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Many of the island's resorts allow nonguests to play for a fee. They also rent rackets, balls, and shoes. On the Kohala Coast, try the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii, the Hilton Waikoloa Village, and Waikoloa Beach Marriott. In Kailua-Kona there's Island Slice at the site of the Keauhou Beach Hotel, now closed to everything but tennis; the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel; and the Royal Kona Resort.
County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation. The department has information on all public courts. 25 Aupuni St., Hilo, HI, 96720. 808/961–8311. www.hawaii-county.com/directory/dir_parks.htm.
Edith Kanaka'ole Multi-Purpose Tennis Stadium. Both indoor and outdoor courts are available for public use. Ho‘olulu County Park, Pi‘ilani and Kalanikoa Sts., Hilo, HI, 96720. 808/961–8720.
Higashihara Park. You can play for free at this park near Honalo. Off Hwy. 11, before Honalo, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740.
Old Kona Airport Park. Tennis courts are available for play. North end of Kuakini Hwy., Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740. 808/327–4958 or 808/974–6200.