Better Pickleball Camps

Where pickleball players dedicated to improving and reaching their potential come to learn.

We pioneered the Three Pillars of Pickleball, organizing pickleball training into Mechanical, Strategic, and Athletic Pillars. Our pickleball camps are holistic, covering all three areas of the game – and you need all three to unlock your pickleball potential. 

How Better Pickleball Creates an Experience Tailored Just For You!

Our IMMERSIVE Camps are the hands-on version of our highly acclaimed online course…The Pickleball System (TPS), which takes you systematically through all phases of improving your play. Now, you have the opportunity to attend a Camp and have this same experience in a 2-day on-court format.

What are these 3 building blocks of our IMMERSIVE experience, and why should I care?

  1. Our Exclusive Camp Format & Resources… ensure you leave with the results you desire AND are able to put them into practice when you arrive home.
  2. Ongoing Community Support (Before, During, and Post-Camp Interaction with Camp Alumni & Coaches)…so you know you are fully supported as you continue your journey.
  3. Our Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee…so you can put aside any concerns about picking the right camp and immerse yourself in your experience.
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Exclusive Camp Format & Resources

• Camp format combining participants of various skill levels, so you can achieve better results.
• Pre-camp Zoom video session encouraging all participants to set their expectations.
• Assigned Homework to watch several curated videos of upcoming Camp content so you can spend more time applying skills in Camp.
• A pre-populated Camp Workbook with space for you to add your personalized notes.
• Direction from CJ and Tony on creating your personalized Action Plan for your next steps after Camp.
• 12 hours of instruction with CJ and Tony
• LESS THAN 8:1 Student to Coach Ratio ensures you personalized attention.
• Lunch provided both days to keep your mind on the need to leave the facility!

Ongoing Community Support

All other Camps operate in a vacuum. Once you leave, you're on your own.

Better Pickleball Camps are Immersive, you become a part of the ongoing Better Pickleball Community that exists because CJ and Tony provide you with a multitude of ways to stay involved and grow your game.

More specifically, CJ and Tony continue to publish videos, podcasts, and other materials – all following the same messages and training that you receive at camp. You will be speaking the language of amazing pickleball – a language at the center of our IMMERSIVE camps.

And, if it fits where you are, you will have the opportunity to keep training with CJ and Tony by enrolling in a Pickleball System class (there is a separate fee for this class enrollment).

Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee

Your game improvement and satisfaction are of paramount importance to CJ and Tony.

If you take a Better Pickleball Camp and don't believe that your learning experience was worth the price paid for the camp, tell us. Like all other Better Pickleball learning experiences, we promise to refund your camp tuition unconditionally.

What other instructors are so sure about their teaching that they offer the same guarantee?

We can do this because we know The Pillars and the Framework of the Pickleball System, which is at the core of our IMMERSIVE Camps, delivers results.


Not A "Cookie Cutter" Camp

Better Pickleball Camps

Designed by head coaches CJ Johnson and Tony Roig to help you understand pickleball technique, strategy, and shot selection in an entirely new way.

Attending a Camp that combines skill levels provides better results than a camp focused on individual 'Skill-Levels'
(Beginner vs Intermediate vs Advanced)


At Better Pickleball's Camps, the focus is on your individual improvement. This is quite different from other camps in which the goal is to separate players into 'skill-level' camps...Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced…and then just treat the players as a collective – rather than as individuals.

Here's why our approach is more impactful. Our IMMERSIVE camps are personalized to your needs as an individual player. We provide instruction based on fundamental pickleball principles that apply to every player regardless of skill level. We then work with each player, individually, to make sure you are getting the training you need along these principles. The results are without parallel.

The advantage of learning in a camp with players of varied skill levels is that you'll learn to improve your game while practicing with players at a similar skill level and other players who are more advanced and some less advanced.

This method ensures that you learn to focus on what's most important in improving your own game...and not just adapting to whatever the "level group" is trying to do. You'll be better prepared to re-engage at your local courts and play the best you ever have.

What you'll learn

Learn the pickleball shots you ACTUALLY need and make fewer errors when you play.

Optimal strategies to win more rallies and frustrate your opponents.

Understand "why" surrounding pickleball strategy - gain power and eliminate doubt.

Stronger and more focused mindset, breaking you free from negative thoughts.

Start to "see" the game with our unique coach play sessions and rally breakdowns.

The keys to playing successful pickleball without the noise and distraction.

Become a confident and competent pickleball player.

Strengthen your relationship with the game you love and enjoy pickleball in a whole new way.

Other Things we do to Enhance the Pickleball Camp experience

Besides the Pickleball System Camp Guarantee*?

As our camp name implies, at Better Pickleball Camps, we want you to be prepared to be "IMMERSED" into the experience. We'll help you prepare before camp so you'll be able to more quickly integrate them into your game during camp.

  • About a month prior to a Better Pickleball Camp, you get to meet with Tony and CJ, and the other players in your camp on a Zoom call. You'll receive, in advance, a digital version of the physical workbook you'll receive once you get to camp. This allows you to get a head start on understanding the Three Pillars of Pickleball™ curriculum taught during camp.
  • Moreover, we send you a series of videos from The Pickleball System, our online course, to review prior to the camp. These videos not only lay the foundation for what you'll be learning but also accelerate the learning process.
  • During the camp, we make it easy for you by providing a printed copy of your digital workbook right at the start. From the first minute, we begin preparing you for your next steps at camp and beyond. We coach you on capturing into your personal workbook the information most relevant to your individual game, and throughout the camp, we guide you in creating your personalized post-camp action plan. This step-by-step plan will focus on the key areas that will elevate your game in the quickest possible manner once you return home.

PLUS...You Already KNOW and Trust Your Coaches

We do not OUTSOURCE our camps to other instructors.
Don't trust your pickleball coaching to a stranger!


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).

Better Pickleball Camp Guarantee

Just like with all of our pickleball training, we are 100% confident that our pickleball camps will improve your game. If you don't agree, we'll refund your camp entry fee.  No Questions Asked.

What Our Members Are Saying

Dave S.

“They did a really good job of meeting every player where they were and giving instructions that were specific to that person.”

Denise M.

“People have complimented me on my calm demeanor on the court, my “beautiful” dinking (thanks to the three year old dink), and my consistency.”

Howard L.

“I have attended camps for other sports and hobbies, and this one was one of the best! The knowledge and takeaway improvement was by far the best.”

Margee L.

“The experience of going to this pickleball camp greatly exceeded all my expectations”

Mike E.

“I have achieved my goal, and I am playing at a 4.0 level. I’ve also qualified for Nationals in two events!”

Vicky S.

“This camp encompassed more aspects of pickleball than the others I have gone to. Highly recommend this camp.”

Gary L.

“I wasn’t just out there banging balls for three days. This really made me a thinking pickleball player.”

Merri W.

“The 3 Pillar Framework that was taught at camp gave me tools to continue improving my game at my pace.”

Jill P.

“You will leave the camp with a fresh or renewed perspective, increased confidence, important individual feedback, and an individualized action plan which will help take your play to new levels.”

Here’s what a TPS course alumnus, who also attended the Camp, had to say.

“I’m so glad I decided to sign up for a Better Pickleball camp. When I went through the Pickleball System, I skipped over much of the shot mechanics because I figured I had it down. I went to the Camp especially wanting to minimize my popups. I had no idea, until CJ and Tony worked with me individually, that the problem had everything to do with my shot mechanics. I might never have figured it out if I hadn’t gone to an IMMERSIVE Camp.”