Harper College

Open and Scheduled Recreation

Open Recreation 

Open recreation is a fun and social way to stay active, meet others and build a community. All open recreation activities are drop-in and offer students, staff and the community the ability to take part in recreational activities in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment. All open recreation activities are held at the Health and Recreation Center (Building M) in the four-court fieldhouse and are open to anyone 18 or older with a valid I.D. Open recreation activities include:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Pickleball
  • Volleyball
Open Recreation General Rules
  1. Open recreation is offered on a first come, first served basis -  space permitting.
  2. During peak times, play may be limited to 30 minutes.
  3. Requests must be made at the time of use and in person at the Welcome Desk.
  4. Nets or hoops will be set-up by Campus Recreation staff at the time of the request.
  5. Free to Health and Recreation Center members; non-members must purchase a single entry pass to participate in open recreation.
  6. Must be 18 years or older unless a student of Harper College.
  7. Free equipment rentals for members available at the Welcome Desk; non-members must provide their own equipment.
  8. Harper Campus Recreation staff has the right to enforce and amend policies as needed.

Note: We will make every attempt to keep one court available for open recreation in the fieldhouse during regular facility hours. There are times when the entire fieldhouse will not be available due to athletic events, special events or maintenance. Please check our main web page for closure information.

Scheduled Recreation

Scheduled Recreation

Scheduled recreation includes dedicated days and times for various recreational sports such as badminton, basketball, pickleball and volleyball. These scheduled recreation times give participants the opportunity to have fun, be active, meet others and build a community in their chosen recreational sport. All scheduled recreation activities are drop-in, are held at the Health and Recreation Center (Building M) in the four-court fieldhouse and are open to anyone 18 or older with a valid I.D.

To request additional dates and times for scheduled recreation, please use the Additional Scheduled Recreation Request Form.

This form must be submitted by the 15th of the prior month for the next months’ time slots. Unfortunately, not all requests can be accommodated, but all requeats are welcome.

Scheduled Recreation - Pickleball (Pilot program)

This pilot program will launch on Sunday, November 26 and will run through May. The pilot program requires participants to sign-up in person for a scheduled recreation time slot. Beginning December 1, participants must submit an Additional Scheduled Recreation Request Form to request additional dates and times for scheduled recreation. Going forward, the online request form for scheduled recreation must be submitted by the 15th of the prior month for the next months time slots. Unfortunately, not all requests can be accommodated, but all inquiries are welcome.

Note: Depending on interest, the scheduled recreation program may evolve in early 2024 to include pre-registration, fee for high usage times and/or member only privileges.

Schedule Recreation - Pickleball Sign-up Rules 
  1. IN PERSON sign-in is available at the Health and Recreation Center 30-minutes prior to the scheduled pickleball time.
  2. Sign-in is first come, first served.
  3. Participants can only sign themselves in. Signing someone else in is strictly prohibited.
  4. The sign-in clipboard will be located in the front lobby of the Health and Recreation Center.
  5. Maximum participants: three nets – 20 players; six nets – 40 players.
  6. At maximum capacity, there will be a waitlist for participants to sign and then they must wait in the lobby still a spot opens. 
  7. All nets will be set-up by Campus Recreation staff for the scheduled times.
  8. Participants are not allowed on the courts until their scheduled times.
  9. Free to Health and Recreation Center members.
  10. Non-members must purchase a single entry pass to participate in scheduled recreation, but should do so only after securing a spot on the sign-in sheet.
  11. Must be 18 years or older unless a student of Harper College.
  12. Free equipment rentals for members available at the Welcome Desk; non-members must provide their own equipment.
  13. Harper Campus Recreation staff has the right to enforce and amend policies as needed.
Scheduled Recreation - Pickleball Playing Rules
  1. All scheduled recreation pickleball will be rotational after each game. Each pickler gets to rotate in and play using the win/lose paddle racks.
  2. Paddle up as winners (W) or losers (L) after your game using the paddle racks.
  3. Next 4 to play will alternate between the W & L side on the paddle racks.
  4. Picklers that want to play together can paddle up together alternating between the W & L side, but must defer to picklers behind them if less than 4 are in front of the paddles in the paddle up line.
  5. When six pickleball nets (2 courts) are available, Court A is competitive (intermediate to advanced) and Court D is recreational (beginner to intermediate). Participants will self-select whether they are competitive or recreational.
  6. When three pickleball nets (1 court) are available, courts will not be allocated by skill level.
  7. Games are up to 11 (win by 2) if less than 9 picklers are waiting on the respective court area.
  8. Games are up to “first to 9 points wins” when 9 or more picklers are waiting on the respective court area.

 

For more information contact Kendall Rugebregt, Coordinator Recreation Programs and Promotions at rk02500@harpercollege.edu or 847.925.6815.

Last Updated: 3/13/24