Recreational Services

Courts and Room Policies and Rules

Meeting Rooms

  • Five meeting rooms are available in the UT Recreational Services.
  • The rooms suit a variety of group sizes and functions.
  • Rooms may be reserved for exclusive use or as part of a shared rental.
  • Food/drink is permitted in reserved meeting rooms and pool observation deck.
  • DO NOT place tape on the floors or walls

Gym Courts

  • All personal belongings and bags should be kept off the floors. Items can be stored in lockers or cubbies.
  • Slapping the backboards and hanging on rims or nets are prohibited.
  • The courts may be used for designated activities and use of projectiles such as football and baseballs are restricted to the auxiliary gym.
  • Use of courts is limited to 45 minutes when others are waiting.
  • Check out equipment on the lower level is available with a photo ID.
  • Court 4 is dedicated to volleyball and half of court 5 is dedicated to badminton at all times unless otherwise scheduled by UT Recreational Services programs.
  • Individuals using courts 4 or 5 for other activities will be required to move to another court or activity area if volleyball or badminton play begins.

Racquetball Courts

  • Safety goggles are highly recommended.
  • Racquetball racquets are required to have bumper guards and wrist ropes/strap.
  • Athletic shoes are required. Any athletic shoe that marks the floor is prohibited.
  • Racquetballs may be purchased in the UT Recreational Services office.
  • Racquets are available for check out at the Service Center with an ID.
  • Children under 13 years of age are prohibited unless playing with their parent.

Patio and Sand Volleyball Courts

  • Entrance to the patio is through the pool area only unless entrance through the patio gate has been arranged for a special event.
  • Members and guests must remove shoes before crossing the pool deck to and from the patio.
  • Glass containers, use of tobacco, and alcohol beverages are strictly prohibited.
  • The area is open April through the end of October, weather permitting.
  • Scheduled Office of Recreational Services programs take priority.
  • Patrons are required to remove sand and grass from their clothing and bodies before crossing the pool deck to return to the locker areas.
  • Sand volleyballs must be checked out at the Service Center.
  • Food is prohibited except during approved rental functions.

Table Tennis

  • A table tennis table can be set up by UT Recreational Services staff in a racquetball court for informal recreation.
  • Additional tables may be available for special requests.

Auxiliary Gym

  • Scheduled Office of Recreational Services functions have priority use.
  • If a group wants to use the auxiliary gym and another group is using it, they must inform the Building Supervisor that they want to use the space.
  • Building Supervisor will allow the existing group another 45 minutes on the court, at which time the requesting group will be allowed to use the space.
  • All gym court policies apply to this area.
  • DO NOT place tape on the floors or walls.

Group Exercise Rooms

  • Scheduled UTREC programing has priority use for Fitness Studio, Cycling Room and Willow Room.
  • These spaces are reserved for UTREC programming only and are available for rental by outside or student groups.
  • Proper athletic footwear is required at all times while using these rooms.
  • Any shoe that marks or mars the floor is prohibited.
  • Bare feet will be allowed for martial arts and mind-body activities, but shoes must be worn to and from the group exercise rooms.
  • Participants should clean exercise mats before and after use.
  • Weapons are strictly prohibited (unless used as part of a scheduled UT Recreational Services program such as marital arts, fencing etc.).
  • DO NOT place tape on the floors or walls.
  • The Fitness Studio, Cycling Studio and Willow Room use is restricted to adults only, unless the program is design specifically for a younger age group


  • Shoes must be worn on the track, no spikes are allowed.
  • Running direction is patterned to help reduce leg stress associated with running tight
  • turns.
  • Do not spit on the floors, walls, or in the water fountains.
  • Bicycles, skates or any other form of transportation is not permitted.
  • Children under 13 years of age are prohibited unless with their parents.
  • DO NOT place tape on the floors or walls.
  • Strollers or baby carriers are not permitted on the track level or in any other activity area with the exception of the basketball courts and pool deck

Weight and Cardio Areas

  • Weight gloves only are permitted, no chalk.
  • The machines and weights should be used with care. Dropping plates, dumbbells or weight stacks can cause injury and damage, and are not permitted.
  • Users must adhere to posted user guides on machines and equipment.
  • Patrons are responsible for wiping down the equipment before and after use.
  • Patrons must return weight plates and other accessories to their proper location after use.
  • Patrons must keep personal belongings in a locker in the locker room or in provided cubby spaces.
  • UT Recreational Services is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • All fans are to be operated by UT Recreational Services staff.
  • Members and guests may request that fans be turned on or off or have direction changed, but should not do it themselves.
  • Members and guests may only use personal listening devices such as headphones (speakers are prohibited) and the volume must be at a respectable volume.

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Last Updated: 6/27/22