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Who are the Top 10 Pickleball Players in the world?

Who are the Top 10 Pickleball Players in the world?

The top 10 pickleball players in the world for Men’s Singles are Benjamin Johns, Tyson McGuffin, Frank Anthony Davis, Collin Johns, Jocelyn Devilliers, Riley Newman, Tyler Loong, Adam Stone, Zane Navratil, and Kyle Yates.


Men’s Singles Rankings

RankingNameAgeRecordCountryCityState
1Benjamin Johns2035-2USALaytonsvilleMaryland
2Tyson McGuffin3035-11USARathdrumIdaho
3Frank Anthony Davis3126-15USABridgetonNew Jersey
4Collin Johns2622-11USANaplesFlorida
5Jocelyn Devilliers2521-13USAWichitaKansas
6Riley Newman2613-6USAFreelandWashington
7Tyler Loong2813-10USAHighlandUtah
8Adam Stone3747-20USAHoustonTexas
9Zane Navratil249-5USARacineWisconsin
10Kyle Yates2416-10USAFort MyersFlorida

Who are the top 10 Pickleball players in the world for men’s doubles?

The top 10 pickleball players in the world for Men’s Singles are Benjamin Johns, Tyson McGuffin, Frank Anthony Davis, Collin Johns, Jocelyn Devilliers, Riley Newman, Tyler Loong, Adam Stone, Zane Navratil, and Kyle Yates.


Men’s Doubles Rankings

The top 10 pickleball players in the world are Benjamin Johns, Kyle Yates, Matt Wright, Tyson McGuffin, Steve Deakin, Adam Stone, Collin Johns, Riley Newman, Wesley Gabrielsen, and Jose Farias according to global rankings for Men’s Doubles.

RankingNameAgeRecordCountryCityState
1Benjamin Johns2062-8USALaytonsvilleMaryland
2Kyle Yates2451-13USAFort MyersFlorida
3Matt Wright4245-12USAWichitaKansas
4Tyson McGuffin3041-20USARathdrumIdaho
5Steve Deakin4544-21CanadaPitt MeadowsBC
6Adam Stone3747-20USAHoustonTexas
7Collin Johns2647-18USANaplesFlorida
8Riley Newman2630-16USAFreelandWashington
9Wesley Gabrielsen3326-15USAMcMinnvilleOregon
10Jose Farias3234-22USATucsonArizona

#1 Ben Johns

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Ben Johns

At 20 years old, Benjamin Johns isn’t just the youngest pro in our list, he’s also the top pickleball player in the world. Originally from Maryland, Johns’ family split their time between the east coast and Naples, Florida, the unofficial “Pickleball Capital of the World.” Racquet sports are in the family’s blood, with Johns’ older brother, Collin, a former pro tennis player. Johns picked up a tennis racquet at 8 years old, playing competitively for the next decade. Before his senior year of high school has even started, Johns was feeling burned out on tennis and decided to pick-up pickleball. Not long after, he competed in the U.S. Open in Naples, Florida—the following year, he would go on to win it. Since the 2017 U.S. Open win, Johns has been an unstoppable force in pickleball, winning gold in Men’s Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles at every major tournament. With major tournament wins also comes notoriety, including a first-of-its-kind endorsement contract with Franklin Sports, and a signature paddle.

#2 Tyson McGuffin

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Tyson McGuffin

Tyson McGuffin was introduced to pickleball in 2015 by a friend who he played tennis with. At the time, McGuffin played and coached competitive tennis. After a few casual games of pickleball, Tyson entered the Coeur d’Alene Classic and took gold in the Men’s 4.5 Singles division. Selkirk spotted a rising star, and offered Tyson a sponsorship and the chance to enter a new kind of racquet. With a sponsorship in hand, and several more first place finishes, McGuffin played his last day of competitive tennis in June of 2016. Today, he’s one of the most decorated pros in pickleball and widely regarded as the best player on the planet. Tyson lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with his wife and three kids.

#3 Frank Anthony Davis

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Frank Anthony Davis

Frank Anthony Davis has rapidly climbed the professional pickleball ranks in recent years. A Philadelphia native, Davis has soared from top 25 to top 3 pickleball players in the world with recent wins in the Atlantic Region Singles and multiple doubles titles with Kyle Yates, a top 10-ranked Men’s Singles and Doubles professional. Davis travels nationwide competing in professional pickleball tournaments with his HUDEF FAD Signature paddle.

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