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 Clinics

Starting tennis or looking for a refresher? Our Summer Clinics are a compact 1-week Clinic that will introduce players to the rules, scoring and positioning in singles and doubles play. The most basic introduction of all tennis strokes (serve, volley, groundstrokes) will be taught, focusing on impact point and proper court positioning. By the conclusion of the course, participants will know how to start and play points using the serve and return.

Required Equipment: Participants are asked to bring their own tennis racket. If you do not have a racket, you may borrow one from our Operations Desk for each 1.0 session.

Code Course Course Day(s) Time Dates No Class(es) Sessions Location UBC Student UBC Faculty & Staff UNA & CSC Public
00001889 1.0-2.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM-10:30AM Jun 29-Jul 3 Jul 1 4

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$151.76 $151.76 $151.76 $168.64
00001890 1.0-2.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:30AM-12:00PM Jul 6-Jul 10 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001892 1.0-2.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00PM-2:30PM Jul 13-Jul 17 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001906 1.0-2.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM-10:30AM Jul 20-Jul 24 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001907 1.0-2.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:30AM-12:00PM Jul 27-Jul 31 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001908 1.0-2.0 Summer Clinic Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00PM-2:30PM Aug 4-Aug 7 4

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$151.76 $151.76 $151.76 $168.64
00001909 1.0-2.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM-10:30AM Aug 10-Aug 14 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001910 1.0-2.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:30AM-12:00PM Aug 17-Aug 21 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001911 1.0-2.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00PM-2:30PM Aug 24-Aug 28 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001912 1.0-2.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM-10:30AM Aug 31-Sep 4 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80

Adult 2.5 - 3.0 Clinics

Our Summer Clinics are a compact 1-week Clinic where players will develop more advanced ball control and consistency, as well as tactics to better understand the fundamentals of court coverage in both singles and doubles play. Players will learn to apply basic spins and receive spin for groundstrokes, volleys and serves.

Prerequisites: This program is for players between the 2.5 and 3.0 level, or for those who have successfully completed the 2.0 Clinic and have been referred by a coach.

Required Equipment: Participants are asked to bring their own tennis racket. Rackets can be rented from our Operations Desk for a fee.

Code Course Course Day(s) Time Dates No Class(es) Sessions Location UBC Student UBC Faculty & Staff UNA & CSC Public
00001913 2.5/3.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:30AM-12:00PM Jun 29-Jul 3 Jul 1 4

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$151.76 $151.76 $151.76 $168.64
00001914 2.5/3.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00PM-2:30PM Jul 6-Jul 10 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001915 2.5/3.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM-10:30AM Jul 13-Jul 17 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001916 2.5/3.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:30AM-12:00PM Jul 20-Jul 24 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001917 2.5/3.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00PM-2:30PM Jul 27-Jul 31 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001918 2.5/3.0 Summer Clinic Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM-10:30AM Aug 4-Aug 7 4

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$151.76 $151.76 $151.76 $168.64
00001919 2.5/3.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:30AM-12:00PM Aug 10-Aug 14 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001920 2.5/3.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:00PM-2:30PM Aug 17-Aug 21 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001921 2.5/3.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM-10:30AM Aug 24-Aug 28 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80
00001922 2.5/3.0 Summer Clinic Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:30AM-12:00PM Aug 31-Sep 4 5

UBC Tennis Centre - 6160 Thunderbird Blvd
$189.70 $189.70 $189.70 $210.80


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