Pong power: Olympic table-tennis champ Atanda Musa giving pointers to a young protégé.
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Best Table-Tennis Parlor
Manhattan Table Tennis Club
2628 Broadway, at 100th Street,
This is the Ping-Pong sanctum sanctorum: a gray expanse three flights up from Broadway comfortably laid out with five tables, one draped in webbing. That's where Atanda Musa, Olympic master and eight-time African champion, patiently coaches serious competitors and fledgling players alike, his arms a constant blur. The ladies who play here every Sunday afternoon are refugees from the Y, which relegated their league to ever-smaller, darker rooms the fate of table-tennis devotees everywhere, which explains the popularity of this place. Musa keeps the action moving, and no one waits too long. Members pay $65 per month. Kids pay $6 per hour a much healthier addiction than GameCube. No pool table, no bar nothing but nets.