TAU Sports Complex
Building a Healthy Campus Community
Fitness and Health Center
Sun. – Thurs. 5:30-24:00
Contact: Tel. 03-640-7291
Mon. – Thurs. 5:15-22:00
Registration Office: Tel. 03-640-8909
A sporting goods shop, a hairdresser, and a snack bar are also located at the Complex.
Over the last two decades, the idea of physical fitness and healthy living has grown increasingly important within Israeli society. People have become more aware of how a regular exercise regime can significantly improve both quality and longevity of life.
In response, Tel Aviv University has committed itself to promoting a healthy, balanced lifestyle on campus. Open 361 days of the year, 7 days a week and 20 hours per day, the Tel Aviv University Sports Complex serves over 2 million users annually. Located on the northwest corner of campus, the administration, management and operation of the Complex is divided between three bodies: the Elite Sports Center Company; the Sports, Culture and Recreation Club; and the Unit for Sports and Physical Education.
A subsidiary of Tel Aviv University, the Elite Sports Center Ltd. is responsible for the general building, development, maintenance and daily operation of the Complex facilities:
- Cohen-Porter Family Swimming Pool - Olympic-sized
- The Anne and David Warsaw Indoor Swimming Facility
- The Stenzel Pool
- The Goldrich Family Health and Fitness Center
- The Goldreich Multipurpose Sports Building
- Nine outdoor tennis courts
- Three indoor squash courts
- One soccer field
- A 400 meter track
- An indoor wooden-floored basketball arena with seating for 1000 spectators
- Two outdoor basketball courts
- Two children's swimming pools
- Children's playground
- Alternative Medicine Center for shiatsu, massage, reflexology, and chiropractic treatment
- Locker rooms
- Luxurious spa facilities, including Jacuzzis and saunas
A range of fitness classes including martial arts, dance, yoga, Pilates, spinning and more are available for students, academic and administrative staff, alumni and their families, as well as residents of the community. For the schedule of classes, please click here.
A non-profit organization of the University, the Sports, Culture and Recreation Club organizes competitive and recreational sporting activities with the goal of promoting health and fitness on campus. Activities are designed to accommodate people with varied personal interests, physical abilities and leisure time. The Club operates teams that participate in Israel’s national leagues and competitions. Many of these teams have won titles in the Israeli championships, and several individual team members rank among Israel’s leaders in their sport. Teams exist in the following sports: water polo, handball, rugby, chess, tennis, weight lifting, triathlon karate, squash, orienteering, cricket, women’s soccer, and indoor football.
The Club also offers cultural activities, such as dance festivals, fashion shows and sound and light performances. Lecturers from Israel and abroad come to speak on topics ranging from music, art and history to architecture and travel. For children, there are instructional classes like swimming, tennis, squash, karate, judo, handball and many more, as well as recreational activities which include summer vacation day camps, movies, puppet shows and workshops in movement, drawing and painting.
Diploma courses are available for Aerobic Instructors, Lifeguards as well as for Swimming Pool Managers and Sport Center Managers. Training courses are also held for therapists in various fields of alternative medicine.
First-year students at the University are required to participate in two semesters of physical education in two different sports. The Unit for Sports and Physical Education operates these instruction classes, whose aim is to teach students the importance of physical activity and to encourage them to engage in fitness and exercise on a long-term basis.
Primary activities include:
- Instructional classes
- Sports competitions for students in each faculty
- Intra-university and international sports teams
- Mass sport events for the general public
- Sporting events on Student’s Day
- Specialized sport events and recreational services for special campus programs such as the tutoring program and Overseas Students Program.