CJ Johnson

Pickleball Serve Rules Changing? 2023 Rules Update- Part 1

By CJ Johnson / November 6, 2022 /
No Spin

The Pickleball Serve Rules are changing for 2023. The Pickleball Spin Serve is banned. But does that mean there are no more spinning serves? Here’s what you need to know. 0:00 intro 0:31 No more spin serves 0:43 Which serve is banned 2:10 Which serve is legal 3:28 Who makes the call 4:10 What’s the…

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#111-Two Tips From Top Senior Pro’s Jose Derisi and Scott Crandel

By CJ Johnson / November 5, 2022 /

The best is when the lessons from the top pro players are things that can help us in our games and also things that are achievable by us – no matter our level. I had the opportunity to speak with two of the two senior pros in pickleball at the recent APP tournament in Hilton…

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Top 3 Skills for 4.0+

By CJ Johnson / November 5, 2022 /
Top 3 shills for 4.0+

Want to play 4.0+ pickleball? First things first. You absolutely need these 3 pickleball shots in your arsenal. All three of these shots are achievable by any level pickleball player with some work and practice, but they are an absolute if you want to play solid 4.0 pickleball. 0:00 Introduction 0:25 You want a deep…

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For REAL Improvement Add This Powerful Mind Technique to Your Pickleball Games

By CJ Johnson / October 15, 2022 /
how to be intentional

Chances are you are not playing your best pickleball right now. If so, a likely culprit is a lack of intentionality. Pickleball players who hit the right shots and are in the right place every time are players who are being intentional. You too can add intentionality to your pickleball game (and life). It takes…

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4 Tips to Improve Your Pickleball Backhand

By CJ Johnson / October 8, 2022 /
4 tips to improve your pickleball backhand

Most players struggle with their pickleball backhand. Most players are more comfortable with either their forehand or their backhand. But more commonly, players are more comfortable with their forehand. In this week’s pickleball video we are going to spend some time fixing or building a solid backhand. These 4 pickleball backhand tips will help you…

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Forehand Takes The Middle // Fact or Fiction?

By CJ Johnson / September 24, 2022 /

There’s probably not a time that you step on the courts when you haven’t heard someone say forehand takes the middle. But is that always the right strategy? Sad to say, but no, forehand takes the middle is NOT always the right strategy. A few weeks ago, I asked all of you what was the…

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The 2 Bounce Rule

By CJ Johnson / September 11, 2022 /
The 2 Bounce Rule

There are a few pickleball rules that leave player’s scratching their heads and the 2 bounce rule is one of them. But there’s more to it than just understanding the 2 bounce rule. It plays a critical role in the strategy of our game and it’s difficult to advance unless you understand the impact. Not…

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3 Mistakes You Were Taught – Fix Them

By CJ Johnson / August 28, 2022 /

Chances are you were taught at least one of these 3 mistakes, and it might be hurting your game today! If you’d like to access our Free Beginner Video series go to www.wearepickleball.com/beginners

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Who Is The Best Pickleball Player In The World?

By CJ Johnson / August 20, 2022 /

There are a lot of amazing athletes playing pickleball. Who do you think is the best pickleball player in the world? Anna-Leigh Waters? Yup, she’s arguably one of the world’s best pickleball players, but she’s not the best. Then you must mean Ben Johns? Nope…he may be the current number one, but he’s not the…

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3 Essentials to Beat Nerves and Stay Focused on the Pickleball Court

By CJ Johnson / August 14, 2022 /

Do nerves keep you from playing your best pickleball? We’ve got 3 tips to help you reset your brain, calm those nerves and focus on the task at hand.

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