Court Hire

We have a great range of sporting facilities available for private hire.

Whether you’re looking to hold a private training session for your team, or want to play a round of Squash on your lunch break – we have the facility for you. See below for booking details and more on our various facilities.

Tennis, Badminton and Squash Court hire is back!

Bookings will open 14 days prior to the session. Bookings and payments can be made online. Due to limited access arrangements, cancellations will not be refunded.

All bookings must be made online prior to the timeslot. ‘Quick Hits’ for students is available from 10:00am-12:00pm – these must be booked over the phone (8344 5405) on the day of the required booking and are subject to availability.

  • Please note that there is no access to shower or change room facilities – so arrive ready!
  • Drinking fountains and bubblers have been turned off – if you require water during your booking, please bring your own water bottle.

If you have any questions or require your pin, please email memberships@musport.org and we will be able to provide this information.

What Court Hire is returning?

We will be taking casual bookings for the Squash, Tennis and Badminton in the Sports Precinct.

Bookings will initially be available between 10:00am-2:00pm, from Monday to Thursday.

Prices and Access

PRICES: Prices are as normal, please refer to website or contact memberships@musport.org for further information.

*To qualify for Student or Staff rates you must present your current University of Melbourne Student or Staff card on arrival.

FREE Quick Hits for students

Free ‘Quick Hits’ for students is available between 10:00am-12:00pm from Monday to Thursday – these must be booked over the phone (8344 5405) on the day of the required booking and are subject to availability.

Session Information
  • Bookings will run for 1 hour
  • Bookings are limited to one booking per day to allow as many people in our community to access our facility
  • A maximum of 4 people per court
  • You will be required to scan the QR code for access upon arrival, and to complete the mandatory health check
  • Please arrive 5 mins prior to your allocated booking time, all participants must report to reception prior to their booking for QR scanning and to gain access to court.
  • No spectators in attendance
  • No Equipment hire - participants need to bring all their own racquets and balls
  • If you do not attend your booked timeslot – your booking privileges may be withdrawn.
  • Change rooms, lockers and showers are not available for use, in accordance with the state governments guidelines
  • Badminton - users must wipe down the badminton net posts and pack them away (cleaning wipes will be supplied)
  • Bookings must be made online
  • You are required to vacate the area at the completion of your booking, failure to do so may incur future booking restrictions
  • You will be required to present your booking confirmation with your student card, staff card or your membership to gain entry
  • Masks must be worn prior and post booking
Booking Process

To make a booking to one of our classes you will need to have a profile on our system if you don’t have a profile please send an email to memberships@musport.org and we will be happy to set this up for you.

  • Select the 'Book a session' button below
  • Enter your email address and pin number
  • Select the 'Make a Booking' link and then 'Tennis
  • Select the class you'd like to book in to
  • Complete your booking by selecting the 'Book' button, followed by the 'Pay' button
  • If you have not made payment the booking will expire in 10 minutes
  • Once payment is made, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your booking

If you have any questions or need to confirm your registered email, please email memberships@musport.org and we will be able to provide this information

Booking Cancellations

If you're unable to make your booked timeslot and/or wish to cancel your booking, please contact memberships@musport.org or Nona Lee Sports Centre reception (8344 5405).

Accessing the Venue

Entry to the venue will be via the entrance of the Nona Lee Sports Centre.

Please be ready for your booking when you arrive as buildings are closed and there is no access to change rooms and showers.

To access the venue, you'll need to bring your phone (with an App to scan a QR code) and follow these instructions:

  1. Open your phone camera and hover over the provided QR code
  2. Click on the pop up to go to the registration page
  3. Complete the registration process including all details
  4. Show your completed registration to the staff member at the entry point
  5. Scan the code upon exit to register your exit

A staff member will be onsite to assist

Keeping you safe at MU Sport

Please observe all social distancing requirements. We have put several social distancing and cleaning measures in place to keep you safe while you are working out!

Please remember the following before your session:

  • Wear a mask when you arrive/leave the premises

Once you’ve arrived at MU Sport for your booking, remember the following:

  • Always follow the MU Sport staff instructions.
  • Please remain in the area designated for the booking.
The Roadmap for a Return to Sport - Outdoor Use

*Resumption of all activities, timelines and numbers listed below are pending Victorian Government and University approval and are subject to change*

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

No venue hire available

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

No venue hire available

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 19 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

Restricted access to outdoor Tennis Courts through University Tennis Academy

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From Monday 9 November

Restricted access to Tennis Courts through casual bookings. Bring own equipment (racquets, balls)

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers


The Roadmap for a Return to Sport - Indoor Use

Stage 4: Lock-down (First Step) - From 14 September

No venue hire available

Stage 3: Stay at Home (Second Step) - From 28 September and when 30-50 cases per day

No venue hire available

Stage 2: Go Outside (Third Step) - From 26 October and less than 5 cases with an unknown source in the last 14 days

No venue hire available

Stage 1: Stay Aware (Last Step) - From 23 November and no new cases for 14 days

Restricted access to indoor court and room hire with limited participant numbers. Bring own equipment (racquets, balls)

Stage 0 – COVID Normal - When thresholds are met

Further increases to participant numbers

Group bookings can be made by completing our External Bookings Form.

View the full 2020 price list here.

*Please note: only Tennis Court and Outdoor hire are currently available from the prices below*

Racquet Courts

Casual Hire - Per Hour Students & Members / Others

Squash Courts - Peak (Monday - Friday, 4.30 - 7.30pm)

$27.50 / $39.55

Squash Courts - Early Morning (Monday - Friday, 7am - 11.30am)

$13 / $18.75

Squash Courts - Off Peak

$18 / $27.60

Tennis Courts - Peak (5.30pm onwards)

$22 / $33.35

Tennis Courts - early Morning (Monday - Friday, 7am - 11.30am)

$13 / $18.75

Tennis Courts - Off Peak

$16 / $22.90

Badminton Court

$22 / $33.35

Badminton Court Early Morning (Monday - Friday 7am - 11.30am)

$13 / $18.75

Racquet/Equipment Hire

$4.50 (flat rate)

Stadium Sports

Venue Students & Members / Others

Stadium

$58 / $114

Stadium - Half Court

$35 / $64

Volleyball Court

$44 / $53.10

Equipment Hire

$4.50 / $4.50

Outdoor Hire

Cricket Nets - Synthetic

$14 / $20.85

Hockey Pitch per hour

$61.50 / $152

Half Hockey Pitch

$41 / $85.40

Quarter Hockey Pitch

$20.50 / $42.70

Equipment Hire

$4.50 / $4.50

View the full 2020 price list here.

Rules and Booking Conditions

Casual Bookings

  • Casual court bookings can be made a maximum of 2 weeks and a minimum of 24 hrs in advance. Bookings must be made and paid for in person at the Sports Centre Reception upon presentation of a current Student, Staff, or Membership Card.
  • One 1-hour booking is permitted per Member. Cancellations and transfers require 24 hours' notice.
  • Bookings need to be made and paid for online or at the Sports Centre reception- Courts can be booked 2 weeks in advance, provided the booking is paid for either online or at sports centre reception .
  • No bookings can be made without payment.
  • To access member rates for casual visits, non-members and non-students can purchase a $99 Access Card annually.

External Bookings

  • External Group Bookings, Venue Hire and Event bookings are available to schools, corporate and private events, and functions
  • Rates and Terms and Conditions will differ compared to Casual Bookings.

For more information see Functions.

Contact Us

Contact Guest Services on 03 8344 5405 to check court availability or to enquire about a casual court booking.