Jackie's Story | UBC Tennis Centre

Jackie’s Story: A Beginner’s Take on Tennis at UBC

Jackie was looking for a place to learn how to play tennis and came across our Adult 1.0 programs. A few years later and she’s progressed through the different levels of clinics and is now here up to three times each week!

“It’s casual enough to not be intimidating, the coaches are encouraging and positive, and the community in the lessons has been great in my experience.” – Jackie

Can you tell us about your first few lessons at the UBC Tennis Centre?

Jackie:I came in having watched a lot of tennis and thinking I was going to be really good, and that was not the case! But Jason (the coach) was super great, he kept it light and positive. We had a lot of fun and learned lots.

What helped you get where you are today with your tennis game?

Jackie: Really, it’s the people and how fun it is to play that keeps me coming back to play more. With more practice you slowly get better, but the reason I keep coming back is the community here.

What advice would you have for someone who is looking to get started with tennis?

Jackie: Take lessons (I definitely needed them!) and just play as much as possible. Find a place that you feel comfortable playing in. I like the UBC Tennis Centre because it’s casual enough to not be intimidating, the coaches are encouraging and positive, and the community in the lessons has been great in my experience.


Are You Looking to Get Started with Tennis?

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 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

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 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 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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