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Sports Facilities

The Sports Centre, refurbished in 2013, is situated on our main campus and is the hub of activity and sporting life at Royal Holloway. It provides a multi-use sports hall,  a 46 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.


Our 3G (third-generation astroturf) pitch for football & rugby is fully approved by both FIFA and is the only IRB approved 3G rugby pitch in Surrey.  It can be used as a full size pitch for matches or split into half or third size areas for team training.

Football 3g

Our sand based hockey pitch can also be used for lacrosse.

Hockey pitch

Our new courts have space for four simultaneous tennis or three netball matches to take place at once.  The courts are also finished with a splash of purple, one of Royal Holloway's traditional sporting colours!

Netball courts participation

Our multi-use games area (or MUGA for short) is the ideal facility for basketball or small sided football matches.  It also includes a sprint track around its perimeter, perfect for fitness drills and training.

MUGA basketball

In addition to these, we are fortunate to have two grass football pitches, one grass rugby pitch, one cricket pitch plus two practice nets, four tennis courts and five netball courts - all on campus.  In 2015/16 we will see the completion of our new American football pitch on campus too.

Commercial/sports club hire 


Looking to hire one of our facilities on a block basis? If so, please complete the booking request form. For one off bookings please call 01784 443892 where a member of our reception team will be happy to help.

Recreational hire   

founders tennis 

Hire costs vary by  facility and there are concessional rates for students and staff. For a full pricing overview please go to our membership pages and select your category of user.

For student and staff use the College also has access to a boat house on the Thames for our rowing club and a swimming pool in the local village. Please contact the sports clubs directly





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