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THE Pickleball System

This is your golden ticket to transcend your current game. Picture stepping onto the court, radiating a level of confidence and skill that’s beyond what you’ve ever achieved. Experiencing the pure joy of realizing your full potential. That’s not a distant wish; it's what you’ll experience with THE Pickleball System. The Next Class begins in September 2024.

Before diving into the System, let's talk about you...

Yes, you. The passionate pickleball player that's hit a roadblock. 

You're driven to succeed, but you're stuck. You've hit a wall and are struggling to reach the next level. 

You’ve felt the sting of frustration as your progress seems to have plateaued. You have a nagging feeling that you could be, and should be, playing better.

You've sought guidance from fellow players, watched countless YouTube videos, only to feel like you are stuck in a maze of conflicting advice.

Facing more experienced players, you've felt a twinge of intimidation. There's a missing piece, but you can't quite put your finger on it.

But here's the good news - you're about to embark on a transformative journey!

THE Pickleball System serves as your roadmap, a guidebook to elusive strategies, and a compass illuminating the path to unlocking your true pickleball potential.

Mechanical Pillar


Mechanical Pillar

Precision and Consistency

Learn how to consistently hit your shots where you want them. We've got you covered from serves to returns, volleys to dinks. Say goodbye to random errors and hello to consistent execution.

Net and Out Errors

By understanding the dual aspects that influence every shot - energy and trajectory- you'll be able to adjust the power and direction behind each shot, in real time, reducing your unforced errors.

Enhanced Movement

Unleash your agility to improve your reactions. We'll show you how to improve your footwork and foundation, ensuring you're always in the right place at the right time. 

What happens when you move efficiently and can execute each shot consistently, but you're unsure what shot to take and when? If you've ever felt lost in the strategic aspect of the game, you're not alone - and we have just the solution for you in our Strategic Pillar.

Strategic Pillar


Strategic pillar

Master Decision-Making

Tired of being unsure about what shot to take and when? Our Strategic Pillar will transform you into a confident and decisive player.

Choose the best strategy

We will teach you how to tailor your strategy whether you're on the return side or the serve side to suit the situation. No more wondering what to do next. It isn't just about hitting the ball; it's about outsmarting your opponent.

Seeing the Game

One of the greatest transformations you'll experience is learning to "see" the game from a new perspective. With our guidance, you'll start making decisions in real-time, turning each game into an exhilarating challenge instead of a source of stress.

But what happens when your physical stamina can't keep up with your strategic mind? What if you have the knowledge but not the endurance? Don't worry, we have a solution for that, and it's called the Athletic Pillar.

Athletic Pillar


Athletic pillar

Elevate Your Physical Game

Our Athletic Pillar is designed to help you harness your body's potential. You'll learn how to maintain balance, enhance flexibility, and avoid injuries, transforming the way you move and interact on the court. It's not just about being able to play. It's about playing your best.

Maintain Laser Sharp Focus

The Athletic Pillar also helps you keep your focus on the court, reducing the anxiety and overwhelm that can occur during a game. We'll provide you with techniques that not only improve your physical performance but also your mental resilience.

Foster a Healthier Relationship with Pickleball

We believe pickleball should be a source of joy, not stress. This section of our system will teach you how to foster a healthier and happier relationship with the sport you love, enhancing your mind-body connection and overall enjoyment of the game.

However, no matter how physically prepared or focused you are, if you don't have a community that supports and understands your journey, it can feel like you're battling alone on the court.

"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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"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.


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

Your Guides to Better Pickleball


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

The Pickleball System goes well beyond the tips and tricks you find on YouTube. It provides a comprehensive, structured framework not found in our free content. It's like comparing a full-length book to a series of blog posts - both can be insightful, but the book provides a deeper, more complete understanding with a contiguous narrative.

The System is meticulously designed to guide you step-by-step on your unique pickleball journey, filling in the gaps that standalone videos can't cover. It's a holistic approach that includes all aspects of the game - from technique and strategy to mental performance and physical fitness.

Plus, you gain access to a wealth of resources, including live coaching calls, a drills library, downloadable study guides, and a supportive community of fellow learners. So, while our free content is a great starting point, THE Pickleball System takes your learning - and your game - to a whole new level.


Don't worry if you're new to online learning - we've made the experience intuitive and straightforward. The Pickleball System is designed to be user-friendly with a step-by-step approach. Plus, we have a support team ready to guide you if needed.

The content is delivered through a mix of video lessons, live coaching calls, downloadable study guides, and interactive community discussions on our private Facebook group. It's entirely self-paced so that you can learn at your own speed.

Modules will be released on a predetermined schedule designed to facilitate your journey and help you get the information you need IN ORDER to improve your play. 

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.


A change in technique or the Mechanical Pillar will require practice. The good news is that there are drills in the modules 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.

Yes, The Pickleball System Success Path allows you to personalize the journey for your current level of play. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player, the course provides a personalized learning journey to help you improve.

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 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. Plus, you'll see CJ and Tony in the group.

Participation in the Facebook group is OPTIONAL.

All of the course content will be delivered in the course hub. The 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 within the first 90 days of your class 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 Pickleball System is designed to be user-friendly, even for those not familiar with online learning. Plus, our support team is ready to assist you with any technical issues.

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 a link to enroll for 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, reach out to us at

"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.