Drop-In Sports Schedule

Drop-in sports at the Student Recreation Centre provide an easy way to be physically active, and players of all skill levels are welcome to take part. Free for all UBC student, staff & faculty, and CSC & UNA residents (public rate $6.00).

Participants must bring their own equipment, or provide a valid ID at the SRC front desk to exchange for equipment. Current available equipment: badminton racquets, basketballs, volleyballs, futsal balls, table tennis racquets, and table tennis balls (badminton shuttlecocks are available for purchase). Borrowed equipment must be returned, and any lost or damaged items will result in a fee being charged.

When attending a drop-in sport session please wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and check in at the SRC front desk. Please note the following on the drop-in schedule: 

  • Sessions listed as “DROP-IN” do not required advanced registration. These sessions are subject to capacity, and operate on a first come, first served basis.
  • Sessions listed as “REGISTER” require advanced online registration, however onsite registration will be available based on capacity. Online registration is available 24 hours in advance.

Looking for Table Tennis? Register on the Drop-In Studio Schedule.

Drop-In Sport Descriptions

Class Description


Singles matches (one versus one) or doubles matches (two vs two) are permitted. Badminton courts are to be shared with all participants, and participants must rotate off the court when their match is finished, or after 15 minutes of gameplay has elapsed.


5 vs 5 basketball games are allowed, and games can be played on the full court, or using half court rules, however participants must be respectful to those wishing to practice shooting and/or associated basketball drills, and leave adequate space for all participants to practice accordingly.


Drop-in Futsal (indoor soccer) is a great recreational activity for all skill levels. Game format is set to 5 v 5, with teams rotating after 15 minutes have elapsed, or when one team has scored 10 goals. Max of 4 teams (20 participants) per gymnasium.


6 vs 6 Volleyball games are allowed, and teams must rotate off the court after a match is finished, or after 30 minutes have elapsed.


Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 8-11 players. Game rules include 1 Innings per team (an innings ends when each batter is out or after the limit on overs is reached), 6 overs per innings (teams must switch bowlers after each over), and 6 balls (or throws or deliveries) per over. Games must be kept to a maximum of 30 minutes.

Table Tennis

Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small solid rackets. Doubles or singles play is allowed.