Tom is the Director for the Mid-South Region of the USA Pickleball Association. He played in all four of the NSGA Winter Games that included pickleball. He has participated as an athlete in the State Games of 9 states. Tom has also introduced pickleball to five Park & Recreation state conventions and the 2011 National Park Recreation convention in Atlanta. He has been the director of all five Mid-South Regional Pickleball Tournaments and is the 2013 winner of the Mid-South Region Pickleball Pioneer Award.