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Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country for all ages and athletic abilities. A paddle ball sport that combines the elements of table tennis, tennis and badminton, it is easy to learn and requires minimal equipment.

The J can accommodate up to four pickleball courts in our gymnasium during open gym that are free to all members. Want to learn the sport or advance your skills? We offer classes, clinics and lessons

 

Pickleball Lessons

Semi-Private

These 60-minute lessons are ideal for a small group looking to progress together, have fun and practice tactical play.

Private

Do you need to work on something specific or focus solely on your personal development? Private lessons can be purchased for 60 or 90 minutes.

Why Take Lessons

  • Improve Pickleball Fundamentals – Correct incorrect techniques, break habits that may be limiting your performance and gain additional skills and techniques.
  • Develop and Enhance Strategy and Tactical Thinking Skills – Advance your “court sense” while understanding how and when to implement certain tactics and strategies.
  • Build Confidence and Mental Toughness – Repetitive drilling develops muscle memory, confidence and mental strength needed to compete and win against higher-level players.

Leagues at The J

We have a diverse and welcoming community of Pickleball enthusiasts who enjoy the competition and comradery of playing in leagues. Competitive and non-competitive leagues run throughout the year.

 

Featured Classes

Camps, K-12

08/08/2024 - 08/12/2024

An overnight vacation for adults with disabilities at Camp Wise in Chardon, Ohio.

An overnight vacation at Camp Wise for adults with disabilities. Experience Shabbat on our wooded property, sleep in cabins and meet new friends. Participants will enjoy campfire cooking, music and song sessions, sports, arts and crafts, lake activities, swimming, ropes course and more.

08/16/2024 - 08/18/2024

08/25/2024 - 08/25/2024

Camps

08/24/2024 - 08/24/2024

Relax, unplug and enjoy a weekend get-away in Chardon, OH just for women.

Whether you need a girls weekend or want to relive your experiences as a Camp Wise camper, this is the program for you. This all-inclusive weekend will leave you refreshed and ready to tackle your day-to-day responsibilities. Relax by the pool, kayak or canoe on our prive lake, try the ropes course, or get a massage. Full weekend or Saturday only options available.

Camps

08/23/2024 - 08/25/2024

Relax, unplug and enjoy a weekend get-away in Chardon, OH just for women.

Whether you need a girls weekend or want to relive your experiences as a Camp Wise camper, this is the program for you. This all-inclusive weekend will leave you refreshed and ready to tackle your day-to-day responsibilities. Relax by the pool, kayak or canoe on our prive lake, try the ropes course, or get a massage. Full weekend or Saturday only options available.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

One-way transportation fee for campers riding a bus to Camp Wise.

Columbus and Toledo Campers choose between One Way Transportation and Round Trip Transportation for Camp Wise,

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Round-trip transportation fee for campers riding a bus to Camp Wise.

Columbus and Toledo Campers choose between One Way Transportation and Round Trip Transportation for Camp Wise,

Arts & Ideas

07/23/2024 - 07/23/2024

A free introductory class for adults covering computer security and online safety.

Arts & Ideas

08/30/2024 - 08/30/2024

A fast-paced, mind aerobics class designed to rev up your brain while promoting lifelong learning.

Arts & Ideas

07/26/2024 - 07/26/2024

A fast-paced, mind aerobics class designed to rev up your brain while promoting lifelong learning.

Camps, K-12

08/09/2024 - 08/11/2024

A family overnight vacation at Camp Wise for all ages. Enjoy all of the activities offered during our summer camps including lake activities, sports, climing tower and Shabbat and Havdalah programs.

Escape to camp for the weekend and experience what the summer Camp Wise campers rave about. Families of all ages will sleep in cabins and enjoy Shabbat and Havdalah programs. Activities include archery, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and lake fun, climbing tower, tie-dying and more.

Camps, K-12

08/09/2024 - 08/11/2024

A family overnight vacation at Camp Wise for all ages. Enjoy all of the activities offered during our summer camps including lake activities, sports, climing tower and Shabbat and Havdalah programs.

Escape to camp for the weekend and experience what the summer Camp Wise campers rave about. Families of all ages will sleep in cabins and enjoy Shabbat and Havdalah programs. Activities include archery, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and lake fun, climbing tower, tie-dying and more.

Camps, K-12

08/09/2024 - 08/11/2024

A family overnight vacation at Camp Wise for all ages. Enjoy all of the activities offered during our summer camps including lake activities, sports, climing tower and Shabbat and Havdalah programs.

Escape to camp for the weekend and experience what the summer Camp Wise campers rave about. Families of all ages will sleep in cabins and enjoy Shabbat and Havdalah programs. Activities include archery, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and lake fun, climbing tower, tie-dying and more.

Camps, K-12

08/09/2024 - 08/11/2024

A family overnight vacation at Camp Wise for all ages. Enjoy all of the activities offered during our summer camps including lake activities, sports, climing tower and Shabbat and Havdalah programs.

Escape to camp for the weekend and experience what the summer Camp Wise campers rave about. Families of all ages will sleep in cabins and enjoy Shabbat and Havdalah programs. Activities include archery, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and lake fun, climbing tower, tie-dying and more.

06/17/2024 - 07/17/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Fitness

08/11/2024 - 08/25/2024

Learn the game of pickleball in this three-class session.

This class is for people who are new to pickleball, would like to learn the rules, develop a good foundation and skill set, and benefit from instruction and coaching to develop their skills and learn the game.

K-12

08/26/2024 - 06/13/2025

Wind down after school with activities, homework help and friends.

Kids ages K-6 enjoy a variety of activities including basketball and tag in The J's gymnasium, playing games with friends, or creating art projects. It's the perfect place to wind down from the school day, get homework help, and get recharged for family time.

Camps, K-12

07/01/2024 - 07/07/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

07/01/2024 - 07/07/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

07/01/2024 - 07/07/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Arts & Ideas

07/31/2024 - 07/31/2024

A class that provides practical tips and tricks for remembering people’s names.

Arts & Ideas

08/19/2024 - 08/19/2024

Learn how memories are stored in your brain and practical strategies to maintain or improve your memory as you age.

Arts & Ideas

07/18/2024 - 07/18/2024

A free introductory class for adults covering internet browsing, social media, emailing and streaming.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Fitness

08/11/2024 - 08/25/2024

Develop and progress your current pickleball skill set and learn doubles strategy.

This class is for newer players who have recently completed the Intro to Pickleball program, or are new to the game with limited play experience. Participants should have a general understanding of the basic skills and rules, and would like additional instruction and coaching to develop and progress their current skill set and better understand doubles strategy.

Fitness

07/28/2024 - 07/28/2024

Learn advanced strategic pickleball play and raise your skill level.

This one-day clinic is for people who have been playing pickleball, are a 3.0 level or higher, and would like additional instruction and coaching to enhance their skill set and learn more advanced strategic play to raise their skill level for recreational and/or competitive play.y.

08/03/2024 - 08/04/2024

Email emiller@mandeljcc.org with questions or audition tapes.

Join us for Playmakers Youth Theatre's annual 24 Hour Musical, the highlight of the summer! Open to 8th graders-young adults, this one-of-a-kind musical theatre production experience is something you don't want to miss. How does it work? You audition, but the show is a mystery to you until you arrive for kick-off at 10 pm on Saturday, August 3. The rehearsal process begins with a reveal to the cast, who then rehearse overnight (that's the 24 hour part!). Led by Director Emma Miller, Music Director Eric Golovan, Choreographer Adri Powell-Lawrence, and Assistant Director Liza Kammer. The curtain rises at 7 pm on Sunday, August 4.

06/16/2024 - 07/21/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/16/2024 - 07/21/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/21/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Early Childhood, Jewish Life, K-12

08/02/2024 - 08/02/2024

Bring a picnic dinner and join The J for a Shabbat celebration at Preston's H.O.P.E.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/06/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Arts & Ideas

07/25/2024 - 07/25/2024

A free introductory class for adults covering video chatting, FaceTime, and sharing photos and videos.

Early Childhood

07/15/2024 - 08/05/2024

An early childhood class with sensory play, creative movement, songs, stories and weekly themes.

Morah Dana and Morah Maria lead this engaging class for children ages five and under with their caregivers. With new themes each week, the class integrates sensory play, creative movement, songs and stories.

Arts & Ideas

08/14/2024 - 08/14/2024

Learn about the latest brain-related issues making headlines and explore the intersection of neuroscience and current events.

Pickleball Leadership