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Maui has excellent public tennis courts; all are free and available from daylight to sunset (a few are even lit until 10pm for night play). For a complete list of public courts, call Maui County Parks and Recreation (www.co.maui.hi.us/facilities.aspx; tel. 808/270-7383). The courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis; when someone’s waiting, limit your play to 45 minutes. Most public courts do require a wait and are not conveniently located near the major resort areas, so most visitors are likely to play at their own hotels for a fee. The exceptions to this are in Kihei (which has courts in Kalama Park on South Kihei Rd., and in Waipualani Park on West Waipualani Rd., behind the Maui Sunset condo), in Lahaina (which has courts in Malu’uou o lele Park, at Front and Shaw sts.), and in Hana (which has courts in Hana Park, on the Hana Hwy.).

Private tennis courts are available at most resorts and hotels on the island. The Kapalua Tennis Garden and Village Tennis Center, Kapalua Resort (www.kapaluamaui.com; tel. 808/662-7730), is home to the Kapalua Open, which features the largest purse in the state, held on Labor Day weekend. Court rentals are $10 per person ($8 after noon). The staff will match you up with a partner if you need one. In Wailea, try the Wailea Tennis Club, 131 Wailea Iki Place (www.waileatennis.com; tel. 808/879-1958), with 11 Plexipave courts. Court fees are $15 per player.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.