Basics

Should you try to spin the pickleball?

By Tony Roig / September 8, 2022 /

Most pickleball players, at some point, want to add spins into their games. The belief is that adding spins is what is missing to help a player “break out.” This belief is often misplaced, and, in fact, adding spins often retards a player’s improvement. Or worse yet, results in the deterioration of the player’s game.…

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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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Make 2022 Your Best Pickleball Year Yet!

By CJ Johnson / January 1, 2022 /

Most pickleball players want to improve; to grow in the game and their understanding of this awesome sport. That is a good first step for those players who are interested in improvement. BUT … Intention without action will not get you where you want to go. If you want to continue your growth in pickleball,…

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See Better – Play Better Pickleball

By CJ Johnson / November 22, 2021 /

Are you looking to improve as a pickleball player? To have more confidence as balls come whizzing at you on the court? If you are reading this, I would venture the answer as “yes.” You can do several things to improve as a pickleball player: drill different shots, study game strategy, or take a lesson.…

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How to Pick the Pickleball Camp That’s Right for You

By Tony Roig / October 30, 2021 /

We get this question all the time: “Will going to pickleball camp help my game?” The answer, as is often the case in real life, is “It depends.” Here are some of the questions you should ask and some considerations to help you determine if a pickleball camp is right for you. Is pickleball improvement…

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Is a Women’s Pickleball Camp Right for You?

By CJ Johnson / October 30, 2021 /

Have you thought about attending a pickleball camp just for Women? Maybe you’re new to the game and know that it’s better to learn pickleball correctly from the beginning rather than unlearn bad habits. Perhaps you’re thirsty to improve and already know you will not get the knowledge you need at your local courts. Maybe…

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The 7 Best Lessons From THE Pickleball Summit 2021

By CJ Johnson / July 3, 2021 /

Everyone sees things through a different lens. So it was no surprise that when Tony and I started talking about the best pickleball lessons from the Summit, we had a difference of opinion. The first three in this article are from Tony and the next three from me. The last one is our absolute best…

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Common Pickleball Mistakes New Players Make (And How to Avoid Them)

By CJ Johnson / July 11, 2020 /

It is never easy being a beginner, and pickleball, as fun as it, isn’t an exception. You’ll find your fellow pickleball players anxious to help a newbie learn. So much so that beginners get inundated with advice. Unfortunately, not all of its useful information. Here are my top six common pickleball mistakes, the things that…

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Pickleball Scoring Basics-Me, You, Who?

By CJ Johnson / March 6, 2020 /

  I can’t tell you how many times somebody has looked at me and said 0-0-2? What the heck does that mean? Often, the hardest part about teaching somebody pickleball is showing them how to score.   I sympathize with them when I first started playing this game. I was confused by pickleball scoring. That’s when a friend looked…

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Want to Play Better Pickleball? Caution: You May Not Like the Solution

By CJ Johnson / March 4, 2020 /

You laughed when you heard the name “pickleball,” but like so many others, the pickleball bug bit you. Suddenly you’re playing more often and watching a random Youtube pickleball video. However, your improvement is incremental at best, and you are wondering just what to do to get better. Any of this sound familiar? So the…

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