CJ Johnson

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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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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Does your pickleball game need a GPS?

By CJ Johnson / August 6, 2022 /

If you ever use GPS on your phone to find directions, you know you need two points: where you want to go and where you are. The GPS refers to this smartly as “Current Location.” The system follows your location as you move, updating you with traffic and the like until you arrive at your…

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Change your pickleball game with Pro Anna Bright

By CJ Johnson / July 31, 2022 /

According to Pro Anna Bright how you play depends on who you play and there’s good reason to change your pickleball game depending on the format of the game. Rising Star Anna Bright gives us some tips on what you need to think about to perform your best.

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Pickleball 101-A Quick Guide

By CJ Johnson / July 17, 2022 /

Are looking for a new sport to try? Or perhaps you are looking for quick way to explain pickleball to your friends? Pickleball is as fun as its name. With elements of other racket sports, this fast-paced activity can help you reap a lot of health benefits and offers pure enjoyment. All you need are…

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The 7 Best Lessons From THE Pickleball Summit 2022

By CJ Johnson / July 16, 2022 /

If you want to improve your game, these seven lessons from THE PICKLEBALL SUMMIT 2022 can help you unlock YOUR pickleball potential. While it would be impossible to cover everything we learned at the Summit in just one blog post – it is, after all, the largest gathering of pickleball professionals anywhere in the world…

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What’s the Right Pickleball Shoe?

By CJ Johnson / July 10, 2022 /

Wearing the wrong pickleball shoe might not just hurt your performance. Here’s what you want to wear when you step out on the court. To learn more about the shoes we use https://tyrolpickleball.com/?rfsn=5851206.d03ea9&utm_source=cj Want to learn more about pickleball check out the beginner guide at https://wearepickleball.com/beginners/

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Forget the Drop, Drive and Lob. To Play Your Best Pickleball You Need This!

By CJ Johnson / July 8, 2022 /

One of the most valuable and underutilized resources pickleball players have is not a drive, a drop, or even a lob. It’s something that’s rarely practiced. In fact, most of you don’t have any idea how powerful it can be. It’s always in play; on every pickleball court, during every game. It’s an edge over…

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