The Beginner Course

Get Your FREE Beginners Guide And 21-Video Course

Everything you need to get started out right in pickleball is included. You get the Beginner’s Guide and complete access to our 21-Video Getting Started Course – designed by the pickleball professionals at Better Pickleball to eliminate confusion and give you the knowledge and tools you need to confidently get out there and enjoy this game.


Are You New to Pickleball?

One of the great things about pickleball is that other players love to help us. One of the challenging things about learning pickleball is other players love to help us.

Sometimes the advice you are getting is correct. Topics like scoring and the two bounce are usually pretty accurate.

Unfortunately, often the advice is wrong. Things like: rush to the NVZ on the 3rd shot, wait for the ball to bounce before stepping into the kitchen, or the forehand takes the shot in the middle. Not only is it bad advice, but it can limit your improvement.

How do we know?

First, we were in your shoes once and got the same bad advice.

Secondly, we spend a lot of time helping players correct those mistakes later in their pickleball journey.

That's why we created the Getting Started Series-Beginner Course and offer it for free. We want you to begin your pickleball journey on the right foot!

What You Will Learn

  • The rules you need to know to start having fun
  • How to hit the shots you need to play the game
  • Fundamental strategies
  • How to fit in and stay calm as a new player (Athletic Pillar)

For any player interested in getting started right

  • Course Format-On Demand
  • Course Length-21 videos for a total of 45 minutes
  • Player Type-New player to Advanced Beginner

Meet the Better Pickleball Coaches

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


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).


In the's what you need to know to get started.