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

Tennis Beginner Workshop

Our Beginner Workshops will feature three 1-hour sessions, at 6:00PM, 6:30PM and 7:00PM. During the 1-hour session, you will spend 45 minutes on court and 15 minutes off court, discussing how to get involved in tennis, where to start with lessons, what equipment to use, and so much more! These 1-hour workshops are in partnership with MoveUBC, a wellbeing initiative dedicated to get you moving and keep you active. Your $10 registration fee can go towards any program registration or court booking purchased on the night of the workshop.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Registration Course Code Price Register
Beginner Workshop - 6:00PM Timeslot Tue 6:00PM - 7:00PM Feb 25 Feb 25 1 session 27625 $9.52
Beginner Workshop - 6:30PM Timeslot Tue 6:30PM - 7:30PM Feb 25 Feb 25 1 session 27848 $9.52
Beginner Workshop - 7:00PM Timeslot Tue 7:00PM - 8:00PM Feb 25 Feb 25 1 session 27849 $9.52

Adult Spring Break Camps

Our Spring Break Camps are designed to compact our regular clinics in to one week! For those looking to start their tennis journey, this course will introduce players to the rules, scoring, positioning in singles and doubles, as well as help participants improve their consistency in rallying. 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, players who have not taken lessons previously, or those still needing to build upon the fundamentals.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Registration Course Code UBC Student/ CSC/ UNA/ Staff/ Faculty Public
Adult 1.0-2.0 Spring Break Camp Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 10:30AM Mar 16 Mar 20 5 sessions 27885 $180.68 $200.76
Adult 1.0-2.0 Spring Break Camp Mon - Fri 1:00PM - 2:30PM Mar 23 Mar 27 5 sessions 27886 $180.68 $200.76

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 Mon 9:30AM - 11:30AM Jan 6 Feb 3 5 sessions 27665 $240.90 $267.67
1.0 Clinic Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM Jan 6 Feb 3 5 sessions 27450 $240.90 $267.67
1.0 Clinic Wed 9:30AM - 11:30AM Jan 8 Feb 5 5 sessions 27451 $240.90 $267.67
1.0 Clinic Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM Jan 9 Feb 6 5 sessions 27452 $240.90 $267.67
1.0 Clinic Sat 11:30AM - 1:30PM Jan 11 Feb 1 4 sessions 27453 $192.72 $214.14
1.0 Clinic Sat 11:30AM - 1:30PM Feb 8 Mar 7 4 sessions Feb 15 27458 $192.72 $214.14
1.0 Clinic Mon 9:30AM - 11:30AM Feb 10 Mar 9 4 sessions Feb 17 27454 $192.72 $214.14
1.0 Clinic Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM Feb 10 Mar 9 4 sessions Feb 17 27455 $192.72 $214.14
1.0 Clinic Wed 9:30AM - 11:30AM Feb 12 Mar 11 5 sessions 27456 $240.90 $267.67
1.0 Clinic Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM Feb 13 Mar 12 5 sessions 27457 $240.90 $267.67

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 Jan 6 Feb 3 5 sessions 27464 $111.76 $124.18
1.5-2.5 Intro to Doubles Play Mon 11:00AM - 12:00PM Feb 10 Mar 9 4 sessions Feb 17 27465 $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