About the Rec
The Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center opened its doors for the first time in the spring of 1980 and is one of the largest campus recreation facilities in the United States. It offers students, faculty, and staff of Texas Tech University an outstanding opportunity to participate in almost any indoor recreational activity imaginable. There are 242,000 square feet of activity space in the Recreation Center and eight courts multipurpose flooring to accommodate basketball, volleyball and badminton.
Other facilities include a 6,530 square foot free weight room; a circuit training room with selectorized weight equipment; two cardiovascular equipment areas and an Entertainment Exercise Studio with over 120 pieces of cardiovascular equipment total; speed bag room; aerobics/dance studios; large mat room; 12 handball/racquetball courts; elevated 1/8 of mile jogging track; carpeted locker rooms with shower facilities and saunas; and a squash court. Located on the lower level is an Equipment Issue window. The Rec Sports offices, classroom space, and a vending/lounge area with T.V. are housed on the upper level. Located outside the north entrance is the Outdoor Pursuits Center (OPC). The OPC offers students a variety of outdoor activities.