Major League Pickleball Launches

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New, Elite-Level Professional Pickleball League Launches in Austin, Texas;

World’s-Best 32 Pickleball Players (16 Women, 16 Men) to Compete in Innovative, Eight-Team Format During Inaugural Major League Pickleball Season One at Dreamland – Dripping Springs, Texas, Nov. 5-8, 2021;

First-Ever Major League Pickleball Draft to Take Place with Livestreamed Event in Dallas, Oct. 1, 2021;

Inaugural Season Major League Pickleball Team Owners Include Brené Brown, Steve Alley, and Charles Kiley; James Blake and Marc Lasry; Jim Toth and John Raymond; Eric Kuo and Mike Meldman; Wes Hurt, Tim Berry and Navdeep Sooch; Ritchie Tuazon; Charles Attal and Charlie Walker; and Bryan Sheffield and Tim Klitch

AUSTIN, Texas, September 21, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Major League Pickleball (MLP) officially launched at Dreamland – Dripping Springs, Texas, at an event featuring MLP executives, players and VIP guests. MLP is the new, elite pickleball league that will see the world’s-best 32 professional pickleball players (16 women and 16 men) compete in a livestreamed and nationally-broadcast team pickleball competition over four days at Dreamland – Dripping Springs, Nov. 5-8, 2021. The eight teams will compete for the Pritchard Cup, named after the founder of pickleball, Joel Pritchard. MLP will also stage its inaugural Draft, in Dallas, TX, Oct. 1, 2021 — with the eight MLP Team Owner groups each selecting four players (two women, two men) to compete at the inaugural MLP event in November. Pickleball has been called "the fastest-growing sport in America" by The Economist.

MLP Season One, at Dreamland - Dripping Springs, will feature a team competition format, never-before-seen in professional pickleball, that will see all players in each team receive equal prize money (depending on where their team finishes), with a total prize fund on offer over $150,000, one of the largest prize pools for any professional pickleball competition to date.

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About Major League Pickleball

Major League Pickleball is the exciting, new elite pickleball league that aims to use its global platform to create the highest level of competition for professional female and male pickleball players worldwide, and to spread the joy and love of pickleball, attracting new entrants into the sport. For more information on Major League Pickleball, go to and follow Major League Pickleball on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest and YouTube.

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