Mar 1, 2023
In a surprise move, three Toronto Maple Leafs players – TJ Brodie, Mark Giordano, and Alexander Kerfoot – have announced that they will become the first ownership group of the Canadian National Pickleball League (CNPL). This move has sent shockwaves throughout the pickleball community and has cemented the CNPL’s status as one of the most exciting and innovative sports leagues in Canada.
TJ Brodie, defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, expressed his excitement about the opportunity to invest in the CNPL, saying, “”Gio, Kerf and I are excited to introduce pickleball to a larger audience. We know firsthand how important it is for Canada to invest in its professional athletes, and we are eager to be at the forefront of Canada’s next professional sports league.”
The involvement of Brodie, Giordano, and Kerfoot in the CNPL is a significant development for the league, as it brings a level of prestige and credibility that can only come from professional athletes. It also underscores the growing popularity of pickleball in Canada and the potential for the sport to become a mainstream phenomenon.
As the CNPL prepares for its 2023 season, this addition promises to bring a new level of excitement and energy to the league. With the support of these three talented and dedicated athletes, the CNPL is poised to become one of the most dynamic and innovative sports leagues in Canada. Fans and players alike can look forward to an exciting future for Canadian pickleball!
Click here to view TJ Brodie’s full video segment – Pickleball Nation, let’s give him, Mark Giordano and Alexander Kerfoot a warm welcome to the world’s fastest-growing sport!