KEY POINTS
  • Tom Brady and Kim Clijsters are part of Major League Pickleball's newest ownership group.
  • They join high-profile owners like LeBron James and Drew Brees.
  • Pickleball is America's fastest-growing sport with more than 4.8 million players in 2021.
Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and International Tennis Hall of Famer Kim Clijsters are the latest high-profile athletes to join the pickleball craze.

Major League Pickleball announced on Wednesday that Brady and Clijsters are headlining their newest ownership group to buy an expansion team, which will begin playing in 2023.