MLP Shuffle Draft Announcement
As we head into our next event, MLP 2022 Newport Beach, our owners have the chance to remix their line-ups by replacing one player on their team with an available player from the draft pool. To raise the stakes even higher, each team has to give up one existing player to the pool to qualify to add a plus one to their roster. The format of MLPlay and the unique Dual Snake Draft were founded on the principles of new and exciting matchups and balanced teams.
Shuffle Draft Pool Announcement Released
Our Shuffle Draft pool is in and our draft is underway! Here’s our list of available men and women who meet the criteria to be drafted, sorted by highest Doubles DUPR. Players must have a current DUPR of 5.0+ and have played 3 or more professional pickleball events. Team owners have the option to drop either 0 or 1 players and can choose a new player from the pool. Full results from the shuffle draft will be announced on July 6th. Let’s go!
BLQK DEFEND MAJOR LEAGUE PICKLEBALL TITLE, WINNING HIGHEST PRIZE MONEY IN PROFESSIONAL PICKLEBALL AT MLP 2022 AUSTIN
BLQK defend their title as Major League Pickleball Champions, knocking off the Florida Smash 3-0 in Sunday’s Final match and hoisting the Pritchard Cup for the second-straight competition as the first and only back-to-back winners Major League Pickleball will continue its 2022 season with events in Newport Beach, California (August 5-7) and Columbus, Ohio (October 14-16), giving its twelve teams two more shots at taking home the Pritchard Cup as MLP Champions and earn the highest prize money in professional pickleball
Major League Pickleball is back in 2022 with the highest prize money in professional pickleball - $100,000 for each event to the winning team
48 of the world’s best professional players line-up at Dreamland for MLP 2022 Austin from June 3rd-5th, kicking-off the three-event competition for this season’s Pritchard Cup, televised by CBS Sports New MLP Team Owners unveiled joining Gary Vaynerchuk, Brené Brown, Marc Lasry, and James Blake Additional MLP events announced in 2022 for Newport Beach, California, and Columbus, Ohio
The Biggest Prize Money Event in Pickleball Just Got Bigger!
Major League Pickleball announced during the 2022 Live Draft Reveal Show that the prize money for 2022 would exceed $100,000 for the winning 4-player team in each of the 3 events. That means each player on the winning team will walk away with $25,000 each, by far the biggest prize money in pickleball history.
GARY VAYNERCHUK ANNOUNCES THE 5s AS MAJOR LEAGUE PICKLEBALL TEAM NAME; ANNOUNCES RYAN HARWOOD AS THE 5s GENERAL MANAGER AND UNVEILS THE 5s LOGO
The 5s take part in MLP’s 2022 Draft and MLP competitions throughout the forthcoming season, the first of which will take place at Dreamland, Dripping Springs, Texas, from June 3 – 5, 2022.
MAJOR LEAGUE PICKLEBALL WELCOMES NEW OWNERS INCLUDING GARY VAYNERCHUK, ANNOUNCES 2022 DRAFT AND FIRST 2022 EVENT DATE
Gary Vaynerchuk Joins New MLP Team Owners for 2022; MLP Grows from Eight Teams in 2021 to 12 for 2022 MLP Draft will be revealed via livestream from The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, NYC, May 28th, 2022; First 2022 MLP Team Competition to take place at Dreamland, Dripping Springs, Texas, June 3 – 5 with CBS Sports Network Set to Exclusively Televise Finals on June 5
MAJOR LEAGUE PICKLEBALL ANNOUNCES INCREASED PLAYER PRIZE POOLS FOR 2022
Austin, TX (January 20, 2022) - Major League Pickleball (MLP), the elite pickleball competition that showcases the world's best pickleball players in a unique team format while helping grow the game at the grassroots level across the USA, has announced an increased prize pool for players competing in MLP events in 2022. Among the increases introduced by MLP are more prize money, new draft cash bonuses, and lodging allowances, totaling $217,000 for the 32 players drafted to MLP in 2022.
Fans vote major league Pickleball as inaugural dink awards event of the year
Major League Pickleball picked up its own award in early January, winning ‘Event Of The Year’ in the inaugural Dink Awards.The Dink has quickly established itself as one of the premier sources of online news, information and content for all things pickleball.
BLQK are mlp season one champions
Before a live national television audience watching on CBS Sports Network and a full and spirited audience assembled courtside at Dreamland in Dripping Springs, Texas, BLQK defeated Chimeras in the Major League Pickleball Season One final on Monday night, 3-1, capturing the first-ever Pritchard Cup in MLP history.
Three teams vault into contention for MLP final on a dramatic Sunday
Thanks to a battle between two top teams that capped off a full day of Major League Pickleball action on Sunday, the race to Monday night’s finals will come down to the final round of matches starting Monday morning at 9.30am.
Day two of MLP's Season One
On the second day of Major League Pickleball’s season one, three teams — Discovery Warriors, Chimeras, and Team BLQK — continued their excellent first-day form and solidified their bids to be finals contenders, with other teams positioning themselves for a decisive set of matches coming up on Sunday.
MLP's season one begins will full day of action and three undefeated teams
In the first day of action for Major League Pickleball’s season one on Friday, each team played two matches, with the Discovery Warriors and Chimeras currently leading the pack, with Team BLQK, The Lions and the Pickle Ranchers right behind them.
Major League Pickleball's Season One opens tomorrow
The long-anticipated launch of Major League Pickleball’s first season is here! On Friday, Nov. 5, all eight teams selected via the historic Oct. 1 draft will converge onto Dreamland in Dripping Springs, Texas, with each team playing two matches on day one, then again until the end of the round robin stage on Monday, Nov. 8.
Major League Pickleball Announces Season One Sponsors
DUPR, Ranch Rider, Richards’ Rainwater, Franklin and Michelob ULTRA Among Sponsors of MLP Season One; First-Ever MLP Competition Set for Nov. 5-8 at Dreamland - Dripping Springs, Texas, Featuring 32 of the World’s Best Pickleball Players
Major League Pickleball draft recap: Eight teams choose who will go to battle in November
Major League Pickleball held its first-ever draft on Friday night, and 32 of the world’s top pickleball players found new potential partnerships and new four-person teams, readying for the upcoming Season One from Nov. 5-8 at Dreamland in Dripping Springs, Texas.
Major League Pickleball prepares for innovative draft for eight new teams
Before Major League Pickleball season one kicks off Nov. 5, the first-ever MLP draft needs to take place to field the eight four-person teams. That draft is coming on Oct. 1 via a streamed event held live from Dallas, in which the MLP ownership groups will determine their lineups and start their course in MLP’s inaugural campaign.