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|
|6 PM||Outdoor Volleyball Courts|
|Open Climb||7:30 - 9:30 PM||Gymnasium|
|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||7:30 – 9:30 PM||Gymnasium|
|Fridays||Adult Basketball||12 – 1:30 PM||Gymnasium|
|Saturdays||Pickleball||10 AM||Outdoor Basketball Courts|
|Adult Basketball||10 AM – 12 PM||Gymnasium|
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 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.
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.
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 Carrie Kee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now introducing Open Climb, Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:30 PM! Come on, climbers! Open Climb is for those who already know how to belay or are willing to learn; there will not be staff to belay you, so make sure you come with a partner (who knows or is willing to learn how to belay as well)!
A waiver must be filled out and signed before climbing.
The J has a racquetball court 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.
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.
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.
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!
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 email@example.com
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.