Pickleball tournament to benefit youth foundation


The fastest growing sport in the United States, pickleball, has a new tournament on the horizon.

The Smoothie King Crown Cup will take place at the Pickleball Courts at Argyle Forest Park (8533 Acanthus Drive at Argyle Forest Boulevard) on Saturday, April 27. Jax Smoothie King has signed on to underwrite the event as the title sponsor and all proceeds will benefit the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation. 

Men’s and women’s tournaments will take place from 8 a.m. to noon in 3.0 and below, 3.5, and 4.0 and above divisions. The afternoon will feature mixed doubles from 1 to 5 p.m. with the same division levels.

Entry fee is $50 per person per event and participants sign up as a team. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three matches in a round robin format with the possibility of playing in the championships to become king (or queen) of the court.

“Smoothie King is proud to support this worthwhile organization, which provides afterschool and summer youth development programs in the urban core to at-risk youth,” said Jason Luther, a partner in the Jax Smoothie King franchise. “We plan to have a festival-type atmosphere with music, food, pickleball and, of course, Smoothie King smoothies.”

To register for the tournament, download the Swish App or register online at swishtournaments.com/product/smoothie-king-crown-cup. Sponsorships are also available by calling 904-359-5437 or emailing crowncup@malwashington.com.