Facility Guidelines


Currently enrolled UT students and individuals with a current RecSports membership are eligible to access RecSports facilities.

Facility Usage Guidelines

The following rules and regulations governing the use of all recreational facilities have been created to provide equal opportunity and protect the rights of each participant. Staff are employed to interpret and enforce the usage guidelines, as well as posted room regulations. As a member of the university community, you have a responsibility to understand and abide by these guidelines and other rulings.

Membership ID Cards

Participants must possess current membership identification and provide to staff upon request. ID cards are non-transferable and are for the exclusive use of the person named on the card. Cards will be confiscated if presented by anyone other than the rightful owner. RecSports reserves the right to request identification at any time. Currently enrolled students and RecSports members who have lost or forgotten their RecSports ID or UT ID card may gain access to the facilities by utilizing the forgotten ID system. This option is offered three times per semester.


Guests of current students or members must purchase a guest pass and present a state issued photo ID or passport to use the facilities.


Use of University facilities is a privilege, and participants are expected to be good citizens and respect the rights of others. Individuals who engage in unacceptable or irresponsible behavior may have their access to facilities revoked or modified indefinitely and/or be subject to further University disciplinary action.


Entry and exit of facilities must be through the designated main entrance and exit. Individuals entering or exiting through non-designated doors are subject to disciplinary action.

Food and Drink

Food and drink are permitted in designated areas only. Glass containers are prohibited at all facilities.


Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and illegal drugs are prohibited.

Bicycles, Etc.

The use of bikes, skateboards and other personal transportation devices, other than those used for mobility impairments, are prohibited inside Recreational Sports facilities.


Pets, other than service dogs, are prohibited.


Proper athletic attire must be worn when participating:

  • Wear non-marking athletic shoes in all activity areas (except pools, martial arts and locker rooms).
  • Wear swimsuits in pools.
  • Shirts that cover the entire back and shoulders are encouraged to keep equipment clean and dry.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required in weight/conditioning rooms.
  • Goggles and protective eyewear are recommended.
Personal Listening Devices

Headphones are required for individuals utilizing personal listening devices.

Activity Area Amplified Sound Devices

Devices that produce amplified sound are permitted in group activity areas, however Recreational Sports staff maintains the right to regulate content and volume.  Participants must be considerate of others when utilizing amplified sound.

Facility Closures

Facilities may be closed and/or reservations canceled when warranted (i.e., special events, maintenance projects, inclement weather).


Posted room guidelines must be observed. Verbal instructions issued by staff must be followed.

Personal Belongings

Secure all valuables. Rental, coin-operated and day-use lockers are available. Storage of handguns is not allowed in Recreational Sports lockers.


Children may participate in accordance with current regulations. Children ages 5 and over are not permitted in the locker room of the opposite sex.

Informal Recreation

Unreserved activity areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis with challenge and shared usage rules applying. The designated informal recreation activity will take priority over other uses. Basketball courts at GRE, RSC, and CCF are designated for full-court, 5-on-5 games.

Racquetball/Handball Challenge Court Guidelines
  • Each player must sign up on the clipboard at the Challenge Court.
  • The winner of each game will call out the next challenger's name. That challenger must play the winner or lose his/her place in line.
  • A waiting challenger who leaves the gallery area to play on another court will lose his/her place in line.
  • If there are no challenges made, players on the court may continue to play on a "first come, first served" basis until a challenge is made.
  • Warm up time is limited to three minutes.
  • All challenge games are played to fifteen points (win by one point).
  • A player may win a maximum of three consecutive games. After a player has "retired" (after three wins), the next two players on the sign-up sheet will start the next challenge game.
Challenge Court Hours:
Racquetball Challenge Court
  • Gregory Gym (Court #9): 3:00p - 8:00p (M-F)
  • Recreational Sports Center (Court #6): All Day
Handball Challenge Courts
  • Gregory Gym (Court #10): All Day
  • Recreational Sports Center (Court #5): 3:00p - 8:00p (M-F)
Basketball/Indoor Volleyball/Sand Volleyball Challenge Court Guidelines
  • A challenge for the next game is issued verbally by waiting players. No one presently in a game may call "next game."
  • Only one player needs to be present to issue a challenge.
  • Losing players are not eligible for the next game unless other players are unavailable.
  • Upon winning three consecutive games, the winning team must exit the playing area if other players are waiting to play.
Organized Activities

Coaching, instruction, and organized activities other than those approved by Recreational Sports are prohibited.


Spectators must sign in with a government issued photo ID to watch scheduled events. Spectators may not observe informal recreation activities.