Most courts charge by the hour but will let players continue after their initial hour for free, provided no one is waiting. Many hotels and condos charge a fee for nonguests.
Kapalua Tennis Garden. Home to the Kapalua Tennis Club, this complex has 10 courts (four lighted for night play) and a pro shop. The fee is $14 per person per day. Private and group (3-4 persons) instruction is also available. Kapalua Resort, 100 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua, HI, 96761. 808/662–7730. www.kapalua.com.
Lahaina Civic Center. The best free courts are the nine at the Lahaina Civic Center, near Wahikuli State Park. They all have overhead lighting for night play, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 1840 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina, HI, 96761. 808/661–4685.
Makena Tennis Club. This club features six Plexipave courts, two of which are lighted for night play. Private lessons, ball machines, racquet stringing, and daily clinics are available. Rates are $35 per hour. 5415 Makena Alanui Dr., Makena, HI, 96753. 808/891–4050 Ext. 4050. www.makenagolf.com.
Wailea Tennis Club. Featuring 11 Plexipave courts (two lighted for night play), this club also offer lessons, rentals, and ball machines. Daily clinics help you improve ground strokes, serve, volley, or doubles strategy. The daily court fee, which guarantees one hour of reserved time for singles and 1.5 hours for doubles, is $15 per player. 131 Wailea Ike Pl., Wailea, HI, 96753. 808/879–1958. www.waileatennis.com.
Kapalua Open Tennis Tournament. Over Labor Day weekend, the Kapalua Open Tennis Tournament calls Hawaii's hitters to Kapalua's Tennis Garden. 100 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua, HI, 96761. 808/662–7730.
Wailea Open Tennis Championship. The annual Wailea Open Tennis Championship is held at the Wailea Tennis Club in May. 131 Wailea Ike Pl., Kihei, HI, 96753. 808/879–1958.