New York is amazing this way: you can really find amazing things! A friend of mine was looking for tennis clubs in New York on Yelp and came across Wang Chen’s Table Tennis Club
This amazing little club is in Harlem on 100th and Broadway. The place does not look like much, but the players are first rate. You can get an hour’s lesson for $40 with up and coming junior players and sometimes with Wang herself. Keanu Reeves and John McEnroe both play there.
Wang never made the Olympics for the Chinese team – she was ranked 4th in the world in 2000 and the Chinese team sent the top three players. Now a US citizen, she will finally go to the Olympics.