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.

Best Spots

Kapalua Tennis Garden. This complex has 10 courts (4 lighted for night play) and a pro shop. The fee is $25 per person per day. Daily clinics for kids and adults are $40 per person with drop-in doubles play offered for $22 per person. 100 Kapalua Dr., Kapalua, Hawaii, 96761. 808/662–7730;

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, Hawaii, 96761. 808/661–4685;

Wailea Tennis Club. Featuring 11 Sportsmaster courts, this club also offer lessons, rentals, and ball machines. Daily clinics help you improve your ground strokes, serve, volley, or doubles strategy. The daily court fee, which guarantees 90 minutes of play for singles or doubles, is $20 per player. 131 Wailea Ike Pl., Wailea, Hawaii, 96753. 808/879–1958;


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, Hawaii, 96761. 808/662–7730;

Wailea Open Tennis Championship. This annual championship is held at the Wailea Tennis Club in May. 131 Wailea Ike Pl., Kihei, Hawaii, 96753. 808/879–1958;