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Tommy Wong Memorial Tournament Returns

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By Jacob Jackson

The Tommy Wong Memorial Pickleball Tournament will return January 5-8, 2024 to honor the late hall-of-famer while showcasing top talent at Surprise Community Park in Surprise, Arizona. Organized by the Surprise Pickleball Association (SPA), the 4-day event will feature over 600 players across multiple age and skill divisions competing with Franklin X-40 balls on 30 dedicated courts.

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About the Tournament

  • USA Pickleball sanctioned tournament
  • January 5-8, 2024
  • Surprise Community Park, Surprise, AZ
  • 600+ players
  • Age and skill divisions
  • Singles, doubles, mixed doubles
  • Total prize money: $10,000

Tommy Wong’s Legacy

Tommy Wong was a passionate pickleball player and coach who rapidly rose to become one of Arizona’s top players after taking up the sport in 2016. He was admired for his friendly attitude, sportsmanship, and love of teaching others. Tommy passed away suddenly in 2021 at age 45, leaving behind his wife and two children.

The tournament celebrates Tommy’s spirit while fundraising for youth scholarships to grow pickleball. “My father believed that pickleball is for everyone,” said SPA President Judith Coronel, Tommy’s daughter. “We organize this event to honor his inclusive legacy.”

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Tournament Details

  • Franklin X-40 balls
  • USA Pickleball membership required
  • Registration open through 12/2/2023
  • Volunteers, sponsors, vendors
  • Hotels nearby

For more information, visit the tournament website or contact organizer Judith Coronel at 623-792-0033 / [email protected].

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