Bob Exell


With over 35 years of experience, Bob came to UBC in the summer of 2014 from the North Shore Winter Club where he was a Tennis Pro (2007-2014). Bob fell in love with tennis in his late teens and started to play tennis and trained with some of the top players in the world, such as Grant Connell. Within a few years, Bob was ranked in the top 10 in BC for both men’s open singles and doubles. Bob has competed nationally and internationally as a senior player for many years and in 2005 was ranked No. 2 in Canada for men’s 45 singles and doubles. In 2006, Bob was the captain of the men’s 45 national team that competed at the ITF World Team Championships in Durban, South Africa. Bob is also proud to have been involved in the development of Filip Peliwo who reached the No. 1 combined junior world ranking in July 2012.


Represented Canada on Men’s National 55 team in Helsinki, Finland (2016)
Ranked #1 in Canada Men’s 55 Doubles (2015)
Ranked #1 in BC Men’s Singles and Doubles (2015)
Won all 3 BC Senior ITF tournaments Men’s 55 singles (2015) – VanLawn, BC Provincials & Hollyburn
Oldest Player to win the men’s open singles at the New Brunswick Open at age 42
Quarter-finalist in Men’s 50s doubles ITF World Senior Individual Championships (2013)
Represented Canada on Canadian National teams Tony Trabert Cup (Men’s 40s), Dubler Cup (Men’s 45s), Fred Perry Cup (Men’s 50s) & Austria Cup (Men’s 55s)


  • Tennis Canada Certified Club Pro 1
  • USPTR Professional
  • 35+ years of coaching experience
  • Tennis Director at both a public and private facility
  • Ball Crew Manager for Odlum Brown Vancouver Open
  • Former BC Men’s Representative – Tennis Canada Senior National Committee