinat has donated more than $100,000 to community groups through the Trolley Car Diner, and we hope he continues to help the community with his new Tennis Club.
PS: Wang housed the mayor in a friendly match, trying to hold back until second :09 in the video where you see the eight-year-old showing off.