Capital Area Pickleball Association
Serving Dane County Wisconsin

March 2023 CAPA News

9 Apr 2023 8:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The CAPA board hopes this finds you doing well! We are all looking forward to outdoor play soon!

Membership is continuing to grow.  We currently have over 900 members!

Remember a benefit of being a CAPA member is the ability to join the Madison Pickleball Meetup Group! If you'd like to find a place and time to play that works in your schedule, in addition to meeting new players, the Madison Pickleball Meetup Group is for you!   You need to request to join the meetup group.  You will receive a short email asking if you're a CAPA member and after you say yes, you'll be approved!
Our Meetup organizers offer different levels of play - Beginner, Novice and Intermediate - all season long. Because the Meetup group has become so popular, we are asking for members to volunteer to organize events at different locations. It's super easy to do! As an organizer, all you have to do is schedule a time and place to Meetup, welcome other members and play! It's a great opportunity to gather other players on your schedule!! Contact Shelley Reynolds to volunteer! 

Wild Apricot? Gadgets? Online member directory? Stay tuned for exciting news for CAPA members coming in June.


Look for more skills clinics this summer hosted by CAPA's newly Certified PPR Instructors.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD: The 48-48-48 Pickleball Challenge.  48 Pickleball Matches in 48 States in less than 48 Days.  Two Sarasota, Florida pickleball players and pilots, Dean Matt (aka MuchoDeanAero, aka The Pickleball Pilot) and Shannon Yeager, will depart from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport to attempt a World Record.  They are scheduled to fly into the Middleton Airport and arrive at the Wyndham Hills Pickleball Courts on Tuesday, May 16 around 3 p.m.  As of now Dave Weinbach and Tracy Chynoweth will be their opponents. Everyone is welcome to come out and be part of this world record setting event. More information at:

FUN PRAIRIE PICKLEBALL OPEN organized by the Sun Prairie Parks/Rec. Dept.

The FPPO is scheduled for June 2 - 4 at Wyndham Hills Pickleball Complex in Sun Prairie.  This will be a skill level doubles and mixed doubles event.  Skill levels will be 3.0 (scramble), 3.5 (round robin), 4.0 (round robin).  Skill levels 3.5 and 4.0 will sign up with their own partner.  Cost is $40 per event per team or $20 for individual sign-ups for the 3.0 level. Participants will receive one T-shirt and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers per event.  Registration begins online on April 4th at this website:


3rd Annual Norse Open
Pickleball Tournament

June 24th & 25th
at Mandt Park
Stoughton WI
Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles.
For 3.0-3.5 and 3.5-4.0 skill levels
Register at:

Three Lakes WI 
10th Annual Pickleball Tournament
at Burnside Park

July 8th & 9th. 
Men's, Women's, and Mixed Doubles
Find more information on the 
CAPA Website

MADTOWN PICKLEBALL OPEN organized by the Madison Area Sport Commission
 is scheduled for
 July 13 - 16
 at Wyndham Hills Pickleball Complex.  According to Tom Schwarz, tournament director, age groups will be 18+, 35+. 50+, and 60+.  Skill levels will be 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5+.  Events will be doubles, mixed and possibly singles. More information at:    If you are interested in being a sponsor of this event, please contact Brandon Holstein at  holstein@madisonsports,org. 
The profits from this event help support sport programs for underprivileged children.  


Don't forget to check the 
CAPA Website for more information.


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