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Golf Great Scottie Scheffler, Country Star Zach Bryan, More NFL Players Invest in Major League Pickleball Team

by Adam Forziati on

Major League Pickleball's Texas Ranchers team has announced a new ownership group of over 30 people from sports, fashion, business, music, and entertainment, including

The list of new investors includes:

  • #1 ranked golfer in the world Scottie Scheffler
  • Award-winning country music star Zach Bryan
  • Veteran managers Danny Kang and Stefan Max
  • United Talent Agency partner Mike G; Partner at Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks Kenny Meisalas
  • Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons
  • Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud
  • Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett
  • Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson
  • #1 ranked American tennis player Taylor Fritz
  • One of the NFL’s top agents David Mulugheta
  • Radio personality Bobby Bones
  • Founder and jewelry designer Kendra Scott
  • Raising Cane's founder Todd Graves
  • Leading marketing group Get Engaged Media and its co-founders and partners Cam Fordham, Alex Dermer and Ben Hiott
  • Hollywood brand amplifiers Ken Hertz and Liz Heller.

Some noteworthy names

From a fast food chain owner to a jewelry designer, pro pickleball seems to attract investors from all corners of the professional world.

Taylor Fritz is the ninth-ranked tennis player in the world.

Golf pro Scottie Scheffler has shown his love for pickleball by previously competing in a PPA Tour celebrity athlete pro-am tournament.

Zach Bryan is a Navy veteran whose music initially went viral on YouTube. He joins fellow country music stars Dierks Bentley and Brett Eldredge in his appreciation for pickleball.

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Let's briefly note Ajay Nwosu, CEO of Teqball & Co-founder of COACT Capital.

Ajay's involvement marks a milestone in Major League Pickleball investment: the first of its kind from a figure in another rapidly-growing niche sport, Teqball.

If you're unfamiliar with Teqball, it's a cross between table tennis and soccer. Take a look:

From creating eco-friendly merchandise to revitalizing urban spaces through court installations and igniting excitement at cultural events, the Texas Ranchers players and ownership group are embarking on a range of initiatives far beyond the pickleball court.

The next MLP event takes place in Atlanta, Georgia September 21st through the 24th.

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