Learn to Play

The Department of Recreation, Athletics and Wellness is committed to providing sports opportunities for UTM students that positively impact their overall student experience. Our UTM Learn to Play program will teach the basic fundamentals and rules of the sport to gain experience and confidence for each student. This will hopefully lead to giving students the confidence to sign up for further sports programs such as Drop-in and UTM Intramural leagues & tournaments. We aim to have participants create friendships and bonds with others while learning and getting involved at their own pace.

Fall 2022 Learn to Play Programs

baseball bat and ball

 Learn to Play: Quickball

What is quickball? This new offering is a mix of Baseball and Softball. It introduces you to the fundamentals of Baseball and Softball, mixed into a fun, easy to learn format. Players will be introduced to the proper technique for throwing, receiving, hitting, base running and other fundamentals. UTM students with active memberships can participate in the following:

Day of the Week: Mondays

Time: 5:00PM to 6:00PM

Duration/Commitment: September 19 to October 24, 2022 (5-week commitment)

*No lessons during Reading Week - October 10, 2022

Location: UTM North Field

Please Note: This program is for novice/new players only. A novice/new player is someone who may or may not have played baseball/softball before and has not played at a competitive level previously.

Register Here for Quickball Lessons


 

 2 badminton racquets with 2 birdies

Learn to Play: Badminton

Join us for 7-weeks of Learn to Play Badminton, offered by a skilled badminton instructors at the RAWC. Players will be introduced to the proper technique for forehand, backhand, serves, and other basic fundamentals in a beginner-friendly environment.UTM students with active memberships can participate in the following:

Day of the Week: Thursdays

Time: 7:30PM to 9:00PM

Duration/Commitment: September 29 to November 17, 2022 (7-week commitment)

*No lessons during Reading Week - October 13, 2022

Location: RAWC Gym C

Please Note: This program is for novice/new players only. A novice/new player is someone who may or may not have played badminton before and has not played at a competitive level previously.

Spots are limited so be sure to secure your spot!

Register Here for Badminton Lessons


 

 blue, white and yellow volleyball

 Learn to Play: Volleyball

Ever wanted to learn the basic skills of volleyball? This Fall, join us for 7-weeks of volleyball lessons offered by a skilled volleyball instructors. Players will be introduced to the proper technique for volleys, bumps, serves, and other basic fundamentals in a beginner-friendly environment. UTM students with active memberships can participate in the following:

Day of the Week: Thursdays

Time: 4:30PM to 6:00PM

Duration/Commitment: September 29 to November 17, 2022 (7-week commitment)

*No class during Reading Week - October 13, 2022

Location: RAWC Gym A/B

Please Note: This program is for novice/new players only. A novice/new player is someone who may or may not have played volleyball before and has not played at a competitive level previously.

Spots are limited so be sure to secure your spot!

For more information about this program, please email us at utm.intramurals@utoronto.ca

Register Here for Volleyball Lessons


 

 tennis racquet with tennis ball

 Learn to Play: Tennis

Ever wanted to learn the basic skills of tennis or never had the chance to pick up this amazing sport? This Fall, join the 5-week Learn to Play Tennis hosted by skilled tennis instructors on the UTM Tennis Court. Players will be introduced to the proper technique for volleys, serves, forehand and backhand groundstrokes. UTM students with active memberships can participate in one of the following options:

Option #1

Day of Week: Tuesday

Time: 3:30PM – 4:15PM OR 4:30PM – 5:15PM (Choose 1 time slot)

Duration/Commitment: September 20 to October 25th, 2022 (5-week commitment)

Location: UTM Tennis Courts

*No lessons on October 11, 2022


Option #2

Day of Week: Thursday

Time: 3:30PM-4:15PM OR 4:30PM – 5:15PM (Choose 1 time slot)

Duration/Commitment: September 22 to October 27, 2022 (5-week commitment)

Location: UTM Tennis Courts

*No lessons on October 13, 2022


Option #3

Day of Week: Saturday

Time: 11:30AM-12:15PM OR 12:30PM-1:15PM OR 1:30PM-2:15PM (Choose 1 time slot)

Duration/Commitment: September 24 to October 29, 2022 (5-week commitment)

Location: UTM Tennis Courts

*No lessons on October 15, 2022

Please Note: This program is for novice/new players only. A novice/new player can rally a ball up to 6 times consecutively or less. (1.0-2.0 rating)

Register Here for Tennis Lessons

We are hiring Sport Instructors

We are currently looking for knowledgeable Sport Instructors for the following sports for the Fall 2022 Learn to Play season: Softball or Baseball, Tennis, Squash, Badminton and Table Tennis. If you are a passionate and empathic leader looking to teach your UTM peers, we encourage you to apply for this amazing leadership opportunity. This position closes on August 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm. 

 

Interested in other positions within the RAWC? Visit our Employment Opportunities page to find your fit. We are hiring all summer long, but don't delay, some positions are closing this month! 

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For more information regarding our Learn to Play programs, please email utm.eagles@utoronto.ca