Policies, Info & FAQs

Shoes: Proper tennis court shoes with non-marking soles are required. Running shoes are not permitted. VTC reserves the right to refuse court usage if a player does not have appropriate court shoes.

Cancellations: If you cancel a reservation less than 24 hours in advance, you will be responsible for the full court fee. Failure to do so could result in a revoking of membership.

Usage: Courts may be reserved for a maximum of two hours and one individual may only reserve one court at a given time. No more than five players are permitted on a court.

Check-in: All members must check in at the front desk before entering either the indoor or outdoor courts. Please scan your membership keytag at the desk.

Food & Drink: No food or drink is permitted on the courts except water in plastic containers.

Attire: Tennis attire is to be worn while on court. Shirts must be worn at all times.

Behavior: Cursing, yelling, racquet throwing, abuse to court surface, walls, ceiling or scoreboards will not be tolerated.

Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages are not permitted anywhere on the Varsity Tennis Center property.

Instruction: Lessons can only be given by VTC approved instructors. All other lessons are prohibited.

Varsity Team Cancellation: If your court is canceled or taken for varsity teams use, your next court time will be free of charge.

Building Closures:
• All home Michigan football Saturdays
• All home varsity tennis matches
• Three weeks of summer camps

Frequently Asked Questions

Membership Questions

Q. Are University of Michigan students, faculty and staff required to purchase a membership to play at the Varsity Tennis Center?

A. Yes, the Varsity Tennis Center is a member-only facility. All students, faculty and staff must purchase a membership to play.
Q. I'm not affiliated with the University of Michigan, can I still purchase a membership?

A. Yes, memberships are available to all persons, including those not affiliated with the University of Michigan. However, you must list a sponsor who is affiliated with the University of Michigan on your application form.
Q: Can I play with people who are not members?

A: Yes. Guests are able to play for a daily fee of $10 per person.
Q: I'm considering buying a membership, but I would like to come and play and check out the facility before I make that decision, is it possible for me to do that?

A: While you are free to come by and check out our facility, we do require that you pay a $10 guest fee if you would like to play before buying a membership.
Q: What if I call to cancel my court more than 24 hours in advance but no one answers, will I still be charged the court fee?

A: You must call within our hours of operation and speak to a member of staff to cancel a court reservation. If no one answers or calls you back, please try calling again.
Q: Why do I have to get my picture taken at the front desk?

A: A picture is associated with your membership profile for staff viewing only. We require both members and guests have their picture taken for safety, security and equity.
Q: Do you have a family membership option?

A: We encourage families to join but each individual person will receive their own membership. We do not offer a discounted family membership rate at this time.
Q: Can my children play on a court with me if they don't have memberships?

A: Your children can play with you, but a $10 per day guest fee will be charged for each child who is not a current member.
Q: I would like to join, but I don't have anyone to play with. Can you help me find people that are willing to play with me?

A: Yes, we have sign up sheets posted in both the women's and men's locker rooms in order to help you find hitting partners. We also encourage members to utilize www.playtennis.com.