About the Team

The UBC Women’s Tennis Team is a nationally competitive Thunderbirds Sport Club (TSC) and they participate in the highest rank of University Tennis in Canada. The ultimate goal of the UBC TSC Women’s Tennis Team for the upcoming season is to earn a place at the Canadian National Championships, held in August of 2019, alongside the Rogers Cup in Toronto or Montreal. The competitive season begins at the start of 2019, however pre-season training and competition starts in September 2018. Tryouts for the 2018-2019 season are now finished. If you’re interested in joining the team we will be hosting tryouts for the 2019-2020 season in September 2019. For recruitment, general inquiries, or donation inquiries please email us at womenstennis.sc@ubc.ca.

At the beginning of each academic year, we host a tryout that is open to everyone. As September approaches, check out our Facebook and Instagram feeds to find out the exact date of registration and tryouts; make sure you don’t miss it! We look forward to seeing some new faces.


The first tryout for the 2019-20 season will be held on Tuesday, September 10th, from 8:00-9:00pm in the UBC Tennis Bubble. Sign up here. 


Why You Should Join:

The UBC TSC Women’s Tennis Team is made up of about 12-15 student-athletes who all share a passion for the sport of tennis and who wish to compete in Women’s tennis to represent UBC. New players who share the team’s passion and will add positively to the team are always welcome. We invite all students who are interested in competing at a high-level in tennis to come to tryouts in September at the beginning of each academic year. Joining the UBC TSC Women’s Tennis Team enables a player to both improve within the sport and build long lasting relations within the team. The tight-knit and supportive players are encouraging and motivating. Although tennis is known to be an individual sport, the UBC TSC Women’s Tennis Team creates a true team atmosphere, as everyone works together to achieve the same goal.


Eligibility Requirements:

The current team members maintain a high and competitive level of tennis. Therefore, previous experience is highly recommended in both practice and match situations for prospective players. Interested players are always welcome to tryout in September for the upcoming season.

Expectations for the women’s tennis student-athletes throughout the season includes:

  • Attendance of three practices per week
  • Attendance at all competitions, such as; Regionals, Westerns, Nationals (if the team qualifies), and other season matches
  • Attendance at all fundraising events, such as; October Tennis Mixer and possible others
  • Best effort and attitude at all competitions, practices, and other events


Team Fees:

Team fees will vary depending on the number of competitions, roster size, and fundraising, but are expected to be between $25 to $150 per term, and about $100 for a mandatory, one-time, competition apparel fee.

*Fees will be determined at a later time.


Practice Schedule:

  • 2 x two hour weeknight on-court practice
  • 1 x two hour weekend on-court practice

*On-court practices may include some strength and conditioning sessions

**Days and times will be decided once the roster is established to best accommodate all student-athletes.


Competition Schedule:

  • November: Fall Match against University of Calgary; home
  • November: Fall Match against University of Alberta; home
  • January: UBC Team vs Team BC Juniors; home
  • January: UVIC Invitational Tournament (*UBC Mixed Teams); Victoria
  • February: Seattle University, Seattle
  • February: Whitman College, Seattle
  • March: Canadian Western Championships, UBC TSC Women’s Team vs Women’s Prairie Champions, Alberta

  • 2018-19 Women’s Western Canada Finalists
  • 2018-19 Women’s BC Regional Champions
  • 2017-18 Women’s Western Canada Finalists
  • 2017-18 Women’s BC Regional Champions
  • 2016-17 Women’s BC Regional Champions
  • 2016-17 Women’s Western Canada Finalists
  • 2015-16 Women’s BC Regional Champions
  • 2015-16 Women’s Western Canada Finalists

The UBC Women’s Tennis Team has been a part of UBC’s Thunderbirds Sport Clubs program since it was launched in September 2015 and became the official representative of UBC in the sport of Tennis. Prior to TSC, the Tennis Team belonged to AMS, where the team was 2011-12 and 2012-13 National Qualifiers.

Name Position Email
Abigail Heninger Social Coordinator & Athlete Council Rep womenstennis.sc@ubc.ca
Jacy Chan Fundraising Coordinator womenstennis.sc@ubc.ca
Jessica Silva Club Lead womenstennis.sc@ubc.ca
Lily Eisler Finance Officer womenstennis.sc@ubc.ca
Madison Fan Travel and Safety Officer womenstennis.sc@ubc.ca
Michelle Lim Marketing and Communications Officer womenstennis.sc@ubc.ca

The UBC Thunderbirds Women’s Tennis Sport Club will be hosting multiple competitions, events, and fundraisers throughout the year, stay tuned for more information and we hope to see you there! The team will be at Imagine Day on September 3rd, 2019!

UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs - Women's Tennis
6000 Student Union Blvd.
Student Recreation Building
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1


Latest News

Year in Review: UBC TSC Women’s Tennis 2018-19

The 2018-19 season was one for the books for the UBC TSC Women’s Tennis Team! The year was filled with all kinds of fundraising, player, competition, and fun highlights! The team started the year by partnering with local tennis retailer, Rackets and Runners. Additionally, the UBC TSC Women’s Ten...

Season Comes to a Close for UBC TSC Women’s Tennis at the Western Championships

The UBC TSC Women’s Tennis Team battled until the end on March 2nd against the University of Alberta in the Western Canadian University Tennis Championship, but the underdog Thunderbirds came up short in a 5-2 setback at the UBC Tennis Centre. For the fourth match of four this term, the UBC team o...

UBC TSC Tennis hosting Western University Tennis Championship | March 2, 2019

Catch your UBC Thunderbirds Men’s and Women’s Tennis Sport Clubs competing for the title of best in the west this Saturday, March 2nd at the UBC Tennis Centre. Teams will be facing off against perennial rivals, the University of Alberta, for the title and a chance to represent Western C...

UBC Women’s Tennis Dominates Against Southern Neighbours

The UBC Women’s Tennis Team after their win against the Whitman Blues   The UBC Women’s Tennis Team dialed up two more victories this past weekend, in Portland, OR. During their second ever trip to compete against NCAA schools in the US, the Thunderbirds dominated the weekend with a 7-0...

Annual UBC Teams vs Tennis BC Juniors Meet Up and Match Up

On Saturday January 26th, as part of UBC Tennis’ outreach programs, both the Women’s and Men’s Tennis Teams invited out top BC juniors to form a Tennis BC team, for the annual UBC vs TBC competitive exhibition match. Highlights of the night not only included some great tennis, but also include...