Johan is a member of an elite group of tennis professionals who have multiple Grand Slam singles titles, inter alia the two-time winner of the Australian Open. Together with his doubles partner Kevin Curren, he has won Wimbledon's Gentlemen's Doubles Competition four times.
Johan was ranked as high as seventh in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and was in the Top 10 in the 1980s. He has wins over many top players - Connors, Borg, Vilas, Noah, Agassi, Chang, Stan Smith, Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Pat Cash, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg and others.
Johan was born in South Africa. When he was 17 he moved to Austria for more training and joined the worldwide professional tennis tour in 1978.
Johan founded Sports Masters International Inc. a Naples-based sports-oriented corporate entertainment and event marketing company. Johan is the Sports Ambassador for WCI Communities Inc, one of Florida's largest community developers.
Johan is a Founding Member of the Foundation and works as its International Director on a volunteer and part-time basis from his offices in Sarasota, Florida, USA. Johan is an Executive Director for both the USA and SA Registered charities.