Pickleball Teaching Staff and Private Lesson Rates

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

Private and Small Group Lesson Rates

Rates below effective January 2023

Prices include instructor fee, court cost, balls and paddles.


Pickleball Teaching Staff

Jeff Onuschak, Pickleball Director, Master Teaching Professional



  • Monroe Sports Center Head Pickleball Director
  • 4.0+ Pickleball Player
  • Multi-Tournament medalist
  • Pickleball Instructor for 30+ Years
  • New Jersey Pickleball Association, USA Pickleball Association, Pickleball Coaching International Certified
  • United States Senior Pickleball
  • Tournament Director and Pickleball Camp Clinician
  • Team Diadem 
  • Selkirk Demo Agent
  • ProDrive Demo Agent
  • Crbn Demo Agent
  • Gruvn Demo Agent

Our pickleball director Jeff Onuschak is a state-recognized master teaching professional. He has taught over 1600 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. Jeff's lessons maximize time on task as well as teaching to the individual learning style of each participant. His lessons are "high energy" and structured to get the maximum amount of reps in for each session.It is not unusual for a student to hit 700+ balls during a lesson with Jeff. Jeff can put any stroke deficiency "under the microscope" for reinforcement while also teaching for student success.


Carolyn Dardani-Horensky, Pickleball Instructor



  • 3.5 Pickleball Player
  • PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor
  • 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.


Greg Del Favero, Elite Pickleball Instructor 












  • 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 4.0+ 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.


Ralph Shearer, Pickleball Instructor