ABOUT THE PICKLEBALL CLUB AT MONROE

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Get to know The Pickleball Club at Monroe and what makes our facility exceptional.

Built by Pickleball Enthusiasts for Pickleball Enthusiasts

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. So why do pickleball players have to share court time with tennis or play on a basketball court when there is enough competition and interest to have an entire facility dedicated solely to the paddle sport? The simple answer: Pickleball players shouldn’t settle!

The Pickleball Club at Monroe began as an idea of Erica & Mike Rosenberg, a space dedicated to providing pickleball players their own space. They have a passion for not only pickleball but also the community. Erica and Mike know the mental and physical health benefits pickleball brings.

As an extremely social sport, pickleball pulls people together, introduces friendship, and keeps players healthy and safely active. For these reasons, the Rosenbergs decided to join Jeff Onuschak—who created and originally built pickleball at the Monroe Sports Center—to expand the current footprint and really put Central Jersey pickleball on the map.

The Pickleball Club at Monroe is conveniently located inside the Monroe Sports Center complex and is open 7 days a week.

Our indoor pickleball club boasts 10 dedicated, fenced-in, regulation-sized pickleball courts, all within a climate-controlled facility. Warm up on our dink wall, conveniently located between our spacious social area with ample seating, and our private party room, perfect for birthday parties, corporate events, and private rentals.

Members and guests enjoy skill-honing clinics, private and group lessons, juniors programs, leagues, tournaments, and open play.

What do our members love the most about The Pickleball Club at Monroe? How about the comfy and modern social areas with plenty of seating to rest and rejuvenate? Or how about our certified, dedicated and knowledgeable staff that provides expert pickleball advice when needed?

Come see it for yourself and discover why The Pickleball Club at Monroe is one-of-a-kind. Join our indoor pickleball club today!

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Find Us

4 Farrington Boulevard
Monroe Township,NJ 08831

Email Us

info@thepickleballclubnj.com

Pickleball Facility Hours

Mon–Friday: 6 AM – 10 PM
Sat: 8 AM – 8 PM
Sun: 8 AM – 6 PM

Club Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a member?

It’s time to join the best sport in the world (in our opinion)! Contact us today, and we’ll get you all signed up to kick off your pickleball journey in New Jersey.

Why should I become a member? Do I have to be a member?

While membership is not mandatory to enter our facility, it gives players the best chance to get on the court and participate in all of the programs, as many programs fill up quickly. Members can book a private court or program up to 14 days in advance—10 days sooner than guests.

What are the prices of club membership and services?

An annual pickleball club membership is only $100 per year, a fraction of the cost of your typical gym membership.

Guests can access the facility for $5 per program.

For a full list of program pricing, check out our Membership & Pricing page.

What are the policies for guests?

Guests will have the ability to sign up for any program 4 days in advance, assuming there are openings. All guests must complete a waiver and pay a $5 per program fee.

What are the different options I have to pay at the club?

All members will have a club account to pay for everything, and guests can use credit cards and e-checks, as those are the only payment methods through our online reservation system, CourtReserve.

What do I need to bring with me to play?

All we require are court shoes. We recommend you bring a paddle, and a pickleball, but we have paddles to borrow/demo and pickleballs available for purchase.

How do I know what level I am?

Please read about DUPR ratings below, and we encourage you to come to one of our many DUPR sessions to get a rating. In addition, any of our PPR-certified instructors can provide you with an approximate skill level to ensure you join the right program.

Can I have my birthday or private event there?

Of course, we would love to celebrate with you! Our private party room is perfect for passionate pickleball players who want to share the love of sports with their guests and for children, where we play pickleball and various other games.

Do you sell food or drinks? Can I bring my own?

Please bring your own drinks and snacks. There are vending machines available within our pickleball facility.

Are you part of the Monroe Sports Center?

No, we are not part of the Monroe Sports Center, but The Pickleball Club at Monroe is housed inside.

What are your hours?

We are open Monday–Friday: 6 AM – 10 PM, Saturday: 8 AM – 8 PM, and Sunday: 8 AM – 8 PM.

Do you have paddles to demo?

We have a collection of different size, brand, and priced paddles for you to test and eventually purchase through the club.

DUPR Frequently Asked Questions

What is DUPR?

Dynamic Universal Pickleball Rating is the most accurate and only global rating system in pickleball. All players, regardless of age, gender, location, or skill, are rated on the same scale between 2.00–8.00 based on their match results.

Who can have a DUPR rating?

DUPR is free, and anyone can have a rating. One match result is all it takes to have a DUPR rating, and 5–10 match results are all it takes to have an even more accurate rating.
If you’ve ever played in a pickleball tournament, you most likely already have a DUPR rating and can claim your account at mydupr.com or by downloading the iOS or Android app.

How is the DUPR rating calculated?

DUPR is a modified Elo algorithm that uses a player’s last 30 (singles) or 60 (doubles) eligible matches. The algorithm considers three factors:

  • Points Won: How many points did you win?
  • Victory: Did you win or lose?
  • Type of Result: Was this a self-posted rec play score, a league match, an unsanctioned tournament, or a sanctioned tournament result?

Why is DUPR better than other pickleball ratings?

Besides being more accurate, DUPR is the only global rating system in pickleball that encompasses all of a player’s results and rates all players on the same universal scale regardless of age or gender.

DUPR is also the only system with a Reliability Score (coming soon) that doubly ensures fair play and no “sandbagging.”

How can I get DUPR rated?

We will be running many DUPR events at the club. Keep an eye out and come to as many as you’d like!

Which results go into my DUPR?

All of your results, regardless of event type, location, or software provider, go into your DUPR. If you don’t see your results or would like your club/association to add your results, please email support@mydupr.com.

What if I’m unrated, and I play against rated players?

That’s okay! Those scores will still retroactively count once you or the other players play against someone with a DUPR. This is called “connectivity,” and it’s a beautiful thing.
The more variety of players you play with, the greater the connectivity to the system, and the more accurate your rating gets.

How do I log a match with players who are not DUPR users?

Luckily, it’s easy to invite your partner and opponents to DUPR during the “Add a Match” process. All players must be registered with DUPR for matches to affect ratings on our platform. This is essential to ensure the accuracy and integrity of DUPR ratings.

Jen Carara

Front Desk Manager

Jen graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Retail Management and a Masters degree in Education from Adelphi University. Her last position was as a Health Coach for Jenny Craig with a proven track record of success with sales and her clients!

In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, work out, play lots of pickleball, take long walks with her dog Leo, and play canasta with friends.

Pam Friedman

PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor

Pam is a PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor, and 4.0+ experienced tournament player, having won gold medals at many events such as Philadelphia Open (4.0), Mercer Bucks Spring Class (2023) (4.0), 2021 & 2022 NJ Senior Olympics. She has been playing and instructing for over 5 years, after playing tennis for many years prior. She is a very visual teacher and makes sure that all players understand what she is teaching. If there aren’t happy faces on the court, she’s not doing her job!

When she’s not on the court, you can find her playing golf or spending time with her two dogs Mia and Lincoln, and her husband, Scott. Paddle up!

Glenn Hillman

PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor

A former Director of Operations Glenn has found a second career doing what he loves and is passionate about— coaching and instructing pickleball. Born with a racquet/paddle in his hand, Glenn has gone from paddleball to racquetball to pickleball. He is a 4.0 PPR Certified instructor who excels in strategy, court vision, and point development, and looks forward to passing along these skills to others..

Joe McCluskey

PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor

With experience as a First Responder, lifelong competitive athlete, and working within a pickleball club, it has enabled Joe to interact and instruct players of various levels. With a focus on sound fundamentals and techniques, Joe constantly works hard to create a fun, informative, and safe environment for his students to thrive in.

Ralph Shearer

PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor

Ralph is a PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor and 4.0+ player. He is an intermediate and advanced level Pickleball Clinic Specialist, and former USTA tennis player and instructor. Ralph’s pickleball proficiency and enthusiasm helped his son Derek train to become a PPA professional tour player. Check out Derek Shearer Pickleball on YouTube! Ralph is also a Team Engage Advocate.

Steve Lehrman

PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor

Steve is a certified instructor and competitive pickleball enthusiast. His focus is on private lessons and group clinics. Steve is also a Team Gearbox Advocate

Chuck Seeley

PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor

Chuck is the Team Leader for Morning Kickstart, a great way to get your mind and body ready to play pickleball. Chuck is a PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor, 4.0 level player, and has been active in pickleball since 2013. He has a desire to pay it forward, helping others learn and elevate their own game. Chuck continues to be a student of the game, grasping new ideas and concepts from his mentors and stronger players, and has created his own unique program. Are you Pickle-Ready, like Chuck?

Susan Kapit

PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor

Sue is the Team Leader for Leagues, responsible for ensuring we have multiple options for instruction and competitive play. Sue has twenty years of league director experience and is a former D1 tennis player at WVU. Sue still plays tennis and has played at National Tennis Competitions. Sue has been playing competitive pickleball for the last 6 years and has won numerous Gold medals in Women's Doubles & Singles and is the current NJ Senior Olympic Singles Gold Medalist. Sue is a 4.0 Pickleball player.

Sue has been teaching Pickleball for the last 3 years and whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, when you are with her, the focus will be on proper technique and fundamentals, while learning to love the sport and having fun. Her goal is to make sure your full potential is realized. When Sue is not teaching pickleball, she is playing pickleball or tennis. When not on the court you can find her spending time with her family and giant dog, Chewbakka.

Scott Forest

PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor

Scott is the Team Leader for Clinics, helping to create all of the content for our instructors to ensure we deliver some of the best training possible. He is a USAP Ambassador, PPR and IFP Certified Pickleball Instructor, 42+ years of sports coaching, US Center for SafeSport trained, 4.0+ player, and a tournament medal winner.

While coaching singles or doubles, Scott’s primary focus is with form, mechanics, and balance, for repeatability. He has a strong interest aimed at individuals concentrating on high dynamic energy and strategic play. A disciple of “Focus and Motivation Sports Psychology,” Scott believes in a very Zen approach with a smooth execution.

Greg Del Favero

PPR Certified Pickleball Instructor

Greg is the Team Leader for Ladders, ensuring that all of the Ladders programming runs smoothly. He is a USTA National Champion and Mercer County Community College All American in tennis. Greg has also won pickleball gold medals in men’s and mixed tournaments. Greg is an intermediate and advanced level pickleball clinic specialist, and a 4.0+ player. Greg is a strong proponent of cerebral pickleball, and among his on court mantra are less is more, calm, take your time, lift, and GOOOOOD!

Joel Phillips

Associate Head Pro

Joel has been playing at the professional level for the past 3 years and has many medals at the open level, including winning the New York City open 5.0 bracket in 2023. He was an early adopter in the area when he first picked up a paddle 7 years ago. Joel loves working with all levels and is especially excited to help intermediate and advanced level tournament players move up the ranks, helping them work on live game situations to adjust strategies and techniques.

Joel's favorite thing about pickleball is the people. "We are a growing group of amazing humans that come together to play the greatest game around.

Jeff Onuschak

Director of Pickleball Programming

Our Head Pro and Program Director, Jeff Onuschak is a state-recognized master teaching professional. He has taught over 2,000 pickleball enthusiasts how to play and improve their game. Jeff has been teaching pickleball for 34 years, and 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 800+ balls during a lesson with Jeff. Jeff can put any stroke deficiency "under the microscope" for reinforcement while also teaching for student success. He is also a Team Diadem and Team Selkirk Advocate and a demo agent for numerous paddle companies.