Reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee enters the padel World
The "King of Reggaeton", Daddy Yankee, joins the North American Pro Padel League as one of the franchise owners of the Orlando team.
The Pro Padel League (PPL), has announced that world-renowned Puerto Rican artist Daddy Yankee has acquired - along with Miami Marlins shareholder Tobias Enrique Carrero - the Orlando franchise.
“Padel reminds me of the early stages of Reggaeton in the 90s when it was just starting up. It’s at the same stage and the Pro Padel League has a big potential to grow the sport and get bigger,” said Daddy Yankee. “I want to be a part of it and leave a legacy.”
The artist, who since 1995 has become an undisputed icon of music worldwide, was present at the inaugural PPL press conference. He was joined by League Commissioner Marcos Del Pilar, 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro, former ATP No. 2 Tommy Haas and MLS MVP Sebastian Giovinco.
“Bringing the expertise of Daddy Yankee and Tobias Enrique Carrero to the Pro Padel League with their background in professional sports will help us build a strong foundation for Padel in the U.S. and grow the sport around the world,” commented Marcos del Pilar, League Commissioner.