The Pro Padel League (PPL) wants to become the first professional league in padel in North America and be a benchmark for this fastest growing sport in the world.

President of the American Association of padel (USPA) and one of the pioneers of padel, Marcos del Pilar, will be the “commissioner”. For him : "logo pro pade league usa canadaThe PPL is the perfect new ecosystem for the padel expands in North America and increases 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:

"Le 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 courts of padel in Mexico and the 10 built in Europe since 000, point to an imminent explosion of the 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 each. 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 the padel is the next sport to explode".

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

Source: PPL / prnewswire

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.