Pickleball Teaching Staff
Contact Monroe Sports Center @ 609-426-4000 or email the instructors listed below to set up a private lesson.
Jeff Onuschak, Pickleball Director, Master Teaching Professional
Our pickleball director Jeff Onuschak is a state-recognized master teaching professional. He has taught over 1000 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.
Rob Mangold, Adult Beginner and Junior Pickleball Programming Director, Elite Pickleball Instructor
Rob is a multi-racquet sports specialist and a PPR certified professional pickleball instructor. He's eager to work with pickleball enthusiasts interested in improving their stroke mechanics, tactics and game strategy. Rob believes in building an understanding of pickleball from the foundation up and is a disciple of “no smash pickleball”. His lessons and drills are structured to create the complete pickleball player. Starting in the fall of 2021, Rob will coordinate programs for adult beginning pickleball players and junior players. He will also be in charge of Monroe Sports Center’s new pickleball matchmaker program, which will give players weekly opportunities to be paired with and play similarly-leveled players.
Greg Del Favero, Elite Pickleball Instructor
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
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. USAPA Coaching certification.