Gain the winning edge

Master-Level Pickleball Stacking for Competitive & Tournament Players

Stacking transcends mere side shifts; it's an advanced tactic that when mastered and dynamically applied, becomes your strategic leverage to outthink and outplay the opposition.

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Elevate Your Competitive Play

Stacking Strategies That Lead to More Victories

Step onto the court with confidence, armed with strategies that turn tough matches into triumphant victories.

Discover the TRUE Power of Stacking

For the Uninitiated: If you're a tournament or competitive player yet to harness the power of stacking, prepare for a game-changer. This isn't just another tactic; it's an essential strategy that can give you unparalleled control over the game.

For the Seasoned Stackers: Think you know all there is about stacking? Stacking is more than a simple swap; it's a chess move on the pickleball court. If you're not using stacking as a calculated strategy, you are only skimming the surface of this powerful technique.

Strategic Foundation

Begin with the essential techniques where you'll learn positioning for advantage and orchestrating plays that leave opponents reacting instead of acting.

Defending Against a Stack

Cultivate the skills to anticipate and dismantle your opponent's stacking approach, establishing a responsive defense that disrupts their game plan.

Come From Behind Tactics

Employ stacking formations strategically to reverse score deficits, orchestrating pivotal comebacks that shift the momentum in your favor.

Advanced Insights

Delve into the subtleties of sophisticated stacking strategies such as the shadow shift or reverse stacking to outplay rivals when the stakes are highest.

Opponent Assessment

Sharpen your ability to identify and target the vulnerabilities in your opponents' game and use strategic stacking to position your team for the win.

Score-Based Positioning

Bonus Video - Learn the secrets to never losing track of your position, even when stacking, so you and your partner are always in the correct position on the court.

Your Blueprint to Stacking Mastery

Course Breakdown

Video 1: The Foundations of Stacking

Unearth the core principles of stacking and why it's the secret weapon for competitive play. We'll start from the basics and build a solid foundation that will serve as the bedrock for your strategic growth.

Video 2: Advanced Stacking Strategies

Delve into the sophisticated tactics that can make or break a tournament game. Learn how to analyze your opponents, use hand signals like a pro, and make split-second decisions that will leave your adversaries in awe.

Video 3: Stacking in Action

Watch real gameplay breakdowns. Understand the thought process behind each move and start thinking like a pickleball strategist. Learn how to defend against the stack.

Video 4: Stacking to Win

Discover the techniques that can turn the tide of any match. From trailing scores to triumphant comebacks, learn how strategic positioning and the right formations can lead to a win. This is where stacking transitions from a concept to your playbook for winning.

Bonus: The Intersection of Stacking and Scoring

Learn the essential techniques to confidently determine your correct serving and receiving positions, avoiding costly faults.

Why Choose The Stacking Lab?

"The Stacking Lab" isn't just a course; it's a must-have for any tournament or competitive player. With detailed video breakdowns, real-life scenarios, and expert strategies, you'll not only understand stacking - you'll breathe it, live it, and, most importantly, win with it.

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).

Tony Bio

"I took a 3-day intensive course with a top-rated pro. In retrospect, I think it was too much information all at once. However, in one Zoom class, I learned a skill that immediately changed my understanding, strategy, and execution.

I have been a student of Pickleball since I started and have worked very hard at improving, but nothing has changed my game so dramatically. I have always enjoyed YouTube videos, but the Zoom format takes learning to a whole new level."


-Lynn C.

Lynn C.

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Unlock Your Competitive Edge

Designed to help competitive and tournament players understand the strategic power of stacking and gain the maximum advantage with minimal effort!