Congratulations, Coach!

Coaching Pickleball can feel overwhelming at times.

Being pulled in so many directions by your students. A player at the courts told them this or a YouTube video that. Now they are convinced that they need to switch gears.

We feel your pain. Like you, we are coaches who want to help our students deepen their understanding, and improve their play.

We're going to give you the tools and resources we use to make our jobs easier. (And no, it's not another certification that's going to take your time and money.)

Keep your eye on your email for an invite to our free coaching circle coming your way in early May 2023.

Hadshot CJ and Tony


  1. Avatar photo RONALD RADER on April 8, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    Looking forward to improving my teaching skills

    • Avatar photo Lori Hebenton on April 9, 2023 at 5:50 pm

      PPR Certified
      I’m always looking for continued instruction to stay current and improve my coaching. Thank you for all you do.

    • Avatar photo TIm Rogers on April 10, 2023 at 8:03 pm

      Signing for PPR course. Really glad to see the you are offering this as I have learned so much from TPS.

    • Avatar photo Rhonda Wells on April 23, 2023 at 4:38 am

      PPR certified and want to continue to learn more ways to help seniors improve their game. Thanks.

    • Avatar photo Jo Trammell on April 29, 2023 at 3:21 pm

      Coaches never stop learning and need relatable teachers!

  2. Avatar photo Ann Kambara on April 8, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    Coaching starters and advanced beginners at a city rec program.

  3. Avatar photo Raymond Gregory Brown on April 8, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    Looking forward to your ideas

  4. Avatar photo Linda Nicastro on April 8, 2023 at 1:21 pm


  5. Avatar photo Mike on April 8, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    I help coach a weekly beginners class for 60+ seniors, as way to pay it forward, a constant stream of new folks

  6. Avatar photo Phil Brumm on April 8, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    You guys are great! Best advice based on a solid understanding of the game.

  7. Avatar photo Jones Wong on April 8, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    I always love the tips from the both of you

  8. Avatar photo Scott Numata on April 8, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    I teach pickleball to middle schoolers and am ready to teach and coach privately this summer as I now have a coaching certification. I am always looking for a few good tips, perspectives and fun effective drills

    • Avatar photo Nancy Lenkowski on April 8, 2023 at 8:46 pm

      I coach 4 Interclub Women’s teams here in our community (44 women total). We play other lake communities at the Intermediate or Advanced/High Intermediate levels for 10 weeks each Spring and Fall.

      • Avatar photo Phyllis on April 23, 2023 at 11:36 am

        I have been coaching players who have been stuck at 3.0-3.5 at my local community by utilizing TPS principles and happy to say there has been a lot of progress made this season. I have also been impressed with how the TPS approach simplifies the game from the outset for newcomers to pickleball.

  9. Avatar photo Richard Jones on April 8, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    What does it mean to be a coach? I believe the anyone who can offer advice to folks that is taken seriously might be considered a coach. If they feel that they have benefitted from your advice, so much the better. I have received advice from both C J and you which I have have taken very seriously; I sincerely believe that I have benefitted from it. I continue to follow your advice. I will never be a much better player than I am now, as I celebrate 81 yrs. of life; however, I can still enjoy the game immensely, playing the game with folks 70 yrs. & more younger and more than 10 yrs. older. Keep encouraging all of us. Thanks for your coaching!

  10. Avatar photo Sammy Samuels on April 8, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    Hi Tony and CJ
    I’m not a certified coach, but I am a pickleball enthusiast. I am presently teaching middle-school students at an inner city middle school (Academy Prep) which is extremely gratifying. I also run a “drills Monday” in the pickleball group I founded called “PKBL PLYGRND” (200+ members) at HCC in Tampa. I have many more ideas to evangelize what I consider a profound strength of pickleball. As a retired Anesthesiologist I see the power of pickleball as a physical and mental health benefit for all humans. It can compete with cardiac rehab in recovery from cardiac events. The obsession of pickleball can compete with the addiction of heroin; the community of pickleball can compete with gangs.
    I’m excited to learn more about teaching pickleball.

  11. Avatar photo Shirley K on April 8, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    I’m a volunteer who has helped many (over 50) newbies learn the basics of Pickleball, well enough to mix in with Rec games at our YMCA. I lead a group of about 6 other volunteers to provide weekly beginner group sessions (max 8 newbies at a time) for free.
    I would like to someday be able and qualified to coach beyond introductory level!

  12. Avatar photo Tom Chen on April 8, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    Coached football and lacrosse, not pickleball, nor tennis.

  13. Avatar photo Elaine St. John on April 8, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    I don’t consider myself to be a “coach”, at all — but I am helping beginners get comfortable with some basics, if they choose to venture into “Open Play”. Fortunately we’ve got a very robust Recreational group going now, so newbies can continue to improve without nasty comments from “some” of the advanced players. We do practice games, where advice and reminders are given. I encourage the newbies to sign up for lessons with our trainer and/or junior coaches (who can guide them through more of the complete skill sets of the game, which they are doing). A newbie asked me today, “Do you mind playing with us?” Not at all. I just want to PLAY! I also play with some Rec players that are at the same level (or above!) as the “advanced” group, but they play Rec because they’d rather just play for fun and not have to deal with sniping, arguing, criticizing, etc.

  14. Avatar photo Suzanne Penner on April 8, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    Always interested in learning new drills and tactics.

  15. Avatar photo Joanne on April 8, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    I volunteer with a local church group and give introductory lessons to new players for both members and anyone from the community interested in joining our Purpose Driven Pickleball group. We are currently attempting to get approval from the church to build courts on campus. Any advice? I find your information very helpful – thanks.

    • Avatar photo Richard on April 22, 2023 at 6:41 pm

      I would be interested in hearing more. I’ve thought about doing something similar. It would have so much potential for community building in the church and the community.

  16. Avatar photo Sue Smith on April 8, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    I have years of competing in tennis leagues and coaching in other sports. A few years ago I became a P’ball addict I have an opportunity to coach 2.5/3.0 league teams in my 55+ community. Some things that are important on my list are good sportsmanship, how to treat a partner, making fair line calls, when to take time outs etc. My neighbors are so appreciative of all the time I spend on the court with them. With that said I love your coaching style and it has helped me tremendously. (I recently won a silver medal in my first 4.0 tournament) I will so appreciate any and all tips, tricks and drills that I can pass on. Thank you in advance .

  17. Avatar photo Helen C on April 8, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks for all your down to earth coaching. I’ve been a coach for 50 years in a variety of sports so when I took up pickleball it was natural for me to help out by teaching and coaching. I believe it is important to start where people are in their intentions, skills, strategies and goals. Your ability to help people self assess and then to offer them/us great progressions is right on.

  18. Avatar photo Tom Decker on April 8, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    Looking forward to your input.

  19. Avatar photo Tim P. Schutte on April 8, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Thinking of getting into coaching, but just really starting to learn and understand the “Complete Game” myself.
    Would welcome the opportunity to attend your coaching sessions.

  20. Avatar photo Jere Johnston on April 8, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    I like your style, suggestions about why we recommend what you’re skill development means and you’re easy to folllow. The combination of demonstrations on the PB Courts, white boards and computer illustrations really drives the PB teaching skill home.

  21. Avatar photo Ed Tetlak on April 8, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    Just recently got my PPR Coaching certification and I have four 8 person beginner classes each week. Would love to make sure I’m getting it right.

  22. Avatar photo Paul Nichol on April 8, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    PPR Coaching

  23. Avatar photo Connie Pifer on April 8, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    I am very interested in the idea of coaching and teaching pickleball. Wondering what level of player I should be to do so? Not sure this is for me, but I’d love to be on board and maybe learn how to take the next step with my pickleball journey.

  24. Avatar photo Susan Baldwin on April 8, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    I am currently working with 3.0 women and loving every minute of it.

  25. Avatar photo Randy on April 8, 2023 at 5:31 pm

    Unofficially working to help newcomers understand positioning and some strategy at our local Y.

  26. Avatar photo Carol Smith on April 8, 2023 at 5:35 pm

    For the last 2 years, I’ve been supervising beginner drills for our club. This year we have enough interest tio begin drills for intermediate players

  27. Avatar photo Maura on April 8, 2023 at 5:56 pm

    Coaching/mentoring beginners in Florida and Massachusetts. I’d love advice on the best steps to focus on.

  28. Avatar photo Steven Morein on April 8, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    I, too, supervise and coach all levels from beginners to advanced at the local Y.

  29. Avatar photo Mary Clor on April 8, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    The Coaching Circle sounds exciting!! Thanks for organizing it!

  30. Avatar photo Deb Calvin on April 8, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    Organizing beginner and intermediate strategy lessons for our community Pickleball club

  31. Avatar photo Lars on April 8, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    I’m not a coach but I really enjoy working with seniors wether they are transitioning from another sport or just want to know what Pickleball is.
    No matter what skills they have I have learned more then I have taught. I just ask them to take a paddle and hit a ball. Don’t care wether the hit or miss because I explained that they just played the wonderful game of PICKLEBALL.

  32. Avatar photo Wayne F Miller on April 8, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    Count me in! Started a club for seniors, most who never heard of pickleball let alone held a paddle.

  33. Avatar photo Lisa on April 8, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    I live in a rural area and fell in love with the game. My introduction to Pickleball was a bit rocky as I was exposed to a gambit of “interesting” information as I began my journey. I started teaching beginners because I almost quit Pickleball before I really got started due to some of my early experiences. I learned from people who asked beginners to join them because they wanted people to beat up on. I chose to try to make the start of others’ journey happier and healthier. Life is far too short not to be fun.

  34. Avatar photo Randy on April 8, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    Usually help be comers learn basics of the game. Help them improve. Talk about positioning. Serve and stay, return and run to begin being able to play open/ social play

  35. Avatar photo Allan Lui on April 8, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    I’m not a formal coach. I did not take any coaching classes and do not have any coaching certificates. However, I have given tips to quite a few (more than 20 new/beginner players) for free at my local pickleball park. Tips like, make contact of the ball in front; Hit the ball from low to high; use the body and leg (instead of the wrist or just the arms); Keep the paddle up high in front to block speed up shots; keep the serve deep, keep the return deep. etc. I love seeing improvements for new players. I would love to receive some Coaching information from you.

  36. Avatar photo Kris Paul on April 8, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    I coach as a certified pro. All levels up to 4.0.

  37. Avatar photo Chris on April 8, 2023 at 10:59 pm

    I am a certified Pickleball Canada coach and I am focusing on teaching youth players on wonders of pickleball. Thanks for the forum to share here with you all

  38. Avatar photo Beth Vaught on April 9, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Introducing friends to the game!!

  39. Avatar photo David Mott on April 9, 2023 at 5:25 am

    As a certified Level II ITPTA Instructor, I teach beginner and intermediate players and coach advanced teams how to be a team member. As a Certified Ratings Specialist, I assess player shot skills and strategies for strengths and weaknesses and tailor training programs to help players move from current to desired levels of competency. Coach is a term of endearment to me, and wherever I play my students greet me warmly and make an effort to show me that they remembered their lessons. 🥲

    • Avatar photo Kelli on April 10, 2023 at 12:52 pm

      Where are you located?

  40. Avatar photo Orange John on April 9, 2023 at 5:40 am

    use all the help i can get!

  41. Avatar photo Arne on April 9, 2023 at 5:51 am

    Coaching in Sweden!

  42. Avatar photo Janet Allen on April 9, 2023 at 6:26 am

    I’m a USAP Ambassador, have taught hundreds of beginners, many of whom are now part of the Travel Teams we sponsor here in PGA Village, Port Saint Lucie, FL.( they also best me regularly in REC/OPEN play! Lol) Ambassadors are forbidden to charge for these lessons, but seeing my players improve and thrive and love the game, that’s the payback! We would love it if you guys could come into our gated community and give some advanced strategy GROUP lessons. Contact me anytime when you have a minute, know how busy you are. Thanks for the tips. Been a fan of yours for a LONG time!

  43. Avatar photo Bill Hilchey on April 9, 2023 at 6:33 am

    I’ve been teaching PB for more than 6 years, but only recently obtained my IPTPA certification. I’m looking forward to your coaching mentoring.

  44. Avatar photo Ray on April 9, 2023 at 8:11 am

    Always interested in ideas to help my new students. (Players)
    I coach 8 new players a month and like new ideas to try.
    Drills / shots or strategies.

  45. Avatar photo Wayne Stanley on April 9, 2023 at 8:29 am

    I am uncertified and coach intermediate players of our local club and surrounding clubs. I have an assistant coach and between the two of us, we are constantly working on drills and skills and always trying to make them teachable. So I am looking forward to this.

  46. Avatar photo Jeff Boren on April 9, 2023 at 9:20 am

    I was a successful tennis coach for 30 years because I’m smart enough to know, I’m not that smart. I love learning from other coaches. Now I get to take that philosophy to the pickleball courts.

    • Avatar photo CJ Johnson on April 9, 2023 at 9:39 am

      I can tell you are an excellent coach just by that statement. It’s surprising how many coaches never learn that lesson.

  47. Avatar photo Christine on April 9, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    PPR Coach constantly adapting my lessons to the ever changing aspects of the game. Would love to learn more fun developmental games/drills for larger groups. My clients are newbies up to intermediate players. I appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge and experience with us. I have personally learned a lot from both of you. Thanks.

    • Avatar photo Andrea on April 9, 2023 at 1:01 pm

      Looking forward to any kind of tip to be a better coach. Thanks

  48. Avatar photo Elizabeth Wyse on April 9, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    I am a USPTA Certified Pickleball Coach as of last year and would love to learn more … and more. I have been following you two for a good bit and have really enjoyed and learned a lot from you already! Looking forward to more!

  49. Avatar photo Renee Jackson on April 9, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Need all the help I can get !!!
    I am new PPR coach

  50. Avatar photo Tracy on April 9, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    I am looking forward to becoming a better coach. I enjoy your videos and can’t wait. Thanks for helping.

  51. Avatar photo David Eversole on April 9, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    I’ve been certified almost a year. Thanks for your help!

  52. Avatar photo Brenda Olsen on April 9, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Used your beginners pickleball resource in our Rec program. I also based the skills and drills sessions on the first 4 shots. Now people are asking for more advanced skills and drills. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

  53. Avatar photo Barry L Baker on April 9, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    Hi CJ & Tony,
    When I got connected with you both personally in October 2020 with VIP Pickleball. I knew all your content information needed to be learned so one could share this information. You know I took this to heart.
    My 2022 goals caused me to become a USAP Ambassador in March.
    In June 2022 I was certified with PPR as a coach with a pro grade on rules.
    We developed an introduction to pickleball class and intermediate and advanced circiculum with our local parks and recreation. Since August we have over 100 folks get started or got them off on the right foot using the Pickleball System fundamentals.
    I quote you both and promote The Pickleball System.
    I am a product of the System.
    Barry B n NC

    • Avatar photo CJ Johnson on April 9, 2023 at 2:47 pm

      Barry you are awesome!

  54. Avatar photo Jan Williams on April 9, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    Our church painted pickleball court lines on the parking lot and I bought a net and offered to show basics to those who have never picked up a paddle. Next thing you know I have a call list of twelve who want to play. So I guess I am a volunteer coach. Any advice is appreciated.

  55. Avatar photo Dereck Prince on April 9, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    I am a lifelong student, always willing to find new ways to challenge my students. Appreciate all that you do to promote the sport among beginners and seasoned players alike.
    Looking forward to seeing what else you can offer me.

  56. Avatar photo Deb Humbert on April 9, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    I’ve coached volleyball, softball, and soccer. I’d like to help my friends who are new at Pickleball learn some skills and tactics so they can enjoy the game. I love playing and learning Pickleball, a game that’s fun for all levels!

  57. Avatar photo JEFF Yanuck on April 9, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    You guys have helped me Coach my Pickleball students and have improved the fun and understanding the strategies of the game

  58. Avatar photo Karen Stien on April 9, 2023 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you for all the free content you provide to all of us!

    • Avatar photo CJ Johnson on April 10, 2023 at 5:48 pm

      You’re welcome

  59. Avatar photo Helen White on April 10, 2023 at 11:09 am

    I’ve coached youth basketball, senior women’s basketball, youth soccer, and high school girls tennis. I’ve coached pickleball for over 10 years. I’m a student of the game and look forward to continuing my education with you so I can continue to give back to the game I love.

  60. Avatar photo Joe Montgomery on April 10, 2023 at 11:12 am

    I do some informal coaching through our local club. I’d appreciate suggestions or a framework for doing better! Thanks!

  61. Avatar photo Kasey Potzler on April 10, 2023 at 11:17 am

    I’m a former school teacher so teaching is something I like to do, and I’m passionate about Pickleball so have worked with some newbies, run some ongoing drill sessions, and am beginning to do more and more to give back for all the free instruction I’ve had with our local club. Thanks for starting this new group!

  62. Avatar photo Steve Chavkin on April 10, 2023 at 11:20 am

    I received a level 1 IPTPA certificate in 2019 and have taught many folks how to play. Any additional teach tools are always appreciated.

  63. Avatar photo Greg Hammons on April 10, 2023 at 11:21 am

    I am a PCI certified level 1 coach. I only teach beginners and new players for our Pickleball Club with 400 members.

  64. Avatar photo Karen Yoh on April 10, 2023 at 11:22 am

    IPTPA LEVEL I Certified Instructor. Been teaching for a little over 1 year. Love, love, love teaching beginners. I am always looking for better ways to teach good basics and safety.

  65. Avatar photo Greg on April 10, 2023 at 11:22 am

    I am a PCI certified level 1 coach. I only teach beginners and new players for our Pickleball Club with 400 members.

  66. Avatar photo Philip Miller on April 10, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Like a couple others, I don’t presume to be a coach or present myself as one, yet because of what I’ve learned in the System several novice players keep asking me for what the call “coaching.” So, I meet with them to explain the framework, objectives, steps for development, and drills.

  67. Avatar photo Tami Sakany on April 10, 2023 at 11:30 am

    Tami Sakany

  68. Avatar photo Linda Scott on April 10, 2023 at 11:45 am

    Yes, I have been teaching Beg and Adv Beg for 15 years as a USAPickleball Ambassador and in recent years for Chesterfield, Va Parks and Rec. This doesn’t leave a lot of time for my own game for I love to bring this sport to new players, it changes their lives! Anything I can do to help them more will be wonderful.

    Working the System is something I am doing just for me….:-)

    Thanks for all you do!
    Linda Scott

    • Avatar photo Jim Hutchison on April 10, 2023 at 12:46 pm

      I am a certified PPR coach and have been playing for 10 years. I have attended 20+ pro clinics in that time span. The game is evolving and I need to keep up. Love your videos. Thanks for all that you do for the Pickleball Community. ❤️ See you on the courts.

  69. Avatar photo Jerry Skilton on April 10, 2023 at 11:59 am

    I’m a newly certified level 1 coach. I have been asked by many to help them before I was certified, and enjoyed sharing what I knew at the time. I have recently started the Pickleball System, and I am excited to share this fantastic way of approaching the game to new and early intermediate players.
    I have clinics set up as early as this week, and have secured a position as an overseer to a public facility to bring along anyone that needs/wants the assistance. I will be recommending the “System” to anyone that is eager to learn the fundamentals, from the ground up, literally. Thanks for giving me the tools, and in helping to build my confidence toward my coaching skills!

  70. Avatar photo Lenny Nipper on April 10, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    I am a long time tennis player who is now having the most fun introducing tennis players to pickleball. It is so much fun it should be illegal.

  71. Avatar photo Judy Robertson on April 10, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    Yes, been coaching since 2019. PPA certified pro

  72. Avatar photo Holly Simpson on April 10, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    You guys are always one step ahead! I was going to reach out and ask for advice, as I have volunteered to run some beginner clinics at our new township courts. So many of the things I have learned have been through In2Pickle, The Pball System, and The Pickleball Therapy podcast, and I wanted to make sure that it is okay to share the ideas that have been the most helpful to me.
    Thank you for being so generous with your time and knowledge!

  73. Avatar photo Don Seibert on April 10, 2023 at 12:40 pm

    After playing pickleball for about 10 years, I invested in TPBS last year and finally got serious about learning the game! Since then, I have become a ASA Pickleball Ambassador and, with other volunteers, in our area, have founded Pickleball In Education, Inc., a 501C3 nonprofit which has the primary mission of getting the 40 high schools in the Northern Kentucky region to embrace pickleball and to teach it to the 30,000 students they have enrolled. We collect donations and sponsorships to assist us in providing nets, paddles and balls to each school as well as providing Teach The Teacher instruction (from Mark Renesson) to enable them to expose their students to the very fundamentals of the game to they can join in the fun!

  74. Avatar photo Lou Friedman on April 10, 2023 at 12:40 pm

    I coach informally where I play at our community center, and love teaching the game to new players such as family and friends. I am taking a PPR certification course in 2 weeks. I would love to be kept updated on what you have cooking!!!!
    Also love the pickleball system. I feel that my game has improved so much by understanding the framework of the game better and letting everything develop from there. Thanks for all the help you have given and a great pickleball system.

  75. Avatar photo Harriet Johnston on April 10, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    I have been a mentor/ assistant coach for
    novice and beginner groups since 2019. I recently finished my Level 1 IPTPA CPI which will allow me to lead sessions. Any help to improve my teaching is welcomed

  76. Avatar photo Joni L Catanese on April 10, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    As a PPR certified coach for almost 4 years, I am looking forward to new information to share with my students. Include me in on your new offering.

  77. Avatar photo Joni Catanese on April 10, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    As a PPR certified coach for almost 4 years, I am looking forward to new information to share with my students. Include me in on your new offering.

  78. Avatar photo Dutch Zuurmond on April 10, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    I mentor beginners weekly and also help run intermediate 4 day clinics at our 55+ community here in Northern California.
    The system helps help others the right way, light bulbs constantly go off.

  79. Avatar photo Marsha Johnson on April 10, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    I have friends who want to learn to play.

  80. Avatar photo Jeff on April 10, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    “Coach” may be a strong term to describe what we do as we learn as much from the folks enrolled in the program as they do from us. My wife and I Volunteer at local YMCA’s and introduce Seniors and Youth to the basic’s of Pickleball. It is truly a two-way street as we always obtain additional wisdom from the Seniors and a fresh perspective from the Youth players as we try to learn what works best for each session. So, not only has TPBS been key to our development as Players but it has also been the source for many new players starting off on their own PB Journey in a great fashion. It has been a true opportunity of a lifetime and an absolute thrill to watch people of all ages go from “what’s PB?” to holding their own in local Open Play. We are very grateful to CJ & Tony for giving so much back to the game, they are our inspiration and we look forward to growing in new directions with them as our Coaches!

  81. Avatar photo Joseph Sabadish on April 10, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Think I have sold a lot of “Beginner’s Guide to Pickleball “. Teaching beginners and intermediate level.

    • Avatar photo CJ Johnson on April 10, 2023 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you Dish. Hope to see you when I’m in Tampa.

  82. Avatar photo Jane MacKugler on April 10, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    IPTPA level 1 certified coach.

  83. Avatar photo Amy Tomlinson on April 10, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    I coach beginners and intermediates for the Clear Creek Metro Rec District in Idaho Springs, CO and in the Denver area. Looking forward to learning more about this great game.

  84. Avatar photo Leitha Fraser on April 10, 2023 at 5:44 pm

    I’m not a certified coach but I have been sharing your material with new pickleball players in my community. We play twice a week indoors. Sunday afternoons we devote an hour to learning the fundamentals of pickleball through drilling but also understanding the framework of the game- to use your words!! As a teacher, it is nice to watch everyone improve their skills as well as build their confidence as they step on the court.
    You have shared so much information with me, I’m excited share it with others and look forward to learning more from you both through coaching sessions. I watch your videos over and over in the system and never get tired of learning something new each time!
    Thank you CJ and Tony

  85. Avatar photo Doug Gunn on April 10, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    I’m a better coach than player and I love helping people. Twenty hours a week I sit at the front desk in the middle of six indoor courts and watch people of various abilities play . Since joining TPS I have quite a different perspective on the game. I love your videos and plan to watch them multiple times.

  86. Avatar photo Becky on April 10, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I coach high school varsity tennis. I informally coach pickleball because I always want everyone to play the best that they can and I very much enjoy seeing people improve and having even more fun on the court! I also an “analyst” by nature so I am very excited about TBS. Plus, CJ and Tony are wonderful coaches and they are providing exactly the kind of information I have been looking for. My goal is to truly understand the game and improve my play along the way. My dream is to become a certified pickleball coach. Thanks CJ and Tony for offering this opportunity for coaches. I really appreciate it!

  87. Avatar photo Pat Coleman on April 10, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    Will have my Level II IPTPA certification by the end of April.

  88. Avatar photo Lynnette Lubrant on April 10, 2023 at 9:55 pm

    I’m not a teacher or coach, but I love to help get newbies started. Our Public Radio station has pledge drives every year to raise money for station operations and donors can select from premiums as a thank you. The premiums are donated by other listeners. The station sets the donation amount. I decided to brave up and I donated beginner lessons for 4 for 4 hours, by a non certified pickleball enthusiast, me ! Someone donated $144. to the station, and chose my donated PB lesson premium! Can’t wait to meet them and share the game and pass on the CJ and Tony information, Fun – damentals!

  89. Avatar photo Eileen Nivera on April 11, 2023 at 4:17 am

    I love learning new things and sharing what I’ve learned with those who want to learn. Though I have no credentials in coaching, I’ve introduced several friends and neighbors to pickleball and helped newbies with understanding court positioning. With my established pickleball pals, I try to introduce them to drills in hope of finding future drilling partners.

  90. Avatar photo Mike Starr on April 11, 2023 at 5:46 am

    I am not a certified coach, but have helped a number of ‘seniors’ learn the game at our 55+ community. I have played pickleball for 2+ years and have taken several lessons. I currently teach a “Pickleball 101” and a “Pickleball 201” training session, but would really appreciate some guidance as to what/how to cover the basics. Thank you for doing this!

  91. Avatar photo Wanda Siedlecki on April 11, 2023 at 6:52 am

    Coaching 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 in senior community

  92. Avatar photo Bob Foster on April 11, 2023 at 8:51 am

    IFP Certified Instructor (level 2). I am the pickleball instructor at a large indoor sports facility near Milwaukee. I am always looking to improve my coaching skills and knowledge to better help my students achieve their goals.

  93. Avatar photo David King on April 11, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    IPTPA level 1 certified coach. Love teaching people the game of pickleball. I avg. playing 3 times a week and have been playing for 5years.

  94. Avatar photo Wayland Foote on April 11, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Teaching and mentoring mostly beginners. Want to step up to coaching capabilities.

  95. Avatar photo David Drake on April 12, 2023 at 9:05 am

    PPR Certified PB Instructor – 2 years.

  96. Avatar photo Jim Toth IPTPA Level 1 on April 12, 2023 at 10:38 am

    Hi CJ and Tony, I’m an IPTPA Level 1 Certified Instructor. I’ve subscribed to your program recently and thoroughly enjoy the content, flexibility, and instructions provided by your course so far. I’ll be working toward my Level 2 IPTPA certification over the next few months as well as getting PPR certified. I have about 25 people that I instruct regularly and I’m currently working with some country clubs in my area that are interested in pickleball instructions for members.

  97. Avatar photo wandakha Goodridge on April 12, 2023 at 4:18 pm

    Hi CJ AND Tony. I am not a “coach” however I have started a movement call LET’S DO IT!!!! This was born out of my desire to help fight obesity and co-morbidities in the African American community following Covid. I am teaching them the game of pickleball to inspire them to just move. Likewise I teach the game at inner city Recreation centers to train em up in the way they should go and hopefully they will not depart. I would love to learn different skills and techniques as I also take this opportunity to build my skills with motivated drill partners.

  98. Avatar photo Sylvie Goure on April 13, 2023 at 6:13 am

    Thanks to you two to always look upon us and for the always better practice for this beautiful sport.
    I am coaching the beginners and the beginners plus at our city pickleball club in Granby. I am a fan of all the technical aspects and happy to provide the reasoning behind actions. Always amaze to discover more. Looking forward to hear from you.

  99. Avatar photo Odell R Branch on April 13, 2023 at 5:38 pm

    Howdy CJ an Tony

    you guys has taught Me so much, I look at this game in a whole different way, and my coaching and game has improve due to your training.

    Thank you guys
    PPR Certified Coach

    • Avatar photo CJ Johnson on April 14, 2023 at 5:00 am

      Thank you Odell. We just showed you the way. You’re the one who put in the work! Congrats

  100. Avatar photo Mark on April 17, 2023 at 1:41 am

    Just Trying to help open things up here in the Uk

  101. Avatar photo Doug Banner on April 19, 2023 at 10:38 am

    This is great! You’re right, coaching certificates are time consuming and expensive. I’m a retired teacher and really don’t
    need to be taught how to teach, but what to teach and how to be effective with this sport.
    Looking forward to this.

  102. Avatar photo Bill Tennant on April 22, 2023 at 3:12 pm

    Hey guys!! …Working on my Ph.D. in education, and am a PPR pro, coaching pb 2 full days/week currently.

  103. Avatar photo Mary Beth on April 22, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    I’ll look forward to coaching tips !

  104. Avatar photo Glen Sundin on April 22, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    I am a lacrosse coach and pickle enthusiast. If anyone writes tips and articles reach out to me and I will invite you to my Pickleball editors group on Linked IN. Free to join. Awesome content.

  105. Avatar photo Maggi Kriger on April 22, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    Active certified PPR Coach. Always happy to add to the toolbox.

  106. Avatar photo Deede Formica on April 22, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    I am a PPR Certified Coach and look forward to getting some new tips to try.

  107. Avatar photo Deede Formica on April 22, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    I am a PPR Certified Coach and look forward to getting some new tips to try. I really enjoy your videos.

  108. Avatar photo Susan Rocha on April 22, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    IPTPA Certified, Level 1 and certified to teach Dynamite Doubles. Teach beginners and advanced beginners for the Palm Creek Pickleball Club.

  109. Avatar photo Deborah Westwater on April 22, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Yes I Coach 2,5 and 3.0 players wishing to move up 8n their ratings.

  110. Avatar photo Molly M. on April 22, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks so much. I’m a PPR Certified Coach and live in a 55 community with almost 800 members in our club. We have weekly drill classes, intro classes, beginner classes and mentoring sessions. It’s great to stay on top of new teaching techniques!

  111. Avatar photo Fred Clift on April 22, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    I am not PPR Certified but I have been playing pickleball for ten years.
    I have been teaching a weekly class at the Arapahoe Community College Fitness Center in Littleton Colorado.
    I have picked up some tips from your videos and Pickleball Summit presentation and others.
    Looking forward to learn more tips.

  112. Avatar photo David O'Connor on April 22, 2023 at 11:40 pm

    Looking forward to it.

  113. Avatar photo James Kuhn on April 23, 2023 at 2:04 am

    Retired health/physical education teacher and football/basketball coach. Several beginning players at our local senior center asked me to introduce them to the game. I’ve been following your program for awhile now and you both do an excellent job coaching/teaching the game of pickleball. Any coaching tips would greatly be appreciated.

  114. Avatar photo Gregg Whitfield on April 23, 2023 at 6:02 am

    IPTPA Certified and now playing pickleball exclusively.
    Tennis background and was certified by the USPTA.

  115. Avatar photo George Olivencia on April 23, 2023 at 7:39 am

    Began playing in 2021, joined and completed the pickleball system in 2022, and became a certified pickleball coach this year. Looking forward to what CJ anTony have to offer us.

  116. Avatar photo Robin O'Brien on April 23, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    I give lessons for beginners, “Learn To Play Pickleball” and love it when they “catch” the game. It is rewarding working with beginners. I believe that drills help your strokes and your pickleball game.. Before open play time I try to have some time for “Skills ‘n Drills”. Looking forward to any tip you will share with us. Enjoy your videos, youtubes and podcast info. Thanks.

  117. Avatar photo Kelli Hennessy on April 23, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Experienced, Certified Pickle Instructor teaching beginner/intmdte/advanced with a specialty in individual training. Also a successful ‘driller’ for hire. Stay ‘current’ in pickle teaching/trends. Thank you for all that you do to enhance the lives of others with your coaching/training and outstanding communication skills.

  118. Avatar photo Colin Smith on April 23, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    IPTPA Level II Certified coach
    One year coaching 6 years playing the game

  119. Avatar photo Tim Kuss on April 23, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    6 years coaching pickleball and 45+ years basketball and baseball.

  120. Avatar photo Jim Yu on April 23, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    Looking forward to learning

  121. Avatar photo Lori Emerson on April 24, 2023 at 6:23 am

    Coaching beginner players of all ages.

  122. Avatar photo Marga Beasley on April 25, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    I am PPR certified to teach beginners & have been teaching for about a year & a half. Just as I enjoy learning ways to improve my game, I also want to learn ways to improve my teaching skills.

  123. Avatar photo Walter Sipes on May 6, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    This is a great opportunity for us coaches to continue learn methods to improve our teaching this great game of Pickleball. Thanks for making this happen.

  124. Avatar photo Gary Willert on May 6, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    Formally, I coach beginning players at the local senior centre. Informally, I encourage emerging players to get out as frequently as they can and I attend as many of those sessions as I can to help and encourage. The response is gratifying, sometimes overwhelming. My students think I am very patient but they don’t even know how hard I work at being patient. Is it worth it? For me, yes!

  125. Avatar photo J T on May 6, 2023 at 6:07 pm

    I try to put a paddle in anyone who shows the slightest interest about pickleball. Usually they get hooked.

  126. Avatar photo Rémi D on May 7, 2023 at 3:27 am

    Tks you guys, for all you do for the love of the game!

  127. Avatar photo Karen Shenk on May 7, 2023 at 7:17 am

    Looking forward to your instruction

  128. Avatar photo Bruce Hamilton on May 7, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    I do a PB 101 at our senior center twice a year. Two hours in classroom day 1 then at least two hours on court the next day for drills, practice and game situations. I use several of the concepts CJ and Tony promote and the folks are impressed. I direct them to their site for follow-up and additional info. Several folks have stayed with the sport and have a great time socializing. Most of them don’t get too involved in strategy or tactics but they have lots of fun.

  129. Avatar photo Linda Carreras on June 21, 2023 at 5:29 am

    PPR certified. Student of the game. Constantly learning, improving, refining, progressing….Tailoring my teaching according to the learning comprehension abilities of my students. In addition to being an ‘ambassador’ of the sport, I have found that teaching/coaching is extremely rewarding, challenging and FUN. I have made so many nice Picklers in the three years of teaching/coaching; many of them have progressed steadily and participated in tournaments. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. THANK YOU! Linda

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