Court Etiquette

  • When entering or leaving the courts, please respect any matches in progress and wait for a break in play before moving through another court.
  • Before retrieving a ball from another court please wait for a break in play. 
  • A maximum of 4 people is allowed on a court at any given time. 
  • Please be courteous to those who are booked on the court before and after you. Please leave the court in a timely manner at the end of your booking and do not enter your court sooner than your booked court time.  
  • Please put your phone on silent during your court booking, and keep your voice down so as not to disrupt players on adjacent courts. 
  • No profanity. 
  • UBC allows an 8-ball maximum per court at any one time. 
  • Please report to the front desk if you wish to extend your court time – availability may vary. 

Coaching Policy 

  • Only UBC Tennis Centre coaches are authorized to provide instruction on court.
  • Patrons who appear to be coaching will be issued a warning. Repeat instances could result in suspension from the UBC Tennis Centre. 
  • Coaching behaviour includes but is not limited to:  
    • Providing verbal, visual, and physical instruction  
    • Setting up and executing drills (e.g., feeding balls to players) 
    • Holding multiple bookings a day to provide lessons for various patrons  

Clothing & Footwear

  • Proper tennis footwear must be worn at all times – non tennis footwear can damage the court surface and increases the risk of injury. 
  • Proper sportswear is encouraged. A shirt must be worn at all times. 

Ball Machine

  • Before your booking, please ask our operations desk for the ball machine remote. 
  • When you are finished using the machine, please be sure to pick up all the balls, return the machine to its original location, and return the remote 
  • If you are using the ball machine for the first time, please feel free to ask our operations staff for guidance. 

Food & Drink

  • Food is not permitted on court.
  • All drinks must be contained and sealed to prevent spillage – No pop or coffee.
  • No chewing gum & no spitting.


  • Please ensure that all garbage is removed when you have completed your court time.