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CJ Johnson

Misc.
Can You Play Better Pickleball WITHOUT Drilling?
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…
Basics
Pickleball Paddle Position-It’s NOT Just the Paddle!
There are several schools of thought regarding the pickleball paddle position, but they’re all focused on a small piece of the pie. If you’re past 50, it’s not only the…
Misc.
Do You Have a Pickleball Addiction?
Are you addicted to pickleball? Ernie Medina Jr. is a treasured “pickleball friend.” Besides loving pickleball, both Ernie and I are on a crusade to educate pickleball players on how…
Basics
Pickleball Beginner Strategy-When to Run to the Net
If you’re new to pickleball, you know that there is no shortage of advice, especially when it comes to the non-volley zone. Someone tells you to run to the net…
Basics
Want to play consistent pickleball? Watch the Ball!
Consistency is Queen or King on the pickleball court. If you can learn to do what dogs do when they’re catching a ball, you’ll be surprised at how much your…
Basics
The Best Pickleball Grip
What’s the best pickleball grip? Like most things pickleball, the answer is it depends. If you come from another racket or paddle sport, chances are you’re going to bring that grip…
Misc.
Teaching Pickleball and Advice Giving-A Look Through the Eyes of a Contrarian
One of the things that makes teaching pickleball so much fun is there are always exceptions to the rule. It also makes receiving pickleball advice confusing.   In addition to…
Misc.
What 56 FEET of Snow this Past Winter Taught Me About Pickleball
As you can see in my Youtube Video’s, Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place to play pickleball. What you don’t see in those videos is what happens the other six…
Injury Prevention
Pickleball Foot Pain-Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinitis
Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions…
Pickleball rally scoring
Basics
Pickleball Rally Scoring-A Complete How to Guide
Does pickleball need to change to rally scoring? Not sure what it is, or perhaps you’ve never tried it? Here’s a complete guide to rally scoring.   With the explosive…
Basics
The Elusive Pickleball Split Step-What, When and Why
  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…
physical fitness
4 Health & Fitness Pitfalls for People over 50
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…
What is pickleball
Beginners Corner
What is Pickleball?
  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…
Misc.
Top Pro Dave Weinbach Spreads Love of Pickleball
By Dick Barton USAPA Member As a top professional in pickleball, Dave Weinbach, also known as The Badger, spreads the love for the game far and wide. At age 49,…
Injury Prevention
Pickleball Foot Pain with Dr. Pickleball-Part 1
Dr. Pickleball recommends court shoes as the first step to reducing pain and your chances of injury. But, do you need to have special shoes to play pickleball? I mean…