How Padel is Changing Lives
Entered for the first Pro Padel League Draft is #1 Japanese Padel player and PPL Draft contender Shungo Kusakabe.
“This amazing sport of Padel has changed my life,” Shungo told the PPL. “It has given me lots of ties with many people and great experiences.”
Setting his sights on leading the Japanese team to victory in the Asian Olympics, Shungo wants to win the individual title of the next Asia Olympics.
Not only looking to grow the sport of Padel in Japan and across Asia, Shugo is also aiming to be apart of the League’s historical year with the first season set to swing underway in May.
“I want to contribute to the promotion of this amazing sport,” commented Shungo. Attracting interest from the best Padel players around the world, the PPL received 500 applications from competitors in North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia for their first Player Draft.
The PPL Draft is set to take place on March 20th at 1:00 p.m. EST and will be livestreamed for players and fans around the world to tune-in! To join the PPL on Draft Day and watch live; visit our YouTube, Facebook and Instagram accounts!
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.