Barry's Story | UBC Tennis Centre

Barry’s Story: Finding a Tennis Community at UBC

Barry started playing so he could play with his partner who plays quite regularly, but it’s turned out to be so much more than that for him. Being a professor at UBC, the UBC Tennis Centre was a convenient place to start. He now regularly books courts and participates in Seniors Tennis as well as the Staff & Facility Drills each week!

“The UBC Tennis Centre has morphed from a place to play and into a community for me. The groups that I play in have a wide range of abilities and competitiveness, and no one is turned away.” – Barry

Why do you like about the programs at the UBC Tennis Centre?

Barry: Number one, the people are a lot of fun to play with. But I’ve also gotten so much from the coaches and it’s really helped progress my tennis game. I still can’t beat my partner, but I’ve been getting closer!

What do you like about the Seniors Tennis program?

Barry: It’s really quite amazing. You’ve never met these people before and then you start playing with them and you’re a part of the community. And everyone is very positive regardless of the level that you’re at.

What is your favourite moment from playing at the UBC Tennis Centre?

Barry: There was one time that I beat a coach in a singles match. I don’t know how I did it – but it was really fun and satisfied my competitive spirit. It’s great when you’re playing and people are making incredible shots, and everybody is so ecstatic for each other. It’s really heartwarming to be a part of this community.


Are you looking to find a Tennis Community?

Join the Seniors Tennis Community

Seniors League Tennis is a fun, non-competitive league style atmosphere for tennis players over 60. The goal is to enjoy the game of a lifetime - improve your tennis, meet new friends with similar interest, get healthy and stay active, improve your skills by getting technical tips from our great coaching personalities. Tennis has never been so affordable with some pricing that will have you second guessing the value of your coffee and donut!

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions No Class(es) Registration Course Code Register
Seniors Tennis Tue 11:00AM - 12:00PM Nov 20 Dec 18 5 sessions 24331 $98.44
Seniors Tennis Tue 11:00AM - 12:00PM Jan 15 Feb 5 4 sessions 24845 $80.33
Seniors Tennis Tue 11:00AM - 12:00PM Feb 12 Mar 12 5 sessions 24846 $100.41

Join the UBC Staff & Faculty Tennis Community

This is a great program for staff and faculty of UBC to join in on some fun drill sessions during their workday lunch hour. These drills will cover all strokes in both singles and doubles situations and allow participants to build confidence through repetition. This program is for players level 2.0 to 4.0.

Online registration not available. Registration must be in person and with a valid UBC Staff/Faculty Card.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions No Class(es) Registration Course Code UBC Staff/ Faculty
UBC Staff/Faculty Drills Mon 12:00PM - 1:00PM Nov 19 Dec 17 5 sessions 24332 $74.43
UBC Staff/Faculty Drills Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM Nov 21 Dec 19 5 sessions 24333 $74.43
UBC Staff/Faculty Drills Mon 12:00PM - 1:00PM Jan 14 Feb 4 4 sessions 24848 $60.74
UBC Staff/Faculty Drills Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM Jan 16 Feb 6 4 sessions 24849 $60.74
UBC Staff/Faculty Drills Mon 12:00PM - 1:00PM Feb 11 Mar 11 4 sessions Feb 18 24850 $60.74
UBC Staff/Faculty Drills Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM Feb 13 Mar 13 5 sessions 24851 $75.92

Join the Friday Night Doubles Tennis Community

Our new Friday Night Double Tennis sessions are a great way to play competitive doubles matches and meet new people in a fun and exciting format. Each session players will get grouped for matches according to their level and play four 30-min matches. A UBC Coach will rotate playing partners and opponents to help facilitate a fun match experience. You can sign up for a single session or multiple sessions as the program will be different each week. Feel free to sign up as an individual or bring along a friend! This program is for players level 2.5 to 4.0.

Match Format: partners will try to win as many games as possible within the time limit for each match. There is no ad-scoring at deuce.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Registration Course Code UBC Student/ CSC/ UNA/ Staff/ Faculty Public
Friday Night Doubles Tennis Fri 6:30PM - 8:30PM Feb 1 Feb 1 1 session 24779 $25.53 $28.37
Friday Night Doubles Tennis Fri 6:30PM - 8:30PM Feb 8 Feb 8 1 session 24780 $25.53 $28.37
Friday Night Doubles Tennis Fri 6:30PM - 8:30PM Feb 15 Feb 15 1 session 24781 $25.53 $28.37
Friday Night Doubles Tennis Fri 6:30PM - 8:30PM Feb 22 Feb 22 1 session 24782 $25.53 $28.37
Friday Night Doubles Tennis Fri 6:30PM - 8:30PM Mar 1 Mar 1 1 session 25349 $25.53 $28.37
Friday Night Doubles Tennis Fri 6:30PM - 8:30PM Mar 8 Mar 8 1 session 25350 $25.53 $28.37


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