Pickleball Lessons

Monroe Sports Center (MSC) is one of New Jersey’s top pickleball teaching facilities. Our pickleball director Jeff Onuschak and his staff provide private and group lessons, clinics, and monthly pickleball camps for juniors and for beginners to advanced adult players.

See below for lesson, camp and clinic rates.

Contact Monroe Sports Center @ 609-426-4000 or email the instructors listed below to set up a private lesson.

Private and Small Group Lesson Rates

Prices include instructor fee, court costs, balls and, if needed, paddles.

 

1-Hour Rates Per Person for Season Court Holders

1-Hour Rates Per Person for Non-Season Court Holders /    All Others

With MSC Head Pro Jeff Onuschak

With Other MSC Instructors

 With MSC Head Pro Jeff Onuschak

With Other MSC Instructors 

Private Lesson

$50

Per person

$40-45

Per person

$60

Per Person

$50-55

Per person

Semi-Private Group Lesson -2 players

$28

Per person

$20-25

Per person

$33

Per person

$25-30

Per person

Group Lesson -3 Players

$20

 

Per person

$15-18

Per person

$23

Per person

$18-22

Per person

Group Lesson – 4 Players

$17

Per person

$12-15

Per person

$20

Per person

$14-17

Per person

Play With the Pro – 3 Players Plus Pro

$22

Per person

$19

Per person

$25

Per person

$23

Per person

 

Weekly Clinics and Experiences

The availability of these programs may vary during the months of May/June through August.

Monroe Sports Center Weekly Clinics / Experiences

Sunday

Monday

Tues.

Wed.

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 2-4 PM:

Beginner Pickleball Experience ($25)

 

12-1 PM:

Ball Machine Drills – 3.4+ level players ($10)

 

 

 

11 AM – 1 PM:

Advanced Beginner Pickleball Experience ($25)

1-3 PM: Ultimate Intermediate Pickleball Experience ($25)

3-5 PM: Advanced Beginner Pickleball Experience ($25)

Beginner Pickleball Experience

Do you want to learn how to play pickleball or to advance your skills as a beginning player? Click on the "Beginner Clinics" tab at the left of this page or call Monroe Sports Center at 609-426-4000 for more information and to register.

Beginner Experience Clinics - $25 for each 2-hour clinic

 

Intermediate Pickleball Experience

You been playing pickleball for some time, you're using some advanced skills during play and you play solidly at a 3+ level, but you want to move your game up to the 4.0 level. Click on the "Intermediate Pickleball Experience" tab to the left of this page or call Monroe Sports Center at 609-426-4000 for more information or to register for our Ultimate Intermediate Pickleball Experience. 

Intermediate Pickleball Clinic Experience - $25 for Each 2-Hour Experience

 

Pickleball Ball Machine Drills

Improve hitting skills with the help of a pickleball machine. One-hour session supervised by pickleball director Jeff Onuschak. For 3.4+ level players. Click on the ""Ball Machine Drills" tab at the left of this page or call Monroe Sports Center at 609-426-4000 for more information and to register. 

Ball Machine Drills -  $10/session

 

Junior Pickleball Programs

Monroe conducts pickleball programs for juniors ages 8-16 in the summer. See the "Junior Intro to Pickleball" and "Jr. Pickleball Demo Day" tabs to the left of this page for more information and to register.

 

Adult Pickleball Camps

Our monthly, four-hour pickleball camps can help you improve your game by focusing on a specific skill set. Also, our camps give you an opportunity to play with and meet other players whose skill level is similar to yours.

Pickleball Camps - $40/camp for each participant

Camps will be announced several weeks in advance on our Pickleball Camps website page (See tab to the left). Register and pay for camps on that page.

 

Pickleball Teaching Staff

Jeff Onuschak, Pickleball Director, Master Teaching Professional

jeffo@monroesportscenter.com

Highlights:

  • Monroe Sports Center Head Pickleball Director
  • 4.0 Pickleball Player
  • Pickleball Instructor for 30 Years
  • New Jersey Pickleball Association, USA Pickleball Association, Pickleball Coaching International 
  • Tournament Director and Pickleball Camp Clinician
  • Team Selkirk Advocate

Our pickleball director Jeff Onuschak is a state-recognized master teaching professional. He has taught over 1200 pickleball enthusiasts how to play and improve their game. Jeff started teaching pickleball in New Jersey in 1989 and further honed his trade when he also began teaching and playing in Florida in 2002. He prides himself on providing conventional and non-conventional approaches to teaching pickleball while providing private and group lessons, pickleball camps and drill and skill sessions for beginners to advanced players.

 

Greg Del Favero, Elite Pickleball Instructor

Pbgreg25@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights:

  • 4.0+ Pickleball Player
  • USTA National Champion
  • Gold Medalist in Various Mixed Doubles Pickleball Tournaments
  • Intermediate and Advanced Level Pickleball Clinic Specialist 

Pickleball instructor Greg Del Favero is a 4.5+ pickleball player and former all American tennis player. Greg transitioned to playing and teaching pickleball at a very high level. He is a student of the game whose major teaching focus is with playing pickleball the right way. Greg’s playing experience includes medaling in both men’s doubles and mixed doubles tournaments. He joined Monroe Sports Center after teaching pickleball lessons and clinics at a New Jersey fitness center. Greg is an intermediate-to-advanced level specialist who also coordinates and runs Pickleball camps at Monroe Sports Center. Greg prides himself in teaching all levels of pickleball players, and his teaching methodology brings out the best in all his students.

 

Scott Forest, Pickleball Instructor

Scottf@monroesportscenter.com

Highlights:

  • 4.0 player
  • Pickleball Tournament Medalist
  • Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) Certified Instructor USAPA Coaching Certification
  • Disciple of “Focus and Motivation Sports Psychology”

Scott is Monroe Sports Center’s sports psychology expert who can help recreational and tournament players with their focus and motivation techniques for success. Scott is MSC’s resident “aggressive play” expert. If your approach to pickleball play is an aggressive, fast-action style, Scott is the MSC teaching pro for you. Scott focuses a majority of his lesson time on proper form for skill mechanics and repetitive success, with the awareness that repeating proper form leads to more consistent and controlled shot making. 

 

Ralph Shearer, Pickleball Instructor

ralphs@monroesportscenter.com

Highlights:

  • 4.0 + Pickleball Player
  • Medalist in Men's Pickleball Doubles 4.0+
  • Intermediate and Advanced Level Pickleball Clinic Specialist
  • Former USTA Tennis Player and Instructor  
  • Team Engage Advocate

Ralph Shearer is a former USTA tennis player and coach who transitioned to playing pickleball a few years ago. He’s been in love with the sport ever since. Ralph has dedicated himself to honing his pickleball game and now coaching others to do the same. Ralph’s pickleball proficiency and enthusiasm for the sport helped his son Derek train to become a PPA professional tour player. (Check out Derek Shearer Pickleball on YouTube!). Ralph has traveled around the country playing pickleball, gaining experience in different states and locations. A clinic or lesson with Ralph will be a fun and rewarding experience as he teaches pickleball the way it is supposed to be played.

 

Carolyn Dardani-Horensky, Pickleball Instructor

carolynd@monroesportscenter.com

  • 3.5 Pickleball Player
  • Junior (Ages 9-17) and Beginner Pickleball Teaching Specialist
  • Women’s and Mixed Doubles Tournament Medalist

Carolyn Dardani-Horensky is focused on creating pickleball “learn and play” programs for juniors (ages 9-17) at Monroe Sports Center and instructing beginning pickleball players of all ages. She will also assist with MSC’s pickleball tournaments, league play and social events. Carolyn brings a high-level of enthusiasm, professionalism and patience to the court as she helps developing pickleball players learn how to play the game. When she’s not playing pickleball, you can find Carolyn  teaching people to drive. For the past 12 years, she has been a certified driving instructor and owner of a local driving academy.

 

 

 

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