Neutralize Power Players

Learn How to
Control the Court and
'Beat the Banger'

Are you tired of feeling outmatched by power players, aka Bangers? It's time to turn the tables and become the strategist who knows how to diffuse the power and control the game. Learn the skills and gain the confidence you need to outsmart bangers.

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Outsmarting the Powerhouse

Crafting a
Banger-Proof Game

Targeted techniques and strategies to control the hard hitters pace and create opportunities to win more rallies.

Why You Need This Course


'Bangers' are those players who favor power over placement, opting to slam the ball hard and fast across the net. This aggressive style can present a significant challenge for players who rely more on softer shots, strategy, and placement because the sheer velocity of a banger's shot can drastically reduce the reaction time of their opponent.


Moreover, bangers often generate a high level of chaos on the court as they force errors (such as popups) from players not accustomed to or comfortable with such high-speed exchanges.


For those who don't hit as hard, the banger's style can also be physically and mentally taxing, leading to fatigue over the course of a game. This is why developing a varied skill set that includes quick reflexes, strategic soft play, and the ability to reset the point is crucial in overcoming the formidable challenge posed by bangers in pickleball.

Neutralize Power Shots

Learn how to counter the banger's energy and use it to your strategic advantage.

Master the Block Volley

Cultivate a poised response to power shots using the Block Volley to gain the upper hand.

Strategic Court Use

Understand how to use every inch of the court as your ally, making it harder for the banger to dominate.

The Strategic Return

Anticipate and neutralize the banger's aggressive play right from the start with a calculated return of serve.

Calculated Counterplay

Once the banger makes their shot, know exactly what to do next. 

The Decision Tree

A structured decision-making framework that will guide you on when to play, reset, or let the ball go.

Ready to beat the bangers at their own game?

In this class you will unlock the strategies that will transform you from a reactive player into a pickleball strategist. With our expert guidance, you'll not only handle bangers with ease, but you'll also become the player everyone admires for their smart, controlled, and winning play.

Course Breakdown:

Video 1: Introduction to the Banger Solution - Dive into the strategies to outplay bangers, setting the stage for a game where you call the shots.

Video 2: Return of Serve and Court Awareness - Learn the importance of the return placement and how to use the court layout to disrupt the banger's game.

Video 3: Court Sense and Block Volleys - Employ the net and out-of-bounds to your advantage, and master the technique for a block volley to bring bangers into your world.

Video 4: The Out Ball Decision Tree - Understand when to engage and when to let the ball go with a clear decision-making process that improves your overall game.

Video 5: Game Study - Review actual gameplay in a guided game study. You will see the key strategies and tactics in real-life situations. 

Meet the Better Pickleball Coaches

There's no need to trust your game to a stranger. Plus...You Already KNOW and Trust Your Coaches

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CJ Johnson

Hey, pickleball friends. CJ here. Playing your best pickleball goes beyond mastering efficient strokes. It requires a holistic approach that involves both the mind and body. Since I started coaching more than three decades ago, one thing has remained the same. I'm committed to helping students see their potential and to do everything I can to help them realize their untapped capabilities. In 2016 I started the Better Pickleball Channel. In addition to my pickleball expertise, I have logged many years of experience in helping enhance the performance of athletes across multiple sports. With my background as a PGA Golf Pro, PSIA Ski Instructor, and ISSA Personal Trainer, I help pickleball players achieve their best performance on and off the court. My years as an athlete and coach have given me a keen eye for discerning what can help you improve the most. My passion is to stand at your side as you continue to discover and grow in this amazing sport.

Tony Roig

Hello there. As an unabashed pickleball superfan myself, I look forward to sharing this awesome pickleball journey with you. Not only has pickleball changed my life as I've evolved into a Senior Pro Player, but I've also seen it radically enhance the lives of thousands of players. This is what keeps me doing what we do...helping pickleball players all over strengthen their relationship to this amazing sport. I've been called a master strategist and impactful pickleball content creator. And, yes, I've produced numerous videos for the In2Pickle YouTube channel, am host of the one-of-a-kind Pickleball Therapy podcast, and I even wrote a book, "Play Pickleball". But what most allows me to stand before you as your pickleball Coach comes as a result of my earning the highest pickleball coaching certification available...a Master Teaching Professional from the IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association).

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