Meet Ben Johns


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Ben Johns is currently the highest ranked men’s player in the world in all three divisions: singles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles. At only 23 years old, he is one of the youngest players on tour, but is quickly earning himself the title of “Greatest Of All Time.” Johns holds more Triple Crowns than any other male pickleball pro in history, with “Triple Crown” referring to winning gold medals in all three divisions – the ultimate triumph in pickleball.

Johns describes his creative style of game as having been “frankensteined” together by emulating different players’ signature shots and integrating shots from other sports. He credits two sports specifically for his rapid rise to the top: table tennis, in which he achieved a career high rating of 1900, and tennis, as a byproduct of helping his older brother Collin Johns train as a pro tennis player.

Johns is a senior at University of Maryland: College Park and balances a full schedule of classes in addition to traveling the U.S. as a pro athlete. He is a contracted player of the PPA Tour and is sponsored by JOOLAJigsaw Health, and DUPR. Johns also co-owns two businesses, Pickleball Getaways (all-inclusive vacations with pickleball instruction) and Pickleball 360 (instructional video subscription service).

Outside of pickleball, Johns enjoys traveling, reading, weightlifting, MTG, other sports (including spikeball, golf, chess, and tennis/table tennis), and hanging out with family and friends. Johns grew up in Laytonsville. Maryland and now resides in Austin, Texas for training purposes. He is the middle child of seven children. Ben’s brother, Collin Johns, is Ben’s set doubles partner and Ben’s sister, Hannah Johns, works for the PPA Tour as a sideline reporter. 

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Austin, Texas

Turned Pro





185 lbs




Right-handed with one/two-handed backhand


March 18, 1999

Videos of Ben Johns

Watch Some of Ben’s Matches

Orlando Cup: Johns/Wright vs. Koller/Johnson

Las Vegas Open: Johns/Johns vs. Koller/Newman

Rocky Mountain Championship: Johns vs. McGuffin

Jigsaw Invitational: Johns/Yates vs. Wright/Newman

Takeya Showcase: Johns vs. Devilliers

Newport Beach Doubles Shootout: Johns/Johns vs. Wright/Bar

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june 2022

09jun(jun 9)8:00 am12(jun 12)10:00 pmSelect Medical Cup (500)Life Time Rancho San Clemente (CA)

august 2022

17aug(aug 17)1:00 am20(aug 20)1:00 amPPA Tournament of Champions (1,000)

september 2022

07sep(sep 7)8:00 am11(sep 11)10:00 pmBaird Wealth Management Open (Grand Slam)Lindner Family Tennis Center (Cincinnati, OH)

15sepAll Day18Peachtree Classic powered by Invited (500)Atlanta, GA

october 2022

05octAll Day09Guaranteed Rate Championships (Grand Slam)Darling Tennis Center (Las Vegas, NV)

19oct(oct 19)8:00 am23(oct 23)9:00 pmn2grate DC Open (500)

november 2022

03nov(nov 3)8:00 am06(nov 6)10:00 pmBaird Wealth Management Texas Open (500)Oasis/Rockwall (Dallas, TX)

17nov(nov 17)8:00 am20(nov 20)10:00 pmTakeya Showcase (1,000)The Tennis Club at Newport Beach (CA)

december 2022

01decAll Day04Hertz Cup (1,000)TBA (Orlando, FL)

january 2023

12jan(jan 12)8:00 am15(jan 15)10:00 pmThe Hyundai Masters powered by Invited (Grand Slam)Mission Hills Country Club

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