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Racquet Sports

To view the weekly Recreation schedule, hover over the Sports & Clubs menu item above, then click on the Recreation column heading.

View Racquet Sports details and policies below.

Table Tennis

Table Tennis
Table Tennis
Table Tennis
Table Tennis

Racquet sports offers 3 variety of sports to participate in, which offers lots of fun and great experience to all individuals of different abilities. Badminton, Squash, and Table Tennis are the current 3 racquet sports which are available at the facility to take part in.

Individuals with a Base Membership have access to all Drop-in Recreation Activities (Students have paid their Athletics Base Membership within their Academic Fees).  Non-Members can view Daily Access Fee details on the Membership page.

A selection of equipment is available for loan to Members during recreational times.  Please see Client Services for availability, pricing and fees for lost equipment.  All rental equipment must be returned 30 minutes prior to the building closure.  Equipment lending is NOT available to Daily Access Pass users.  Equipment lending to Members allows us to better track equipment and reduce the increasing amount of Lost/Missing equipment annually.


Birdies and nets are provided, however players must bring their own racquet or rent it from the AC for $3.


We have 5 squash courts available for use, 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

Table tennis tables are available for use during scheduled times in room 3205. Our tables can be set for full play, or angled to accommodate single player practice skills. Paddles and balls are available to borrow from Client Services.

Court Reservation Procedures

  • Athletics facilities are for students and Athletics Centre members only. Guests may purchase a Daily Access Pass.
  • Courts must be booked in person (no phone reservations). Please complete all required fields.
  • All courts must be booked at Client Services.

Advance Bookings

  • Court times will be reservable 7 days in advance of the current day.

Regular Bookings

  • Racquet Rentals are available at Client Services, for a fee.
  • Individuals may only book 1 court per day.
  • Players must be prepared to use the courts at the specific time. Open courts will be available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Players failing to comply with the established procedures may be subject to loss of reservation privileges for failing to sign in and use a court that they have reserved.
  • Everyone should be prepared to show their I.D. card at anytime when reserving a court. I.D. card is required to enter the Athletics Centre to play.
  • Squash Safety Glasses are strongly recommended and are available at Client Services. Clean Athletic Footwear Required.

Please forward any comments or suggestions to the Campus Recreation Office. 519-824-4120 ext. 52220

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 Drop-in Recreational 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.

Failure to follow these guidelines may result in removal from facility and/or loss of access privileges.


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