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I am a 4.0 tournament player, IPTPA Certified and guest teaching pro at  indoor facilities Lucky Shots Pickleball Club in NE Minneapolis, and Mega Pickle and Pong in Chanhassen (soon to open 2nd location in Minnetonka) and will be teaching indoors 2024 at the Victoria Recreation Center in Victoria.


After playing for a few years I accidentally fell into teaching when a friend who managed the Eden Prairie Community Center suddenly needed a replacement for his pickleball instructor. I hesitantly agreed and found that I loved teaching, coaching and running drills for others who love my sport!  Soon after that I became Certified by the IPTPA and have now been teaching since 2017.


Since 2001 I have been the head pro for the City of Edina running all of their drills, skills and Intro classes.  My other key areas to teach outdoors are primarily in the  Minneapolis SW Metro including Edina, Minnetonka, Richfield, St Louis Park, and Bloomington.


Pickleball can be a time for silly laughter, or a fulfillment of your desire to just be physically challenged or compete at a tournament level.  I help with whatever you want to achieve!  Fresh air, exercise, competition and new friends can make pickleball just what you have been looking for!


I live in Bloomington with my husband Jim, am a grandma to 14 grandchildren with another on the way, love to garden and often will bring my sweet puppy Hannah to the courts. She loves to watch and hang out with us!

I can't say enough about has transformed my life in so many ways and I bet  that once you start you won't be able to stop! You'll be hooked like the rest of us!


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What some happy tennis students say:  
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“When I took my fist lesson with Dawn, she told me pickleball would change my life… well, I shook that comment off - only to find it has come true. Dawn is a highly skilled pickleball player with great knowledge of the game and an excellent teacher. Because of her, I’ve now introduced many others to the game of pickleball. I’ve brought two teams within our business to take lessons with Dawn and everyone has loved their experience! Dawn has a fantastic way of explaining and demonstrating all the different pieces and parts of the game. I would recommend Dawn to anyone (new AND experienced players) looking to learn more about pickleball and finetune their skills. Thank you, Dawn, for changing my life and many others!
Joanne Stadnik
CEO - Voyage Healthcare
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Indoors: Shots, NE Minneapolis
Mega Pickle + Pong (Chanhassen), and Victoria Rec Center (Victoria)
Outdoors: Lone Lake (Minnetonka), Staring Park (Eden Prairie), Westwood Courts (Bloomington)
Rosland Park (Edina) and Wolfe Park (St L.Park)

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