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Racquet Sports and Walleyball

UREC has seven courts for Racquetball (five of which can be used for Walleyball) and one Squash Court.

  • Racquetball is a game played on a four-walled court by two or four players with short-handled rackets and a hollow rubber ball.
  • Squash is a racket sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racket and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court.
  • Walleyball is a game similar to volleyball played on a four-walled court with a ball the same size as but harder than a volleyball that is allowed to bounce once off the ceiling or once off the walls before being returned over the net.

There is no fee for JAC/UREC holders to reserve a court for informal recreation. Reservations may be made at the UREC Equipment Center in person or by phone (540-568-8722) up to 24 hours in advance. View available court space on urecregister.jmu.edu by clicking on "View in Calendar" for each court.

Reservations can be made in 30-minute intervals with a one-hour maximum per court per JACard. Courts are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Walleyball cannot be scheduled on Court 1 because of Squash, or 4 or 8 because the glass wall prohibits the net to be set up properly.

Those reserving by phone must check in at the Equipment Center when they arrive to receive their court assignment. A grace period of 15 minutes is built into all reservations.  If the reserving party fails to show within the grace period, the court becomes available again.

You can check out racquetball racquets, squash racquets, balls, and goggles at the Equipment Center.

Walleyball equipment is checked out from the Equipment Center and set-up by the Recreation Assistants.

Please leave the court promptly at the conclusion of your reservation time!