Capital Area Pickleball Association
Serving Dane County Wisconsin

The blog is where CAPA Board Members can share general information
of interest to members of our organization. 

  • 26 Jun 2023 2:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Summer is officially here and balls across the nation are...soft. Hot temps = soft plastic = slow balls.

    Don't be surprised if your Ferrari forehand drive starts looking more like a Prius, your overheads don’t end the point, and rallies last longer than an episode of Succession.

    What can you do about it?

    Sorry bangers, but it's soft game season. Stop trying to crush drives through your opponent. Button up your third shot drop and embrace peak consistency.

    It's also a great time to work on defense. Resets are a breeze with a softer ball. You have more time to react and the ball is easier to control coming off your paddle.

    The effects of a soft ball are even more noticeable on the bounce. The overheads you could never return should look less intimidating in hot weather.

    Don't give up if you leave a ball high. Let their smash bounce and watch it slow down dramatically after it hits the ground.

    Like it or not, it's time to adjust to warmer weather. Don't throw out your shoulder trying to find more power. Embrace the summer vibes and slow things down a little.

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  • 3 May 2023 3:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have over 400 members of the Madison Pickleball Meetup Group. While the group's 11 organizers are doing our best to schedule as many events as possible, we understand that many of you are frustrated when you don't run across them in time and try to sign up, only to be put on a waitlist.

    There are a couple of things you can do about this. The first is to become a co-organizer yourself! Then you can schedule events when and where you want them and indicate the skill levels you're trying to attract, so you can have reasonable competition. Just click on the "Contact Organizers" button on the home page and we'll be happy (delighted, really) to help you get started.

    The second is to not wait for an event to be scheduled but to reach out to other players whom you've met at a meetup and invite them to a game to be arranged directly among yourselves. Below are instructions for how to go about it.

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