naked ping pong

(disclaimer - actual naked ping pong-ers might not look exactly the same as those pictured above)

The balls were not the only things bouncing at the home of social ping-pong when it hosted the country’s first ever naked tournament.

Staff at stylish haunt Bounce – which has been built on the very same site where table tennis was invented in 1901 – invited seven sexy models to play in its brand new “anything goes” private room.

Playing naked ping-pong can have its advantages as Stefan Johnson found out, he said: “I think as a group of friends we are all much closer now.

“We try to do something a bit different every time we get together but this probably tops our list.

“Despite being models we were all a little nervous at first but once we got into it there were no problems.

“I think we’ll be talking about it for some time to come.

“There were four guys and three girls and I think I speak for the men in particular when I say I’m just glad it was warm in there.”

The intimate private room in the huge 12,500 square foot venue is available for any bookings and being naked is not compulsory.

The £2.5m venue is Europe’s first social ping-pong club and is just two minutes walk from Farringdon and Chancery Lane tube stations in London’s trendy Holborn.

Along with having 17 ping-pong tables – including an official 2012 Olympic version – Bounce also features a raised restaurant seating area for up to 130 guests.

The open plan venue offers a 7ft wide, open counter wood-burning pizza oven and a 40ft bar laid out in an arc around the playing area.

Players may even bump into Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow, Pippa Middleton, Kevin Space or Elle McPherson who have all visited the venue (not naked though).

Adam Breeden, Founder and CEO of Bounce said: “We are inundated with, shall we say ‘unique requests’ for our private room on a weekly basis.

“When the naked ping-pong tournament was suggested there was no question that we had to make it happen.

“In the Bounce private room anything goes - I’m interested to see which booking will top a naked ping-pong evening.

“The private room is a fantastic space for private parties and events.

“Guests can be their own DJ with our state of the art integrated karaoke machine and enjoy their own private bar with a dedicated mixologist.

“All of this can be experienced whilst surrounded by the most amazing UV installation in any club in London.’