Reservations & Rentals.

Court Reservations. 

Looking to reserve a court for volleyball, racquetball or badminton? Members may reserve a court for small groups at the SERF and Nat at no charge. Simply call our Towel Room at the respective facility to guarantee your spot. Reservations are available for one-hour time slots and may be made up to three days in advance.

  • SERF: (608) 262-8259

  • Nat: (608) 262-3790

Tennis and Squash reservations may be placed by stopping by or calling the Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Visit our Tennis page for more details about this process.
  • Nielsen Tennis Stadium: (608) 262-0410

Space & Equipment Rentals.

Stay active and have fun with your friends, residence hall, Greek house, student org, campus department, or community group. Take advantage of the variety of resources Rec Sports offers for rental and reservation.


  • Gyms (volleyball, basketball, futsal, badminton, floor hockey, etc.)
  • Outdoor fields (soccer, softball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, etc.)
  • Multipurpose studios
  • Pools
  • Group Fitness instructors for private classes (off-site or in our facilities)
  • Sports officials for your games or tournaments
  • Sport and fitness equipment
  • And more!


Please read through the Rental Policies Manual and fill out the special events form to start the reservation process. Questions about special events and reservations can be sent to

Submit the Special Events Request Form. 

Rental Process.

Step 1: Submit the online Special Event Request Form.

  • RSOs or university departments: Submit the request at least two weeks prior to the date of the event
  • Non-university affiliated organizations: Contact at least four weeks prior to the date of the event

Step 2: You may be contacted by the Coordinator of Special Events to discuss details and logistics.

  • Dates and times
  • Purpose and scope of the event
  • Number of participants
  • Equipment rentals and costs
  • Additional staffing requirements
  • Liability insurance requirements
  • Concession and vending requirements
  • Payment methods
  • Weather contingencies

Step 3: The coordinator of Special Events will compile the information and create a Confirmation Contract. The confirmation will be emailed to you to review, sign, and return.The event is officially scheduled when the following conditions are met:

  • The cost estimate is accepted by the requesting party (Groups with cost greater than $500 must pay half the cost in advance)
  • Confirmation Contract is signed and returned
  • If applicable, parties will also need to fill out a Facility Use Agreement, Proof of Insurance form, and a Vending Agreement

Step 4: After the event has occurred, the Special Events Coordinator will send an invoice. The account must be settled within 14 business days. Specific instructions will be provided at that time. 

Submit the Special Event Request Form.


Learn the prices for various space, employee and equipment rentals.