Dylan's Story | UBC Tennis Centre

Dylan’s Story: Finding a Better Work-Life Balance

Dylan works at the UBC School of Kinesiology and had not swung a racket in 14 years before coming to the UBC Tennis Centre. Now he’s progressed through Clinics and Drills and is playing at a competitive level during his lunch hours.

“Having a reason to get away from work and exercise during the day has been great for my work-life balance. It’s a really low-pressure environment and it’s convenient that it’s right on campus for me.” – Dylan

How does playing tennis here enhance your workday at UBC?

Dylan: Having a reason and the motivation to get up and be active and get away from work for that 60 minutes every day has been great for me. I really enjoy getting away for my lunch hour and there’s all the ameneties so I can shower after and head right back to my desk.

Had you played Tennis before trying out our programs?

Dylan: I had played the odd time as a child at a summer camp or with friends, but I had not swung a racket in 14 years realistically before I started at the UBC Tennis Centre. The first time I came I wasn’t sure of what level I was at and where I’d fit in, but the coaches were really good at accommodating a range of skills and I’ve progressed from a 2.0 level to now a 4.0 level over the past 12 months!

Do you have any advice for other UBC Staff & Faculty looking to get involved in Tennis?

Dylan: Find an excuse to get exerecise during the day! The UBC Tennis Centre is a great option – the coaches are great, it’s a comfortable place, they can accomodate a wide range of levels and abilities. You can participate in programs that are low-pressure with limited competition, but if you want to play at a competitive level, you can also get that.


Programs Tailored for UBC Staff & Faculty

Each Season we offer Staff & Facutly Drills Sessions

Looking to practice and develop your tennis game with other Staff & Facutly on campus? Visit our Adult Programs page to register for the program.


Beginner Oriented Programs at the UBC Tennis Centre

UBC Staff & Faculty receive discounts on all our registered programs. In order to redeem your discount you must register in-person at with your valid Staff ID.

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


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