Lessons and Instructors
We offer a multitude of instruction in different formats for all players from Beginners to Advanced. Our instructors are IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association) certified, PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry) certified, and have significant experience giving both individual and group lessons.
Our primary types of lessons with 2023 member rates (effective 1/1/23) are shown below:
- Private Lesson ($80)
- Private Lesson with a Pro ($90)
- Lesson for Two ($45 per person)
- Lesson for Three ($35 per person)
- Lesson for Four ($35 per person)
Guests (non-members) will pay $5 guest fee in addition to the amounts above.
All of our instruction formats are intended to be enjoyable, rewarding and fun.
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Meet Our Instructors and Pros
Paul DeLisle“My teaching style has been described as friendly, patient, and encouraging. I particularly like coaching age 50+ players on how to confidently play the game.”
Paul has been a recreational and tournament Pickleball player since 2015 using the Pennington Ewing Athletic Club (PEAC) as his home court. In 2016, Paul obtained his IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association) Level 2 certification meaning Paul has demonstrated the ability to coach Beginners/ Advanced Beginners / Intermediate players. As a 4.0 player himself, Paul is one of only eight Level 2 Instructors in all of NJ. Paul has taught many “Introduction to Pickleball” clinics on behalf of the Recreation Departments for Hamilton, Hopewell and Lawrence. Paul provides private and group lessons for Beginners and experienced players. Paul’s teaching style is commonly described as friendly, patient, and encouraging and he takes particular joy in coaching age 50+ players on how to play the game confidently and how to get better fast!
Jo Marie Holzhammer“I can’t wait to teach newcomers and beginners at MBPC. Seeing new players improve is the highlight of my day.”
Jo Marie Holzhammer is a Level 1 USAPA Pickleball referee, a 3.5 player, and has been playing pickleball since 2017. Jo Marie comes to us with 35 years of High School Physical Education teaching experience. Her passion for teaching and learning Pickleball from the competitive side has brought her so much joy. She has participated in a significant amount of tournaments which has helped her perfect her teaching style. A longtime resident of Ewing township, as well as a graduate of Ewing High school, Jo Marie is looking forward to working at MBPC and playing Pickleball for many years to come.
Dan Marley“I look forward to instructing players of all levels and advancing this great sport.”
Dan has been playing racquet/paddle sports since 1976. After many years as a competitive / tournament racquetball player and instructor, Dan became the Pennington Ewing Athletic Club (PEAC) racquetball club-pro in 2015. Dan subsequently helped create the Pickleball program at PEAC which started out with taped lines, temporary nets and two courts– ultimately expanding to 4 courts. During his time at PEAC overseeing the Pickleball program, Dan taught over 200 players the “Basics of Pickleball” as well as Intermediate and Advanced instruction in both individual and group settings. As a 4.0 player, Dan organized round robin, league and tournament play. Dan looks forward to joining Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club and continuing to instruct players of all levels and advancing this great sport.
Gina Alonzo“I am excited to share my energy and enthusiasm with all of the MBPC members. My goal is to have all players leave with a smile… every day is a good day on the Pickleball court!”
Gina is a 4.0 competitive player who has been loving Pickleball and playing since 2016. Gina has played in many tournaments earning medals in both women’s doubles and mixed doubles events. As an International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) certified instructor, Gina has provided individual and group lessons year-round since 2018 at Pennington Ewing Athletic Club (PEAC) and most recently at the Flemington Pickleball Club. With nearly 20 years of coaching experience at both the high school and recreational levels for Field Hockey and Softball, Gina has spent decades perfecting her teaching style. The members at Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club will be the beneficiary of her expertise.
Roger Mosteller“I love the look on people’s faces when they have learned and achieved a skill that we’ve been working on together. That ‘wow factor’ is priceless!”
JRoger joins MBPC with countless years of passion for the Sport. Roger is a Pro-level player and competes in APP and PPA events like the Gamma Classic where he earned a Silver medal in 2021. Roger is a 5.0 Kitch sponsored Pickleball Player and holds a level 1 IPTPA certified Instructor license. Roger attended The College of New Jersey where he played Tennis. While there, his DIII team obtained #7 Ranking in the Country and Roger himself achieved “All American” status. Roger is currently the Tennis instructor for adults and juniors at Winning Touch Tennis Center and previously served in the US Marine Corp for 4 years before attending college. We are excited for Roger to join the MBPC team and to be able to offer our experienced players instruction from someone as talented as Roger.
Richard Livornese Jr.“My greatest joy is to help emerging players up their game.”
Richard joins MBPC as a young and successful tournament player at the Pro-level in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events. He has achieved a 5+ DUPR rating in both singles and doubles and is currently training to begin playing in Gen APP Series tour events. This tour is a precursor to becoming a full-time Pro player. Richard’s rapid ascent and achievements on the Pickleball court come as no surprise with his athleticism as a college athlete on the lacrosse field at Stevens Institute of Technology. In an attempt to share his love and knowledge of Pickleball with up-and-coming players he began teaching. He is a Diadem sponsored player coach and we are so excited to be able to share his knowledge with the MBPC community.
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