Andy Murray and Jamie Murray play Padel on the Game4Padel pop-up occasion (Picture: Getty)Andy Murray is deepening his involvement in padel with the launch of Team AD/vantage.
The new staff has been confirmed because the fourth franchise to enter the progressive new Hexagon Cup event, going down in Madrid this coming February.
DMG Ventures final month introduced its funding within the staff padel tennis event, which boasts a €1million (£860,000) prize fund.
The former world primary tennis participant and a number of grand slam champion, who has already made an funding in padel within the UK with Game4Padel, is partnering with AD Global Sports for his newest sporting enterprise
Padel is the world’s quickest rising international sport, with conversations more and more transferring in direction of it turning into a future Olympic sport.
Andy Murray’s new padel staff will participate in subsequent yr’s Hexagon Cup (Picture: Getty)Whilst the UK is a newcomer to the padel market, with round 300 courts nationwide, that quantity is predicted to develop exponentially over the subsequent 5 years.
Murray, Co-Owner of Team AD/vantage, stated: ‘I’m excited to grow to be a part of the possession group for a staff within the inaugural Hexagon Cup. I invested in Game4Padel just a few years in the past to assist try to develop the game within the UK – it’s already big in South America, the Middle East and components of Europe.
‘I love the very fact it’s simple to play, enjoyable and social, so it should get individuals of all ages and skills choosing up a racket and giving it a go. I’m working with pals of mine at AD Global Sports, and collectively we’ll have enjoyable over the subsequent few years as we construct a profitable staff and competitors, whereas additionally serving to develop the game.’
Murray will assist deliver a brand new fan following to the event, which additionally counts the Rafa Nadal Academy by Richard Mille, RL9 by Barcelona footballer Robert Lewandowski, and a fan-led Hexagon Cup staff as confirmed entries. Two last groups are being finalised and will probably be revealed subsequent week.
In addition to Murray, Team AD/vantage will herald different ambassadors from the sports activities and leisure house to help the staff and add a UK flavour to the Hexagon Cup staff roster.
Team AD/vantage Co-Owner Arran Yentob commented: ‘The probability to be a part of this thrilling new event, with the staff on the Hexagon Cup who we consider in, in addition to reuniting Dani and Andy, was a possibility we couldn’t resist, and that we hope will show simply as profitable.’
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