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 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


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