Basics

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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What it REALLY takes to hit a GOOD Pickleball Backhand!

By CJ Johnson / February 21, 2020 /

I think it’s pretty safe to say that for most pickleball players, our backhand is not as consistent as our forehand. While you might be able to run around your backhand for a time, it’s not a successful long-term strategy. So, how do you develop a good pickleball backhand? Laura Fenton-Kovanda says it starts at…

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Pickleball Power Game: Use LESS POWER and WIN MORE Points????

By CJ Johnson / February 14, 2020 /

You may be thinking, CJ, what’s up with the title of this post? How are you going to win more points by using less power? There’s a trend toward the pickleball power game, and while I agree power has its place, it isn’t everything. Most players would win more points if they were more concerned…

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