Tom Brady buys Major League Pickleball team

Tom Brady buys Major League Pickleball team

Tom Brady continues to tackle extra work amid his rumored potential divorce from spouse Gisele Bündchen.

The Buccaneers quarterback and four-time main tennis champion Kim Clijsters had been introduced Wednesday as a part of an possession group for a Main League Pickleball growth crew.

Brady and Clijsters are a part of a bunch led by Knighthead Capital Administration.

“After all, I’m excited on the funding alternative,” Clijsters stated in an announcement. “However what excites me probably the most about changing into an MLP proprietor is that I get to assist form the way forward for pickleball, a sport I’ve come to like, with nice individuals — who additionally occur to be a few of my greatest associates.

“I’m thrilled to assist showcase skilled pickleball and make an influence on the game by way of my expertise gained within the prime ranges {of professional} tennis.”

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady throughout a sport in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 9, 2022 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Icon Sportswire through Getty Photographs

Brady reportedly began enjoying pickleball 4 years in the past with Knighthead Capital proprietor Tom Wagner, and sometimes performs along with his youngsters. The seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion addressed the information Wednesday in an Instagram video.

“Look I’ve been looking for a technique to prolong my skilled sports activities profession past my 40s, even into my 50s, 60s, 70s. So long as I can, proper?” Brady stated within the selfie clip.

“I feel I obtained the reply. [It] looks like everybody else has the reply too. Pickleball. I’m tremendous excited to announce that I’m formally becoming a member of the MLP household. We’re going to maintain bringing consciousness of this factor throughout the nation, all around the globe,” Brady stated.

“Look, you understand how I do with competitors, proper? I like that it’s turn into such a preferred neighborhood sport. It’s an effective way to get out of the home, however I’m coming to win. I’m coming to dominate the game. Alright, pickleball. Let’s f–king go!”

Kim Clijsters attends the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame Legends Ball at Cipriani forty second Road on Sept. 10, 2022 in New York Metropolis. Getty Photographs

Brady’s former Patriots teammate, Julian Edelman, wrote within the feedback, “Lmk in the event you want a accomplice…. Asking for a good friend..”

The information got here a couple of week after The Put up realized that building on Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s Florida mansion has been halted. Sources stated that Hurricane Ian put issues on pause, and that the couple’s divorce rumors have difficult issues even additional.

In unique pictures obtained by The Put up, the ground plans of Brady and Bündchen’s Miami Seashore property features a pickleball courtroom and a health club, in addition to a yoga terrace, an natural backyard and a meditation backyard.

Final month, Web page Six was first to report that the couple has been at odds over Brady’s resolution to un-retire from the NFL.

Brady and Bündchen each have employed divorce legal professionals as they proceed to discover what an precise break up would entail. The 2 have been dwelling individually whereas the quarterback is enjoying his twenty third season.

Brady and Clijsters be part of a listing of different high-profile names who’ve invested in MLP, together with LeBron James.

Final month, MLP introduced that James and his enterprise accomplice Maverick Carter will headline a brand new possession group by way of their LRMR Ventures — the pair’s residence workplace primarily based in Akron, Ohio.

The group additionally contains the Warriors’ Draymond Inexperienced and Cavaliers’ Kevin Love, in addition to SpringHill Firm CMO Paul Rivera and Relevent Sports activities Group co-owner and CEO Daniel Sillman.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen with their two youngsters, son Benjamin (proper) and daughter Vivian (backside left). Brady shares son Jack (prime left) along with his ex, Bridget Moynahan.Instagram

Retired NFL quarterback Drew Brees and former World No. 4 tennis participant James Blake are additionally buyers in MLP.

The league, which was based in 2021, will increase from its present 12 groups to 16 in 2023, MLP may even double its annual tournaments to 6 occasions, with gamers competing for prize cash that’s anticipated to surpass $2 million subsequent yr.

The 2022 MLP season concludes this weekend in Columbus, Ohio.

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