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 - 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


Looking for other Tennis Programs?

We invite all Vancouver tennis players to come experience the UBC Tennis Centre – the only public indoor tennis facility in Vancouver

COURT RATES

ADULT PROGRAMS

YOUTH PROGRAMS

FACILITY HOURS


What’s the UBC Tennis Centre all about?

Want to hear from more Tennis Players at UBC?

Barry's Story | UBC Tennis Centre

Dylan's Story | UBC Tennis Centre

Karen's Story | UBC Tennis Centre