La Padel Pro League is gaining ground in the United States. A month ago, we announced that the Puerto Rican singer, the king of reggaeton Daddy Yankee had acquired a franchise within the league. Today, it's a real wave of stars that we find within the PPL.

La Padel Growing Pro League

Le padel increasingly attractive. Former athletes, businessmen, now music stars… everyone seems to show a growing interest in the padel.

Last June, the reggaeton star Daddy Yankee bought a franchise in Orlando for the Pro Padel League (PPL) next season. This competition created in 2023 currently brings together seven franchises : Toronto, San Diego, Miami, Los Angeles, Arkansas, Las Vegas and Cancun.

Next year, two more teams will join the league: Orlando, owned by Daddy Yankee, and New York. Aware of the enthusiasm aroused by the padel, the Puerto Rican singer was immediately won over by the project: “Le padel is the fastest growing sport, it reminds me of reggaeton in the 90s when I was just starting out. More than 25 million people around the world play padel. It is the beginning of a new era in the United States”.

Stars from all walks of life

The former Argentinian tennis player, Juan Martin Del Potro, was the first star to join the PPL. The one nicknamed 'The Tower of Tandil' has become Miami's strategic advisor Padel Club. His knowledge and his rich sporting background played a decisive role in attracting the confidence of American businessmen in this Olympic Champion.

Facing the media, the Argentinian said "Miami is the epicenter of padel in the United States, with a solid base and a market offering a unique opportunity to develop a team and a culture around this sport”.

Padel Pro League - many stars turn to PPL

Just like the former tennis player, Marta Marrero, former world number 1 padel between 2016 and 2019, joined the Miami Padel Club. Otherwise, ex-tennis player Tommy Haas owns the San Diego franchise, while the former footballer Sebastian Giovinco (having played for Juventus, Parma and Toronto FC) owns the Toronto Polar Bears.

As you have understood, the PPL attracts the attention of many businessmen. The competition ended last June after more than a month of competition. It is the Vegas team that won the trophy in the final against the franchise of ex-footballer Miguel Layun (Seville, Villareal).

The ambition of the league is gigantic. In the future the organizers wish to develop the championship exponentially. From here 2030, United States expect to have over 10 million gamers padel dans le pays.

Vincent Gallie

A fan of oval football, round ball but also racket sports, he was stung by the padel during his adolescence in Galicia. As comfortable in front of the camera as behind a microphone, Vince will be able to bring his vision and expertise as a fan of the little yellow ball.