Court Reservations

Reserve a Court

Individuals may make advanced reservations for courts at Bellmont Hall, Gregory Gym, the Recreational Sports Center, and Whitaker Courts.

Facility Available Activities
Bellmont Hall (BEL) Squash
Gregory Gym (GRE) Handball, Racquetball, Squash, Wallyball
Recreational Sports Center (RSC) Handball, Racquetball, Squash, Wallyball
Whitaker Courts (WC) Tennis, Pickleball

Reservation Procedure

  • Court reservations are available for all RecSports members. Guests may not reserve courts.
  • Courts are available online seven days in advance up to the reservation time.
  • Users may reserve one court per day per EID. 
  • Court #10 at Gregory Gym is reserved as a handball challenge court at all times; court #9 at Gregory Gym is reserved as racquetball challenge court from 3:00pm-8:00pm Monday-Friday.
  • Court #6 at the Recreational Sports Center is reserved as a racquetball challenge court at all times; court #5 at the Recreational Sports Center is reserved as a handball challenge court from 3:00pm-8:00pm Monday-Friday.
  • Many courts are set aside for Faculty/Staff member priority access M-F, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Faculty/Staff priority hours are released daily at 9:00am.
  • If a court is unclaimed by the user by 10 minutes after the reservation begins, the user will be considered a “no-show”. Excessive “no-shows” may result in loss of reservation privileges.
  • Users may cancel their reservations up to the time of the reservation. If a waiting list exists for that hour, the first EID on the list will be transferred to the open court and the remaining EIDs will move up on the list. Any additional reservations for the wait-listed EID will be deleted for the remainder of the day.
  • Once courts are full for a particular time block, a virtual waiting list will be started for that hour.
  • Virtual waiting lists will be available online up until the reservation time. Then only the on-duty RecSports staff may add names to the waiting list.
  • Available times for reserved play begin at Noon each day. Pending availability, courts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis before this time. Please refer to the facility hours and facility schedules pages for up-to-date information.
  • Other times are set aside for walk-on play only. Courts will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis unless designated as a challenge court. Open and unreserved courts change on the hour.
  • Reservations are limited to one hour per EID (two hours for tennis doubles and wallyball) on any single day.
  • Most court reservation periods begin and end on the hour. However, some reservation periods may begin at 10 minutes after the hour and be limited to 50 minutes.
  • Reservations are required for wallyball courts. (two hour reservation: play is 1.5 hours with 15 minutes to set-up, 15 minutes to take-down).
  • Courts may also be reserved in person with valid EID for same day play.

Usage Guidelines

  • Shoes and balls which mark the courts are prohibited.
  • Racquet guards are required.
  • Wrist straps are required on racquetball racquets.
  • Protective eyewear is recommended.
  • Racquets are available for check out with valid ID at BEL, GRE and the RSC.
  • Secure personal belongings in lockers.
  • No one under the age of 10 may use the courts. Youth dependents may participate only under adult supervision.

Check-In Locations

Bellmont Hall: BEL 934
Gregory Gym: Control Desk (Equipment Counter)
Recreational Sports Center: Control Desk (Equipment Counter)
Whitaker Courts: Whitaker Courts Building

Forfeiture of Reservation

  • Participants who have made a reservation must check-in with the appropriate staff member before any attempt to claim a court is made.
  • If the reservation is not claimed by 10 minutes after the beginning of the reservation period, all rights to that reservation are forfeited.
  • If a reservation is forfeited, a waiting list will be utilized to make available the previously reserved court on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Waiting List Procedures

  • Once courts are full for a particular time block, a virtual waiting list will be started for that hour.
  • Virtual waiting lists will be available online up until the reservation time. Then only the on duty RecSports staff may add names to the waiting list.
  • Courts are assigned from the waiting list in the order that names are received. Unreserved courts are assigned 10 minutes after the reservation period.