Capital Area Pickleball Association
Serving Dane County Wisconsin

Lessons and Classes Offered by Certified Instructors

CAPA provides a list of instructors who give individual and group lessons. These instructors operate independently from CAPA and are responsible for the content and instruction they provide. Instructors may list classes and lessons in the following blog. If you have questions regarding their offerings, contact them directly for information. 

  • 3 May 2031 1:00 PM | Jeanne Burgess

    Learn to Play series of two lessons Paddles for you to try out, learning, and lots of fun with a group of others also learning to play pickleball!

    PRIVATE Lessons;  Scheduled for one to 4 participants,  at the best time and courts for you!  1 1/2 - 2 hours,  $48 - $74  with paddles to try out too!

    Playing Lessons; 

    Coaching while you are playing in a game - and/or with your doubles partner - learn strategy and effective doubles play.

    GROUP Lessons;

    June 20  & 27th  5-7pm Cottage Grove  $64 includes both sessions

    June 24 &  July 1   Harriet Park Verona  6-8pm  $64 includes both sessions

    August 1 & 2   6-8pm Cottage Grove Courts  $64 includes both sessions

    September 1 & 8th  5-7pm Harriet park Verona  $64 includes both sessions

    September 2  & 9th  5-7pm Harriet park Verona  $64 includes both sessions


    Learn to Play and Intermediate lessons always available and scheduled at a time and court that fits your calendar!

    Pickleball lessons for your group,  or private lessons just for YOU -  schedule at a time and place  that is best for you!  Group  of 4 participants - 2 hour lessons $48/person,  private lessons $74 for 1 1/2hrs or a series of three lessons $184. Paddles to demo/try out, learning and lots of fun included!

    Contact;   Jeanne Marie                                                                                        International Pickleball Teaching Professional &  Coach          608-960-7176

  • 31 Dec 2025 10:15 AM | David Shi

    Join us to have fun learning and playing the fatest growing sport of pickleball !  A socail sport where you can meet new people, playing with friends, have fun and get great exercises !

    Event: Pickleball for Beginners (learn basics of pickleball, play fun games and build solid foundation)  3-sessions 

    Location:   McGaw park, Fitchburg

    Date:  Saturday 7/13,7/20,7/27/2024     Time: 12-1:30pm    $110/person

    Event: Pickleball Skills Clinic (for advanced beginners and intermediate level players to improve important skills and upgrade)

    Location:   McGaw park, Fitchburg

    Date: Saturday 7/27/2024     Time: 10:15-11:45 am    $45/person

    Instructor: David Shi, Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional (IPTPA Level II)

    Registration:  email: or text:  608-395-7508 (text msg is preferred) 

    Semi-Private or Private lessons  Date/time:  Week or weekend afternoons best fit your schedule.  Private: $45/hour, $65/1.5 hour. Semi-Private:  $50/1.5 hour (minimum of two people).

    Please bring water, If in need to borrow a paddle one will be provided. 

    IPTPA: International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association

  • 1 Jan 2025 12:59 PM | Abigail Darwin

    Reasonably Priced Private Lessons for Youth, Adults & Seniors - Individuals, Couples & Groups (Beginners & Intermediates):

    Choose your preferred outdoor court and date for lessons! I am generally available weekday evenings from 5 pm onwards and anytime on weekends.

    Cost*: Individuals - $30/person per hour; more than 1 person (couples or groups) - $25/person per hour 

    *You only have to pay me for the lesson, IF YOU HAD FUN! Cash, check or Venmo accepted! Free loaner paddles available. I provide all the balls and will teach on any court of your choosing in the Greater Madison Area!

    Instructor: Abigail Darwin, PPR Certified Instructor

    Contact: akdarwin@gmail.com608-334-4971

  • 31 Jul 2023 7:21 AM | Dawn Weiland

    Flexilbity!   Put together your own group and we can find a time to make it work!

    Lessons will be taught at Hitters and $32 pp if you have four for 90 minutes.  Other options available if you have fewer players.

    I am a PPR Certified instructor with regional titles in Arizona, Colorado and Texas, and a medal winner at Nationals.   

    I can help you learn this game while having FUN!!   Available now through September.

    Dawn Weiland


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