Get moving with the Self-Rally Challenge!

Looking for a challenge to test your hand-eye coordination? Look no further! UBC Recreation and Rackets and Runners are challenging you to participate in our Self-Rally Challenge. Starting on May 20, we challenge you to complete a self-rally with a twist. We’re looking for creative, fun and different ways you can self-rally. This can include (but not limited to):

  • Self-rallying while switching hands on the racket
  • Self-rallying in between legs
  • Self-rallying while rotating the racket
  • Self-rallying by incorporating “trick shots”
  • Self-rally while wearing a fun costume (there’s a prize for that 😜)

Film and post your self-rally video on either Facebook or Instagram and you will be automatically entered to win a variety of prizes, including a Rackets and Runners prize pack worth over $100.

How do I participate?

There are two ways to participate in this challenge:

 Instagram

  1. On Wednesday May 20, check either UBC Recreation’s Instagram or Rackets and Runners’ Instagram accounts, and look for the Self-Rally Challenge post.
  2. Film your creative self-rally and post it to either your Instagram Story or on your Instagram Feed. Challenge your friends in your post, so be sure to:
  3. Tag 2-3 friends
  4. Tag @ubcrec and tag @rackets_runners. Both accounts will be re-posting challenge videos on their Instagram Story throughout the week.
  5. Challenge videos should be posted between May 20th – May 26th, 2020 to be entered to win a prize.

 

Facebook

  1. On Wednesday May 20, check either UBC Recreation’s Facebook or Rackets and Runners’ Facebook accounts, and look for the Self-Rally Challenge post.
  2. Film your creative self-rally and post it in the comments under the Challenge post. Challenge your friends, so be sure to:
  3. Tag 2-3 friends
  4. Tag @ubcrec and tag @RacketsandRunners
  5. Challenge videos should be posted between May 20th – May 26th, 2020 to be entered to win a prize.

What do I need?

Recommended equipment: racket, tennis ball

Alternate equipment: frying pan, ping pong/pickleball paddle, rolled up ball of socks, or another small sports ball

Who can participate?

We encourage everyone to participate! Students, staff, faculty, and community members of UBC are all invited to participate.

What can I win?

All participants that complete the challenge will be automatically entered to win a variety of prizes, including:

Grand Prize

  • Lacoste Hat
  • Head Towel
  • Rackets & Runners Tote Bag
  • Head Watch
  • Large Penn Tennis Ball

Second Prize

  • Racket Stringing Voucher
  • Head Hawk Touch String
  • Head Prime Pro Overgrip

Third Prize

  • Free Court Time voucher at the UBC Tennis Centre

There are three categories that participants will be eligible to win:

  • Most creative way to self-rally
  • Most fun costume
  • Random draw

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

If you have any questions, please email tennis.centre@ubc.ca.

About Rackets and Runners

Family owned and operated, Rackets & Runners has served the lower mainland since 1978 and remains open to support the health and fitness community with adjusted in-store operations. Check out their new website where you can buy your favourite products, book on-the-spot racket restringing services and schedule shoe fitting appointments.