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Welcome to Member Services at Recreational Sports. It is our mission to provide programs and services that promote the social, mental, and physical well-being of the campus community. Click on the links below to learn more about the amenities and opportunities available to you. We hope you will take advantage of all we have to offer!

Click here to purchase your membership online.

Who’s Eligible?

The following individuals and groups may obtain a Recreational Sports membership.


Students (automatically members)  
Includes information about summer membership
Faculty & Staff

Spouse & Domestic Partners

Guest & Audit Students

General Public



-Visiting Faculty

-UW Affiliates

-Retired Faculty

-Conference Attendees

-Youth Groups 


How to Become a Member 

Memberships may be purchased in person at Member Services or online. Click here to purchase your membership online.

If you are purchasing your membership in person, you will need to bring a valid UW-Madison ID card.

SERF: Front Office (room 1180) 

NAT: Membership Desk (room 287)

CRSC: ID Counter

Nielsen Tennis Stadium: Reservation Desk

We currently accept all major credit cards, cash, and personal checks (payable to UW Rec Sports).  Perpetual Payroll Deductions may also be available.


Please contact memberships@recsports.wisc.edu with any questions or call (608) 262-8244. Click here for specific questions or concerns regarding online purchases. 


Guest Policies

All guests must be at least 18 years old, present a valid photo ID to verify their age, and be accompanied by their sponsor at all times. Guest passes are non-refundable and can only be used once.  You may either purchase a guest pass from any of our membership offices in any of our facilities or purchase a guest pass online.


Students, faculty, staff, spouse/domestic partners, and CRSC community members with a current membership are eligible to sponsor up to three guests each visit for $7.00 per person.


Nielsen Tennis Stadium

Nielsen is open to the general public as well as members for court reservations and lessons.

Click here for Court Fees.

Lockers, Equipment Checkout, Merchandise

Need to store your stuff or borrow a ball? Forget your goggles? We have you covered!


-As a Rec Sports member, you have access to both short-term and long-term locker use. Prices and locker dimensions vary by facility.

Equipment Checkout

-As a Rec Sports member, you have access to both short-term and long-term locker use. Prices and locker dimensions vary by facility.


-Equipment and convenience items may be purchased at each of our facilities.

Court Reservations
All members are welcome to reserve racquetball courts at both the SERF and the NAT, as well as badminton at the NAT. If making a reservation for a small group, please call our respective Towel Room at the SERF(608-262-8259) or the NAT(608-262-3790) to reserve the space at no charge. Reservations may be placed up to three days in advance and are for one-hour time slots. The earlier you call, however, the better chance you have of getting the reservation time you want. 

If you are looking for a longer reservation for a large group of people, you must be requesting space on the behalf of a Registered Student Organization or University Department. Please refer to our Reservations & Special Events page for more details.