Pro Padel League Announces Launch of their Player Draft
Open to Players Worldwide, the Inaugural Season will Kick-off in May
and Conclude with the PPL Cup in June
Open to Padel players around the world, the Draft registration runs from February 1st to the 28th with the Draft taking place on March 15th. On March 15th, eligible players will be selected to play on one of the League’s new teams. Each team will consist of two male and two female players. All players will receive compensation, travel/accommodation expenses, and global exposure.
A historical year for the League, their regular season will kick-off in May with the top four teams advancing to the Playoffs in June to compete for the PPL Cup. The regular season will take place at a neutral site in Florida. Matches will include men’s, women’s, and mixed and will follow the international scoring format.
“I am so proud that this day has finally arrived. It has always been my dream to grow the sport in North America and support male and female Padel players,” said Marcos del Pilar, Commissioner of the PPL. “It’s a very exciting time for the PPL and our sport.”
Over the past six weeks, the League has announced new teams in Los Angeles, San Diego, Miami, Cancun, and Toronto. In the upcoming weeks, the PPL will be announcing other key cities that have been awarded franchises. These teams will ignite a Padel phenomenon in the U.S. and position the PPL at the forefront of the coming Padel explosion in North America.
“I hope all competitive Padel players will apply to be a part of our Draft to help elevate the caliber of the game in North America,” added del Pilar.
The PPL’s mission is to create a premier sports league providing a national stage for the sport while generating nationwide awareness and excitement for Padel. Something that has never been done before, the PPL will provide players and fans with a new platform that showcases Padel and grows participation in the sport.
Currently, Padel has over 25 million players worldwide and is growing in popularity in the U.S. with the number of Padel courts set to double in 2023. Over 8 million players are projected to be playing in the U.S. by 2030. The PPL will enable players, coaches, team owners, facility owners, broadcasters, fans, sponsors, and brands to all be involved in, and capitalize on, the sport’s explosive growth.
The League is dedicated to celebrating Padel’s Spanish roots and has made VAMOS the PPL’s official slogan. For more information on the PPL, visit: https://propadelleague.com/. VAMOS!
About the Pro Padel League
The Pro Padel League (PPL) is North America’s first professional Padel Teams league. The PPL’s mission is to create a premier sports league providing a national stage for the sport while generating nationwide awareness and excitement for Padel as it continues to grow across North America. The PPL’s high octane team competition will kick-off in the Spring of 2023 with six teams or more and conclude with the PPL CUP where the four best teams will compete for the title. During the first season, each team will consist of two male and two female players. For more information on the PPL, visit: https://propadelleague.com/
About the Team
The addition of Las Vegas Smash to the local professional sports landscape provides fans with another high-level competition to support. It also opens opportunities for local talent to pursue a career in Padel. As the sport grows in popularity nationwide, you see more porches and yards decorated with padel rackets and schoolyards filled with young talent practising the sport together and adult non-professional teams and leagues popping up in cities of all sizes. The team has gained significant sponsorship and has established partnerships with local businesses and organizations, including the Las Vegas favorite ultra-premium tequila brand, Tequila Comisario, boasting the quadruple gold slam Comisario Blanco, Comisario Reposado, Comisario Añejo and Gran Comisario expressions.