For the last 2 years I have been the instructor for the Eden Prairie Community Center, Orono School District, City of Bloomington and City of Lakeville.

Lessons and Drills Available


Dawn Ohnstad Pickleball Instructor

IPTPA Certified


Everyone is talking about pickleball! Whether you are a "newbie", recreational player, or competitive tournament player who wants to "up your leve" I can help you reach your goal!  I love playing and teaching our sport and believe it changes lives; offering laughter, fitness, competition and friendships. I can't say enough about it!


Classes Available

Get Your Game On

Paddle Up! caters to athletes of all ages and experience levels with my wide variety of courses. Whether you are interested in working on a particular facet of your game or would like to improve your overall athletic performance, you’ve got several options to choose from. Check out my lessons and drills and let me know what you’re interested in.

Intense Sessions 3.5 Rating and Above

Intense Sessions are a great choice to improve your athletic performance. Through a customized mix of stroke improvement, strategy and physically challenging drills,  class participants become comfortable with the game both on and off the court. If you’re looking to elevate your game, Intense sessions with Dawn are for you. Intense sessions can be groups of 3-16 players, semi-private or private one-on-one.

Personal On-Court Game Situation Instruction 3.0 and Above

This is your chance to learn how to work well with a partner.   If both of you are not yet educated to the same level on shot selection, positioning and how to work effectively as a team, then this is the type of lesson that will help you improve your results.  

Beginner Classes and Drills for All Levels

For beginners we start with the basics including history and culture of the game, rules and introduction to simple strokes.  I develop my drills and lessons using techniques used by some of the most elite players.   You can rest assured it will be a priority that all participants have equal level workout partners to successfully execute all drill activities. I know practice makes perfect, but there is no perfect… so keep practicing and learning with me! Gather some friends, for a small group session or sign up for my large group drills through Eden Prairie Community Center (hopefully, after Nov 4).  Schedule a class with me today!


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