Learn to Play Tennis

Why Learn Tennis at the UBC Tennis Centre?

  • Our coaches are some of the top in the country! Each one is dedicated to ensuring every player enjoys their learning experience, has fun, and can reach their full potential.
  • Worried about getting lost in a group? We always have no more than a 8:1 participant to coach ratio, ensuring you get the attention you need.
  • We are the only indoor public tennis facility in Vancouver. That’s right, no steep membership fees just to book courts – our goal is to ensure everyone can learn, improve, and enjoy their tennis experience.
  • Tennis is a great way to get moving and increase your physical activity.
  • Our programs are progressive. Our 1.0 Beginner Clinics are formatted for easy progression into our higher level clinics and drills to learn more about the game and strengthen your tennis skills!
  • Don’t have a racket but want to register? We’ve got you covered! You can borrow a demo racket for free during your Adult 1.0 Clinic or Camp.

Upcoming Beginner Programs

Adult 1.0/2.0 Summer Camps

Our Adult Camps are designed to compact our regular Adult 1.0 clinics into one week either over spring break, or over the summer! The most basic introduction of all strokes (serve, volley, and groundstrokes) will be taught, focusing on impact point and proper court positioning. By the conclusion of the camp, participants will know how to begin a match and play points using serve and return. Players will further develop the skills and ball control necessary to be consistent in common situations including baseline rallying, serve and return approach, and net play. This program is for players new to tennis or players who have not taken lessons previously.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Registration Course Code UBC Student/ CSC/ UNA/ Staff/ Faculty Public
Adult 1.0-2.0 Summer Camp Tue - Fri 10:30AM - 12:00PM Jul 2 Jul 5 4 sessions 25598 $136.54 $151.71
Adult 1.0-2.0 Summer Camp Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:30PM Jul 8 Jul 12 5 sessions 25599 $170.68 $189.64
Adult 1.0-2.0 Summer Camp Mon - Fri 10:30AM - 12:00PM Jul 22 Jul 26 5 sessions 25600 $170.68 $189.64
Adult 1.0-2.0 Summer Camp Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:30PM Jul 29 Aug 2 5 sessions 25601 $170.68 $189.64

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Registration Course Code UBC Student/ CSC/ UNA/ Staff/ Faculty Public
Adult 1.0-2.0 Summer Camp Mon - Fri 10:30AM - 12:00PM Aug 12 Aug 16 5 sessions 25602 $170.68 $189.64
Adult 1.0-2.0 Summer Camp Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:30PM Aug 19 Aug 23 5 sessions 26669 $170.68 $189.64

Adult 1.0 Clinics

What is it? Starting Tennis? This course will introduce players to the rules, scoring and positioning in singles and doubles play. The most basic introduction of all strokes (serve, volley, and groundstrokes) will be taught, focusing on impact point and proper court positioning. By the conclusion of the session, participants will know how to start and play points using the serve and return.
Format: Each session has 1 coach and a maximum of 8 participants.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions No Class(es) Registration Course Code UBC Student/ CSC / UNA/ Staff/ Faculty Public
1.0 Clinic Sat 11:30AM - 1:30PM Sep 7 Oct 5 5 sessions 26842 $233.88 $259.87
1.0 Clinic Mon 9:30AM - 11:30AM Sep 9 Oct 7 5 sessions 26838 $233.88 $259.87
1.0 Clinic Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM Sep 9 Oct 7 5 sessions 26839 $233.88 $259.87
1.0 Clinic Wed 9:30AM - 11:30AM Sep 11 Oct 9 5 sessions 26840 $233.88 $259.87
1.0 Clinic Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM Sep 12 Oct 10 5 sessions 26841 $233.88 $259.87

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions No Class(es) Registration Course Code UBC Student/ CSC / UNA/ Staff/ Faculty Public
1.0 Clinic Sat 11:30AM - 1:30PM Oct 19 Nov 16 4 sessions Nov 9 26847 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Mon 9:30AM - 11:30AM Oct 21 Nov 18 4 sessions Nov 11 26843 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM Oct 21 Sep 18 4 sessions Nov 11 26844 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Wed 9:30AM - 11:30AM Oct 16 Nov 13 5 sessions 26845 $233.88 $259.87
1.0 Clinic Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM Oct 17 Nov 14 5 sessions 26846 $233.88 $259.87

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions No Class(es) Registration Course Code UBC Student/ CSC / UNA/ Staff/ Faculty Public
1.0 Clinic Sat 11:30AM - 1:30PM Nov 23 Dec 14 4 sessions 27085 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Mon 9:30AM - 11:30AM Nov 25 Dec 16 4 sessions 27081 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM Nov 25 Dec 16 4 sessions 27082 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Wed 9:30AM - 11:30AM Nov 20 Dec 18 5 sessions 27083 $233.88 $259.87
1.0 Clinic Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM Nov 21 Dec 19 5 sessions 27084 $233.88 $259.87

1.5-2.5 Intro to Doubles Play

This is a brand new adult introduction to doubles play. This program is for people who have been introduced to the game of tennis, but don't necessarily have consistency or control in their game or their strokes. It is a great way to meet new people and to learn new techniques and tactics for doubles play. Coaches will rotate games and play with clients to help with positioning and strategies to ensure players advance to the next level. This program is for players level 1.5 to 2.5. Come out and join in on the fun!

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions No Class(es) Registration Course Code UBC Student/ CSC / UNA/ Staff/ Faculty Public
1.5-2.5 Intro to Doubles Play Mon 11:00AM - 12:00PM Sep 9 Oct 7 5 sessions 26848 $108.50 $120.56
1.5-2.5 Intro to Doubles Play Mon 11:00AM - 12:00PM Oct 21 Nov 18 4 sessions Nov 11 26849 $86.81 $96.45
1.5-2.5 Intro to Doubles Play Mon 11:00AM - 12:00PM Nov 25 Dec 16 4 sessions 27080 $86.81 $96.45


Meet Jackie

Jackie's Story | UBC Tennis Centre

Jackie was looking for a place to learn how to play tennis and came across our Adult 1.0 programs. A few years later and she’s progressed through the different levels of clinics and is now here up to three times each week!

“It’s casual enough to not be intimidating, the coaches are encouraging and positive, and the community in the lessons has been great in my experience.” – Jackie