Tennis is taking Vancouver by storm. With the warmer weather, it's easy to find people down at the courts until the late evening, or early in the morning to rally before work.
Whether want to unleash your inner Eugenie Bouchard or Milos Raonic, or you're just looking to get fit while having fun, finding courts where you can play tennis for free is always a perk.
One thing to remember with most of the free courts across the city: if there are people waiting, you have a 30-minute time limit.
And if you're new to tennis, stay injury free with these exercises.
Here is where you can find free tennis around Greater Vancouver:
1. Stanley Park Tennis Courts
With 11 tennis courts, your wait shouldn't be too long to get on a court. And if there is a long line, you can always go for a hike through Stanley Park instead!
2. West End Tennis Courts
This is a smaller set of courts, but with all the sun, it's a great place to get a tan while you sweat.
3. David Lam Tennis Courts
Fitness and views, what's a better combination? With 2 courts, and a beautiful view of False Creek, it's a wonderful way to spend a few weekend hours.
4. Sutcliffe Park Tennis Courts
Do your market shopping and spend some time at the tennis courts on Granville Island.
Photo courtesy of Kitsfest
5. Kits Beach Tennis Courts
10 tennis courts, 1 ocean view. If you get too hot, you can always go for a quick swim!
6. Central Park Tennis Courts
Twelve courts in Burnaby that are also lit up, meaning you can continue playing long into the evening.
Photo Courtesy of The Tennis Tourist
7. Jericho Beach Public Tennis Courts
Steps away from the beach, this park has not only 4 tennis courts, but is also host to Rugby, Ultimate frisbee, and soccer fields, baseball and softball diamonds, and field hockey courts.
8. Steve Nash Tennis Academy
Looking to learn some new skills? Maybe you want to just keep up with your friends on the courts.
While this isn't a free option, SNFC members can add this tennis court to their memberships. The benefit? Academy programs range in age, starting from 4 years old to adults. Plus, we offer lessons!