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THE Pickleball System

Everything You Need To Improve Your Game And Confidently Reach Your Playing Potential.

Before diving into the System, let's talk about who this is really for...

You’re frustrated because you don’t know what to do next. You’re stuck. You’ve hit a wall and can’t seem to reach the next level of play. Pickleball started as a fun game to get a little exercise and meet people. But it's been long enough, and you feel like you should be playing better and that you’re letting everyone down, especially yourself.

You’re tired of spinning your wheels, watching YouTube videos, and getting advice from other players on the pickleball court. (Besides, you’re pretty confident they don’t have all the answers either.) But you have no clue who to listen to, and you’re ready to stop being in the dark all the time!

You feel intimidated and confused when you hop on the court with a better player. You want to challenge yourself but sometimes feel a little clueless because you don’t clearly understand the strategy you need to play with them. You know you’re missing something, but you don’t know what?

You're in the right place!

The Pickleball System gives you the framework, tools, and a clearly marked path to become the player YOU want to be.

Mechanical Pillar


Mechanical Pillar

Consistently hit your shots

How to consistently hit your shots where you want and with fewer errors, including the serve, return of serve, volleys, dinks, and third shot drop.

How to be ready

How to be ready - optimally so that you can respond effectively to every shot coming your way.

How to improve your movement

How to improve your movement, making it easier for you to get to each shot with faster footwork

Strategic Pillar


Strategic Pillar

How to know the right shot to hit

How to know the right shot to hit allowing you to play to your strengths and take advantage of your opponent’s weakness.

How to choose the best strategy

How to choose the best strategy when you’re playing on the return side as well as when you’re playing on the serve side. They’re different!

How to “see” the game

How to “see” the game and make decisions in real-time. It is a lot more fun playing pickleball like this! 😃

Athletic Pillar


Athletic Pillar

Get the most out of your body

How to get the most out of your body to play your best and avoid injuries, including balance, flexibility, and more.

How to keep your focus

How to keep your focus on the court, reducing the anxiety and overwhelm that naturally happens when we play.

Enjoy a healthier and happier relationship with Pickleball

How to enjoy a healthier and happier relationship with the sport you love – as well as your life in general – with an improved body-mind connection.

"Yesterday we participated in a kind of shootout, 8 players on 2 courts. Organized, so everyone played with each other and against each other.

At the end--added up the scores, and the top 4 play each other and then the bottom 4. Joe (my hubs) ended up in the top 4, and I was in the lower 4. BUT we had a great time.

Half the players consider themselves advanced and play with an advanced-only group. After playing with them, they said they would welcome Joe and me to play with them! Acknowledging that is one of the ways for us to improve.

You will love that they said that one reason we would be welcomed is that we understand the game.

We had a blast, and I felt challenged—especially mentally. Also, longer rallies challenged me physically. Mechanically, I knew I would have to be more thoughtful and accurate—they wouldn’t let me get away with junk 😉

Thanks again for all you have done for my game! And it’s not just the game—it’s my attitude about the game, myself, etc. I really appreciate the whole package that you and Tony offer."

Beth L.

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Everything You Need To Improve Your Game And Confidently Reach Your Playing Potential

It’s not just a “set of videos.” It’s a 12-month class step-by-step class designed by CJ and Tony, step-by-step to play YOUR best pickleball.

YOUR personalized Success Path™

Includes all 3 Pillars of Pickleball

150+ Videos, including step by step

5 Live Coaching Calls with CJ and Tony

Comprehensive Drills Library

Game Breakdown Study Lab

2 Enrollment Options, Starting at only $297

Class members will have access to the course for one year from their initial class. After their first year, they will be able to join future classes at a substantially discounted rate Alumni Rate.

Class members will have access to the course for one year from their initial class. After their first year, they will be able to join future classes at a substantially discounted rate Alumni Rate.

THE Pickleball System will give you the confidence to finally play more consistently, utilizing the right shots and strategies with the physical and mental stamina to play YOUR BEST Pickleball.

"I had been playing Pickleball for about two years when I noticed that my skill set had plateaued. I watched YouTube videos, practiced some of the suggestions, and then would go on to another video with little or no improvement.

Then I found CJ and Tony. I was amazed at the curriculum and the structure. Now I have a plan for growth and stability going forward. I can measure my progress, and I'm excited to see where I can take my game. I have absolutely seen an improvement in my play, my mental composure, and I'm having more fun.

The flexibility of the System allows anyone who wants to improve to create their own plan with guidance from CJ and Tony."

Gerard M.


What’s Inside THE Pickleball System?

Your Success Path

Everyone's pickleball journey is different. Stop wasting time and get clear on YOUR path to reach your goals. We fill in the blanks so you know exactly what you've been missing.

You will learn:

  • How to start out right and lay a solid foundation.
  • How to gain clarity and put it all together.
  • What the Three Pillars of Pickleball mean for you.
  • How to measure your progress with a “Winning” Philosophy.
  • And MORE...

BTW - No need to be concerned about the tech. We walk you through the software and support system, so you can easily find what you need.

Mechanical Pillar

Chances are you've tried correcting your strokes with varying degrees of success. No more guesswork. You'll know how to minimize mistakes and consistently hit the ball where you want it to go.

You will learn:

  • Why footwork is so important and how it helps you be in the right place at the right time.
  • How to gain control of your body and quickly recover so you’re ready for the next shot
  • How to adjust in real-time
  • And MORE...

Incorporating the mechanics into your game will give you confidence in even the most challenging situations.

Strategic Pillar

Knowing how to hit the ball is one thing, but you also need to know what shot to hit when. We’ll teach you how to construct points and solve the puzzles you see on the court.

You will learn:

  • How being more intentional with your shots leads to success.
  • Why the Return of Serve is the most important shot and the reason you’ll win or lose more rallies.
  • We'll teach you how to STOP giving up so many free points.
  • How to move from baseline to the NVZ with confidence.
  • And MORE...

CJ and Tony are famous for their game breakdowns. It's like having CJ and Tony coach you through a game.

Athletic Pillar

You know how to hit a shot and where it needs to go, but after three games, you're gassed and unable to focus. No matter where you’re starting, we can help you to feel better and think more clearly.

You will learn:

  • You'll get several done for you plans to help players of any level improve thier picklebaltheirl fitness. Don’t worry you won’t have to hit the gym if you don’t want to.
  • How to focus your mental and emotional energy so you play better and have more fun.
  • And MORE...

Playing your best will be a life-long journey. We’ll show you how to use this course and the resources for years to come to keep improving and enjoying the game you love.


Live Coaching Calls

This is not a self-guided course! You'll have live coaching calls with CJ and Tony through out the year of your class to help you stay on the fastest path to improvement.

Drills Library

Stop wasting time scouring the internet for the right drill to improve your skill. Even if you don't have a partner or can't get to the courts, we've got a way for you to improve.

Facebook Community

Here's your chance to connect with a vibrant community of like-minded pickleball players, ask questions, bring accountability to your goals, and get support on your journey

"What I was missing was the strategy.

We went to Arizona to visit friends, and we played in a tournament when we were there. We got our butts kicked!

I followed you two on YouTube because you guys talk strategy more than anybody else. Other players in the YouTube information network talked a lot about stroke, about where the ball is coming, where you should be standing, and that kind of stuff. I can hit the ball. I might not get it right where I want every time, but that part of it is not that big of an issue for me.

You gave me that extra boost into the strategy of the game. The game videos where we could run it back and forth and in slow motions were critical. Everything's right there in front of us for all the different areas that we want to approve. You've put it all in one package."

-Kevin B.


We call it THE Pickleball System because it's a SYSTEM

The System is a structured class with a framework designed to help you create a step-by-step path to achieve YOUR pickleball goals.

It's not a bunch of videos where you have to pick and choose (you can do that on YouTube). CJ and Tony will be with you as you start working through the System to make sure you’re on the fastest track to improvement.

No matter if you're a beginning player just getting your feet wet, a not-so-newbie lacking confidence, or a frustrated experienced player who knows you’re capable of more, we got you covered!

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).


Frequently Asked Questions

CJ and Tony love producing YouTube content. Unfortunately, that platform isn’t conducive to the step-by-step content you need to improve quickly.

We go well beyond the tips and tricks you find on YouTube. You get the framework and objectives you need to finally understand the game and your fastest path to improvement.

In THE Pickleball System, we provide step-by-step content not found on YouTube. We do all the heavy lifting: all you need to do is practice to get real results.

The System is an online class and is so much more than watching videos.

That's why we provide you with a variety of resources and step-by-step instructions to identify the information you need to improve and learn how to incorporate it into your game.

Each video lesson and resource was designed to help you understand the concept and provide you the tools to develop the on-court skills you need to achieve your playing goals.

The System includes 5 group coaching calls. You’ll get to meet with Tony, CJ, and your fellow classmates in an interactive online meeting where we’ll answer questions and show you your next steps inside the System.

You are part of a class, and everyone begins at the same time.

Modules will be released on a predetermined schedule designed to facilitate your journey and help you get the information you need to improve your play. A module review video from CJ and Tony will proceed each module release.

Members will have access to the modules for one year from their initial class. After their first year, they will be able to join future classes at a substantially discounted rate.

In addition, there is a PRIVATE Facebook group where classmates can connect with each other, ask questions and share information.

You'll be able to surround yourself with like-minded pickleball players: people who have a desire to improve.

Ask questions and share your knowledge and a variety of pickleball subjects, from paddles to strategies to shoes and everything in between.

A change in technique or the Mechanical Pillar will require practice. The good news is that there are drills in the module that can be done away from the court and without a partner.

Likewise, changes in the Athletic Pillar or the mind/body connection are done off the court as well.

The Strategic Pillar is done both on and off the court. It's best to review games online as well as watch other players at your local courts. Then it's time to get out there and apply what you've learned!

While you'll need to spend sometime on a court, there are a multitude of ways you can improve away from the courts.

This isn't a course. Players often treat courses like DVD box sets. Remember those? Most of them simply sit on a shelf.

Think of this more like a college course. You've got coaching, resources, and support to help you learn to play YOUR BEST Pickleball game.

THE Pickleball System is designed around the Three Pillars of Pickleball: Mechanical (the how-to), Strategic (what to do when), and Athletic (mind/body connection).

It's based on a framework with a methodical step by step-by-step approach that you can access at any time. Plus, you can repeat the modules as often as you like and work through them at your own pace.

Lastly, if you join THE Pickleball System, put in the work, and don't see an improvement in your game, email us, and we'll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

We’ve found that it’s better to learn the correct habits from the beginning than unlearn bad habits. When you understand the strategies and concepts you’ll make real progress and won’t get distracted by all the bad information online and on the courts.

Let's reframe that.

It's not about completing the class. It's about getting the correct information to improve your game the fastest.

Most players could comfortably work with the system materials for years. Alumni students have told us that when they go back through the materials it resonates differently because they are now different players.

We have 4.5 level players who continue to use the System modules to improve their play.

What's most important is that you take the information from the System and apply it to your game. That's how you will see results.

The same game framework, objectives, strategies, and shots that we cover at a Pickleball System camp are all included in our online System class. The core information is the same; the only difference is the learning environment in which the information is delivered.

The biggest difference is THE Pickleball System is in an online class format. Players have the ability to go back over the information 24/7/365.

Camps are a two-day in-person on-court experience.

Camps and the System are different experiences. The information in the system and at the camp work hand in hand with each other.

At the camp, you'll have a chance to practice the concepts you learn in the system. After the camp, you'll have the system to help you to integrate more concepts into your game. After all, you're only going to retain so much information.

That's why we offer a program that includes both the online and in-person experience. Players have told us that the camp reinforces the information learned prior to the camp and gives players a chance to go back and review videos long after the camp is completed.

The PRIVATE Facebook group is a place where classmates can connect with each other, ask questions and share information.

You'll be able to surround yourself with like-minded pickleball players: people who have a desire to improve.

Ask questions and share your knowledge and a variety of pickleball subjects from paddles to strategies to shoes and everything in between.

Plus you'll see CJ and Tony in the grou

Participation in the Facebook group is OPTIONAL.

All of the course content will be delivered in the course hub. Pickleball System course content will NOT be delivered on Facebook.

Some members have chosen to create accounts that are used only to access the group so they can participate in the interaction with their classmates.

We know that The Pickleball System delivers results.

But if for any reason, you join THE Pickleball System, and find that it's not for you email us and we'll refund 100% of your enrollment fee.

As long as you can access the internet with a phone, pad, or computer, you have all the skills you need to be able to access the courses and the community.

The course is hosted on an easily searchable software platform (Its name is Searchie! lol!) The coaching calls are on Zoom but are recorded and put into your course hub and the optional community is on Facebook.

The Pickleball System is a class everyone starts at the same time. Members will have access to the modules for one year from their initial class.

After the year, you'll be given the opportunity to join new classes the following year at a substantially discounted Alumni Rate.

It doesn't matter if you attend live it will not impede your learning journey. The replays will be available the next day in your course hub.

Of course. As long as you have a device and can access the internet, you can access the course content.

If time zones don't allow you to take part in the live Coaching Calls you can submit your questions prior to the call and watch the replay.

Reach out to us at and we'll provide you with Paypal, Venmo, or some other form of payment provider used in your country.

We are unable to adjust the price of the System based on exchange rates. If you are able to pay the regular price for the System we ask that you do so. If however, the price would prevent you from joining The System, let us know and we'll get you into the class.

"I think what went through my head was I'm an athletic person, but there's a limit to my athletic capacities and my abilities to improve my pickleball.

I wanted to continue to improve my pickleball skills and techniques, but I also wanted to improve other aspects of the game. My physical ability to move on the court, my skills at reading the court, my strategy abilities, as well as the mind frame of what was going through my head and between my ears.

The System addresses all of those different areas. I was able to pick and choose my focus depending on what was going on in my life at the moment or what I just wanted to concentrate or what I felt the highest need was. Or, as CJ puts it, the lowest-hanging fruit."

-Shirley K.


What if you aren't in a position to afford the course tuition?

If you’re ready to do this, then we are going to get you into THE System no matter what.

What's important to both us and the work we do are two things:

1. Are you committed to improving your game?

2. Does THE Pickleball System and the framework and path we've been discussing resonate with you?

If the System is for you, but you're in a place right now where $297 or the monthly payment plan doesn't work for you for whatever reason, we are not going to allow price to be an impediment to your improvement.

Contact us, and we’ll work with you.

Are You Ready to Improve...Really Ready?

Ready to shake up your pickleball game?
No matter what you decide to do, we care about your success.

Here's a little tough love...If you want to change your performance level, and we're guessing you do because you're still here, then STOP looking for the latest and greatest.

Let's get clear about this. Regardless if you decide to go on this journey with us in THE Pickleball System, we want you to do one thing for yourself. Understand that no one-shot, strategy, or the latest YouTube video is standing between you and taking your pickleball game to the next level.

Outstanding performance in any sport, including pickleball, is the ability to understand the game, mold that understanding into your skillset, and then execute it over and over, under any condition.

And while you may ultimately learn to navigate it on your own… there's no reward for doing it the hard way.

As life-long competitive athletes and coaches, we know first-hand it takes a holistic approach to improve: technique, strategy, mental performance, and physical fitness. And it has to fit into your busy lifestyle. That's exactly how we designed THE Pickleball System.

There is a whole toolbox of support waiting to carry you through 2022 and beyond if it feels aligned with your pickleball goals. We want to help you take a step forward.

We believe that you can do this —this is YOUR journey.

YES, to believing you can be invited to the exclusive games.

YES, to knowing you have confidence no matter who you're playing.

YES, to acknowledging you are on your way to becoming the best player you can be.

If you're seeking permission to invest in yourself, your growth as an athlete, and your enjoyment of the game, you already love-give it to yourself.

And THE Pickleball System is the *best* way to receive guidance, support, and our expertise to navigate your pickleball improvement path.

So if you're ready to do this, we look forward to sharing this journey with you!

CJ and Tony