Official Pickleball Paddle of Ben Johns. Franklin Sports is raising the bar for Pickleball paddles everywhere with the introduction of their all new Ben Johns Signature Pickleball Paddle. The premium quality paddle features thier brand new MaxGrit™ textured surface technology designed for maximum spin and reduced vibration. The MaxGrit™ surface material is USAPA approved and is designed to provide greater traction on the surface of the ball to increase spin rate for optimal control. Additionally, the polypropylene core and fiberglass surface layer ensure a strong, durable base with an oversized sweet spot for dependable, effortless contact shot after shot. This paddle is the new pinnacle of performance and is USAPA certified for competitive and tournament play.