Tennis courts in Vancouver. Photo by Antony Pranata.

There are well over 100 public tennis courts in Vancouver, but just because there’s so many don’t think you’ll have an easy time getting one of them for a match! Tennis courts all over Vancouver are hugely popular, so you’ll need to do some homework in order to figure out where and when you can get a court. Some of the information below might help!

Tennis Clubs

Vancouver Tennis Association

The Vancouver Tennis Association is a tennis club for the gay and lesbian community of Vancouver and was established in 1991. The VTA hosts tournaments, social events and tennis programs amongst other things and are the first port of call for gay and lesbian visitors to Vancouver.

Vancouver Tennis Association
Vancouver, B.C.
Xtra West Phone Line
Vancouver Tennis Association website

Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club

Vancouver’s first racquet club is the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club, established in 1897. Club facilities include 16 tennis courts, 6 badminton courts, 3 singles squash courts and 1 doubles squash court, in addition to a 20 meter swimming pool, fitness room, dining facilities and more.

Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club
1630 West 15th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club website

Public Tennis Courts

Stanley Park

Vancouver’s favorite park also has the most number of public tennis courts available for use throughout the year. There are a total of 21 tennis courts at Stanley Park – 17 of which are located near the Beach Avenue entrance to the park, and the other 4 are located just below South Lagoon Drive.

In the summer season (usually between May 1 and September 1) 6 of the courts are set aside for pay tennis and are bookable in advance by telephoning 604-605-8224. The rest of the year the tennis courts are available on a fist come first served basis and if others are waiting to play, then court time is restricted to 30 minutes.

Queen Elizabeth Park

A close second to Stanley Park in terms of the number of public tennis courts available is Queen Elizabeth Park, with a total of 18 tennis courts.

Again, the tennis courts here are available on a first come first served basis throughout the year and are free. Unlike Stanley Park there are no times of the year when courts are available for pre-booking, but there is the same system in place that if all courts are being used and someone is waiting, play is restricted to half an hour only.

Kitsilano Beach Park

Third in terms of the number of courts, though equally as popular as a destination, is Kitsilano Beach Park.

There are ten public tennis courts at Kitsilano Beach Park in addition to a hitting wall great for warm ups and practicing.

All over the city you’ll find public tennis courts. Above are just some of the most popular sites, but for a full list please visit the Tennis BC website.