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    I have disappointed in the amount of basketballs available to check out at ARC. One of the advantages of having a facility like ARC is that it has a number of basketball courts available for use in different activities. Yet, recently there have been no basketballs available despite there being a number of empty courts. Of course, on some occasions, the fault is of those people who check out many basketballs and then meet up to play one game, where these balls are then unnecessary. However, on my most recent visit, this did not appear to be the significant problem. It seems to me that there are simply not enough basketballs to accommodate the number of courts available. Is there any plan to acquire more basketballs for check out?

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eriha@illinois.edu May 25, 2011 3:08 pm quote
We thank you and appreciate your comment. At this time, there are 20 men's basketballs available to check out with 9 available basketball courts during the academic year (5 in Gym 1, 1 in Gym 3, and 3 in Gym 4). Gym 2 is always set up for volleyball and Gym 3's first court is for badminton.) That is at least 2 basketballs for every court with some extra. This is by far more than enough to accommodate users, especially if you figure in the amount of full court games that take place (using only 1 ball). We always encourage people to ask others on the court if they have an extra ball to go up and check it in and out for another user. Also, we encourage users to bring in their own basketball that way they are insured of a ball and don't have to share with anyone.

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