Cathy Denault is a IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association) Certified Instructor since 2017.  An avid player herself, Cathy has a real passion to grow the sport by teaching others, has served as a Board Member on two major pickleball clubs and serves currently as the Vice President of the nearly 700 member Sarasota Pickleball Club. 
Cathy is one of the founding members of the Sarasota Pickleball Club bringing to fruition 12 beautiful dedicated courts at Pompano Trailhead and six courts at the Longwood Park locations in Sarasota, Florida.  She teaches private and group lessons regularly, as well as running clinics, skills and drills sessions, tournaments, events and more, both in the USA and Canada. 
“Pickleball is more than just the game to me – it’s about building relationships, the fun, the social aspect and most of all seeing folks that I teach embrace the sport as much as I do.  That’s the true reward of a being an instructor.  I am honored to have had the opportunity to teach so many terrific people this great sport and it would be my pleasure to work with you too.” 
See you on the courts!

Information on Lessons

To book a private lesson with Cathy . . .

Email >> PickleballLessonsSarasota@gmail.com


Private Lessons


Semi-Private (2) Lessons

$40/hr each

Group Lessons (3+)

$35/hr each


What's Being Said ...

Thank you for teaching pickleball. You are a great teacher and I have learned a great deal. I never would have taken up pickleball if not for you and lessons! - Jonas

What a joy it has been to learn to play pickleball! I am so thankful.
More than your awesome instruction, I see your passion for the sport. - DJ

I cannot thank you enough for unselfishly sharing your time and talents teaching and encouraging me to become a better pickleball player! It's people like you that make it fun. - Kim

You manage to elevate our game more than we ever thought possible! We love your teaching style and how you always take the time to explain why we should be doing the things you work on. Thank you for your time, patience and for cheering us on!! - Jim & Beth

Hello Pickleball Enthusiast!

It is always my pleasure to work with player students to learn pickleball and I have worked with hundreds of them!   There is no greater reward as an instructor than to see brand new people enthused about the sport from their very first lesson and the words most often spoken are – “It’s so much fun, I love it”. 

Pickleball is not just a game, it’s the perfect sport for socializing and making memories.