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

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 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
UBC Staff/Faculty Drills Mon 12:00PM - 1:00PM Apr 8 May 6 4 sessions Apr 22 26633 $60.74
UBC Staff/Faculty Drills Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM Apr 10 May 8 5 sessions 26634 $75.92
UBC Staff/Faculty Drills Mon 12:00PM - 1:00PM May 13 Jun 17 5 sessions May 20 25590 $75.92
UBC Staff/Faculty Drills Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM May 15 Jun 19 6 sessions 25591 $91.10

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 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 Feb 9 Mar 9 4 sessions Feb 16 24657 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Mon 9:30AM - 11:30AM Feb 11 Mar 11 4 sessions Feb 18 24653 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM Feb 11 Mar 11 4 sessions Feb 18 24654 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Wed 9:30AM - 11:30AM Feb 13 Mar 13 5 sessions 24655 $233.88 $259.87
1.0 Clinic Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM Feb 14 Mar 14 5 sessions 24656 $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 Apr 6 May 4 4 sessions Apr 20 25428 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Mon 9:30AM - 11:30AM Apr 8 May 6 4 sessions Apr 22 25424 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM Apr 8 May 6 4 sessions Apr 22 25425 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Wed 9:30AM - 11:30AM Apr 10 May 8 5 sessions 25426 $233.88 $259.87
1.0 Clinic Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM Apr 11 May 9 5 sessions 25427 $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 May 11 Jun 15 5 sessions May 18 25433 $233.88 $259.87
1.0 Clinic Mon 9:30AM - 11:30AM May 13 Jun 17 5 sessions May 20 25429 $233.88 $259.87
1.0 Clinic Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM May 13 Jun 17 5 sessions May 20 25430 $233.88 $259.87
1.0 Clinic Wed 9:30AM - 11:30AM May 15 Jun 19 6 sessions 25431 $280.66 $311.87
1.0 Clinic Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM May 16 Jun 20 6 sessions 25432 $280.66 $311.87

Free Beginner Workshops

Our Beginner Workshops are 1-hour sessions where you will spend 30 minutes on-court and 30 minutes off-court. On-court we'll give you a racquet to try and you can go through some beginner drills with one of our coaches. Off-court we'll be discussing how to get involved in tennis, where to start with lessons, what equipment to use, and so much more! These free workshops are in partnership with Move UBC, a wellbeing initiative dedicated to get the UBC community moving and keep you active.
Please note that we are offering two identical sessions in the same evening. You only need to sign up for one of the two sessions.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Registration Course Code Price Register
Beginner Workshop Tue 6:00PM - 7:00PM Feb 26 Feb 26 1 session 25359 FREE
Beginner Workshop Tue 7:00PM - 8:00PM Feb 26 Feb 26 1 session 26455 FREE

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 14 Feb 4 4 sessions 24663 $86.81 $96.45
1.5-2.5 Intro to Doubles Play Mon 11:00AM - 12:00PM Feb 11 Mar 11 4 sessions Feb 18 24664 $86.81 $96.45
1.5-2.5 Intro to Doubles Play Mon 11:00AM - 12:00PM Apr 8 May 6 4 sessions Apr 22 25434 $86.81 $96.45
1.5-2.5 Intro to Doubles Play Mon 11:00AM - 12:00PM May 13 Jun 17 5 sessions May 20 25435 $108.50 $120.56

Adult 1.0/2.0 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 Spring Break Camp Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 10:30AM Mar 18 Mar 22 5 sessions 25418 $170.68 $189.64
Adult 1.0-2.0 Spring Break Camp Mon - Fri 1:00PM - 2:30PM Mar 25 Mar 29 5 sessions 25419 $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 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


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