The Pro Padel League (PPL) – North America’s first professional Padel league – is excited to announce that the PPL and CBS Sports have signed a deal to air the PPL’s Championship Match on CBS Sports Network. The two-hour programming will cover the PPL Championship Match on June 11th and will air tape delayed on CBS Sports Network on June 22nd at 7p.m. ET.
Brokered by PPL Executive Producer and Head of Media, Harry Cicma, he stated: “CBS Sports is one of the most prestigious networks in the world, and it is an honor and privilege to create this relationship with Pro Padel League and CBS Sports Network. There is no better home for the PPL’s Championship Match as the entire United States will be able to watch the unparalleled excitement of the PPL and Padel.”
Launching in August of 2022, 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. The PPL’s inaugural season kicked-off May 13th with seven teams and will conclude with the Championship weekend on June 10th-11th where there will be a semifinal round followed by the two best teams competing in the finals for the PPL Cup. Something that has never been done before, the PPL is providing 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.