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 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

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.

Note: All prices are including taxes.

Class Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Registration Course Code UBC Student /CSC /UNA/ Staff/ Faculty Public
1.0 Clinic - na Sat 11:30AM - 1:30PM Nov 17 Dec 15 5 sessions 24299 $240.75 $267.51
1.0 Clinic - na Mon 9:30AM - 11:30AM Nov 19 Dec 17 5 sessions 24295 $240.75 $267.51
1.0 Clinic - na Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM Nov 19 Dec 17 5 sessions 24296 $240.75 $267.51
1.0 Clinic - na Wed 9:30AM - 11:30AM Nov 21 Dec 19 5 sessions 24297 $240.75 $267.51
1.0 Clinic - na Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM Nov 22 Dec 20 5 sessions 24298 $240.75 $267.51

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 Jan 12 Feb 2 4 sessions 24652 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Mon 9:30AM - 11:30AM Jan 14 Feb 4 4 sessions 24648 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Mon 6:30PM - 8:30PM Jan 14 Feb 4 4 sessions 24649 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Wed 9:30AM - 11:30AM Jan 16 Feb 6 4 sessions 24650 $187.11 $207.90
1.0 Clinic Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM Jan 17 Feb 7 4 sessions 24651 $187.11 $207.90

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

Adult Spring Break Camps

Our Adult Spring Break Camps are designed to compact our regular Adult 1.0 clinics into one week! 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


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