Recreation for the Duke Community

The DFC is a swim, tennis, and fitness facility for full-time employees of Duke University and Duke University Health System. Offering year round social and recreational opportunities, the DFC is the perfect spot for the entire family. 

The DFC's mission is to provide quality recreational, social, and fitness opportunities in a strong community environment for its members.

We love all the family fun and activities the Faculty Club provides its members.  We have been members for over 30 years, and our family enjoyed so many days and evenings together at the pool and on the tennis courts.

Diana & David



The Duke Faculty Club is the place to be for swimming fun and fitness! We have four beautiful and professionally maintained pools surrounded by a vast deck area with lounge chairs, tables and multiple shaded spaces. 

During the Summer, our Main Pool is open and features a designated shallow end, an 8 foot tall twisty slide, and low and high diving boards The Wading Pool, adjacent to the main pool, features water geysers, spray fountains, and a zero-entry walkway. 

The two Lap Pools are both 25 yard, 3 lane pools designed for lap swimming only. Both pools are open year-round and Lap Pool 2 is heated to 80 degrees from Fall to Spring. Lap Pool 1 is unheated.


Racquet Sports

The Duke Faculty Club has a full tennis and pickleball program consisting of clinics, private and group lessons, ladders, summer camps, junior programs, team activities, intra-club and USTA leagues, and special events. Our year-round facilities and programs offer something for players of all levels and all ages. 

The DFC tennis facilities consist of 6 lighted clay courts, 3 lighted hard courts, and 4 lighted pickleball courts. In addition, there is complimentary ball machine access, and a pro shop offering tennis balls, grips and accessories, stringing services, and access to demo rackets.



There are multiple fitness opportunities available at the Duke Faculty Club. Our fully equipped Fitness Center offers a large selection of cardio equipment, strength training machines, free weights, stretching areas, and more. 

If you seek an individualized fitness program, our fitness assessments and personal trainers can empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to help you achieve your fitness goals.

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