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Mattias was born and raised in Sweden and grew up playing a variety of sports including tennis, racquetball, and badminton. Even achieving a Masters Degree in tennis and acting as the head tennis coach at University of California.
He always had a natural talent for all sports but it wasn’t until he discovered
Johansson started playing
After that, there was no looking back—Johansson decided to make pickleball his profession and moved to California to pursue his dream full-time.
Once in America, Mattias quickly made a name for himself by winning several major events such as SoCal Summer Classic and US Open
He also joined the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) which marked his official entry into professional-level play. It’s no wonder why Johansson has been so successful; he is renowned for his speed, agility, accuracy, and strong mental game on court.
He is also known for having great shot selection which allows him to outplay opponents consistently during long rallies.
What tournaments has Mattias Johansson won in
- 2018 SoCal Summer Classic champion
- 2019 US Open
- 2019 Florida Grand Slam champion
- 2019 Texas Open champion
- 2020 Tournament of Champions Pro Men’s Doubles champion
- 2020 Bainbridge Cup champion
- 2021 Punta Gorda Open Pro Men’s Doubles champion
- 2021 Beer City Open Pro Men’s Doubles champion
- 2021 SoCal Classic Pro Men’s Doubles champion
- 2021 US Open
PickleballChampionships Pro Men’s Doubles bronze medalist
Off Court Life
When not competing on court, Mattias Johansson spends much of his time promoting
He also has an active presence online where he interacts with fans/followers regularly on social media platforms like Instagram (@mattias.johansson.pickleball).
His online presence makes him even more accessible as fans can join him virtually on court whenever they want!
Mattias Johansson is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in professional
Whether you’re already a fan or just hearing about him now, there’s no denying that Mattias is one of the best players in the world right now—and likely will be for many years to come.
We can’t wait to see what else this young Swede will achieve in the future!