Aquatic Centre Detour

Due to the construction of the New SUB, the Aquatic Centre front entrance will only be accessible from University Blvd from June 6th to July 11th.  After July 2nd, the Aquatic Centre can also be accessed from the mezzanine entrance …

NOTICE – Aquatic Centre Gym & Sauna Closure

In response to a recent inspection of by Vancouver Fire Rescue Services (VFRS), the weight room and steam room at the UBC Aquatic Centre are closed until further notice.
The VFRS inspection was a routine follow up visit to an …

Tamara Slobogean Lesson #4: The Split Step

I’ve never been one for quick comebacks or witty repartee. By nature I take information in, assess, then make my thoughtful move. I am the turtle, not the hare. On the court, sluggish reflexes don’t serve me.  But after years …

The Serve

The serve.

Over the years, anytime I ever agreed to a tennis date, I made 2 things clear: I am happy to rally. And, I do not serve. Until very recently (tennis lesson #2), I never cared about the rules, …

Tamara Slobogean Lesson #2: A Game of Errors

I’ve been looking forward to Thursday all week. I won’t lie. After last Thursday’s lesson, I was stiff until Tuesday. A good sign of how hard I worked. Today, the young man in our class is absent (I suspect he …

Intro. to UBC Tennis: Back to Basics

Feels like it’s been forever since I played a sport. My exercise routine for the last 3-4 years has consisted of a bit of running, a lot of walking, a bit of weekend hiking, and 1-2 yoga classes a month.…

Tennis Racquet Frame & Stringing Guide – Provided by Rackets & Runners

Our tennis wall is full of very playable tennis racquets with excellent feel, control, providing plenty of “power”. The challenge is finding the racquet and string that best suits the game of the player in question.

I – Frame

Get To Know Your Coach! – Justin James Mahoney

Full Name: Justin ,James , Mahony

Date of Birth: 6/6/73

Coaching Credentials: NCCP level 3, CP1, wheelchair

Playing History/Titles: Played since the age of seven,#1 jr player in BC, Provincial and National SR Champion

When did you start playing tennis?

Get To Know Your Pro! – Mark Renneson

The fourth in our monthly blog feature blog Get to Know Your Pro. Each month a different tennis pro will shares some insight into their passion and motivations for being involved in tennis. This month’s feature coach is Mark …

Get To Know Your Pro! – Darius Tolkien-Spurr

The third in our monthly blog feature blog Get to Know Your Pro. Each month a different tennis pro will shares some insight into their passion and motivations for being involved in tennis. This month’s feature coach is Darius …