The Pro Padel League launches in the USA / CANADA

The Pro Padel League (PPL) aims to become the first professional padel league in North America and to be a reference for this sport which is experiencing the fastest growth in the world.

The president of the American Padel Association (USPA) and one of the pioneers of padel, Marcos del Pilar, will be the “commissioner”. For him : “The PPL is the perfect new ecosystem for Padel to grow in North America and increase its visibility. I am extremely proud to be part of this great step forward which will spread the magic of this sport.

Nancy Malone, President of Padel Canada and Advisor to PPL, adds:

Padel is exploding around the world and most of Canada and the United States are just waking up to this dynamic sport. The PPL will spread the excitement to new players and new cities across the continent.

The 5,000 padel courts in Mexico and the 10,000 built in Europe since 2019, suggest an imminent explosion of this sport in North America.

The PPL will kick off its regular season in the spring of 2023 with at least six teams consisting of four players per team. The regular season will be followed by the PPL Cup championship.

Marcos del Pilar believes that “the PPL will create opportunities for fans, players, coaches, broadcasters, new facilities, brands and sponsors – everyone wins.”

Sports marketing veteran Cary Kaplan of Cosmos Sports & Entertainment will serve as chief commercial officer for the PPL. Mr Kaplan said: “I have participated in the explosion of many sports in North America over the past 20 years, including football, rugby, cricket and pickleball. I believe padel is the next sport to explode“.

Harry Cicma, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and presenter, will advise PPL on broadcast matters.

Source: PPL / prnewswire

Frank Binisti

Franck Binisti discovered padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then, padel has been part of his life. You often see him touring France by covering major French padel events.

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