Can You Play Better Pickleball WITHOUT Drilling?

By CJ Johnson / December 26, 2019 /

What if I told you that you could improve your pickleball in as little as three minutes a day without drilling? Would you be curious? When you’re over 50, whether you’re trying to win tournaments or become the best rec player you can be, it requires more than just hitting tremendous shots. Fitness counts! If…

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What 56 FEET of Snow this Past Winter Taught Me About Pickleball

By CJ Johnson / May 17, 2019 /

As you can see in my Youtube Video’s, Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place to play pickleball. What you don’t see on those videos is what happens the other six months of the year, it snows. And by most people’s standards, it snows a lot! You may be wondering why I live here? Long before…

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4 Health & Fitness Pitfalls for People over 50

By CJ Johnson / October 19, 2018 /

As we age, our bodies change. The solutions that worked in our younger days stop yielding the same results. Along with that, life gets faster and busier. Taking care of our health and fitness feels more like a luxury versus a necessity.   Then things start to pile up. We begin regularly breaking our self-imposed…

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17 Pickleball Lessons and Life Hacks from Golf

By CJ Johnson / July 28, 2017 /

What can a golf tournament teach us about pickleball, and how to live a better life on and off the courts? If it was Jordan Spieth’s Open Championship win, the answer is a lot! Last weekend was not a run of the mill golf tournament, and it’s now evident, Jordan Spieth, the eventual winner, is…

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What Is a Fitness Assessment and Why Does it Matter?

By CJ Johnson / March 27, 2017 /

If you are 45 or older, you likely remember the President’s Council on Physical Fitness Tests. Created by President Kennedy in 1963, it was all the rage through the ’60s and ’70s. You were asked to run, sit up, and broad jump your way to an award.  The flexed arm hang got me to fall…

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Pickleball Drills-The 3rd Shot

By CJ Johnson / December 21, 2016 /

I can hear a few of you groaning now, the 3rd shot. AGAIN? Arguably the 3rd shot is one of the most difficult shots to hit consistently at any level. That might explain why I see so many new players, especially from a tennis background choose to drive the shot versus hit a third shot…

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Better Balance Equals Better Pickleball

By CJ Johnson / September 27, 2016 /

Want to play better pickleball and avoid injury at the same time? Improve your Balance Today’s post will focus on improving balance as a tactic to avoid acute injury and play better pickleball. Typically there are two types of sports injury, Repetitive Motion/Over Training or Acute, something happening during play. The most common acute injury…

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