Top Pickleball Players You Should Know About

Although pickleball has been around for decades, it’s only in the past few years that it has become more widely known and enjoyed. Despite this, many players have emerged and become well known for their skills.

Read this post to learn about a few famous pickleball players, for some inspiration before you shop online for some of our pickleball gear!

Ben Johns

Ben Johns is one of the best-known and most skilled pickleball players in the world. At only 20, he was ranked the number one player by PPA Tour, and he has won over 50 tournaments so far in his career.

In the 2017 U.S. Open, Johns won in the mixed doubles, doubles, and men’s singles categories. He is known for his ability to play with speed and agility on the courts. At 23, he is now recognized as an unstoppable force in pickleball and is likely to continue his success for years to come.

Simone Jardim

Simone Jardim is a Brazilian professional pickleball player who has won the most PPA titles since 2015. She also holds the top rank in women’s doubles and holds the top two ranks for professional women’s doubles.

Jardim was a tennis pro until she started to play pickleball and discovered her passion for the game. She has a number of championships under her belt and has been widely recognized for her talent in the sport.

Tyson McGuffin

Tyson McGuffin is a relatively new player who started playing professionally in 2015. Growing up in Washington, McGuffin played tennis in high school. His affinity for tennis led him to discover pickleball, which he began playing regularly in college and continued to pursue after he left school.

McGuffin is currently one of the top famous pickleball players. He has won several championships, including Grand Slam Champion and National Champion.

Riley Newman

Riley Newman began playing pickleball in 2017. He was an exceptional tennis player, which is why he quickly developed a passion for the pickleball sport. Newman has won many titles, including PPA and Las Vegas Open.

Frank Anthony Davis

Frank Anthony Davis is a pickleball professional who recently made his way to land in the rankings for the top three pickleball players across the world. Davis won the USAPA Heritage Tournament Triple Crown in 2019 and is also a bronze medalist in National Pro Singles.

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