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.

We're hiring tennis instructors

We are accepting applications for qualified tennis instructors to teach at various Park Board outdoor sport facilities.

Register for recreation programs and services

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.

Register for activities

Heather Park's south tennis courts are closed for line painting until spring or summer 2024. The north side courts remain open.

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-serve 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 affiliated with Sport BC. Sport BC can help you find a club, team, or league in your area.

In addition, the Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers may include information about local teams and clubs seeking players in their "Game Summary" sections.

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