Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Daddy Yankee announced Monday that his Professional Paddle Tennis League (PPL) franchise in Orlando for the 2024 season will be called “Flowrida Goats”.
“We will bring more flow to paddleball. This team will change the face of the sport,” said in a statement the reguetonero and entrepreneur, who will culminate his musical career with a series of presentations in Puerto Rico in late November and early December.
“This revolutionary team aims to bring a fresh perspective to paddle tennis and revolutionize the sport with its dynamic style of play,” the statement said.
With the launch of the Orlando franchise, the PPL “will witness another success in the expansion of the sport,” it adds.
“As president of our paddle tennis team, I am delighted to introduce our new team name, a symbol of unity, passion and competitive spirit,” said Luis Carrero, president of Flowrida Goats.
For his part, Marcos del Pilar, commissioner of the PPL, North America’s premier professional padel league, expressed his satisfaction that “a global icon like Daddy Yankee will be part of the Pro Padel League and that his franchise will announce its team name and branding for the 2024 season.”
“We look forward to Orlando announcing its players on the Flowrida Goats and the impact the team will have on the bright future of the PPL and the sport of padel in North America and beyond,” he abounded.
The release stated that paddle tennis, which originated in Mexico, “is a high-caliber sport and is a blend of tennis and squash.”
“Considered the fastest growing sport in the world, there are more than 25 million active paddle players in 110 countries,” it notes.