The popularity of Pickelball continues to explode as Seven-time Super Bowl champion and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Tom Brady, along with four-time major tennis champion, Kim Clijsters, are now part of an ownership group for a Major League Pickleball expansion team.
"Of course, I'm excited at the investment opportunity," Clijsters said in a statement. "But what excites me the most about becoming an MLP owner is that I get to help shape the future of pickleball, a sport I have come to love, with great people -- who also happen to be some of my best friends. I'm thrilled to help showcase professional pickleball and make an impact on the sport through my experience gained in the top levels of professional tennis."
Brady and Clijsters aren't the only big names to invest in MLP; LeBron James was announced last month as an owner of another expansion team, along with Maverick Carter, Draymond Green and Kevin Love, and Drew Brees and James Blake also are investors.
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Sources: ESPN, Bleacher Report