Today Imperial, the #1 headwear brand in golf, becomes #1 in pickleball headwear as well. It was announced that MLP, the highest-tier competitive league in professional pickleball, named Imperial “The Official Licensed Headwear of Major League Pickleball.” MLP x Imperial is the first-ever official licensed headwear for the league.

As a trusted partner of MLP, we’re honored to be named their ‘Official Licensed Headwear’ and create this innovative, first-of-its kind product offering for fans of pickleball everywhere. We’re in total support of the huge growth this sport has seen in recent years. The Imperial brand is for everybody, and we look forward to integrating the Imperial brand into the fabric of pickleball.

Todd Johnson, CEO of Imperial

Fans can now find officially licensed MLP products online in the new Major League Pickleball Collection offered on This online collection features MLP logoed products, as well as smaller capsule collections for all 24 teams in the league.

Imperial products will also be made available to fans on site at select MLP events like the upcoming MLP San Clemente, June 15th – 19th in partnership with Fromuth, and through select retailers.

About Imperial

Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer of premium quality headwear, apparel, and accessories for the golf market. Imperial’s products can be found at 99 of the Top 100 and over 75% of the Top 400 golf courses in the United States, and they have been voted the #1 headwear brand for private and resort golf facilities for six consecutive years by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) and reported as the “#1 headwear brand in the combined on and off course retail golf channels” by Golf Datatech. Imperial is committed to style, functionality, and perfection in fit and comfort. It is this commitment that has allowed the creation of a wide variety of headwear and apparel with quality that is second to none.

Renowned for its superior customer service and art customization capabilities, Imperial offers its products using the most innovative fabrics and designs, as well as logo decoration and embellishment technologies. For further information please visit Follow Imperial on Instagram at @ImperialHats

About Major League Pickleball (MLP by Margaritaville)

Major League Pickleball (MLP by Margaritaville) is the premier team-based professional pickleball league and the standard-bearer for the fastest-growing sport in the United States. Founded by Steve Kuhn in 2021, MLP has since expanded from eight to 24 teams and is committed to growing the sport’s role in society and impacting every facet of pickleball’s business.

MLP features nearly 100 of the best athletes in the sport spread across 24 teams – 12 in the Premier Level, home to the top 48 players drafted and 12 in the Challenger Level, featuring 48 draftees looking to make their ascension to the top of the league – a unique coed format, iconic team owners, the introduction of promotion and relegation to American pro sports, an innovative draft format, easy to understand scoring, and the largest payouts in prize money across all of pro pickleball.

In December 2022, MLP named its first-ever title sponsor, Margaritaville, branding the league MLP by Margaritaville. A global lifestyle brand inspired by Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville, has served more than 20 million travelers and consumers every year to change their latitude and attitude with Margaritaville. For more information, visit For more information on Major League Pickleball, visit the official website and follow MLP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.