ABOUT COACH DOMINIC CATALANO

"Coach Cat"

Dominic's love for athletics started early on in childhood. Dominic began building his life long passion for athletics in his hometown, Franklin Park, Illinois, on the Little League field. His dedication for athletics exceeded what he had originally anticipated as a young baseball player. He grew to love and respect all competitive sports and the healthy lifestyle associated with athletics.  As an adult, he began his coaching career to share his love for athletics, promote healthy living, and to share his dedication towards sports with the community. 

As a high school Physical Education teacher, Coach Cat began teaching Pickleball to students 7 years ago. He had been playing Pickleball himself for over a decade at that time. Currently, he is very active in the Pickleball community of Southwest Florida. He began the Pickleball Program at Veterans Park in Naples. Less than a year has gone by and  the program, that once began with only 15 members, now has grown to over 300 members! 

Dominic and his wife, Lisa, have 3 year old twins, and an 11 year old son as well. Yes, even the children are learning to play Pickleball! 

Credentials

   IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association) 
   USAPA Ambassador  

Medals

1st Annual Pickleball Turkey Shootout – Naples, FL (2015)
o   Gold Medal (Mixed Doubles / 4.5 – 5.0)
Atlantic South Region Championships – Naples, FL (2016)
o   Gold Medal (Men’s Singles / 4.5)
Southern Tropics Skill / Age Pickleball Tournament – Naples, FL (2016)
o   Silver Medal (Mixed Doubles 35+ / 4.5)
US Open Pickleball Championships – Naples, FL (2016)
o   Gold Medal (Mixed Doubles / 4.5)
US Open Pickleball Championships – Naples, FL (2016)
o   Gold Medal (Men’s Singles / 35+)
US Open Pickleball Championships – Naples, FL (2016)
o   Bronze Medal (Men’s Doubles / 4.5)
US Open Pickleball Championships – Naples, FL (2016)
o   Bronze Medal (Men’s Doubles / 35+)