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Pickleball Player Profile: Ben Johns

Ben Johns Player Profile

D.O.B: 3/18/99

Hometown: Austin, TX

Paddle Sponsor: JOOLA Pickleball

Paddle: JOOLA Ben Johns Signature Perseus 16mm Pickleball Paddle 

Instagram Handle: @benjohns_pb

Fun Fact: Ben Johns was the first pickleball player in history to sign a lifetime contract.

Ben Johns is the most famous men’s pickleball player on earth. With more pro titles than anyone in professional pickleball, Ben Johns has racked up multiple #1 year-end titles on the PPA Tour and has gathered more Triple Crown titles than any other men’s player in the sport. Ben made a splash in the pickleball world by signing with JOOLA pickleball in 2021 and broke ground in 2023 as the first player in the history of the sport to sign a lifetime contract with a pickleball company (JOOLA). Known for his lightning-fast reflexes and relaxed demeanor on the court, Ben Johns has already punched his ticket to the pickleball Hall of Fame and his career is just getting started. This youngster shows no signs of slowing down as he continues to dominate on the PPA Tour and as a Chicago Slice Major League Pickleball Team member. If you’re looking to watch Ben play, look no further than any men’s doubles, mixed doubles, or men’s singles finals event on a Sunday! 

Ben’s Pickleball Paddle of Choice 

Unsurprisingly, Ben is playing with his signature JOOLA Perseus 16mm Paddle. Aiding in its design, Ben helped develop a  pickleball paddle that enhances your play, whatever your skill level! With a popular 16mm core, carbon fiber face with added grit, and a middleweight, balanced design, Ben’s signature paddle is a popular option for any player who needs a paddle that shines in every category. Other notable features include: 

  • Paddle Weight: 8.0 oz
  • Paddle Face Material: Charged Carbon Surface Technology 
  • Paddle Core Material: Honeycomb Polypropylene Core
  • Paddle Shape: Elongated
  • Core Thickness: 16 mm
  • Paddle Length: 16 1/2"
  • Paddle Width: 7 1/2''
  • Grip Thickness: Standard - 4 1/4''
  • Handle Length: Long - 5 1/2''

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JOOLA has dominated the professional table tennis scene in the United States since the 2010s. Fast forward to 2021, JOOLA entered the pickleball space and hasn’t looked back, developing some of the most popular paddles in pickleball, and signing huge names to long-term contracts, including Ben Johns, Anna Bright, Collin Johns, Simone Jardim, and many more. JOOLA Pickleball is well known as a leader in the sport and will continue to push the envelope with engineering, marketing, and player promotions. 

If the number 1 player in the world has a JOOLA in his hand, why don’t you?  If you need help finding the right gear, feel free to contact our Paddle Experts! Whether it be our Paddle Coach or just a nudge in the right direction, call or text 1-866-382-3465, email us at, or utilize our live chat to speak with a Paddle Expert today. We’re JustPaddles, and we’re with you from Click to Court!


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