pickleball consistency

Hitting the OUT Ball-How To Eliminate YOUR Biggest Pickleball Mistake

By CJ Johnson / August 29, 2020 /

Don’t you hate it when you hit a ball that you know was going out? We’ve all done it before. You allow your opponents to stay in the point, and inadvertently help them build confidence. Identifying and not hitting an out ball as it flies through the air is a learned skill. Here are eight…

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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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The Elusive Pickleball Split Step-What, When and Why

By CJ Johnson / November 10, 2018 /

  When you’re playing pickleball, do you find yourself off balance and unable to change directions? Perhaps somebody has told you that you’re running through the ball? Maybe people are hitting the ball behind you as you move to the non-volley zone? If so, you might be having trouble with the pickleball split step. I…

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Do You Know How Many Unforced Errors You Make?

By CJ Johnson / November 3, 2018 /

The difference between good pickleball players and great pickleball players are mistakes. In fact, unforced errors are the most common differentiator in pickleball ratings.   Unfortunately, most of us have a small blind spot when it comes to our unforced errors on the pickleball court. An inability to see our mistakes as well as our…

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How to Hit a Pickleball Backhand with Consistency and Power

By CJ Johnson / October 20, 2018 /

As a teacher people often as me about their pickleball backhand. I hear comments like, my backhand seems to go everywhere. When it does go in it doesn’t have any power! CJ what can I  do? For most people, their backhand is a weaker shot than their forehand for a variety of different reasons. Often they spend a lot of…

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What is Pickleball and Why is it so Addictive?

By CJ Johnson / October 13, 2018 /

  Has someone told you about a fun game with a pretty strange name? Or perhaps you’re tired of explaining it to your friends when they say “pickle what?” When people ask me, what pickleball is, I sometimes have a hard time answering. It’s a little bit of ping pong, some tennis, throw in some…

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Pickleball Footwork-Stop Hitting it Out!

By CJ Johnson / October 7, 2018 /

Do you feel off-balance when you’re moving to hit a pickleball shot? Perhaps someone told you that you’re running through the ball and you aren’t sure what that means? Are you having a hard time hitting the pickleball where you want when you are on the move?   I coach multiple sports and consistency in every game…

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