In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to all citizens to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Self-determine a new pastime with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of interactive gaming and merchandise at BumperNets in the Riverchase Galleria Mall.
The table-tennis, billiards, and air-hockey experts at BumperNets pair customers with an interactive menagerie of arcade games, billiards, and activity-room necessities. Founded by National Senior Olympic Gold Medalist Homer Brown, who has followed his affinity for table tennis through 43 U.S. Opens, BumperNets allows gamers to peruse indoor sports equipment while competing for high scores on a plethora of games. Guests can challenge each other's accuracy with ping-pong and pool-table rentals ($6/30-minute session), defy friction during air-hockey games ($1/game), and make computers swoon by executing skillful moves on Dance Dance Revolution ($1/game). The BumperNets supply of pool cues includes rack breakers by Cuetec ($96+), and table-tennis necessities allow customers to defend themselves against heat-seeking ping-pong balls with their own Butterfly ($46.99+) or Joola ($39.95+) blades.
After working for decades as a successful oil executive, National Senior Games gold medalist Homer Brown decided to shift gears, opening BumperNets in 1999 to promote his beloved sport of table tennis to the masses. Nestled within the Riverchase Galleria Mall, Brown’s well-stocked, interactive emporium lets visitors hone their ping-pong or pool skills under the tutelage of a trained professional, or master the finer points of team management at the foosball table. Homer and his knowledgeable staff help guests deck game rooms in felt-clad pool tables, glittering pinball machines, and skee-ball alleys for rental or purchase, and can assist with onsite assembly.
2000 Riverchase Galleria
Hoover, Alabama 35244