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All ages. Group exercise classes, therapy classes, private & semi-private swim lessons, Adult free swim and even American Red Cross certifications.
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Member pick-up games and the 35+ League have been suspended due to COVID-19; however, the gymnasiums are available for shootaround and open gym.

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Please note that classes may be Ages 16+. Classes for beginners and advanced dancers. We have tap, ballet, Chicago Style Steppin and La Blast dance classes.
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Ages 18+. In partnership with Circle City Athletics (CCA). Register on the CCA website as an individual ($65) or a 10-person team ($600).
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Martial Arts

Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido

Ages 7-Adult. We’ve combined these two ancient Korean disciplines of combat and self-defense with sport and exercise. Tae Kwon Do, or the “way of the foot and the hand,” and Hapkido, or the “way of harmony,” emphasize good health, happiness, generosity, independence and coexistence.

Instructed by Master Jean-Pierre Decaudin

Promotion test given every 3 months (Tae Kwon Do only). Students must participate in the Tae Kwon Do class to take Hapkido.

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Ages 11-Adult.  Pickleball is a paddle sport for 2-4 players that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. All levels welcome!

Pickleball Schedule
Open Play in Cohen (Big) Gym
Mon, Wed, Fri   |  10 am-Noon
Tue, Thu  |  1-3 pm
Thu  |  6-8 pm
Sun  |  4-6 pm

Click to view Pickleball Rules

Click to view Pickleball Rules

Game & Match

In tournaments, a match will usually consist of the best 2 out of 3 games to 11. A game is finished when one player or team reaches 11 points and is leading by at least two points. If the score is tied at 10-10, then the game continues until one player or team wins by two points. Players switch sides after the first game. If a third game is needed, the players will switch sides after the first player or team gets to 6 points, and the game will then continue to its conclusion.

For consolation events, or when time is short, matches often consist of just one game to 15 points. The winner in this format must also be ahead by two points. In a 15 point game, players should switch sides after one team gets to 8 points, and the game will then continue to its conclusion.


Pickleball is similar to Volleyball in that a player or team can only score points when serving.

Prior to 2007, players were allowed to step over the baseline with one foot when serving, as long as they kept at least one foot behind the baseline until after they contacted the ball. However, the rule has been changed by the National Pickleball Association (USAPA) so that now both feet must remain behind the baseline until after the ball is struck.

  • Players must announce the score prior to serving. Always call the server’s score first!
  • The serve must be made with an underhand stroke so that contact with ball is made below waist level.
  • Underhand Defined: The arm must be moving in an upward arc and the paddle head shall be below the wrist when it strikes the ball.
  • Serves must travel diagonally and land between the non-volley zone and the baseline of the service court opposite of the serving player.

Each player is allowed only one serving attempt unless it is a “let” serve. A let serve occurs when the serve hits the net and still lands in the correct service court. If this occurs, the serve is played over. Each player will continue to serve until he does not win a point.

Serving in Doubles
  • At the start of each new game , only one player on the first serving team is allowed a service turn before giving up the ball to the opponents. Thereafter both members of each team will have a service turn before the ball is turned over to the opposing team.
  • In doubles , the player on the right at the start of a service turn, will be the first person to serve for their team and will continue to serve until he or she does not win a point. Then his or her partner will serve until he or she does also does not win a point. Then it is the other team’s turn to serve.
  • When the serving team scores a point, the server moves to the other side of the serving team’s court. The receiving team should never switch sides.
  • If the serve rotation is done properly in doubles, the serving team’s score will always be even when the player that started the game on the right side is on the right side and odd when that player is on the left side.
Serving in Singles
  • In singles, the server will serve from the right when he has an even number of points (0, 2, 6, 10). The server should serve from the left when he has an odd number of points (1, 3, 7, 9). The receiver should adjust their position according to where the server stands.
Non-Volley Zone

To volley a ball means to hit it in the air without letting it bounce. All volleying must be done with the player’s feet behind the non-volley zone.

  • If a player’s momentum causes them to step on or over the non-volley line after hitting a volley they have commited a fault and lose the point.
  • If a player’s paddle, clothing, hat, or any part of their body touches any part of the non-volley zone while hitting a volley or because of their forward momentum after hitting the ball they lose the point!
  • A player may jump accross the no-volley line after hitting a volley if they don’t touch any part of the non-volley zone including the lines while doing so.
Double Bounce Rule

Each team must play their first shot off the bounce. That is, the receiving team must let the serve bounce and the serving team must let the return of the serve bounce before playing it. After the two bounces have occurred, the ball can either be volleyed or played off the bounce.


The ball may only bounce once per side. After the ball is hit by a player, it must travel to the other side of the net.

If the ball hits one of the sidelines or the baseline, it is a playable ball. When a player or team fails to win the rally they are said to have made a fault. Some, but not all of the things that cause a fault are listed below:

  • Serving the ball into an incorrect area.
  • Hitting the ball out of bounds.
  • Volleying the ball before it has bounced once on each side.
  • Hitting the ball into the net or hitting the net with your paddle or body.
  • Hitting the ball while in the non-volley zone before it is allowed to bounce.
  • Touching the non-volley zone with your paddle or clothes while attempting to hit a volley.
  • Stepping on or over the non-volley zone line on a follow through.
  • Missing the ball when you try to hit it.
  • Server swings the paddle with the intent of hitting the ball but misses.


Three air-conditioned racquetball courts are available to JCC members at no charge. Racquets and balls are available for free at the Fitness Desk. Courts are open to members on a first-come, first-served basis, or by reservation. To reserve a court, call 317-251-9467. Looking for people to play with? Write your contact information down in the racquetball binder at the Welcome Desk.

Racquetball Court Hours

Mon-Thu  |  6 am-8:50 pm
Fri  |  6 am-5:50 pm
Sat & Sun  |  7 am-6:50 pm

Open Play

Wednesdays  |  4:30-6 pm
Sundays  |  9-11 am

Reservation Regulations

  1. Please make a reservation for court use.
  2. Open courts may be used on a first-come, first-served basis. Players with reservations take priority.
  3. Reservations are accepted 2 weeks in advance.
  4. Courts may be reassigned if players are ten minutes late. At least two players must be present on the court to recognize a court time.
  5. Children under the age of 13 are allowed on the courts only when supervised by an adult or if they have a permission slip from a parent or guardian.
  6. A maximum of one reservation per person per day is allowed.
  7. Court reservations are for up to 2 hours.
  8. Please give a name and telephone number when making a reservation.

Court Regulations

  1. Only regulation racquets and balls may be used (both may be obtained at the Fitness Center desk free of charge).
  2. Eyeglass wearers must wear athletic or shatter-resistant lenses. We recommend that non-eyeglass wearers wear eye-guards or some other form of eye protection.
  3. Only non-marking gym shoes are permitted on the playing floor. All players must wear appropriate gym clothes (e.g., sweatshirt or t-shirt, sweatpants or
  4. All racquetball racquets must have wrist straps that are to be worn securely around the player’s wrist.
    Food and drink are prohibited on the courts.


The JCC Tennis program is committed to the development of players of all ages and abilities. Open to members and non-members, our program encourages tennis as a lifetime sport. We focus not only on skills and competition but also on enjoying the game.

USTA Adult League

18+, 40+ and 65+  |  Men and Women. Looking for a little competition? Sign up for a USTA League. Register alone or as a team. Teams need a minimum of eight players and typically have around ten.

Cardio Tennis

Work on tennis drills and get a great, high-intensity aerobic workout! Be prepared to sweat: Our instructors will get you moving with heart-pumping drills and games to supplement your fitness routine.

Wheelchair Tennis

Wheelchair tennis classes prove once again that tennis is a sport for everyone. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Private Tennis Lessons

Note: A 24-hour cancellation notice will be strictly enforced.
The JCC’s tennis program offers classes and leagues for children as young as age 4 and for adults of all levels. Court time and ball machine rental available by appointment. A private lesson is a great way to improve a specific area of your game. Contact Kim Shippy for more information regarding private lessons with Tennis Staff.

Court Rentals

Permanent Court Time

Per hour: $23 / $16 Members
Make your reservations early.
No refunds, no exchanges in times and/or days.

Daily Court Time

Per hour: $32 / $20 Members
Reservations can be made at the East Desk or via phone at 251-9460.
Payment must be made prior to play. Reservations may be made up to 7 days in advance.

Early Bird Court Time  |  5:30-8:30 am Weekdays

Per hour: $18 / $12 Members
Reservations can be made at the East Desk or via phone at 251-9460.
Payment must be made prior to play. Reservations may be made up to 7 days in advance.

Mid-Day Court Time  |  Noon-3 pm Weekdays

Per hour: $18 / $12 Members
Reservations can be made at the East Desk or via phone at 251-9460.
Payment must be made prior to play. Reservations may be made up to 7 days in advance.

Ball Machine

Free for members with cost of court rental.
Non-members $5 per court rental. Reservations may be made up to 7 days in advance.

Tennis Policies

  • All participants in Fall/Winter sessions have priority for Winter/Spring registration.
  • Non-members are welcome in all group classes at the non-member rate.
  • Minimum deposit of $100 for class registration is non-refundable. Classes must be paid in full by start date.
  • JCC professionals reserve the right to move players between groups based on ability if necessary.
  • Make-ups and credits will not be issued for absences.
  • Registration fees will not be refunded after the first session.