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Play pickleball at the JCC

The JCC's Patrick Scott, sports & fitness director, demonstrates his pickleball volleying technique on the JCC's outdoor pickleball court.

The JCC Fitness Center's indoor workout facilities reopened on Monday, August 24 with new hours, policies and procedures in place to ensure the health and safety of all members. Masks must be worn at all times and reservations are required. Towel service and showers will not be available.

We currently offer outdoor pickleball play on our tennis courts (back of building) behind the Fitness Center parking lot. Please bring your own equipment and park in the lot in front of the building. The courts are available seven days a week from dawn till dusk except on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m.

Use the JCC main entrance if you come to use the Fitness Center. The Fitness Center entrance will remain closed until further notice. The JCC's main entrance is open to access the track, basketball court, restrooms (check hours) and pool (check hours). Please wear a mask/cloth face covering while inside the JCC. When entering the JCC we will take your temperature and ask you some basic health screening questions. If you are sick, feel ill or have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the JCC.

Questions? Contact Pat Scott at 315-445-2360 or

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Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America. What’s pickleball? It’s a racquet sport that is a combination of tennis, badminton and table tennis. It’s suitable for all ages, all fitness levels and all skill levels. And, you can now play pickleball at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse in DeWitt.

Our two outdoor pickleball courts (on the tennis courts) behind the building are open! Please bring your own equipment. The courts are available seven days a week from dawn till dusk except on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m.

“We are excited to offer Pickleball to our members and the community alike,” said Patrick Scott, JCC sports & fitness director. “Pickleball is an exciting, fast-paced game that’s a lot of fun and great exercise, and it’s just starting to become popular in this area. Bringing pickleball play indoors here at the JCC is very convenient for those who want to continue playing all winter long.”

Pickleball was born more than 50 years ago by some friends in Washington state who didn’t have the right equipment to play badminton. The game can be played as singles or doubles on a court similar in size to a badminton court with a slightly modified tennis net. Besides the court, the only other equipment required is paddles similar to ping pong paddles and a ball similar to a wiffleball. Pickleball is easy to learn and has been called “addictive” by those who regularly play. It’s a game of finesse, precision and thinking, making it a level playing field for all ages to compete against each other.

For more information about pickleball at the JCC Sports & Fitness Center, call 315-234-4522 or email Patrick Scott at