The Johnson family signs one of the biggest paddle contracts in pickleball history as company sponsors mother, daughter and son.
Franklin Sports out of Stoughton, Massachusetts signed mom, Julie Johnson, number 1 ranked senior women's pro, daughter, 16 year old Jorja Johnson, number 1 ranked APP women's pro player and son, JW Johnson, 19 year old, number 1 ranked APP men's pro player.
"“We’re thrilled to announce that we have signed a deal with Franklin Pickleball. Beyond making great paddles, we feel that we share the same values and that we can always rely on their experience.” said Julie Johnson, “We’re looking forward to what’s coming next and excited for these two families to merge into one.” -Julie Johnson
Johnsons Rise to the Top
Over the past year the Johnson family has taken over the field of pickleball in all the #1 ranking spots. If you're an avid pickleball addict and you haven't heard of them, you've been living under a rock. They are originally from Kansas and picked up the game when they moved to Delray Beach, Florida to focus on JW's tennis career. I think before any of them knew it, JW picked up a paddle more and more and a racquet less and less until the whole family morphed into the powerhouse first family of pickleball.