The first director of the Polytechnic University Prince A.G. Gagarin, caring for students’ active recreation and regarding the considerable distance of the Institute from the city center, ordered to equip the university with two tennis courts and give "the big room down the hall of residence" for coming into fashion "ping-pong". Soon a special gym was equipped.

Among the Polytechnic University graduates there were many famous athletes: U.V. Aroshidze, the world champion in volleyball (1960); M.M. Botvinnik, the world champion in chess (1948-1963); E. Kulikov, the Olympic champion and the world champion in speed skating ( 1970 ) and others.

Sports Complex of SPbPU
Sports Complex of SPbPU

Currently the Polytechnic University has a modern complex of sports facilities. It includes a swimming pool, basketball and volleyball halls, halls for wrestling and boxing, a gym, a ski-storage, a climbing wall, a weightlifting gym, a chess club, a training base in the village of Kavgolovo. On the vast territory adjacent to the old park, there is a stadium with two football fields and a hockey rink, a tennis court, a gym court and playgrounds.

The Sports Complex of SPbPU welcomes everyone, both beginners and accomplished professionals, in various kinds of sport, from basketball to skiing. In total, there are 71 kinds of sport represented in the university.

Sports Complex of SPbPU
Sports Complex of SPbPU

There is also a room of medical control, a massage room and a room of auto-training, health testing labs, a valeology center and a rehabilitation center for students with severe health disabilities. As a result of research and practice work some recommendations for psychophysical support of Russian and foreign students are developed, which improve their adaptation to the studies in the Polytechnic University.

Medical care for students and university staff is provided by the municipal clinic for studying young people, located on the territory of the campus, and a well-equipped University health and recreation resort.

Sports Complex of SPbPU
Sports Complex of SPbPU

In summer the Polytechnic University students and staff have an opportunity to rest in the North and South Camps, located in the picturesque places of the Karelian Isthmus on the shore of Lake Vuoksa near Priozersk and on the coast of the Black Sea in the village of Novomikhaylovka (the city of Tuapse).

All this allows working with students in a diverse and fruitful way, to educate masters of the elite sport, to participate in various sporting events of the city and the country, and to win prizes. Among higher education institutions the Polytechnic University is a leader in the organization of sporting and mass participation work and professional sports activities.

Sports Complex of SPbPU
Sports Complex of SPbPU

Current sports teams of the Polytechnic University:

  •  Auto Sports;
  • Rowing;
  • Arm wrestling;
  • Aerobics;
  • Badminton;
  • Basketball (men, women);
  • Biathlon;
  • Combat Sambo;
  • Boxing (men, women);
  • Water polo;
  • Volleyball (men, women);
  • Freestyle wrestling;
  • Greco-Roman wrestling;
  • Handball (men, women);
  • Skiing;
  • Darts;
  • Judo (men, women);
  • Karate;
  • Kickboxing;
  • Athletics;
  • Ski race;
  • Mountain Bike;
  • Mini water polo;
  • Mini-football (men, women);
  • Table tennis (men, women);
  • Powerlifting;
  • Swimming;
  • Rafting;
  • Rugby;
  • Sambo (men, women)
  • Rock climbing;
  • Orienteering;
  • Snowboard;
  • Dance Sport;
  • Archery;
  • Thai boxing;
  • Tennis;
  • Taekwondo;
  • Water Tourism;
  • Mountain Tourism;
  • Frisbee;
  • Floorball;
  • Football;
  • Hockey;
  • Gymnastics;
  • Cheerleading;
  • Chess;
  • Checkers.
Sports Complex of SPbPU
Sports Complex of SPbPU