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Smoke and Stroke Pickleball Tournament 2024

January 13 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Smoke and Stroke Pickleball Tournament

Serve, Swing, and Support: The First Annual Smoke and Stroke Pickleball Tournament

Join the Excitement at The Exchange NOLA for a Cause that Touches Hearts

In the heart of New Orleans, a city known for its vibrant culture and community spirit, an exciting event is set to unfold that combines sportsmanship, camaraderie, and a heartfelt cause. The First Annual Smoke and Stroke Pickleball Tournament, scheduled for January 13, 2024, at The Exchange NOLA, is more than just a sports event; it’s a rallying cry for community support and a testament to the power of collective action.

A Sport with a Purpose

Pickleball has been rapidly gaining popularity across the United States. This tournament, however, adds a deeper layer to the game. It’s not just about showcasing skills or enjoying the thrill of competition; it’s about playing for a cause that resonates with many – supporting families dealing with pediatric brain cancer.

Hogs for the Cause: A Beacon of Hope

The tournament is dedicated to raising funds for Hogs for the Cause, a New Orleans-based non-profit organization. This admirable entity provides crucial financial assistance to families nationwide, aiding those with children undergoing treatment for brain cancer. By participating in the Smoke and Stroke Pickleball Tournament, players and spectators alike contribute to a lifeline for these families, offering them hope and support in their challenging times.

Smoke and Stroke Pickleball Tournament Details:

A Blend of Competition and Fun

  • Date and Time: January 13, 2024. Check-in starts at 7:30 am, and the play begins at 8:30 am.
  • Location: The Exchange NOLA, 2120 Rousseau St, New Orleans, LA.
  • Registration: Open until January 5, 2024. Players can register at Swish Tournaments.
  • Entry Fee: $50 per player, which includes a t-shirt and a swag bag.
  • Format: Men’s and Women’s Doubles Tournament with skill brackets of 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and above. The tournament will follow a Round Robin format, with games to 15, requiring a win by 2 points and side changes at 8.

More Than Just a Game

Participants will not only enjoy the competitive spirit of the tournament but also the satisfaction of contributing to a noble cause. The event promises to be a day filled with energy, enthusiasm, and the spirit of giving. Along with the intense matches, players will be treated to fruit, power bars, water, and Gatorade, ensuring they stay energized throughout the day.

Tournament Director Terri Lamperez, reachable at 985-774-3667 or via email at Terri@Exchangenola.com, invites everyone to be a part of this inaugural event. Whether you’re a pickleball enthusiast, a supporter of charitable causes, or someone looking to be part of a community event, the Smoke and Stroke Pickleball Tournament is the place to be.

As the community comes together at The Exchange NOLA, the First Annual Smoke and Stroke Pickleball Tournament stands as a shining example of how sports can transcend beyond the courts and impact lives meaningfully. It’s a day to play, cheer, and make a difference – a perfect blend of sportsmanship and compassion. So, mark your calendars, register, and be ready to serve, swing, and support a cause that truly matters.


January 13
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Terri S. Lamperez


The Exchange NOLA
2120 Rousseau Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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