MPC Instructors

The Monmouth Pickleball Club is fortunate to have a number of certified instructors as members of their organization.  Please feel free to contact these instructors directly to discuss group and individual lessons.

KIM SMITH

Kim Smith has been teaching pickleball for over three years and has taught hundreds of players.  She has taught through the Monmouth County Park System, the Community YMCA, New Shrewsbury Raquet Club and local towns.   She is also the head clinician for Monmouth Pickleball Club.   Kim is certified as a Pickleball Teaching Proessional through the PPR and also as a Pickleball Coach through the IPTPA.   Kim can be reached via email at pickleballkimmy@gmail.com.

 

PAUL DONOHOE

Intermediate and Novice Pickleball Instructor

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) Certified Coach,  USAPA Certified Referee

Playing Pickleball for 7 years, teaching for 3.  Very active tournament player: Seven medals between January and March, 2019 in Florida in Singles, Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.  Played in National Senior Games in Birmingham in 2017 and US Open in Naples in 2018.  Will play in 5 events in US Open in April, 2019 and two events in National Senior Games in Albuquerque in June, 2019.   Very focused on individual student during classes whether one student or up to four on a court.  Am able to quickly identify problems with strokes, positioning, and strategy and offer corrections and solutions.  I try to make every lesson challenging and fun!

Free paddle with every beginner series of four lessons!   Paul can be reached via email at pgfdonohoe@hotmail.com or call 201-294-7880.

 

JIM MORAN

Jim is a retiree who has a love for sports.  He is an avid golfer, and has also enjoyed playing basketball and softball.  He began playing pickleball a few years ago and immediately fell in love with the sport.  He is a member of the Monmouth Pickleball Club and began teaching the sport in 2018, after receiving his instructor certification through the Professional Pickleball Registry. Jim trains, not only those new to pickleball, but also players who are ready to take their game to the next level.

Many players know Jim through the Ft Monmouth Rec Program, where he has been assisting Kim Smith with the boot camps run by Monmouth County Parks and Recreation. He is also currently assisting Eatontown and Middletown Recreation in establishing their training programs.  Although Jim prefers to train small, hands-on groups of 4 to 8 players, and has all the equipment to set his own courts to do just that, he also enjoys working with large groups. He will travel to your local court for your convenience. 

 If you are interested in learning how to play pickleball or are ready to go to your next level of play, you can contact Jim Moran via cell (908 902-9822) or email at jmsn300@aol.com

 

JANNETJE McMANUS

Instructor for Beginner Pickleball Players

With over three decades of experience in the health and fitness industry, Jannetje added Pickleball to her repertoire 2 years ago.  Jannetje has been leading group exercise classes of various levels and intensities and training clients for over 30 years.  

Jannetje understands how difficult and uncomfortable it can be to break into a new sport.  For this reason she starts at the ground floor with a new Pickleball player and introduces them to the sport from the most basic level.  From a player new to paddle sports to a seasoned tennis or paddleball player, Jannetje makes each client comfortable through the learning process, and makes each session fun!

Jannetje has been playing Pickleball for two years, has played in several tournaments and plays in an Indoor Winter Ladies League.  She is a certified Pickleball Coach through Professional Pickleball Registry.  Contact her at jdmcm30@gmail.com