Welcome to the Team Bath Sports Training Village
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 at the Sports Training Village.
The cutting-edge services can help with your training and recovery whether you are an elite athlete, a fun-runner or simply recovering from a recent injury or accident.
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A café in the 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.
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.
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Our facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. To find out more, contact the STV’s main reception on 01225 386339.