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Racquet Sports

Limited Recreation is now available to current UofG Students & Athletics Members including: Badminton

Non-Members must purchase an Athletics Base Membership prior to purchasing the NRG Pass.  Not a member yet? Purchase your Base Membership now.    Faculty/Staff/Retirees can purchase the Subsidized Base Membership here.  You are an Athletics Member if you are currently registered as a full or part-time undergraduate or a full-time graduate student of the University of Guelph (Athletics Base Membership paid within your academic fees) or if you have purchased an Athletics Base Membership.  

Prior to Aug 3/21, All recreation must be reserved in advance.   After reviewing below Policies & Protocols, please proceed to reserve your time slot @ 

  • Daily Access Pass available as of Aug 3/21 
  • View weekly Recreation Calendar, hover over the Sports & Clubs menu item above, then click on the Recreation column heading.

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Racquet sports provide a fun experience for individuals of all abilities.


Enforced Booking Policies

  • Prior to Aug 3/21 all time slots must be reserved in advance for the purpose of contact tracing.
  • Bookings can only be made for yourself – booking for others is NOT Permitted.
  • Max one (1) time slot per day for Rec Swims, NRG Fitness classes, Fitness Centre.
  • No back to back bookings permitted in the same building.
  • Bookings available to reserve 7 days in advance, on the hour (means you don’t have to wake up at midnight to make your booking).
  • Time slots will be available to reserve up until 1 hour before the desired start time.
  • All members must have a booking to access our building and/or any of our spaces. 
  • Clients should cancel reservations on their own and can do so without penalty up to 1 hour before the booked time.
  • Reservations can be managed through the app, your email confirmation or by calling Client Services (519 824 4120 Ext. 56253).
  • Non-members will be denied access to reserved time slots.
  • All Clients must check in when they arrive prior to any booking.
  • Clients who register for a time and continuously do not show will have their memberships temporarily suspended.


Badminton Protocols

  • Everyone is required to complete the U of G COVID-19 Screening Form prior to every visit using the QR code or by visiting > or access to the facility will be denied
  • If you experience any symptoms on the screening form or do not feel well, please stay home
  • Recreation Members will enter through the Larry Pearson entrance
  • Bookings are for 1 hour, please do not arrive early and leave immediately after your booking
  • Players must be prepared to use courts at specified time
  • Four players maximum per net at a time 
  • While change rooms are closed, Client Services will provide you with a bin to hold personal belongings
  • Everyone must obey physical distancing guidelines while in the facility
  • Face coverings must be worn while in the facility
  • Face coverings may only be removed during physical activity, but must be worn by players on the bench  
  • Racquet Rentals at Client Services for a fee 
  • Squash Safety Glasses are strongly recommended & available at Client Services
  • Clean Athletic Footwear required

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Pickleball - currently NOT available
  • Four players maximum per net at a time
  • Clients may only pre-book one slot per activity per day.  
Squash Protocols - currently NOT available
  • We have 5 squash courts available for use
  • Squash courts are located on the North and South ends of the West Gym
  • Racquets available for rent for $3 at Client Services
  • To book a court, please see our Court Booking Procedures below
Table Tennis Protocols - currently not available
  • Table tennis tables only available during scheduled times in room 3205
  • Tables can be set for full play, or angled to accommodate single player practice skill
  • Paddles & balls available to borrow from Client Services

Equipment Rental

A selection of equipment is available for loan to U of G Students/Athletics Members during Recreation times. Fees may apply for some items, visit Equipment Lending for details.

You are an Athletics Member if you are a registered full or part-time undergraduate or a full-time graduate student of the University of Guelph (Athletics Base Membership paid within your academic fees) or have purchased an Athletics Base Membership.

Facility Guidelines

Athletics is committed to providing a safe, inviting recreation experience for the University of Guelph community. Please assist us by adhering to the following guidelines.

  1. Individuals must be 12 years or older to participate in NRG Classes and 16 years or older to use the Fitness Centre.
  2. Persons 15 years of age and under participating in Recreation activities must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian at all times.
  3. Athletic clothing appropriate to the activity must be worn.
  4. Clean athletic footwear with non-marking soles must be worn on all surfaces.
  5. Programming space is to be shared appropriately with all participants.
  6. Food or glass bottles are not permitted in the gymnasiums or program rooms.
  7. Inappropriate behavior such as swearing, physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated and may result in loss of building access privileges and/or immediate removal from facility.
  8. All programming ends 30 minutes prior to the building closing. All equipment must be returned at this time.
  9. Change rooms will be inspected by a Client Services Representative upon building closure.
  10. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in removal from facility and/or loss of access privileges.

Please forward any comments or suggestions to Client Services 519-824-4120 ext. 56253.

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