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Private lessons or public recreation program lessons throughout Cape Cod 


Bill has the designation from the IPTPA of a Level 1 Certified Pickleball Teaching Instructor. His focus is on beginners who would like an introduction to the sport and on intermediate players who would like to improve their skills.  The goal is to develop or improve your ability to enjoy recreational pickleball games.

Bill Dado

Bill is a year round Cape Cod resident. He has been playing pickleball for seven years. He previously orgainzed the pickleball activity in the town of Barnstable. Bill is an experienced teacher with a previous career in public education.  He brings a patient, supportive, encouraging approach to all lessons.


Bill is an ambassador for the national pickleball association for the town of Barnstable. Ambassadors are responsible for positively representing the sport and promoting its growth in their region.



2019 Outdoor Season - May through October


Individual or small group.  I’m very flexible on lesson times and locations.  I will customize lesson content to meet your specific interests.  Contact me with questions and to discuss options.  Click on the program name for full description.

Four Lesson Program One Lesson

My Four Lesson Program has two options: one for beginners and one for those with a prior beginner lesson or some playing experience. The Beginner lessons teach all the fundamental elements of the sport and the shots and set up of the game. In the Improving lessons we spend time playing a game and then stopping and critiquing each point in order to learn appropriate court position and shot selection. We also incorporate skill drills to focus on areas for improvement.

My One Lesson Program offers a variety of options from an Introduction to Pickleball, to Skill Improvement drills on any of the basic shots, to critiquing your game play with recommendations for improving Shot Selection and Court Positioning.

Click on either program name above for full registration information.

CUSTOM LESSON: I will put together any type of lesson to meet your interests. If you are not sure on what you would like to focus, click on this SHOT INVENTORY form, self-assess your shot making abilities, then share that information with me. I will reply with ideas on how we can structure the format of a lesson or lessons.


Small group only. I teach for various recreation departments. Click on the towns listed below for details about upcoming lessons.

Barnstable Recreation Department 2019 Fall Program Brochure

Bourne Recreation Department - 2019 Fall Program registration

Orleans Recreation Department - 2019 Fall Program registration

2019-20 Indoor Season - October through April

Small group lessons will be offered numerous times throughout the indoor season. Click on the facility or town listed below for details about upcoming lessons.

Hyannis Youth and Community Center

Bourne Recreation Department (schedule coming in late September)

To Register for a lesson:

Click on any of the links above for a registration form or to access the registration section of a recreation department website.

For non-recreation department based lessons please complete, in addition to the registration form, the Liability Waiver and return it with your registration.



At all lessons, a variety of paddles are provided for use by the participants. I am a dealer for Pickleball Central. Demo and new paddles are available for purchase from me.

Where To Play

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Information about where to play during both the outdoor and indoor seasons can be found by clicking on the links below


Barnstable Pickleball. Check their website,, for details about all outdoor and indoor pickleball play in Barnstable.


Bourne Recreation Department. There are three outdoor locations with tennis courts which are dual lined for pickleball: Chester Park Recreation Area, Arthur Ave., Monument Beach; Pocasset Recreation Area, 310 Barlow’s Landing Road, Pocasset; Clarke Field Recreation Area, Clarke Rd., Sagamore Beach. Portable pickleball nets are required. Either bring your own net or contact the recreation department for how to access the equipment stored on site.

Indoor pickleball is played at the Bourne Veteran’s Memorial Community Building, 239 Main Street, Buzzards Bay. Check the Programs section of the Bourne Recreation Department website for details.


Orleans Recreation Department. There is one outdoor location with a tennis court which is dual lined for one pickleball court: Eldgredge Park, Eldgredge Park Way. It is on the lower tennis court adjacent to the playground.