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Lessons & Clinics

Lessons are offered by skill level to ensure each member who signs up has the best coaching experience.  Please check the level of the clinic you are registering for.

Supervised Play

$35 per person
($50 for Rich L)

Members play games with 3 other players supervised by a pro.  The pro will stop the games periodically to highlight specific issues or problems that they observe as well as provide tips or feedback on how to improve this.

3+ Pro

$50 per person
($60 for Rich L)

Members will play games with 2 other players and the pro. During these sessions the pro is on court for the entire hour. This format gives players a great opportunity to experience what playing with a pro would be like.


$100 per person
($140 for Rich L)

Private lessons are 1 on 1 sessions where the pro will work with an individual member on any area they are struggling with or specific skill they would like to improve.

Meet Our Pros

Level up your game with our expert team of Pro coaches.
Whether you’re a first time or highly experienced player, we have the right coach for you.

Richard Livornese

Richard Livornese

Head Coach & Strategic Advisor

Richard Livornese Jr is a 22 Professional Pickleball player. He has been playing for 2 years and plays on the APP tour. He has signed a contract with MLP for 2024 and beyond, He is also a part of the APP Next gen national team. He has won pro medals on the APP along with winning the last next gen event. Richard has been teaching pickleball for almost 2 years now. He has taught in New Jersey Pennsylvania and run camps around the country. He is a IPTPA level 2 pro certified coach. He loves working with all players but specializes in helping look at and help players work on their technique especially at the higher levels.

Rob Gruber


Since picking up a pickleball paddle in September 2022, Rob has rapidly ascended to a 5.0+ level player, clinching back-to-back APP Tour victories in both Singles and Doubles. As the General Manager of The Pickle Jar, Rob leads efforts in coaching, directing clinics, orchestrating open plays, and conducting private lessons. Rob’s intense passion for pickleball fuels his dedication to coaching, where he strives to help players not only reach but surpass their goals. Drop by and experiencing the game-changing magic of skilled coaching first hand!

Chris Long


Chris was previously a Division II collegiate tennis player at Caldwell University. Chris coached tennis for many years, from summer camps in Plainfield and Warren Health and Racquet Club to high-level high school clinics at Garden State Tennis Center. After recovering from a torn meniscus in 2022, Chris made the switch to pickleball. Along with improving his game on the court, Chris enjoys the competitiveness and also the community that pickleball provides. Chris has been teaching pickleball for about one year and is currently in the process of becoming PPR certified. Chris looks forward to continue helping others improve and enjoy the game as much as he does!

Christine Ferraez


Christine has played sports her whole life, and picked up pickleball about 2 years ago. Christine is a PPR certified coach, as well as a certified Cross Fit trainer for over 10 years. Christine is a fun and energetic coach, who plays at the 4.5+ level, who is looking forward to helping everyone at The Pickle Jar elevate their game.

Camrin Cronheim


Camrin was previously a tennis pro at Nassau tennis club and also a collegiate tennis player. He has now completely switched over to pickleball and has been playing for over a year now, making quick progress on the court and can’t put his paddle down! Camrin loves coaching his pickleball players to challenge themselves to up their game and he continues to be a student and fan of the game.

Carolyn Dardani-Horensky


As a PPR certified coach and USA pickleball ambassador for Middlesex County, Carolyn welcomes all to the sport of pickleball. She is a spirited player who enjoys introducing and teaching others how to play pickleball. Her passion is helping her students to develop and master new skills on the court.