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!

    March 18  & 25th`noon - 2pm  Mondays at the Verona Athletic Center  $64 Includes both sessions, paddles for you to try out, learning,  and lots of fun!

    April 14 & 21 Sundays Harriet Park Verona 3-5pm  $64 includes both sessions, paddles for you to try out, learning and lots of fun!

    LEAGUE Play April 15 & 22 Mondays 5-7 pm Harriet Park Verona  Novice and intermediate Leagues  $14 includes both sessions!

    CONTACT:   pballjb@yahoo.com

    Intermediate lessons always available, to learn more pickleball strategy and shots,  and have more fun!

    Other dates and times available for you to schedule on your calendar time!

    Pickleball lessons for your group,  or private lessons just for YOU -  schedule at a time and place  that is best for you!  Group  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     

    pballjb@yahoo.com         608-960-7176

  • 31 Dec 2025 1:30 PM | 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 !

    Coming Event: Pickleball Skills Clinic (for intermediate level players)

    Location:   McGaw park, Fitchburg

    Date: Saturday 4/20/2024     Time: 10:15-11:45 am    $45/person

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

    Registration:  email: davidshi01@gmail.com 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 Kids, Adults & Seniors - Individuals, Couples & Groups (Beginners & Intermediates):

    Choose your preferred outdoor court and date for lessons! 

    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

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    COMING IN FEBRUARY 2024:


    Pickleball 101: Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing!
    Instructor: Abigail Darwin, PPR-Certified Pickleball Instructor
    Date: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024
    Location: I'm Possible Training & Skill Lab - 5018 Blazing Star Dr., Madison, WI 53716
    Time: 2-4 pm
    Cost: $40

    Promo Code: CAPA members receive a 10% discount with promo code CAPA2024


    **Register Through Eventbrite**:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pickleball-101-everything-you-need-to-know-to-start-playing-registration-810798097937?aff=oddtdtcreator

    Description: Let's learn how to play pickleball! In this class, you will learn everything you need to know to be able to play pickleball, whether socially or competitively! We will discuss the rules and then do a primer on all the basic skills and strategies that you would employ in game play. You will also be able to play a couple games to let you practice everything you learned! Just bring a paddle, clean tennis shoes with non-marking soles, and something to drink. Balls will be provided. Must be 18 years or older to participate in this training. There will also be a facility waiver form for you to sign after you register.

    Note: Playing surface is a gym floor that is marked with 3 pickleball courts but is also marked for basketball.

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    Pickleball 102: Serves, Dinks, Volleys & Overheads!
    Instructor: Abigail Darwin, PPR-Certified Pickleball Instructor
    Date: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024
    Location: I'm Possible Training & Skill Lab - 5018 Blazing Star Dr., Madison, WI 53716
    Time: 2-4 pm
    Cost: $40

    Promo Code: CAPA members receive a 10% discount with promo code CAPA2024

    **Register Through Eventbrite**:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/813653147467?aff=oddtdtcreator

    Description: In this training module, we will do a deeper dive into techniques to hone more consistent and effective serves, dinks, volleys and overheads! We will learn about third-shot drops, practice drop serves and volley serves (and learn how to add various types of spin to serves), learn the keys to hitting a successful volley (without hitting the ball into the net), and learn how to hit overheads without committing the cardinal sin in pickleball of running backwards! We will spend some time at the end practicing what we have learned by playing games.
    You do NOT have to have previously taken my Pickleball 101 class to take this Pickleball 102 class, but you should have played at least once or taken at least one lesson in order to get the most out of this class.


    Note: Playing surface is a gym floor that is marked with 3 pickleball courts but is also marked for basketball.

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    Pickleball 103: Groundstrokes, Service Returns, Lobs & Spin!
    Instructor: Abigail Darwin, PPR-Certified Pickleball Instructor
    Date: Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024
    Location: I'm Possible Training & Skill Lab - 5018 Blazing Star Dr., Madison, WI 53716
    Time: 2-4 pm
    Cost: $40

    Promo Code: CAPA members receive a 10% discount with promo code CAPA2024

    **Register Through Eventbrite**:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pickleball-103-groundstrokes-service-returns-lobs-spin-registration-813663027017

    Description:  In this training module, we will do a deeper dive into techniques to hone more consistent and effective ground strokes, serve returns and lobs! We will also discuss adding spin to these shots to make them particularly effective! As part of our discussion of topspin, we will also discuss the third-shot drive. We will spend some time at the end practicing what we have learned by playing games.
    You do NOT have to have previously taken my Pickleball 101 or 102 class to take this Pickleball 103 class, but you should have played at least once or taken at least one lesson in order to get the most out of this class.


    Note: Playing surface is a gym floor that is marked with 3 pickleball courts but is also marked for basketball.

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    Pickleball 104: Doubles Strategy!
    Instructor: Abigail Darwin, PPR-Certified Pickleball Instructor
    Date: Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024
    Location: I'm Possible Training & Skill Lab - 5018 Blazing Star Dr., Madison, WI 53716
    Time: 2-4 pm
    Cost: $40

    Promo Code: CAPA members receive a 10% discount with promo code CAPA2024

    **Register Through Eventbrite**: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pickleball-104-doubles-strategy-registration-813666818357

    Description: 

    In this training module, we will do a deeper dive into strategies to make your game more effective and help you win more often! Among other things, we will discuss ball placement, partner coverage and communication, poaching, and stacking! We will spend some time at the end practicing what we have learned by playing games.

    You do NOT have to have previously taken my Pickleball 101 or 102 or 103 class to take this Pickleball 104 class, but you should have played at least once or taken at least one lesson in order to get the most out of this class.

    Note: Playing surface is a gym floor that is marked with 3 pickleball courts but is also marked for basketball.

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    February Pickleball League – Skill Level 3.0 – 3.49
    League Operator & Coordinator: Abigail Darwin, Pickleball Instructor
    Dates: Saturday, Feb. 3-24, 2024
    Location: I'm Possible Training & Skill Lab - 5018 Blazing Star Dr., Madison, WI 53716
    Time: 4-6 pm
    Cost: $25 / week

    **Register Through Eventbrite**

    For Feb 3: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-indoor-pickleball-league-skill-level-30-349-registration-811757286897?aff=oddtdtcreator

    For Feb 10: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-indoor-pickleball-league-skill-level-30-349-registration-811757296927?aff=oddtdtcreator

    For Feb 17: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-indoor-pickleball-league-skill-level-30-349-registration-811757306957?aff=oddtdtcreator

    For Feb 24: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-indoor-pickleball-league-skill-level-30-349-registration-811757316987?aff=oddtdtcreator

    Promo Code: CAPA members receive $1 off each session with promo code PBALLFUN

    Description: I am hosting a 3.0 – 3.49 Pickleball League in February from 4-6 pm each week on Saturdays at I’m Possible Training & Skill Lab! Register through Eventbrite for any weeks you want to play. The first 12 people to register are in for that week! Participants may vary each week. The format will be a round-robin. Games will be played to 11, win by 1. Points will be tallied and a winner will be announced after each session. This league will provide fun and camaraderie for 12 players on Saturday afternoons and will provide an opportunity for players of a similar skill level to play together and meet each other. Scores will NOT be recorded in DUPR. Just bring a paddle, clean tennis shoes with non-marking soles, and something to drink. Balls will be provided. Must be 18 years or older to participate in this league. There will also be a facility waiver form for you to sign after you register.

    Note: Playing surface is a gym floor that is marked with 3 pickleball courts but is also marked for basketball.

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    INDOOR GROUP LESSONS COMING IN MARCH:

    Pickleball 101: Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing (March 2 - Full)

    Pickleball 102: Serves, Dinks, Volleys & Overheads! (March 9): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pickleball-102-serves-dinks-volleys-overheads-registration-822250973797

    Pickleball 103: Groundstrokes, Service Returns, Lobs & Spin (March 16): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pickleball-103-groundstrokes-service-returns-lobs-spin-registration-825955684687

    Pickleball 100: Entry-Level Game Play With Coaching (March 23): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pickleball-100-entry-level-game-play-with-coaching-registration-827456393347

    Pickleball 101: Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing (March 30): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pickleball-101-everything-you-need-to-know-to-start-playing-registration-827449703337

    Promo Code: CAPA members receive a 10% discount with promo code CAPA2024

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    MARCH 3.0 - 3.49 INDOOR LEAGUE: 

    March 2: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-indoor-pickleball-league-skill-level-30-349-registration-817662589817 

    March 9: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-indoor-pickleball-league-skill-level-30-349-registration-817662599847

    March 16: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-indoor-pickleball-league-skill-level-30-349-registration-817662609877

    March 23: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-indoor-pickleball-league-skill-level-30-349-registration-817662619907

    March 30: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-indoor-pickleball-league-skill-level-30-349-registration-817662629937

    Promo Code: CAPA members receive $1 off each session with promo code PBALLFUN



  • 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

    my_serve@msn.com

    847-703-0766

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