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Tennis in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

There are two sets of tennis courts in Stanley Park: English Bay tennis courts and the Lost Lagoon tennis courts.  From April to September each year, 6 of the English Bay tennis courts are reserved for organized play and lessons.  The remaining courts are open to the public(see rules below).  We have all the 2019 information here.

Every July, there is a big tennis tournament, the Leigh Wheeler Stanley Park Open, that takes place in Stanley Park.  This tournament has categorys for all ages and all levels of play.  It is arguably the premier tennis tournament in British Columbia.

English Bay Tennis Courts in Stanley Park

English Bay Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The English Bay Tennis Courts are a set of 17 tennis courts.  The lower 6 courts are pay courts that can be reserved.  The remaining 11 courts are first-come, first-served courts available for 30 minutes at a time.  Note that during tournaments all the courts will not be available for public use.

Supposedly, the English Bay Tennis Courts were built over what was a World War II ammo depot.  We really hope that they removed all the ammo before building the tennis courts!  If you know anything about this, please let us know.

Lost Lagoon Tennis Courts in Stanley Park

Lost Lagoon Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Lost Lagoon Tennis Courts are a set of 4 tennis courts on Lagoon Drive near Lost Lagoon.  These courts are first-come, first-served courts available for 30 minutes at a time.

2019 Information about Tennis in Stanley Park

Tennis in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The group 'Tennis in Stanley Park' runs the 6 lower English Bay tennis courts from April to September.  They offer private and group lessons, weekly group drills, reserved courts, and organized play.  They are back in 2019 to run the courts.  Their website has information about the rates and services they offer.

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They also operate a pro shop, but the pro shop is currently closed because the restaurant it is in is undergoing renovations.  For now, the group will have a table on site(weekdays: 3pm-dusk, weekends/holidays: 9am-dusk).  They sell tennis balls and accessories.  They also have stringing services and racquet rentals($7 per court booking).

Leigh Wheeler Stanley Park Open Tennis Tournament

Leigh Wheeler Stanley Park Open in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The 88th Leigh Wheeler Stanley Park Open Tennis Tournament will take place from July 5 to July 21, 2019.  This is British Columbia's premier and probably largest tennis tournament!  It is put on by Tennis BC

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Tennis Tournaments in Stanley Park

Tennis Tournament in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

In addition to the Stanley Park Open, there is the Rogers Rookie Tour Tournament and other non-sanctioned tournaments.  Check out our Events Calendar for the dates of tennis tournaments.

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Public Tennis Court Rules in Stanley Park

Tennis Court sign in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The sign says:

Public Tennis Court Rules

  • 2 to 4 players shall wait facing a court to claim it
  • Courts available to players of all ages
  • Rubber soled, non-marking shoes must be worn
  • Court time is 30 minutes maximum if players are waiting.  No additional time with player substitutions
  • Practice time is included in 30 minute allotted playing time
  • Players are reminded that proper court etiquette should be followed, ie., respect play on neighbouring courts
  • Tennis club players may exceed 30 minutes playing time on permitted courts during club nights only
  • Rollerblading, skateboarding, ball hockey & cycling are not permitted on the courts
  • Dogs, either leashed or unleashed, are not allowed on the courts at any time
  • Please leave the courts litter free

Photos of the Tennis Courts in Stanley Park

Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Where are the Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada?

The English Bay Tennis courts are located behind the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club near the English Bay entrance to Stanley Park.  The Lost Lagoon Tennis courts are located on Lagoon Drive on the east side of Stanley Park where it meets the West End neighbourhood.  They are basically at the very end of Robson Street.

What else is near the Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada to see?

There are a lot of things near the English Bay Tennis courts.  There is the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club, Vancouver Parks Board Office, Stanley Park Pitch and Putt Golf Course.  The tennis courts are also near English Bay and the Stanley Park Seawall.

How to get to the Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada?

For the English Bay Tennis Courts: Take the Beach Avenue entrance into Stanley Park, take the first right after the Vancouver Parks Board Office.  Head straight 100 metres.

For the Lost Lagoon Tennis Courts: Use the same parking lot as above.

Where to park for the Tennis Courts in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada?

Tennis Courts parking lot in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

For the English Bay tennis courts, there is a parking lot right next to them.  Enter Stanley Park via Beach Avenue, take the first right after the Vancouver Parks Board Office and go straight for about 100 metres into the parking lot.  There is also a parking lot at the Vancouver Parks Board Office, but it is reserved for parks board business during the week during work hours.  For the Lagoon Drive tennis courts, this same parking lot is still the closest.  It is about a couple of minute walk to those courts.  You can also try to park in the West End closer to these courts, but there is limited 2 hour paid parking only.  For more information about parking see: Parking in Stanley Park.

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