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Modified Pickleball Information November 2, 2020

Pickleball at the J is back and better than before! We have 1 court inside available for play ALL DAY…Sundays thru Fridays! There will be 6 slots for the 75 minutes, 4 players on the court, 2 in chairs on the sidelines 6 feet apart per playing time slot and all players can rotate through. Bring your own equipment, there will be NO shared equipment. The 15 minutes between playing slots will be used for cleaning and disinfecting.

Log on to, use your email for a username and create a unique password (include a lower case, upper case, symbol and a number) and sign yourself up!   **please be courteous and restrict your playing time to 1 time slot per day**

If you are a J member, you play for FREE….If you are not a J member, consider joining or pay $60 per month for unlimited play ($5 drop in day fee is no longer an available option). Need assistance or have a question, please email myself, Susan at or Kyle at


Pickleball at the J!

Pickleball is FREE to J members and $5 for the general public.  We offer instructional classes, private instruction, and open gym time in the fall, winter and spring for Pickleball. In the summer time, we offer pickleball outside on our tennis courts. With 3 courts in our gymnasium for Pickleball, we can accommodate many players of all skill levels. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports across the United States. It’s a combination of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The sport is played with a paddle and wiffleball. You can play either indoors or outdoors!

Instructional Clinics

Fridays 8:00 – 9:00am 

It’s great for players of all levels. You will learn:

Rules of the Sport, Game Play and Strategy, Game Etiquette, Drills for Skill Improvement, Paddle Grip and Stroke Instruction

Instructors will be on hand to help facilitate and give instruction/tips to all players.  Never played? Just after one day of play, you will get the hang of things. Instructional Clinics are intended for those of beginner and recreational level.

Open Pickleball Play for all players

Saturday 7:00 – 11:00am  

Open Pickleball Play for beginners and recreational players below 3.5

Mondays 8:00 – 10:00am
Wednesdays 8:00 – 10:00am
Fridays 8:00 – 10:00am

Open Pickleball Play for advanced and tournament players 3.5 plus

Mondays 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm

Private Instruction

We offer private and semi-private instruction for Pickleball. During this time instructors will focus on improving many aspects of your game based on your current and desired skills. 

Meet Our Instructor

Ted Pritchett is a former Director of Physical Education at the Springfield JCC from 1966-68 and a Springfield College alum. Through his supervision and development in two Pickleball programs in Colorado, Ted brought one of the programs not only to the top of Colorado but also to the entire region. The program had even produced medalists at the national level. Ted has conducted hundreds of private lessons in Pickleball, giving him the ability to adapt a program to fit all skill levels.

Contact: Kim O’Neill,, or call the J at 413.739-4715.

**Currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Relaxing Massage @ Your J!

Single massage (30 minutes)

J Spa Member: $30 J Member: $35 General Public: $45

Double massage (60 minutes)
J Spa Member: $55 J Member: $60 General Public: $70

Email or call (413) 739-4715 to make an appointment.

J Massage Therapists: 

  • Rick Deane, Men’s Massage Therapist Specializing in: Deep tissue and Swedish Massage and Reiki
  • Lorie Kowal, Women’s Massage Therapist Specializing in: Swedish, Sport and Oncology Massage and Reflexology
  • Marci Ryder, Women’s Massage Therapist Specializing in: Deep Tissue, Swedish and Lymphatic Drainage

**Currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.

30+ 5v5 J-Ball League

Mondays and Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Team Fee: $1,200

Sundays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Team Fee: $1,350

Watch for Upcoming J-Ball Leagues… Create your own team and register with Ali Connors, to reserve a spot.  All games will be played with two officials. Game shirts will be provided. Champions will receive a championship shirt.

(Virtually) Follow Us to the J!

The J held a Virtual Father’s Day Road Race and Kids Fun Run/Family Health Walk, Sunday, June 20, 2021.

A photo album can be viewed on the J Facebook page

Below are last year’s participants and, where available, results:

Barbara Bosworth – 10k – 59.34min | Stacey Coleman – 10k – 2hr 32min | Ken Clark – 10k – 47.38min | Lisa Delisle – 5k – 26.21min | Lorin Delisle – 5k – 26.30min | Robert Donovan – 10k – 56.03min | Peter Kennedy – 10k – 53.31min | Alissa Korn – 5K | Josh Kupperman – 1m | Mitch Kupperman – 10k – 2hr | Lori Markell – 10k – 2hr | Derek McGire – 1m | Jill McGire – 1m | Andrew McGire – 1m | Max McGire – 1m | John Murphy – 5k | Alex Silverman – 5k – 24.37min | Jennifer Sullivan – 5K | Ken Teal 10k – 55.45min | Kelsey Weber – 10k – 53.15min | Debbie Whitehead – 1m-21min |


Father’s Day Road Race 2021:


Anytime during the day until 5:00pm on June 20, 2021.


10K, 5K and/or Relay: $25

Fun Run/Family Health Walk: $18


Online registration at Entries will be accepted online until June 18th at 5:00pm. Register by May 28th to receive a T-shirt.

Contact: Kim O’Neill,, or call the J at 413.739.4715.


Prizes to Top 3 finishers (Male & Female), winners of each age category (Male & Female), first relay team, first relay team father and child, and first father (only one per person). Prizes to top Fun Run Finishers. All Fun Run & Family Health Walk registrants receive a medal! 

Sponsored by Springfield JCC Community Partners:

Fathers & Sons, Horizon Sheet Meta

Event Sponsors: Attain Therapy + Fitness, Fleet Feet Sports, Fred’s Shoes, Big Y, Bueno Y Sano, and Springfield JCC

5K Road Race Route

10K Road Race Route

2019 10K and Relay Results

2018 10K and Relay Results

2017 10 K Results 

2016 Fun Run Results

2016 Relay Results

2015 Father’s Day Road Race Results 

2016 Father’s Day Road Race Results

**Currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Book your next adventure on one of the best challenge courses in Western Mass. Our well trained staff will design a fun packed day specifically to accommodate your group’s needs. Work together through physical and intellectual challenges while gaining the important skills of team building, trust, communication, positive risk taking, and goal oriented growth. Take your program to extreme heights by climbing our “stairway to heaven” 70ft climb, leaping to a trapeze in “pamper platform”, soaring through the air on our state of the art zipline, and so much more.

Perfect for sports teams, class trips, scout troops, professional development, birthday parties, corporate groups, and anyone who could use a successful day of fun!

Questions:  Contact Kim O’Neill, (413) 739-4715


Certified Staff

Unique Initiatives/ Ice Breakers
Full Low Ropes Course (accommodates 100+ people)
Indoor Climbing Wall
Flying Squirrel (indoor flying element)
High Challenge Course
Youth Friendly Options
Adapted Options
Specialty Elements


High-Challenge Ropes Course

Pamper Platform (trapeze jump)

Vertical Playpen (partner climb)
Stairway to Heaven (70-foot climb)
Voyager Crossing
Catwalk (partner climb)
Islands in the Sky (youth friendly)
Centipede (youth friendly)