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I am a 4.0 tournament player, IPTPA Certified and teaching pro at  Lucky Shots Pickleball Club; the new premier indoor pickleball club in Minneapolis. After playing for a few years I accidentally fell into teaching when a friend who managed the Eden Prairie Community Center, without warning, needed a replacement for his pickleball instructor...right away!  I hesitantly agreed and found that I loved teaching, coaching and drilling others who love my sport!  Soon after that I became Certified by IPTPA and have now been teaching since 2017 and I now teach pickleball around the SW Metro including Edina, Minnetonka, Richfield, St Louis Park, Bloomington and Lucky Shots Pickleball Club in Minneapolis. Pickleball can be a time for silly laughter, or to fulfill your desire to compete at a tournament level.  I help with whatever you want to achieve!  Friendship, exercise, competition and new friends; pickleball can change your life!


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 Hanna 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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Lucky Shots, NE Minneapolis
Mega Pickle + Pong (Chanhassen)
Lone Lake (Minnetonka), Staring Park (Eden Prairie)
Rosland Park (Edina) and Wolfe Park (St L.Park)
Westwood Courts (Bloomington)

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