It’s a dilly of a sport


When we had the vision of creating a pickleball league at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center, we had no idea how popular it would become. 


It quickly turned into a favorite pastime for members and non-members alike, and the comaraderie which has developed between the teams is admirable. A huge bonus to the sport of pickleball is the way players of all ages can come together to not only socialize but compete on an equal basis. 

Season 2 of pickleball at the Dwares JCC is now well underway, and it’s bigger and better.

The Tuesday evening league has adopted a more advanced style of play, thanks to a blend of returning season 1 players and the addition of more experienced players. Meanwhile, the new Thursday afternoon league meets for a round-robin style of recreational play, and everyone is improving as the season progresses. Season 2 ends on June 13, and the league will not meet during the summer. 

League play will resume in the fall.

DORI VENDITTI is general manager of J-Fitness at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. For more information on pickleball or the league, contact her at 401-421-4111, ext. 210.