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Susan Sarandan and Her Ping-Pong Clubs

Posted: May. 7th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Susan Sarandan
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I can't be the only one who didn't see Susan Sarandan and her chain of ping-pong clubs coming, am I? With one of these SPiN clubs opening in Dubai, she talks her love of the sport and, more importantly, why she felt the need to promote it in the United Arab Emirates.

Ping-pong (or table tennis, if that's how your ball bounces) has become a lot more high-profile since Susan Sarandon joined forces with the founders Jonathan Bricklin, left, Franck Raharinosy and Andrew Gordon in the SPiN Galactic club venture. After visiting Abu Dhabi in 2008 for the then-Middle East International Film Festival (now the Abu Dhabi Film Festival), she returns to the UAE next week to open the fifth branch of the nightclub, SPiN Dubai, in Wafi City. She kindly answered some questions we had about her and ping-pong.


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