Maximize Your Success

Strategies for Peak Tournament Performance

You'll learn how to best prepare to navigate the pressures of tournament play, optimize strategic decisions, cultivate a winning mindset, and prepare your body to achieve peak performance during the rigors of tournament play. 

Tournament Game Plan

During Tournaments we put ourselves to the test.

Tournament play is not the same as regular local play. Nerves are different. Competition is more focused. Strategies need to be spot on.

It's a test to see how well we navigate a game when facing other players determined to give their all against us.

tony roig playing tournament

Our success in a tournament comes down to three areas:


  1. How well we can execute the shots during the match. (the Mechanical Pillar) 
  2. Our ability to deploy strategies that give us the best chance for success. (the Strategic Pillar) 
  3. How our body and mind are able to perform in a competitive tournament setting. (the Athletic Pillar) 


While the groundwork for your success has been laid over the last several months or even years, it's the unique nuances of tournament-specific strategies that can propel you to success. In this online course, we'll delve into these critical areas, handing you the keys to unlock YOUR competitive edge.

Pre-Tournament Readiness: Prepare to Perform

Understand the essential steps to effective pre-tournament preparation. We'll guide you through proven strategies to optimize both your physical readiness and mental sharpness so you hit the court feeling great and brimming with confidence.

Game Time Adjustments: Adapt and Overcome

Discover how to stay agile and responsive, making real-time adjustments that can turn the tide of the match. Learn how to judge when to 'play by the book' or 'step outside the box.'  Understand how to identify threats and opportunities to stay a step ahead.

Mindset Matters: The right mental approach

Learn to harness the power of your mindset to overcome tournament jitters and play your best. Discover how to keep your nerves in check and maintain a focused and positive mindset to perform under pressure and transform your tournament experience.

What you'll learn

How to target for maximum impact.

Ideal strategies to exploit opportunities and avoid danger.

Optimal timeout usage – one of the most common yet avoidable flaws in tournament play.

How to keep negative thoughts from undermining your day.

When to make real-time adjustments to improve your chance for success.

How to arrive at the courts feeling prepared, confident and ready to play.

To navigate the physical demands of a long tournament day.

Meet the Better Pickleball Coaches

Pickleball tournament game plan

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 as a PGA Golf Pro, PSIA Ski Instructor, and ISSA Personal Trainer. 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 with 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 the host of the one-of-a-kind Pickleball Therapy podcast, and I even wrote a book, "Play Pickleball." But what most allows me to confidently stand before you as Your Pickleball Coach comes from years of work and dedication to this profession, including achieving the highest pickleball coaching certification available: Master Teaching Professional and Director with the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association. 

Tony playing pickleball tournament

Start your journey today with confidence and peace of mind!

Unlock access to this comprehensive online course, available on demand 24/7, tailored for your convenience and flexibility. When you enroll, you receive an entire year of unlimited access to all the course materials, so you can learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever suits you best. All you need is an internet connection and the device you are viewing this on.

Plus, we are committed to your satisfaction and success. That’s why we offer a 90-day money-back guarantee. If you're not completely satisfied within the first 90 days, you can request a full refund—no questions asked.

Make it Count

If you are going to put yourself out there and play a tournament, shouldn’t you go in there with the edge to help you play your best, enjoy your experience and perhaps even medal?