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Private Pickleball Lessons

Nu'uanu Y is excited to announce private pickleball lessons with certified Pickleball Instructor Keven Wong!

Whether you've just discovered Pickleball and want to learn the basics or are a seasoned player, private lessons are a great way to focus on improving specific areas of your game play and perfect your skills.

Keven will assess your current skill level, discuss your goals, and provide you with the guidance and coaching to take your game to the next level.

In addition to offering one-on-one sessions, the Y offers buddy (2 participants) or small group (3-5 participants) sessions. You'll still get the individualized guidance and coaching from Keven, while enjoying the sessions with friends.

Private lessons are open to Y members and non-members ages 13 and up. Click on the preferred session option below to register today.

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Category One-on-One Buddy Small Group (3-5)
One (1) Session
$60 $85 $120
Four (4) Sessions
$230 $325 $430
Eight (8) Sessions
$440 $610 $820
Twelve (12) Sessions
$640 $855 $1170

Special Beginner's Pickleball Class

Are you new to Pickleball and want to learn how to play? This class is for you! Over 8 weeks, you will learn all of the basics to be able to play with Keven Wong, a Certified Pickleball Coach and seasoned pickleball player. Learn proper equipment, pickleball vocabulary/areas of the court, positioning, dinking, and more. Limited to 8 players.

Saturdays, October 1 to November 19, 2022
10:00 AM - 10:55 PM
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Tuesdays, October 25 to December 13, 2022
3:00 PM - 3:55 PM
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About Keven Wong

Keven-wong Certifications & Memberships:
  • PPR certified pickleball instructor
  • CPR/First Aid
  • USA Pickleball member

I was born and raised in Hawaii. I've played many sports throughout my life including tennis for 17 years. I started playing pickleball 5 years ago and like most, fell in love with the sport. One of the things I love about pickleball is that it's a great sport for everyone regardless of age or sports background. When I first started playing, I was surprised to find myself playing against someone in her 80s!

I'm a 5.0 level player and sponsored by Engage Pickleball. I am a PPR certified instructor, and I enjoy working with players of all ages and skill levels-beginner, intermediate, or advanced. I believe that a better understanding of the game of pickleball, along with proper technique, can improve your skill level and overall enjoyment of the game. Pickleball has become a true passion of mine, and I look forward to working with you!

Free Learn To Play Sessions: Current Y Members can sign up for free Learn to Play Pickleball sessions through MotionVibe. Session dates and times vary each month. View the session schedule and make your reservation through our mobile app or at

Pickleball League Play - Season 1

  • When: Thursdays, October 6-December 22, 2022, 7am-10am
  • Where: Nu'uanu Y Gym
  • Who: Ages 13 and up
  • Fees: $50.00 per person (Team of 3 players is $150.00, Team of 4 players $200.00; Must be Y Members, one member must pay the full enrollment fee at time of registration)

Teams consist of 3-4 players as decided by the registering players. Teams play weekly matches for 10 weeks. Play offs consist of top 8 teams. Week 11 is Quarter finals and Semis. Week 12 is Finals. The top 3 teams will be recognized!

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Clay Hand Building For Keiki & Adults

Presented by Hawai'i Arts Alliances & Nu'uanu YMCA

Keiki Clay Hand-Building

  • When: Every Saturday, Every Month, 9am-10:30am
  • Where: Nu'uanu YMCA
  • Who: For ages 5 through 10
  • Instructor: Rayna Galati
  • Fees: Y Family Member Fee - $80/student/month, Non-member - $100/student/month.

Come learn pinch, coil, and slab clay hand-building techniques. Low-fire earthenware clay and glazes will be used. Classes are ongoing and projects will change monthly. Sign up monthly!

Register for Keiki Clay Hand-Building

Adult Clay Hand-Building

  • When: Every Saturday, Every Month February 5-26, 11am-1pm
  • Where: Nu'uanu YMCA
  • Who: For ages 18 and older
  • Instructor: Rayna Galati
  • Fees: Y Family Member Fee - $120/student/month, Non-member - $150/student/month.

Join us to learn pinch, coil, and slab clay hand-building techniques to create unique sculptural and functional work. Low-fire earthenware clay and glazes will be used. Classes are ongoing and projects will change monthly. Clay, supplies, and firings are included.

Register for Adult Clay Hand-Building

Percussion Ensemble Class

  • When: Every Saturday, Every Month, 9am-10:30am (Pre-Teen/Teen) and 11am-12:30pm (Keiki)
  • Where: Nu'uanu YMCA
  • Who: Ages 7-10 (Keiki ), Ages 11-14 (Pre-Teen/Teen)
  • Fees: Y Family Member Fee - $80/student/month, Non-member - $100/student/month.

Learn to play xylophones, metallophones, drums, and percussion along with songs and dances from around the world.

Register for Percussion Ensemble Class for Keiki

Register for Percussion Ensemble Class for Pre-Teen/Teen

Ikebana Classes

Sign-up for the Nu‘uanu YMCA Ikebana classes and learn the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Lead by instructor Junko Kim, licensed by Ikebana of the Sogetsu School.

  • When: Saturdays (5 Week Sessions), 9am-11am
  • Where: Nu'uanu YMCA, 2nd floor Cooke Room
  • Who: All levels welcome. Minimum class size is 5 people.
  • Fees: Member - $70/session, Non-member - $90/session. Participants bring their own supplies, the instructor can assist with suggestions.

Register for Ikebana

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About The Nu'uanu YMCA

With its location just north of Downtown Honolulu’s Central Business and Government Districts and the Downtown campus of Hawaii Pacific University, the Nu'uanu YMCA serves all those who live and work in the heart of Honolulu. With its cornerstone dating back to 1963 at its current site, the Nu'uanu YMCA is the biggest YMCA on the island, consisting of 4,800 members and houses the YMCA of Honolulu’s Metropolitan Offices and Youth Department.