Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to pay for a separate membership if I am a currently enrolled UARK student? 

A: No, all UARK students automatically have a membership to the UREC Tennis Center.

 

Q: How do I check in to play while I am at the UREC Tennis Center?

A: You will need to check in with one of the UREC Tennis Center staff and scan your UARK ID or barcode in the UREC App on your phone. 

 

Q: What are the hours of the UREC Tennis Center?

A: Monday - Saturday, 11:00am-11:00pm and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 

Q: Is there parking at the UREC Tennis Center?

A: Yes, there are parking spots located at the UREC Tennis Center. The spots will not be accessible or able to be used when the center is closed. There is a mixture of pay-for parking and parking pass spots available. Parking pass spots will be monitored between 7:00am-5:00pm Monday - Friday. 

 

Q: Will I be able to checkout equipment at the UREC Tennis Center? 

A: Yes, you will be able to check out tennis racquets and pickleball equipment (but on a limited basis).

 

Q: Will I be able to purchase any equipment at the UREC Tennis Center?

A: Yes, you will be able to purchase a sleeve of tennis balls for $4.00.

 

Q: Will I be able to reserve a court to play singles or doubles? 

A: Yes, you can reserve a court through the Bookings application. **Bookings app coming soon***

 

Q: Will I be able to reserve a court for just myself?

A: Yes, the UREC Tennis Center has four courts with Bakko backboards to allow for individual play.

 

Q: Can I rent court space for an event I'd like to put on?

A: Yes, to request court space for your event you can fill out the UREC Facilities Reservation Form.

 

Q: Will I be able to bring a friend with me who is not currenlty a UREC member?

A: Yes, you will be able to purchase a guest pass for your friend. Guest passes are $10.00, and can be purchaed in-person at the Service Center in the HPER Building, or online through the UREC Member Portal.

 

Q: Will I be able to play on the courts if they are wet? 

A: No, play will not be allowed if the courts are wet from rainfall.

 

Q: Can we play when temperatures are below freezing?

A: No, play will be suspended if temperatures reach 32 degrees fahrenheit or below.

 

Q: Can we play if there are thunderstorms in the area?

A: Per UREC policy, play will be suspended if lightning is detected within 8 miles of the UREC Tennis Center. Play can be resumed after 30 minutes has past since the last detected lightning strike within 8 miles. 

 

Q: Will I be able to play tennis in flip-flops, sandals, or bare feet?

A: No, participants will need to wear closed-toed non-marking, light-soled tennis shoes while playing.

 

Q: Will I be able to bring drinks and food in to the UREC Tennis Center with me? 

A: Yes, you will be able to bring drinks and food in with you, but only in the patio area. Drinks and food are NOT allowed on the courts.