Booking Courts at the UBC Tennis Centre

The UBC Tennis Centre is a public tennis facility and no membership is required to book a court. You can book a court up to 24 hours in advance for a standard booking. Have questions about the facility? Visit our About the UBC Tennis Centre page to learn more about the courts available and the amenities in the facility, or visit our Tennis FAQ page or our Return to Activity page for frequently asked questions and updates.

How to Book a Court

  1. You may book a court no more than 24 hours in advance (e.g. if you wish to book a court at 10:00AM on Monday, you cannot book prior to 10:00AM on the Sunday before).
  2. All bookings will occur in 75-minute fixed time slots, including a 15-minute break in between each scheduled booking.
  3. Persons interested in court rentals will be required to book online using their new UBC Recreation login. In-person registration will not be available.
  4. All court fees must be paid in full at the time of the booking. Only credit (Visa or Mastercard) or debit payment is accepted at this time.
  5. Facility doors will be locked and players will be admitted in to the facility a maximum of 10 minutes prior to their scheduled court time.
  6. Participants will check in with UBC Tennis Centre staff to verify their time slot and playing partner upon entering.
  7. When signing-in you will: be assigned a court number to play on, complete the Covid-19 pre-screen questions, sign a paper waiver, and have the option to purchase a tube of tennis balls at the sign-in desk.
  8. Once the sign-in is complete, participants are required to wait in the lobby until the previous group leaves the court.
  9. Credit will be issued upon request for individuals unable to attend due to a COVID-19 related reason.
  10. For optimal experience with the new system, please use the Google Chrome browser when searching, registering or booking courts. Not all features may work as intended with other browsers.
  11. Perk Pass holders will be unable to use their Perk Pass when booking online. Please contact our Operations Desk at 604-822-2505 if you would like to use your Perk Pass for a booking.

Please Note:

  • Only one court booking can be reserved by a player during a 24 hour window. This booking will occur in 75-minute fixed time slots, booked on the hour or half hour. A maximum of 4 players can be on court at any given time.
  • The Outdoor Court will be closed and court bookings will be cancelled if it is raining or there is standing water on the court. You will be contacted if it starts to rain prior to your booking and you will receive a credit for the cancelled booking. The Outdoor Court will be closed for the winter season starting on November 1st, 2020. An announcement will be made when the outdoor court reopens in the Spring.
  • Face masks must be worn inside the facility. Face masks can be removed during play, but must be replaced once play has concluded.
  • Court bookings may be moved after confirmation to a different court number to prevent schedule gaps and as required.
  • Court availability is extremely limited on Mondays through Thursdays from 4pm-7pm as the entire facility is booked for youth and adult programming.

Court Booking Prices

The prices below are valid September 1st, 2020 – May 31, 2021. Tax included.

UBC Students who have setup a login using their CWL are automatically eligible for discounted rates when booking online.

Due to precautionary measures against COVID-19, all UBC Sport Facilities are unable to accommodate drop-ins. To verify your UNA or CSC eligibility, please send a photo or scan of the front & back of the UNA or CSC card for each individual. Send an email with attached photos/scans to recreation.help@ubc.ca.

Fall/Winter Rates (September 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021)

Times Location UBC Student Rate UNA/CSC Rate Public/UBC Staff & Faculty Rate Weekday Hours** Weekend Hours**
Non-Prime Times Indoor Court $26.75/hr $26.75/hr $29.75/hr 8:00AM-4:00PM 8:00AM-10:00AM & 4:00PM-10:00PM
Prime Times Indoor Court $32.50/hr $32.50/hr $36.00/hr 4:00PM-10:00PM 10:00AM-4:00PM

**Current Hours of Operation can be found on our Contact Tennis page. The hours listed here are all-encompassing.

How to Book Courts in Advance – The UBC Tennis Centre Perk Pass

If you would like to book courts up to 7 days in advance, a UBC Tennis Centre Perk Pass is available for purchase. The Perk Pass allows you to make one court booking up to one week in advance and also provides you with additional perks.

Please Note:

  • Persons interested in purchasing a Perk Pass will be required to purchase online using their new UBC Recreation login.
  • No physical card/pass will be issued; a corresponding pass will be added to your UBC Recreation profile enabling advanced reservations.
  • To book courts outside of a 24 hour period, please call the front desk at 604-822-2505 or email tennis.centre@ubc.ca with the following information (first name, last name, phone number, preferred date, preferred start time, # of players). You will not be able to book online outside of 24 hours.
  • Perk Pass holders cannot make advanced bookings until the Perk Pass term start date. Please refer to valid term dates below.
  • Ability to book one court up to seven days in advance.
  • Ability to cancel the booking as long as notice is given at least 24 hours prior to the start of the booking.
  • 50% off ball machine rentals - currently unavailable.
  • 15% off Social Doubles Mixer registrations.
  • The Perk Pass will not be pro-rated at any point. The cost of the Perk Pass will be the same cost regardless of the date of purchase within each Perk Pass term.
  • Perk Pass privileges are non-transferable.
  • A Perk Pass does not entail discounted court fees, but allows the holder to make advanced bookings outside the regular 24-hour booking policy. Perk Pass holders are still required to pay court fees for every booking.
  • Advance bookings may be made up to seven (7) days in advance. (e.g. To book a court for an hour at 7pm on Sunday you may only book after 7pm on the Sunday prior)
  • Only one advanced booking can be made at any given time. Once a court booking has been made you may only book 7 days in advance after your scheduled court time. (e.g. If you are scheduled to play Sunday 7-8pm you may only book for the next Sunday after your scheduled court time ends at 8pm.)
  • A player may only book a maximum of 2 hours at any one time (1 court for 2 hours). Please note that currently court bookings are only in fixed 75-min durations during our gradual reopening. Courts are booked on the hour, although some half hour times may be booked but ONLY to work around UBC Program schedules.
  • All court fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Courts cannot be reserved until they have been paid for.
  • A Perk Pass holder cannot book a court or cancel a court in someone else’s name.
  • If the Perk Pass holder has booked a court and is unable to play, they must inform the Centre Operations Staff 24 hours prior to the booking time to cancel the court. Notification can be provided by email or phone. The cancelled court fee will be credited back to the Perk Pass holder's Tennis Centre account as long as the cancellation is communicated at least 24 hours prior to the court time.
  • Substitutes are not permitted and will result in the Perk Pass holder losing his/her advanced booking privilege for 7 days.
  • Court cancellations within 24 hours are non-refundable and will result in the full charge (the cost of the court) to the booker.
  • Each Perk Pass holder in a party may bring up to 3 non-pass holders for their respective court booking.
  • The Tennis Centre staff will verify your Perk Pass on account before booking the ball machine. You will receive the discounted rate at the time of booking. The ball machine rental is an additional charge on top of the court fees.
  • The Tennis Centre staff will verify your Perk Pass on account before registering for a Social Doubles Mixer. You will receive the discounted rate at the time of registration.
Term Period Valid Duration Cost Period Sold
Full Year September 1 – August 31 1 Year $325.00 August 17 – December 31
Fall September 1 – December 31 4 Months $150.00 August 17 – December 31
Winter January 1 – April 30 4 Months $150.00 December 14 – April 30
Spring/Summer May 1 – August 31 4 Months $75.00 April 12 – August 31