Tennis

Playing tennis in Vancouver

Did you know that you can play tennis at one of 184 tennis courts in city neighbourhoods? That includes free and paid courts in Stanley Park!

Vancouver's Park Board offers classes to all ages and skill levels all year. Take a lesson, register for a program, or join a drop-in class at a community centre near you.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

April 8, 2020: Beginning May 9, tennis and pickelball courts will begin reopening for play with new guidelines which include:

  • Keep 2 metres apart at all times
  • Limit play to singles, or doubles play with partners from the same household
  • Queue outside the courts and maintain 2 metres distance when courts are in use
  • Do not share racquets or other equipment (for pickleball, bring your own net)
  • Clearly mark your ball and refrain from picking up others' tennis or pickleballs
  • Casual game play only: no lessons or league play allowed
  • Remain courteous and limit play time to 30 mins when others are waiting
  • Leave the court when you are done

Players are encouraged to wash their hands and equipment often, and to stay home if they are unwell (particularly if they are exhibiting cold and flu-like symptoms).

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Our registration and reservation system is easy to navigate and helps you plan, track, and manage all your recreation requests in one place.

If you are a new user, setting up your account is easy with an email address. Just create a password, complete your profile, and you’re ready to go.

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Playing tennis in Vancouver

Tennis courts in Stanley Park

Work on your game or challenge friends to a match at one of the many tennis courts in park. Get details on free and pay court options.

Tennis court use guidelines

Casual tennis play operates on a first-come, first-serve basis, except for the six courts in Stanley Park. Read the rules of casual tennis play. Please note: Tennis courts are not lit for evening play.

Where to play tennis in Vancouver

Vancouver has over 174 tennis courts in parks spread throughout the city. Casual tennis play is on a first come, first served basis. If people are waiting to use the courts, the players have 30 minutes maximum time to play before surrendering the court.

Public courts are not available for rentals except for some tournaments, school use, community centre programs, and Vancouver Park Board affiliated clubs.

Find a tennis court in a neighbourhood park
Play tennis in Stanley Park

Join a tennis team or league 

Most clubs, teams and leagues are maintained by organizations that are affiliated with Sport BC. SportsBC can help you find a club, team, or league in your area.

In addition, information about local teams and clubs that are looking for players can be found in the sport's "Game Summary" section of the Vancouver Sun or the Province newspapers.

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Racquetball and squash

The Vancouver Park Board has 8 racquetball or squash courts in 6 different community centres. Find out where you can play and take lessons in these high-paced, aerobic sports.

Tennis court use

Tennis court use guidelines

Casual tennis play operates on a first-come, first-serve basis, except for the six courts in Stanley Park. Read the rules of casual tennis play. Please note: Tennis courts are not lit for evening play.

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