Sports

Playing sports at the J is a great way to get in shape, have fun, and participate in our community. Whether you join one of our sports teams or drop in for some friendly pick-up games, the J has something for everyone!

Along with our fitness center and group fitness classes, the J offers a variety of sports open to all members. Members are welcome to come for free play during fitness center hours or participate in pick-up games. In addition, our recreational game area includes a ping pong table, air hockey, and foosball.

 PICK UP SPORTS SCHEDULE

Sundays  Adult Basketball 8 – 9:15 AM Gymnasium
Softball 10 AM - 12 PM Baseball Field
Mondays  Adult Basketball 12 – 1:30 PM Gymnasium
Adult Basketball 5:30 – 7:30 PM Gymnasium
Tuesdays Recreational Volleyball

(Ages 12+)

6 PM Outdoor Volleyball Courts
Wednesdays   Adult Basketball 6:30 – 7:30 AM Gymnasium
Adult Basketball 12 – 1:30 PM Gymnasium
Pickleball 6 PM Outdoor Basketball Courts
Thursdays  Adult Basketball 5:30 – 7 PM Gymnasium
Men’s Floor Hockey 7 – 9 PM Gymnasium
Fridays Adult Basketball 12 – 1:30 PM Gymnasium
Saturdays  Pickleball 10 AM Outdoor Basketball Courts
Adult Basketball 10 AM – 12 PM Gymnasium

 

basketball

Our full court gymnasium provides members with many fitness opportunities including open basketball and pickup games. “Open Gym” indicates that the gym is available to shoot baskets or exercise. Pick-up basketball games games are open to 20 members and guests.

Pickleball

Pickleball is a lively racket game for all ages and abilities. Pickleball is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special Pickleball paddles, made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials. The ball used is similar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and wiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their mettle. Equipment is available to borrow at the Fitness Desk.  For more information, contact Andrea Morrison at andreamorrison@siegeljcc.org

Basic Rules

Pickleball can be played with singles or doubles. The ball is served diagonally (starting with the right-hand service-square), and points can only be scored by the side that serves. Players on each side must let the ball bounce once before volleys are allowed, and there is a seven-foot no-volley zone on each side of the net, to prevent “spiking.” The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until he or she faults. The first side scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins.

racquetball

The J has racquetball courts available to our members open the same hours as our fitness center.  Court times can be reserved, free of charge, by calling us at 302-478-5660. For more information, contact Andrea Morrison at andreamorrison@siegeljcc.org

Tennis

Excellence Tennis Academy is a Delaware-based tennis program that offers programming for all ages and levels, from the Beginner Adult to the State Ranked Junior. Director Simon Peppiatt is dedicated to providing the best professional coaching, clinics, camps, lessons, and team practices with a staff of certified professionals and experienced teachers.

The Junior Program is designed to provide instruction, training, and matchplay for those who strive for excellence in tennis or want to try tennis and see where it takes them. Junior Programs are offered April through October, with Junior Tennis Camps offered during the summer months.

The Adult Program is designed to offer an opportunity to learn to play tennis at any age, join USTA teams at various levels, and enjoy some fun activities such as round robins, social events, and fitness programs such as CardioTennis.

Excellence Training Academy is also offered for a limited number of juniors that strive to be the best top-level juniors in the region. This program is designed to ready juniors for tournament play, teach them how to win, develop mental toughness, and round out with fitness training.

Director Simon Peppiatt is a Certified Professional who has been teaching and running tennis programs in the Delaware and Philadelphia area for over 15 years. Simon has worked with District, State, and Nationally ranked juniors, in addition to being ranked himself.

                 


For More Information

For registration and fee information, contact Simon Peppiatt at 610-842-6273 or simon@excellencetennis.net.

Please note: Tennis court reservations at the J can be made by contacting Simon Peppiatt.

VOLLEYBALL

The J is home to 3 competition-grade sand volleyball courts which are open for play for members sunup to sundown.

Beginner, Advanced, and Intermediate clinics are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings in the summer.

For more information on the courts or to participate in the clinics, please call Coach Michael Sachs at 302-494-3505.

SOFTBALL

Our outdoor softball field is home to softball, baseball, and kickball games. Members are welcome to utilize our field anytime during fitness center hours.  Pick-Up softball games occur during our summer months every Sunday from 10 AM-12 PM. The purpose of the community softball program is to have fun and burn a few calories… ALL levels of talent/skills are welcome!

Schedule

Sundays:   Warm up 10:00-10:30.   Game 10:30 -12:00.

  • August 21
  • August 28

For more information about community softball, contact Brad Glazier at brad@glazierphoto.com

JLOOP

The J is bringing fitness to a new level! It’s time to take your workout OUT on the JLoop, our multi-purpose outdoor track with two outdoor workout equipment stations!
 

    

This member-accessible fitness facility is designed for people who are interested in all kinds of fitness activities. The track is 1/2 mile and runs along the perimeter of our outdoor campus. It also features two, weather-resistant fitness equipment stations for an additional way to feel the burn! You haven’t seen anything like this!

FLOOR HOCKEY

Our full court gymnasium is home to the Delaware 30+ Floor Hockey Group. The group meets at our gymnasium every Thursday from 7:30-9:30 PM beginning on August 29. Games are open to anyone, but priority is given to group members who play regularly, J members, and adults older than 30. Anyone interested in playing hockey for fun is welcome. Experience isn’t necessary but welcomed. Equipment needed includes running shoes and a composite stick or a wooden stick with a plastic blade. Eye protection is recommended. For more information contact, David Satran at davidsatran@gmail.com 

ROCK WALL

Our 25ft Climbing Wall is open to climbers 5 years and older who are accompanied by a J certified belayer. All climbers MUST be belayed; free climbing is not allowed. For questions and wall availability, contact Dan Metz at DanMetz@siegeljcc.org 

BATTING CAGES

 The J is proud to announce our 36′ batting cage! Our cage is a great option for J members, little league teams, and baseball enthusiasts of all ages to practice their swings and improve their hand-eye coordination.

Reserving the Batting Cage

The batting cage is open by reservation only during regular J hours, at no charge for current J members. Accompanying guests are subject to regular guest fees. Rental for community members (including little league teams) is $15 per half hour, with no additional guest fees. Contact the fitness desk at 302-478-5664 to reserve your space.

 

101 Garden of Eden Road

Wilmington, DE 19803

302-478-5660

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