Glen Richardson, customer support engineer, and Glen Smith, customer support engineer, are engaged in a fierce ping pong battle at ENA’s Nashville headquarters.
You can hear the rhythmic slaps of the paddles against the ball from around the corner.
Then, simultaneously heralded by a groan of defeat and a yelp of sweet victory, you note the dribble of the ball as it skips across the concrete floor.
Inside the ENA lounge, a ping pong battle is fiercely underway.
“Ping-pong is a time to de-stress and relax,” said Glen Richardson, Customer Support Engineer.
At ENA, these matches of ping pong prowess are not only accepted but encouraged. They provide a kinetic energy in the office and give employees a chance to take a quick break from their desks, get on their feet, and get the blood pumping. It’s not just pride being played for—it’s also a healthier day at the office.
“A game of ping pong during the afternoon lull helps re-energize me for the rest of the day. I don’t get to the table often, but it’s always time well spent when I do,” said David Spencer, product manager, Internal Systems.
No matter their skill level or accuracy of the strike, ENA teammates continue to step up to the table, grab a paddle, and toss up the plastic white ball in a spirit of camaraderie and competition.
Though keeping score is always optional.