He is very well known for his natural abilities in skateboarding. Tom has a very smooth, calm and almost effortless style of skateboarding that amazes anyone who watches.
He is currently on the Flip team along with other fellow pros such as Geoff Rowley and Rune Glifberg. His other sponsors include KR3W Clothing, Supra Footwear, Fury Trucks, Odessa Wristwear and Active Mailorder.
Tom has managed to stay out of the spotlight and big time fame of the skateboarding world, and for many years lived in St. Victor, France. He would rather be known as a legendary skateboarder, known for his style, and for breaking boundaries in street skateboarding, rather than someone who is overly commercialised such as Bam Margera and Ryan Sheckler.
Tom currently has a wife and a son (Nicholas) who was born in April 2003.
Skateboarding videos Tom Penny has appeared in:
- 411VM Issue 2 (Wheels of fortune) This was Tom's first international appearance
- Etnies: High Five
- Transworld: Uno
- Life in the Fast Lane
- Flip: Sorry
- Flip: Really Sorry
Andrew: Yeah man, it's regarded as the best street contest run of all time.