Las Vegas Smash becomes the first franchise to win the PPL
The Pro Padel League, North America's first professional padel league, crowned its first champions this Sunday.
After a month filled with thrilling padel action, the inaugural season of the PPL concluded this weekend. On Sunday, the two top teams of the season faced off, aiming to become the first champions of North American padel.
The franchises of Cancun and Las Vegas clashed in the championship match after overcoming their Saturday rivals in action-packed semifinals.
Cancun Waves reached the grand final after after pulling off the upset of the season in the semifinals, eliminating the clear title favorite, Miami Padel Club, in a nail-biting showdown. On the other hand, Las Vegas Smash made it to the decisive match by triumphing over Arkansas Matrix with a 2-0 scoreline.
First champions of the league
In the championship match held on Sunday at the SVB Tennis & Wellness Center, the Nevada franchise showcased their credentials. Las Vegas Smash dominated their opponents in both the men's and women's matches, ultimately claiming the title.
With this victory, the Las Vegas team leaves its mark on padel in North America, becoming the first champions of the PPL. The league, in its inaugural season, has demonstrated its potential to bring this thrilling sport to every corner of the continent.
Daddy Yankee attended the event
The music superstar, Daddy Yankee, also made his presence felt in the PPL championship match, adding even more glamour to the final. The renowned Puerto Rican artist, who recently acquired the Orlando franchise, showed his support for the circuit by joining the event.
Daddy Yankee, who has left a lasting impact on the music industry, is now seeking to expand his influence and support the sport as well. His participation in the PPL will enhance the brand's appeal, attracting both padel enthusiasts and fans of the artist.
The championship match will be televised on tape delay on CBS Sports Network on June 22nd at 7 p.m. ET, following the agreement reached between the league and the renowned American subscription television network.