On Friday, August 11, 2016 the Tempest Wave received approval for play in USAPA sanctioned tournaments. Owners of new Tempest Wave didn’t waste any time racking up wins at the USAPA Great Lakes Regional Tournament. In men’s doubles 5.0, Dave Weinbach and Oliver Strecker won gold. In mixed doubles 5.0, Dave Weinbach and Stephanie Lane won gold while Oliver Strecker and Grace Jaworsky took the silver. Weinbach and Strecker used the Tempest Wave.
Any players that own the Tempest (black background) and play in USAPA sanctioned tournaments should send their paddles into Paddletek for testing and calibration. Approved paddles will receive the Tempest Wave logo mark. Visit here for complete instructions.
The original Tempest with the white and yellow background is already approved by the USAPA and does not require any further testing.