While tennis has given way to golf as the biggest resort attraction, and many of the hotel courts have closed, there are still locations in Waikiki to get your tennis match on. Both sides of Waikiki are framed by tennis complexes, with Ala Moana Park containing a 12-court spread, and two different sets at Kapiolani Park. Play is free at public courts, which are readily available during the day—but they tend to fill up after the sun goes down and the asphalt cools off.
Ala Moana Park Tennis Courts. With ten public courts, those located in Ala Moana Park are the closest to the ewa (west) end of Waikiki. Ala Moana Park, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd., Ala Moana, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814. 808/768–3029.
Diamond Head Tennis Center. Across the street from Kapiolani Park, this center has ten courts open to the public. 3908 Paki Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815. 808/971–2525.
Kapiolani Tennis Courts. There are four courts for play here. 2740 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815. 808/765–4626.