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Indoor Track

The indoor track that runs around the Tennis Center is two lanes wide, with 7.5 laps per mile.

The Tennis Center in the Student Recreation Center includes 4 indoor courts, 2 outdoor courts, 3 racquetball courts, and two racquetball courts devoted to strength training.

Indoor tennis court reservations can be made online! 

We have racquets, balls, and goggles available for checkout at the front desk.

Tennis Court Availability

Online Tennis Court Reservations

Current ISU Students

If you are a student and would like to use CourtReserve, please sign-up at www.courtreserve.com. This form is only for current students of Idaho State University and you must have an active Bengal ID. After you are approved, you will then be able to see the schedule for all the courts and reserve a specific open court for a specific day and time. 

Members

Gym members who would like to use the new system, please email Campus Recreation, camprec@isu.edu, and we will send you a welcome email that will allow you to log into your account online.

If you are a current member or student unable to take advantage of online reservations, you may come into the gym for assistance making reservations in person.

Punch Card & Day Pass Patrons

Day pass users, including 10-visit and 7-day pass patrons, are not eligible to make online court reservations, but you can check court availability on our website.

Tennis Center Court Rules                    

Tennis Court Reservations

  1. Make court reservations online using CourtReserve.com. 
  2. Only ISU students and members with active Bengal IDs or Rec Cards may make advanced court reservations at this time.  Day fee and punch pass users may not make advanced reservations for court space.
  3. Students may reserve a court 3 days in advance and members may reserve courts up to 2 days in advance. 
  4. Court reservations are limited to two hours per day.  
  5. Although you can only book up to 2 days in advance, you can view the Courts Schedule up to 5 days in advance to see any events that may already be planned on the courts prior to the booking window opening.
  6. Reservations should be canceled at least 8 hours prior to the reservation. The system will be tracking the number of cancellations made by each member within the 8-hour window and consistent abusers will be addressed. It is only courteous to cancel your reservation and free up your court as early as possible if you will not be using it.
  7. You may sign up for a court at the time of play.  If you drop-in to play on a vacant court without reserving the space upon arrival, you risk losing the court to someone who comes in after you but does reserve the space.  The booked reservation determines who has the right to play on the court.
  8. If a reservation arrives more than 10 minutes late, that court can be used/reserved by another player.  Time shall be determined by the Front Desk’s computer clock.
  9. Members who repeatedly no-show for their reservation may be assessed cancellation fees.

Other Policies

  1. Only non-marking athletic shoes are allowed on all courts.
  2. Only six (6) balls on each tennis court--with an exception for play on Court #1 with the nets closed.  
  3. Tennis ball machines may only be allowed for PE classes and athletic practices.
  4. Water should be kept in resealable containers.
  5. Only racquetball, handball, squash, or wallyball may be played in racquetball courts.
  6. Lensed protective eyewear is mandatory in racquetball courts.  Eyewear is available for checkout.
Tennis Lessons

About our Tennis Lessons Program
One-on-one or semi-private instruction available for all ages and abilities.  Lessons are taught at ISU’s indoor Tennis Center at the Student Recreation Center.  Our ability to offer private lessons is based on instructor and court availability. 

Tennis Lesson Inquiry Form
Complete this Google Form, and an instructor will reach out to you.  Please note:  we may have a waitlist for tennis lessons.

Instructors communicate directly with participants/parents to set up a time that works for all parties. Court availability varies by time, day, and academic term.  The courts are not available during ISU Varsity Tennis Team practices, but generally, they are available after 6pm Monday through Thursday.  Other times may be available. 

Oliver Good is Idaho State’s Head Men’s Tennis Coach. Good has been at ISU since September 2022.  Previous to coaching at ISU, he was an assistant coach at UNLV.  Good played and graduated from Weber State in 2014.  During his collegiate career, Weber won the conference championship in 2014. During the 2013-14 season Good was named team captain and Team MVP while boasting a doubles ranking as high as No. 43.  Good then returned home to Australia and served as a tennis coach for the Victorian Tennis Academy from February 2016 to August 2021. He also served as the Director of Tennis for Jim Courier Tennis in 2015 and 2019.  Good served as the Managing Director of College Recruit four four years before joining the staff at UNLV in August of 2021.   He is a certified Gold Level Coach by the International Tennis Federation.  Oliver can be reached at OliverGood@isu.edu.

Chloe Stoddard has been teaching tennis for seven years. She began playing at age ten, training everyday and competing in weekly tournaments.  Chloe has ranked as high as No. 3 in the state.  She has countless wins in her books across many matches and USTA-sanctioned tournaments. Chloe played Varsity Tennis for Highland High School in Pocatello, qualifying for State all four years, winning both the 5A team and individual district championship titles three of those years.   She was team captain, a 5A State medalist, and currently holds the most varsity wins of any Highland High School tennis player. From little kids to adults, she loves helping each player develop their game with lessons centered around the technicals and tacticals of the sport.  Chloe can be reached at 208-226-4316.

Private lessons are typically pay-as-you-go, but for prepayment options, chat with your instructor. Arrive 5-10 minutes early to have time to pay at the front desk of the Student Recreation Center.  Cash, check, Visa, or Mastercard accepted.  We do not offer refunds.  Speak with your instructor about their individual cancellation policies.

 

 

Oliver Good

Chloe Stoddard 

(Total fee for 1-6 participants)

 

60 min

60 min

45 min

30 min

Members

$70

$60

$50

$40

Non-Members

$80

$70

$60

$45

 

Where is the tennis center?
The Indoor Tennis Center is located through Idaho State University’s Reed Gym in the Student Recreation Center at 1291 Martin Luther King Jr Way in Pocatello. 

Can I play prior to the lesson and/or stay to play after the lesson? 
Court reservations supersede drop-in play.  If a court is open, you may continue to play.   Members can make court reservations.  Non-members can use court space on a drop in basis only.   

Where should I park?
ISU enforces parking restrictions year round with ticketing enforced from 7:30 AM until 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.  Handicapped spaces require an ISU handicapped-parking permit. You can purchase a parking permit for spaces close to Reed Gym, or use the parking pay station on the south side of Reed during ticketing hours. For information about parking, contact 208-282-2625 or visit isu.edu/parking

Can I observe my child’s lesson? Can a parent leave once lessons have started? 
Communicate with your instructor about whether you can watch the lesson and where to sit.  You may drop your child off at lessons if the instructor is comfortable with that arrangement, and you arrive on time to pick up your child.  Employees are unable to watch your child after the lesson has concluded.

How do I become a Student Rec Center Gym member?  What are the rates?
All gym memberships are sold at the Front Desk of the Student Rec Center.  This includes punch passes, setting up payroll deduct, or new memberships. Any non-student gym membership is available to purchase month-by-month (one month minimum) with no contract.  Memberships can be purchased to start any day of the month.