Venus Williams, Derek Jeter, Jimmy Butler, Juan Lebrón & Alejandro Galán Head to Miami for Inaugural Reserve Cup
Reserve Cup Presented by Richard Mille Announces Inaugural February 2024 Tournament
| Thursday, February 8th - Saturday, February 10th
Wayne Boich, Founder and CEO of Reserve Padel, together with NBA icon, Jimmy Butler, are excited to announce the debut of the first-ever Reserve Cup Presented by Richard Mille in Miami, Florida, this February. Showcasing the pinnacle of padel alongside top-tier entertainment, exceptional dining, curated shopping, and luxurious indulgences, the Reserve Cup will bring together 14 of the world’s best padel players to compete in an exhilarating 3-day padel showcase, from Thursday, February 8th through Saturday, February 10th. The premier lifestyle sporting event will take place on-site at Reserve Padel Miami Seaplane, the idyllic launching pad and flagship location of the Reserve brand located on an island of reclaimed land beneath the MacArthur Causeway.
“I am humbled by the chance to bring what I believe to be the pinnacle of padel to the United States, showcasing the epitome of this exciting sport alongside the world’s top players and premier entertainment,” says Reserve Padel Founder/CEO, Wayne Boich. “Having spent the last 18 months laying the groundwork at Reserve leading up to this pivotal event, launching Reserve Cup Presented by Richard Mille in Miami is a testament to the vision we’ve worked diligently to bring to life, and I extend my sincere thanks to Richard Mille for their invaluable support in helping to make this possible. This will be the largest independently owned padel event in the world, set to redefine the landscape of elite padel tournaments for years to come.”
Famed Miami Heat superstar and padel enthusiast, Jimmy Butler, will serve as a partner in this year’s Reserve Cup Presented by Richard Mille, as well as a dedicated team captain to one of the two participating teams. New York Yankees Legend and Hall of Famer, Derek Jeter, will serve as the second team captain of the tournament. Fourteen out of the top twenty global players have confirmed their participation, all hailing from the top 10 ranked teams worldwide. This includes the leading #1, #3, and #4 teams in the world, showcasing players such as Juan Lebrón Chincoa, Alejandro Galán, Franco Stupaczuk, Martin Di Nenno, Federico Chingotto, and Jerónimo “Momo” Gonzalez.
“Miami is in for something special,” says Reserve Cup Partner/Team Captain, Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this global Padel movement with Wayne, both as a partner and as a team captain of the Reserve Cup. I’ve seen Padel come a long way over the last couple of years, and I’m very excited for the future of the sport. Looking forward to this tournament which will be a lot of fun and great for the city of Miami.”
"I am thrilled to join forces with Wayne and Jimmy as a team captain for the inaugural Reserve Cup, bringing this exclusive padel event to Miami,” says Reserve Cup Team Captain, MLB Hall of Famer Derek Jeter. “Witnessing the top competitors in any sport perform at their peak is always unbelievable to watch, which is exactly what people can expect at the Reserve Cup.”
Reserve was created as a platform to showcase the sport of padel through the development of world-class padel clubs, high-end court construction and maintenance, tournaments, pop-ups, exclusive apparel, and premier events nationwide. Since its inception in early 2023, Reserve has made a name for itself as the leading lifestyle padel brand propelling the sport to mass popularity throughout the U.S. by providing unmatched luxury amenities and experiences for both seasoned players and newcomers. Reserve Cup is an elite, annual competition hosted yearly by Reserve Padel, poised to elevate the sport to new heights. Presented by Richard Mille, the upcoming competition promises to deliver an amplified experience of thrilling action and fierce competition.
The weekend kicks off on Wednesday with an exclusive pro-am event at 12PM, followed by a draft ceremony at 7PM, and an invite-only welcome event. The first match of the day will start at 5PM on Thursday and Friday. Saturday brings a crowd-drawing celebrity charity match at 4PM, followed by player matches at 5PM. The winner’s trophy ceremony wraps up after the third match, concluding with a closing party at 10PM. A designated VIP section, coined Reserve Club by Richard Mille, will be featured at the event, offering exclusivity to Reserve Members.
How to Play:
Reserve Cup is a mixture of the Ryder Cup (golf) and the Laver Cup (tennis), in true padel fashion. Two teams of 7 players compete for the Reserve Cup over three days for the largest purse (prize money) per player in padel history. Teams will be selected by a draft system on Wednesday, February 7th. Each match day to follow will be played to the best of three sets. Each team captain will present the day’s lineup 30 minutes before the first match begins.
Special Rule – Player Substitutions: Introducing a dynamic element to game strategy in a game-changing twist, each team captain holds the power to replace one player daily, enabling one substitution at any point during any one match.
Point System: On Day 1, each match is worth 1 point. Day 2, each match is worth 2 points. Day 3, each match is worth 3 points. In the event of a tie between the teams at the end of the competition, the team who won more matches on day 3 will be the champion.
Reserve Cup Presented by Richard Mille will take place at the Reserve Cup Stadium at Reserve Padel Miami Seaplane Base: 1000 MacArthur Causeway Miami, FL, 33132. For tickets and more information visit www.reservepadel.com.