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Recreation Courts

Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Anyone? Bring your Game to the SAC's Recreation Courts!

On three sides of the upper level of the arena, the retractable seating folds back to reveal recreational courts. They are usually referred to by their location in the building: the West Court, the Northwest Court, the Northeast Court, and the East Court. Courts that are scheduled for "Open Recreation" are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Volleyball and Badminton

Nets can be set up upon request if a court is available.

Other Activities

Activities that endanger other participants or may cause damage to the floor surface are prohibited, unless the court is reserved for that purpose and safety precautions have been taken in advance.

Smoke-Free Facilities

As part of the University's campus-wide smoking policy, the Barnhardt Student Activity Center is a smoke-free building. Smokeless tobacco is not permitted on the recreational courts or track.

Proper Attire

Proper attire is required in order to utilize the recreational courts or track, including closed-toe, closed-heel athletic shoes with non-marking rubber soles.


Shower facilities are located across from the Fitness Center and towels can be checked out with a UNC Charlotte ID. Lockers are available for use during your workout. Bring your own lock and be sure to take it with you after your workout – lockers are for daily use only and locks are removed at the end of the day.