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Sports facilities

Sports facilities

The Sports Centre, refurbished in 2014, is situated on our main campus and is the hub of activity and sporting life at Royal Holloway.

Opening hours

Our opening hours are currently subject to change due to the current circumstances. We will be reviewing our opening hours and the time slots available for bookings based on changing demand and the government guidance.

Facilities

It provides a multi-use sports halla 60 station fitness suite, aerobics area and changing facilities. We are also pleased to be able to offer a wide range of services including personal training and fitness classes.

September 2014 marked the completion of our world-class, floodlit outdoor pitches and courts. The new facility provides all-weather playing surfaces for a wide range of sports. This was made possible in part due to a generous bequest from Physics Alumna, Margaret Young.

In addition to the below, we are fortunate to have two grass football pitches, one American Football field, one cricket pitch, eight tennis courts and five netball courts - all on campus.

Outdoor facilities

Our state-of-the-art 3G all-weather pitch is suitable for a variety of high impact team sports including football, rugby and American football. Our student clubs use the pitch for both training and BUCS fixtures throughout the academic year. The pitch is divided at at three points meaning you can hire a third, half or the whole of the pitch for training or recreational purposes. The pitch has been accredited by the Football Association making it perfect for 11-a-side fixtures at all levels.

Our tennis and netball courts are comprised of a fast-playing tarmac surface. Our student clubs use the courts for both training and BUCS fixtures throughout the academic year. There are three netball and four tennis courts with clear line markings for both sports. It's a great facility to play recreationally or train with your teammates. Although the space is primarily used for tennis and netball, it is a multi-use area which can be utilised for fitness related activities too.

Our astroturf pitch offers an artificial surface, suitable for a variety of team sports including hockey, lacrosse, football and ultimate frisbee. Our student clubs use the pitch for both training and BUCS fixtures throughout the academic year. The pitch is divided into two meaning you can hire half or the whole pitch for training or recreational purposes. The pitch has been certified by the International Hockey Federation making it perfect for 11-a-side fixtures at all levels.

Our multi-use games area offers a fast-playing tarmac surface, two basketball hoops, and two recessed 5-a-side goals. This area is perfect for high intensity, small-sided basketball or football. It can also be utilised for fitness related activities. This is a lower cost facility.

Indoor facilities

Our indoor sports hall is a multi-sport facility. It comprises a real wood flooring with line markings for a variety of sports. Our student clubs use the sports hall for both training and BUCS fixtures throughout the academic year. The Sports Hall can cater for the following sports:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Mixed Martial Arts

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