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Racquet Sports

If this isn’t the type of racquet sports activity you were looking for, we also have more options available. Check out the other offerings.

Beginner-friendly, veteran approved; CARSA is the best place to play all your favourite racquet sports.

Looking for a place to hit the court and get involved in racquet sports? Look no further; CARSA is a one-stop shop for all your favourite racquet sports.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, we have programs for all ages and skill levels.

We offer group lessons, private lessons, racquet rentals and drop-in times. If you are looking to improve your skills, work on your conditioning or just make new friends, check out our program options for tennis, squash, pickleball, badminton and table tennis.

View the Racquet Sports schedule and programs.

Note: Racquet sport programs are not included in any memberships.

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Contact

Questions about racquet sports at Vikes Recreation?

Email: vikesrec@uvic.ca

Location

Racquet sports take place in the CARSA Fieldhouse and squash courts on the upper levels of the CARSA building. Check individual program details for exact location. View map.

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Love racquet sports?
We also have squash, table tennis and tennis clubs, and pickleball intramurals if you are looking for more racquet sports.
Vikes Active Living tennis programs Vikes Active Living badminton programs Vikes Active Living squash programs

Schedule
(May. 4 – Aug. 25)
(upcoming for Sep. 1 – Dec. 31)

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Please note there are no recreation programs today due to the May 20 holiday.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

Pickleball Level 1

9:00AM–10:00AM

CARSA Zone 2A
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Pickleball Level 2

10:00AM–11:00AM

CARSA Zone 2
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Pickleball Level 3

11:00AM–12:00PM

CARSA Zone 2
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Sun.

Pickleball Social Play

8:30AM–10:30AM

CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 2
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Pickleball Social Play

10:30AM–12:30PM

CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 2
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This schedule is for the next term/session of programs beginning September 1. Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

Pickleball Level 1

9:00AM–10:00AM

 

Pickleball Level 2

10:00AM–11:00AM

 

Pickleball Level 3

11:00AM–12:00PM

 

Sun.

Note: There are no programs on Apr. 1, May 20, Jul. 1, Aug. 5 due to holidays.

Programs

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes racquet sport programs - Pickleball Level 1

Pickleball Level 1

$48

Pickleball Level 1 lessons cover the basic rules and Techniques of Pickleball, as well as, introductory drills and games to help players develop their skills. Some common topics covered in level 1 lessons include an introduction to Pickleball equipment, court layout, and scoring system. Proper grip,stance, and basic strokes such as the forehand and backhand. Basic strategies and position on the court. Serving techniques, including the underhand serve and serving rules. Basic volleying and dinking techniques. Basic footwork and movement on the court. Drills and games to practice skills and develop consistency. Age 15+

Class level: Beginner. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 15+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Joao Pereira
Location: CARSA Zone 2A
Dates: May 4 – June 22
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 4 Weeks each
Time: Saturday at 9:00AM–10:00AM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: September 1 – December 31
Time: Saturday at 9:00AM–10:00AM

Registration coming soon

YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes racquet sport programs - Pickleball Level 2

Pickleball Level 2

$48

Pickleball Level 2 is designed for players who have some experience on the court and are looking to take their game to the next level. Drills and game play are used to hone skills in all areas of your game including serves, volleys, dinks and smashes. Emphasis on court positioning, creating opportunity through shot making, proper footwork and deeper serves/returns. Players will develop strategy and intention through drills and games to practice skills and enhance consistency. Age 15+

Class level: Intermediate.

Youth welcome: 15+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Joao Pereira
Location: CARSA Zone 2
Dates: May 4 – June 22
Program intervals: Runs 4 time(s) for 4 Weeks each
Time: Saturday at 10:00AM–11:00AM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: September 1 – December 31
Time: Saturday at 10:00AM–11:00AM

Registration coming soon

YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes racquet sport programs - Pickleball Level 3

Pickleball Level 3

$48

Improve skills through advanced fast paced drills and game play with critical feedback. Key Points Include: Lots of foot work (be prepared to sweat), learning to create opportunities with the 3rd shot, putting away all types of balls, around the post shots, setting up the rally for victory, and resetting the rally. Register with your partner to play and drill together with other advanced teams. Players without a partner will be accommodated. Age 15+

Class level: Advanced.

Youth welcome: 15+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Joao Pereira
Location: CARSA Zone 2
Dates: May 4 – June 22
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 4 Weeks each
Time: Saturday at 11:00AM–12:00PM

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Upcoming availability

Dates: September 1 – December 31
Time: Saturday at 11:00AM–12:00PM

Registration coming soon

YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes racquet sport programs - Pickleball Social Play

Pickleball Social Play

$78

Join us for 2 hours of social pickleball fun with an instructor on hand to provide tips, improve technique and game strategy! This session guarantees a spot on the court. No waiting.

Participants must register in advance to play. No drop-in players allowed.

Bring your own paddle.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 15+ years

Equipment:

Instructor: Joao Pereira
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 2
Dates: May 5 – August 25
Program intervals: Runs 4 time(s) for 8 weeks each
Time: Sunday at 8:30AM–10:30AM • Sunday at 10:30AM–12:30PM

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All prices valid as of September 1, 2023. All prices include GST.

Please review the Vikes Athletics and Recreation policies before participating in Vikes racquet sports.

Photo credits: Joan Azeka, Salman Hossain Saif, Renith R, Guilherme Maggieri, Dmitry Osipenko, Valentin Balan via Unsplash