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 (808/270-7383) or visit www.co.maui.hi.us/facilities.aspx. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis; when someone’s waiting, limit your play to 45 minutes. Most public courts require a wait and aren’t especially convenient for visitors. Exceptions include the courts in Kihei (in Kalama Park on South Kihei Rd. and in Waipualani Park on West Waipualani Rd. behind the Maui Sunset condo), in Lahaina (in Malu Ulu Olele Park at Front and Shaw sts.), and in Hana (in the Hana Ballpark just off of Hauoli Rd.).
* Napili: Two courts in Napili Park, Honoapiilani Hwy. at Maiha St.
* Lahaina: Nine lighted courts east of Lahaina Civic Center, 1840 Honoapiilani Hwy. (mountain side), next to the Lahaina Post Office.
* Kihei: Four courts in Kalama Park ([tel] 808/879-4364), 1900 South Kihei Rd., and six courts in Waipuilani Park ([tel] 808/879-4364) on West 33 Waipuilani Rd., behind the Maui Sunset condos.
* Hana: Two courts in the Hana Community Center and Ballpark ([tel] 808/248-7022), 5091 Uakea Rd.
Private tennis courts are available at most resorts and hotels on the island. The Kapalua Tennis Garden and Village Tennis Center, Kapalua Resort (www.golfatkapalua.com/tennis; 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 $25 per person. Drop-in Doubles and Stroke of the Day clinics are offered most days at 8 and 9am. In Wailea, try the Wailea Tennis Club, 131 Wailea Ike Place (www.waileatennis.com; 808/879-1958), with 11 Plexipave courts. Court fees are $20 per player, with 2-day advance reservations required.
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