Why do I have to wear non-marking tennis shoes?
Non-marking tennis shoes are required to prevent unwanted scuffs on the wood floor.
If I don’t have non-marking tennis shoes can I play in my socks or bare feet?
No. Socks are very slippery and bare feet are prone to blisters and slivers. In addition, proper shoes will give you the necessary support while playing to hopefully reduce the risk of foot and ankle injuries.
Why is the gym curtain used during times when the full-gym is only being used by one age group?
When our staff lowers the curtain it gives more people an opportunity to utilize the gym at the same time. Yes, full-court basketball is eliminated, but basketball can still be played in a cross-court fashion.
Staff may also lower the curtain to separate a programmed activity (i.e., volleyball league or youth team basketball practice) and drop-in gym.
Why is there a gym schedule?
Gym schedules were developed to ensure that every age group has an opportunity to utilize the gyms. Gym schedules are located at the entrance of the gyms, in the flyer rack near the front desk and can also be viewed at www.groveportrec.com.
Do I need to bring my own basketball, volleyball, etc.?
No. If you need to borrow a ball, please see out Fitness Attendant at the Fitness Desk. You will need to leave an ID card as a security deposit for the ball.
If I have a small child, can the baskets be lowered so it’s easier for him or her to shoot?
Yes. Please see the Fitness Attendant for assistance. The baskets can be adjusted down to 8 foot if necessary.
Why can’t I bring pop/sports drinks/juice and food into the gym?
Spilled pop/sports drink/juice and left over food are all bad for the gym floor.