Facilities

Welcome to the Team Bath Sports Training Village

The Team Bath Sports Training Village is reopening at 6am on Wednesday, December 2nd. Please click here for further details.

Our renowned, fully-accessible £35 million Team Bath Sports Training Village (STV) is based right at the heart of the University of Bath campus and is open seven days a week to the public, students, staff and elite athletes.

A world-class multi-sport training environment with fitness, coaching, physio and sport science facilities all under one roof, the STV has indoor and outdoor facilities to accommodate more than 50 sports, regularly hosts major international competitions such as the Fed Cup tennis and Modern Pentathlon European Championships, and is home to a host of Olympic, Paralympic and World medallists.

Check out our facilities Opening hours Take a virtual tour of the STV Host an event or book a facility

Our facilities include (click on images to find out more):


Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre

The Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre – open to public, students and staff – has been extensively refurbished and more than doubled in size during the past three years and now features nearly 200 workout stations across three zones, as well as two dedicated studio spaces for group exercise classes.

In addition to the public exercise facilities, there is also a separate High-Performance Gym which is used exclusively by elite athletes on Team Bath’s sport programmes to fine-tune their workouts with the help of strength and conditioning coaches.

Find out more Opening hours Prices and memberships

London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool

Opened by Olympic silver medalist Michael Jamieson in 2015, our 50m swimming pool – used by Olympic, Paralympic, World and Commonwealth medallists – is open to the public on a daily basis.

It 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 and a retractable swim wall, allowing the 50m lanes to be split into 25m for training purposes.

Public swim-fit timetable Pay-as-you-go prices Memberships

Team Bath Arena

The 2,000-seater Team Bath Arena regularly hosts televised netball Superleague matches and other top events, such as the annual Strength in Depth competition and regional gymnastics, trampolining and badminton championships. It has a flexible seating configuration making it ideal 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. For further information please visit our events pages and contact the Events Team.

Event hire and information Netball tickets

Indoor and outdoor tennis courts

The STV houses eight indoor, eight 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 from around the world, and in February 2019 we successfully hosted the first Fed Cup tie to be staged in Great Britain for 26 years.

Our courts are also available to members of the public and young players wishing to play recreational tennis.

Opening hours Pay and play rates Book a court online Visit our tennis page

Outdoor Athletics trackIndoor and outdoor athletics facilities

On our Sports Training Village campus, we have an outdoor floodlit 400m athletics track as well as a 120m indoor sprint track – meaning you can train in all weathers and conditions.

There is also a multi-purpose indoor jumps and throws hall, big enough to allow for pole vault and high jump training.

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 Olympians and Paralympians.

Visit our athletics page Pay-as-you-go prices Book the athletics facilities

Judo dojo

STV judo dojoThe 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, Commonwealth champion Megan Fletcher and Olympic athletes Emmanuel Nartey and Ben Fletcher.

It is also used by community clubs across the South West, student groups and for our Team Bath Tribe judo sessions.

Visit our judo page Book the judo dojo

The UK’s only bobsleigh and skeleton 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. Since it was opened in 2002, skeleton athletes have won seven medals for Team GB at the Winter Olympic Games including gold-medallists Amy Williams (2010) and Lizzy Yarnold (2014 and 2018), while the four-man bobsleigh team won bronze in 2014.

In 2015, the track was refurbished to feature a sophisticated braking mechanism to improve training safety and comfort.

Visit our skeleton page Book the push-start track Push-start track video

Fencing salle and shooting ranges

The dedicated fencing salle in the STV’s pentathlon hall is home to Pentathlon GB‘s Olympic athletes and two of the world’s best wheelchair fencers, reigning World Champions Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya, as well as student and community clubs.

The pentathlon hall also has an indoor shooting range – there are two more outdoor shooting ranges on site, one next to the athletics track and the other next to the push-start track.

Visit our fencing page Book the fencing salle

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 plus a new 3G training pitch which opened in 2020. The artificial pitches are available to hire for five-a-side football.

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 2017 Six Nations.

Pay-as-you-play prices (artificial pitches) Book a pitch

Physio & Sport Science Centre

Physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, sports massage, nutritional advice and physiological testing – these are just some of the services delivered by our dedicated team of highly-qualified therapists and practitioners to performance sport and student-athletes at the Team Bath Sports Training Village.

We also have a Sport Science Lab which offers a wide range of physiological and fitness tests for elite and recreational sportspeople and clubs, as well as hands-on educational opportunities for school pupils

Find out more Sport Science Lab Sports Massage training

Sports Cafe

A café in the Team Bath Sports Training Village serving healthy hot and cold breakfasts, sandwiches, bagels, pasta and frozen yoghurts, as well as smoothies, shakes, coffee and tea. It is fully open to the public, as well as students, sportspeople and staff.

Opening hours Menu

Other sports spaces

The Founders Hall, located next to the Students’ Union on campus, is a traditional sports hall used for netball, five-a-side football, basketball and much more, as well as careers fairs and other events. There are also squash courts which are available to book.

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.

Squash courts, Founders Hall and Sulis Club bookings

Our facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. To find out more, contact the STV’s main reception on 01225 386339.

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