Recreation

Online Reservations

Court reservations for handball, racquetball, squash, and tennis can now be reserved online. Reservations can be made (7) seven days in advance (e.g. Monday for the following Monday).

Courts are first come first serve over school breaks-no reservations.

Reserving Courts

To reserve courts, click here and follow the directions below.

  • Click on the Reservations icon
  • Login using your UW NetID
  • Select the type of court you would like to reserve (left)
  • Select date
  • Click Reserve on your preferred time slot
  • Enter your name in the Participants box
  • Make sure all information is correct (date, time, court #) before clicking Reserve Now.
  • A confirmation will be sent to your email on file.  Print your reservation confirmation or have it available on your mobile device to verify to anyone using the court that you have official and immediate priority.

Special Event Reservations

Courts can be reserved for special events. To reserve courts for special events, click here.

FAQs

Reservation Limitations

  • For Tennis, Handball, Racquetball and North American Squash courts, you are limited to (2) two scheduled reservations at any given time during a week’s period.
  • For International Squash courts, you are limited to (1) one scheduled reservation (i.e. you must use your reservation before you are permitted to make another reservation).
  • Squash, Racquetball and Handball courts can be reserved for a 1 hour time slot.
  • Tennis courts can be reserved for a 1.5 hour time slot.

Who Can Make Reservations?

  • Anyone with an IMA Membership

Spouse/Plus One members need a Recreation Account* to make reservation

*IMA Members without a UW Net ID (spouses/Plus Ones that have never been affiliated with the UW) can obtain a Recreation Local Account by contacting normanje@uw.edu.  Please allow 72 hours response time.

What kind of shoes should I wear?

Shoes that are non-marking are required to use the court. Shoes that mark or damage the floor surface or court floors, such as turf shoes, bicycle cleats, black waffle type running shoes are strictly prohibited. The floors, when marked, are costly and difficult to repair. Persons who mark and/or damage the court surfaces will be charged the cost of maintenance and repair. You may wish to remind others about this problem to help protect YOUR courts. For further assistance, contact the supervisor on duty at the Member Services Desk.

Court Courtesy

All participants must abide by court rules and regulations, and use common sense and courtesy in their use of the courts. Any reservation, court or field usage problem should be directed to the supervisor on duty at the Member Services Desk.

General Court Policies

Handball, Racquetball, Squash, and Wallyball

  • Participants are encouraged to use protective eyewear.
  • Racquetball/handball courts #1-8 and #10 may be reserved for either racquetball or handball. *RB court #1 is closed indefinitely due to maintenance issues.
  • Racquetball/handball court #10 has an ADA accessible door.
  • Racquetball/handball court #9 is an unreserved court available on a first come basis.
  • Wallyball may be played on Racquetball/handball court #9.
  • Squash courts #1-3 may be reserved for North American Squash (Hardball).
  • International Squash courts #IS1 – IS4 may be reserved for International Squash (Softball).
  • Knock on the court door before entering for safety.
  • Courts may only be used for their designated purpose.
  • Participants are encouraged to play doubles when courts are crowded.
  • Unreserved court time is limited to one hour when others are waiting to play.
  • To avoid conflict, wait at or near the court door for the court you reserved.
  • These use policies will remain in effect during any unreserved hours.
  • Eligible members may play with a guest, who, by definition, is a person 16 years of age or older and has paid the guest fee for use of IMA facilities.

Tennis Courts

  • There are 13 tennis courts available for use at the IMA. Courts #1-7 are located on the south side of the IMA and are night-lighted. Court #7 is a singles court only. Courts #8-13 are located on the north side of the IMA.
  • IMA courts #12 and #13 are unreserved and available on a first come basis.
  • Courts are reserved for use by University of Washington students, faculty/staff and authorized guests ONLY.  Identification required upon request.
  • All group use must be scheduled and approved by UW Recreation.  Learn more at recreation.uw.edu or call 206-543-4590.
  • Contact the IMA Member Services Desk for lights to be turned on.  Lights will turn off 30 minutes before the IMA Building closes.
  • Rules of tennis court etiquette must be observed by all participants (e.g. closing gates, entering the court between points, etc.)
  • Courts may only be used for their designated purpose. Any activity that may damage the surface is prohibited.
  • Participants are encouraged to play doubles when courts are crowded.
  • Unreserved court time is limited to one hour and thirty minutes when others are waiting to play.
  • Use policies will remain in effect during any unreserved hours.
  • Eligible members may play with a guest, who, by definition, is a person 16 years of age or older and has paid the guest fee for use of IMA facilities.
  • COURT RULES:
    • Only non-marking court shoes are permitted for court use
    • No food or glass containers
    • No smoking
    • No alcohol
    • No additional court markings or lines allowed
    • No bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, or scooters
    • No animals