Sport & Exercise

Indoor sports facilities

From basketball to badminton, we have activity areas for a variety of individual and team sports.

Video: Indoor Sports at the Pleasance
View the indoor sports facilities available to our members and the University community. Choose from Squash, badminton, basketball, netball, volleyball, football or futsal

Important Update: Wednesday 19 January 2022

Following the Scottish Government announcement on 18 January 2022, non-professional, indoor contact sport for adults can resume from 24 January 2022.  Activity will be available to book from 9am on Friday 21 January 2022.

Indoor sport bookings

  • All bookings must be made and pre-paid via our online booking system.
  • Bookings must be made by a Sport & Exercise Gym member.
  • At least one member must be present during the booked activity.
  • The member that makes the booking will act as Covid Officer and be the lead contact.
  • The member that books will be responsible for ensuring their party adheres to Covid regulations during the booking.
  • From Monday 6 September, all non-members will have to pay an access charge of £6.00 per person and must sign in via a visitor QR code at Pleasance reception.

Maximum numbers

  • Squash:  a maximum of  4 per court (Set by Scottish Squash)
  • Sports Hall bookings (half):  a maximum of 15
  • Sports Hall bookings  (full): a maximum of 30

Enhanced cleaning measures

  • Enhanced cleaning measures will be in place on all courts
  • Users will be responsible for cleaning their own equipment with spray bottles and blue roll provided.
  • All equipment (for example badminton posts) will be wiped down by Sport & Exercise staff after each booking.
  • Hire items will be cleaned when returned to reception.
  • Courts will be deep cleaned each day/night.

Equipment hire

  • Equipment hire (Squash / badminton rackets and some balls) will  be available from reception.
  • Squash balls and Shuttlecocks will be available to purchase.
  • Your membership/student card will be retained as a deposit for any hire items.
  • All hire items must be cleaned by user after use before returning.

Further information

Make a booking

Further information about specific sport bookings

Squash Bookings

Sports Hall Bookings

Our Sports Hall can be used for a variety of sports and is 38 metres long by 27 metres wide. It features a premium wood floor and bleacher seating.



Sports Hall

The Sports Hall is accessible via a lift from the main level and from the south side entrance.

Squash courts

The squash courts are on the main level, with a small step.