Among the greatest players in the sport, 23-year old Ben Johns has won 50+ titles and climbing.
About Ben Johns
According to the Pro Pickleball Tour, Johns has won, "more Triple Crowns than any other male in professional pickleball history". That's a great resume for someone in their low 20s with many years of professional play ahead of them. What's also interesting is that Ben has taken a Tom Brady-like approach to his career, building two businesses centered around his on court play.
The first is Pickleball 360, an educational resource for aspiring Pickleballers of all shapes, sizes and talent levels. The second is Pickleball Getaways, a travel company that provides unique Pickleball experiences alongside in-person instruction.
But let's get back to the success of winning a Triple Crown. Accomplishing this feat has meant that Johns has won a gold medal in all three divisions in a single tournament. That would explain how he has earned approximately $150,000 in prize money on the PPA Tour.
And of course, the life (and net worth) of a professional athlete wouldn't be complete without some sponsorship money. Ben's current sponsors include Joola, whom he has developed a premium paddle with, as well as Jigsaw Health and DUPR. According to Axios, Ben Johns made $250,000 in salary last year.
In terms of ranking, Johns is currently second to Tyson McGuffin on the tour.
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Ben Johns Apparel & Equipment
Here is some of the Pickleball Gear that Ben Johns uses. One thing that has changed since the video is his paddle of choice. You'll notice Two Ben Johns Pickleball Paddles from Franklin Sports on the Youtube clip, but he now uses his Joola Hyperion CFS for tournament play.
Check out how Ben wraps his paddle.
It's interesting to review what's in his Pickleball Bag, because so much of it is based on strength and conditioning, as well as being able to grip his paddle.
What's in the Ben Johns Tournament Bag?
- Babolat Playing Shoes
- Black Electrical Tape
- Clif Bars
- Foam Roller
- Franklin Pickleballs
- Franklin Pickleball Bag
- Franklin Ben Johns Pickleball Paddle
- JBL Speaker
- Jigsaw Health Pickleball Cocktail
- Jigsaw Health Water Bottle
- Lead Tape
- Stretching Bands
- Stretching Strap
- Therabody Massage Gun
- YONEX Super GRAP
Ben Johns Joola Paddle Review