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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.

Tuesday

Aug. 16

Tennis Level 1.0-1.5

5:30PM–6:30PM

Tennis Level 2.0-2.5

6:30PM–7:30PM

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 Active Living?

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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Schedule
(May. 2 – Aug. 31)
(upcoming for Sep. 1 – Dec. 21)

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Mon.

Badminton Social Play

8:00PM–10:00PM

McKinnon Gym
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Tue.

Tennis Level 1.0-1.5

5:30PM–6:30PM

CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 1
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Tennis Level 2.0-2.5

6:30PM–7:30PM

CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 1
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Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Sat.

Junior Vikes Tennis Orange 1

9:30AM–11:00AM

CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 2
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Junior Vikes Tennis Green 1

11:00AM–12:30PM

CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 2
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Sun.

Pickleball Social Play

10:00AM–12:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 1
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Registration for upcoming programs starts August 18 and programs begin September 1. Please note this schedule is subject to change.

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Note: There are no programs on Aug. 1, Sep. 5, Sep. 30, Oct. 10, Nov. 11 due to holidays.

Programs

Find something you like? Click the Register button and we will see you there!

Vikes racquet sport programs - Badminton Social Play

Badminton Social Play

$42

Social Play Badminton run in conjunction with the UVIC Badminton Club. The programs brings UVIC students and Victoria community members together to compete, connect and socialize around their passion for badminton. Participants must register in advance to play. No drop-in players allowed. Bring your own equipment. Ages 15+

Requirements: None

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Equipment:

Instructor: Justin Eng
Location: McKinnon Gym
Dates: May 9 – August 29
Program intervals: Runs 15 time(s) for 2 hours each
Time: Monday at 8:00PM–10:00PM

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YOUTH

Vikes racquet sport programs - Junior Vikes Tennis Green 1

Junior Vikes Tennis Green 1

$120

Kids learn basics of tennis such as forehand, backhand, volleys, serve and footwork. Players play 1.5 hours a week in a group of 8 kids. Coaches use basic teaching tools like cones, vertical and horizontal targets. Continues developing FUNdamental skills so players can play each other!

Requirements: None

Class level: All welcome.

Youth: 8-15 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Joao Pereira
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 2
Dates: June 4 – July 30
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 9 weeks each
Time: Saturday at 11:00AM–12:30PM

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YOUTH

Vikes racquet sport programs - Junior Vikes Tennis Orange 1

Junior Vikes Tennis Orange 1

$120

For kids just starting out - The basic athletic and playing skills are developed with the goal of co-operative rallying and introduction to simple games the kids can play with family and friends. FUNdamentals!

Requirements: None

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 7-13 years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Joao Pereira
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 2
Dates: June 4 – July 30
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 9 weeks each
Time: Saturday at 9:30AM–11:00AM

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YOUTH

Vikes racquet sport programs - Pickleball Social Play

Pickleball Social Play

$65

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. Ages 15+

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 15+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Joao Pereira
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 1
Dates: June 5 – July 31
Program intervals: Runs 8 time(s) for 2 hours each
Time: Sunday at 10:00AM–12:00PM

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Vikes racquet sport programs - Tennis Level 1.0-1.5

Tennis Level 1.0-1.5

$90

This course is designed for players just starting to play tennis, or who have been introduced to the game but have difficulty playing due to a lack of consistency in rallying and serving.

Requirements: None

Class level: Beginner. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 14+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Dale Willard
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 1
Dates: May 10 – June 28
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 8 weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 5:30PM–6:30PM

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Vikes racquet sport programs - Tennis Level 2.0-2.5

Tennis Level 2.0-2.5

$90

Designed for players who can consistently rally 10 balls in a row, tend to position themselves to protect against their weaknesses, reluctant to come to the net and struggle with consistency in their toss. Continue to develop consistency in grounds strokes, volley and serve. Refine stroke mechanics and increase comfort in game situations.

Requirements: None

Class level: Intermediate.

Youth: 14+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Dale Willard
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 1
Dates: May 10 – June 28
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 8 weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 6:30PM–7:30PM

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All prices valid as of May 2, 2022. All prices include GST.

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

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