Until recently, table tennis and bars were never the closest of bedfellows.
But Adam Breeden and Dov Penzik have changed that with Bounce, the social entertainment brand that has placed table tennis at the heart of the eating, drinking and nightlife experience.
The inspiration for the idea came from Dov who saw the popularity of table tennis and the potential of pairing the sport with a grown-up environment.
With a stellar record in founding other hospitality concepts, including All Star Lanes, Adam decided to partner with Dov, and together, they launched Bounce in 2012.
Since then, Bounce has been recognised within the hospitality industry as a game-changer combining bar, restaurant and activity seamlessly to create a new, elevated, hybrid leisure experience. After opening its second London venue in Shoreditch, it has subsequently expanded into the US, launching in Chicago. Their sites attract 12,000 customers a week. Further sites in the US and other international outposts in Asia are next on the agenda for the co-founders, as well as plans to roll out further social entertainment concepts across the globe.
Bounce is not only committed to giving its customers a novel experience but it is also aware of its wider social responsibilities. Adam and Dov are proud to have founded Bounce Alzheimer’s Therapy (BAT), a charity that delivers a national Alzheimer’s and dementia therapy programme.
Bounce also invests in the local community: it provides free-of-charge access outside of operational hours to schools and youth groups. Its Farringdon venue also acts as a venue for sponsored coaching sessions for charity organisations and disability groups.