Franklin Sports Pro Pickleball Paddle – Ben Johns Series Signature 13MM Pickleball Paddle

Franklin Sports Pro is raising the bar for pickleball paddles worldwide with the introduction of our Ben Johns Series Signature Pickleball Paddle. The premium paddle has our Max Grit surface texture technology for maximum spin and reduced vibration which helps me in my game.

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The USAPA-certified MaxGrit surface material is intended to increase spin rate for the best control by giving the ball’s surface greater grip allowing me to handle well. The 13mm polypropylene core and fibreglass surface layer also offer a strong, resilient base with a sizable sweet spot for reliable, fluid contact shot after shot. The USAPA has authorised this paddle as the new pinnacle of performance for use in competition and tournament play.


This paddle feels fantastic right out of the box, which is something I really like. The significantly smaller paddle face compared to my old paddle took me a little bit to get accustomed to, but that was to be expected. It first seemed more powerful, solid, and consistent, which was the upgrade I was hoping for. The roughness produced great spin for the first month I used it, but it has gradually diminished.


  • Paddle specs and dimensions: paddle: 16.5″ x 7.5″
  • Handle length: 5.6″
  • Handle circumference: 4.25″
  • Weight: 7.5 – 8 oz.
  • Core: 13mm polypropylene


  • Strong and durable core
  • Professional quality


  • Limited to optimal control sometimes

Editor’s note:

The Ben Johns signature series paddle is a lot of fun to use. I can vary my shots in various parts of the court because to this fantastic combination of control and power. I appreciate the larger handle length since it appears to improve my steadiness. I tested a lot of paddles, and this one was the finest.


The added length, the larger (but not too long) grip, and the pop off the face make the form overall pretty nice. When needed, there is control. It’s a paddle of excellent quality. Players have a large variety of shots in all parts of the court thanks to its excellent control and power combination.

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