Private Pickleball Training

The OPA now offers our members private training with certified IPTPA instructors. To book a lesson, please contact the instructor of your choosing directly. Payments must be made through the OPA website, once the lesson has been scheduled.

Here are our coaches (in alphabetical order)

Michael Gauthier

I love Pickleball and have been playing the game since 2012. I am an avid instructor, referee, and 4.5 IPTPA-rated player. I think Pickleball might be the best sport ever invented, and I want to help you play it well and enjoy it as much as possible. My personal philosophy has always been to “have fun winning”, and that is what I try to do in my clinics and lessons – I make sure that you learn techniques that will improve your game, and we have fun doing it. I am a Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional and a Certified Ratings Specialist, as designated by the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA). I play with a Manta Liberty Pro Team paddle, and I am proud to be a sponsored member of the Manta Pro Team. Manta World Sport is a proudly Canadian company in Kamloops, BC, that has been producing superior racquet sports equipment since 1972, including Pickleball paddles since 2011. I always have demo paddles available at my lessons, just in case you are looking to up your game with a new weapon. I am happy to be working with the OPA to bring professional level instruction to players of all skill levels.


$60 / hour for a private lesson

$140 / 90 minutes for a group of 4 players

Please ask if you have any other specific requirements.

Contact: or on my cell at 613-293-3437


To make a Payment for Training with Micheal



Luc Germain

I have a passion for pickleball and I just love teaching, so four years ago, I decided to put all my experience as a coach for disabled skiers and as an instructor with the military to good use and I  started teaching pickleball for the OPA. I have since then been running skill development clinics, providing individual coaching, forming instructors, training referees, managing pickleball leagues and helping to grow pickleball in our community. I have also competed successfully in various local, Provincial, National and USAPA sanctioned tournaments.

Each student comes with a different skill set and deserve individual attention. As a IPTPA Certified Pickleball Teaching Professional,  I have the desire to share my expertise with you in order to better your game and help you take it to the next level. 

I look forward to spending productive time with you on the courts,


$ 50 / hour – private

$ 70 / hour – 2 people

$ 75 / hour – 3 people

$ 90 / hour – 4 People



To make a Payment for Training with Luc



Matt Kawamoto

I am in teacher’s college.  I learned the game and started playing pickleball competitvely almost 2 years ago.  Since then, I have played many tournaments at the top level (including a few in the states).

In 2017, I was the only sponsored player by Onix Canada. This year, I switched over to Engage Pickleball for a family sponsorship. 

I have my IPTPA certification and really enjoy coaching.  My teaching style is an individualized approach to lessons so each person will improve and fulfill their goals. 


$50 / hour for private

$80 / hour for 2 people

$90 / hour for 3 people

$100 / hour for 4 people



To make a Payment for Training with Matt



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