Private Pickleball Training

The OPA-APO 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-APO website, once the lesson has been scheduled.

Here are our coaches

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



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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-APO. 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,


$ 60 / hour – private

$ 70 / hour – 2 people

$ 80 / hour – 3 people

$ 90 / hour – 4 People



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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-APO 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


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