Sports Training Village
Our renowned £30 million Sports Training Village (STV) on campus houses sport, fitness, coaching, physio and sport science facilities all largely under one roof.
The STV has indoor and outdoor facilities to accommodate more than 50 sports and regularly hosts major international competitions as well as being a world-class multi-sport training environment.
Our facilities include:
- London 2012 Olympic Legacy 50m swimming pool
- High performance and general fitness gyms
- Outdoor floodlit 400m athletics track
- Indoor sprint track
- Three large sprung-wood sports halls
- Indoor and outdoor (including clay) tennis courts
- Judo dojo
- Indoor jumps and throws hall
- Fencing pistes
- Outdoor and indoor shooting ranges
- The UK’s only bobsleigh/skeleton push-start track
- Dedicated rugby and football pitches
- Outdoor water-based and sand-based hockey pitches
- Physio treatment areas and sport science labs
See a map of the campus or take a virtual tour on our Virtual Tour page.
Our facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. To find out more contact the STV’s main reception on 01225 386339.
Team Bath Arena
We have a 2,000 seat Team Bath Arena which regularly hosts televised netball Superleague matches and other top events and has flexible seating configurations for sports events, concerts, awards ceremonies, conferences, corporate events, exhibitions and much more.
We can arrange audio visual and PA systems and catering as well as offer event management services.
London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool
Unfortunately some leaks have been discovered in our 50m pool since last year’s exciting refurbishment and, in order to investigate these further, we need to drain the pool, identify the source or sources of the leaks and repair them.
This snagging work means that we will have to close the pool from the afternoon of August 8th with it due to reopen on the 12th September.
Opened by Olympic silver medalist Michael Jamieson in 2015, our 50m swimming pool features the very latest technology, including a modernised plant room which ensures that the pool water circulation system operates efficiently.
The pool tank also contains a £30,000 state-of-the-art camera system which allows elite swimmers to analyse their stroke in training.
Team Bath Gym
This summer, the Team Bath Gym will undergo a major refurbishment set to include the installation of new state-of-the-art technology, the addition of more training spaces for users and a brand new 25 square metre training rig among other improvements.
Closes: 10th August
Reopens: 5th September
Pop-up gym (located in the STV Sports hall)
Opens: 11th August
Singular day closure: 18th August
Permanent closure: 2nd September
Pop-up gym timetable can be found here
Team Bath’s multi-purpose gym offers more than 100 stations to all users in a world class fitness environment.
The gym features 57 pieces of cardiovascular equipment, including 12 treadmills, 11 cross-trainers and 10 rowing machines.
There are 45 strength stations with an impressive range of free and fixed weights can also be found. We also have a dedicated high performance gym for elite athletes.
Outdoor and indoor athletics tracks
On our Sports Training Village campus, we have an outdoor floodlit 400m athletics track as well as an indoor sprint track.
Our world class track and field facilities are open to the public, meaning young athletes and recreational and club standard athletes can train at the same venue used by Olympic standard competitors.
Indoor, outdoor and clay tennis courts
We have resurfaced our outdoor courts 1 to 4 and these remain acrylic. The other 4 outdoor courts have been re-laid as an artificial clay. These courts will allow year round use (all weather surface) and will be ready to use from Tuesday 12th July.
We are also undertaking necessary improvements to the indoor courts. On this basis, courts 5 to 8 will close from 25th July for 2 weeks followed by courts 11 to 4 from the 8th August, equally for 2 weeks.
The STV houses eight indoor, four outdoor and two clay courts, all within close proximity.
We are often a chosen venue for Aegon GB Pro-Series competitions, drawing some of the most talented players around the world.
Our courts are also available to members of the public and young players wishing to play recreational tennis.
Hockey, football, rugby and cricket pitches
The STV is home to more than 20 hockey, football, rugby or cricket pitches, including two all-weather and floodlit hockey pitches.
Our six dedicated rugby pitches are often utilised by international squads such as Australia ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup (left) and England during the 2016 Six Nations.
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The inspirational setting of our martial arts dojo at the Sports Training Village is the hub of Team Bath’s judo activities.
Based on a traditional Japanese style, the dojo has been a training base for some of Britain’s top judoka, including double Olympic medallist Kate Howey, Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons and Olympic athlete Emmanuel Nartey.
It is also used by student groups and for our Team Bath Tribe judo sessions.
The UK’s only push-start track
The University of Bath is home to the UK’s only bobsleigh and skeleton push-start track, used by British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association athletes who base their training here.
Our 140m push-start track enables Britain’s bobsleigh and skeleton athletes to hone their starts away from the ice.
In 2015, the track was refurbished to feature a sophisticated braking mechanism to improve training safety and comfort.
Other world class facilities
Our range of other facilities are all available for public use and can be hired on a personal or large event basis.
For full details on availability and prices, see our Opening Hours and Prices pages.
The Sulis Club is located about a mile away from the University of Bath’s Claverton campus and features grass sports pitches and some changing rooms, as well as on-site car parking.
Download our brochure [PDF] for an in-depth look at our stunning facilities here at the University of Bath.
If you are looking to use our facilities for an event, please get in touch with our events team to discuss what we can do to make your event a success.