By Zion Guillory |Staff Writer|
Here at CSUSB, students are able to enjoy many physical activities to work up a sweat.
Most of them are offered at our Rec Center, but there are a few other places where you can find things to do.
Have you ever wondered what those empty looking courts are behind the Rec Center?
Don’t be fooled by the abandoned look, they’re actually open racquetball, tennis, squash and basketball courts.
These courts are open to everyone during regular Rec Center hours.
The convenience of equipment rental for these activities is available at the Rec Center. Of course, if you have your own, feel free to bring it.
One day out of the quarter the tennis courts are reserved for a tournament.
The schedules for these tournaments vary each quarter, so be sure to check with the front desk of the Rec Center if tennis is your game.
Unfortunately, we no longer have a tennis team here at CSUSB, but there is still an opportunity to show your skills against other players. So far, tennis is the only one of these activities that hosts a tournament.
Hopefully in the future, the other activities will provide tournaments where the students will be able to display their talents or simply have a good time.
Let’s not forget about our track located east of the softball field for those who like to run outside as opposed to the treadmills inside the Rec.
Of all the activities the school has to offer, my personal favorite is taking a dive in the 13-foot pool located right beside “the old gym,” as many call it.
The pool is open to students, although hours vary throughout the week.
“That pool has a high dive that makes your stomach drop like you’re on the Goliath ride at Six Flags,” said swimmer Milan Quick, who visits the pool every Tuesday and Thursday.
To my surprise, most of the students that I spoke with had no idea that our school had so many activities to choose from.
“I just spend my workout time in the Rec Center; it seems to have everything I need, so I never even thought to check out the other places,’’ said student Tyler Tankxley.
Many students were pleased to find out that the courts were actually open to them.
“I think it’s cool that the tennis courts are open, I love tennis and since we don’t have a team, I didn’t think there was really anywhere to play, but now I know,” said student Chanda Leslie.
It is very important for students to be informed of all of the resources that our campus offers. Most of these activities were developed with the interest of the students in mind.
I encourage all students to take the time to find all that our campus has to offer. You may be surprised at what is available.
After all, we are paying for it with our tuition, so take advantage.