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Whistler SMASH! Where to Play Tennis in Whistler

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On a sunny summer’s day you could be lounging at the lake or getting your drink on at one of the local patios, but why not engage in an epic match of Whistler tennis instead. Not only is tennis a fun way to showcase your skills it also burns 600 calories per hour and challenges your mind and body. 

Here in the Sea to Sky corridor, there are plenty of courts to practice your backhand and lobs whether you are visiting the area or if you’re a longtime local. Best of all, most of them are free Whistler tennis courts (public!). 

Where to Play Tennis in Whistler

Overhead image of tennis court

Finding free tennis in Whistler is easy.

Almost all of Whistler’s tennis courts are public and free to use, making it a great place to bring your tennis racquet while you’re on vacation. One thing to note is that the nets are removed from the courts for winter at the end of October then reinstalled again at the end of April if the snowmelt allows.

From south to north, here are the details on all the tennis courts Whistler has to offer.

Bayly Park, Cheakamus Crossing

Bayly Park is the perfect place to bring the whole family – there’s a beautiful playground, sports fields, off-leash dog area, and a Whistler tennis court public. Take in the gorgeous views of the nearby mountains in one of Whistler’s newest communities. Afterwards, head over to Function Junction for a celebratory beverage at Coast Mountain Brewing.

  • How to Get There: 1005 Legacy Way in Whistler’s Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood
  • Parking: limited street parking nearby or park in the sports field gravel lot and walk over.
  • Number of Courts: 2
  • Price: Free
  • Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Amenities: washrooms, water fountain, picnic tables, benches, playground, off-leash dog area, volleyball court.
  • Lights: No

Millar’s Pond Park, Bayshores

This lovely neighbourhood park at the top of Cheakamus Way in Bayshores has a playground, slackline posts, picnic tables, and two tennis courts. Whistler’s Valley Trail surrounds the park which connects Bayshores to Spring Creek and Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhoods.

  • How to Get There: 2728 Cheakamus Way in Whistler’s Bayshores neighbourhood
  • Parking: street parking, obey all signage.
  • Number of Courts: 2
  • Price: Free
  • Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Amenities: picnic tables, playground.
  • Lights: No

Alpha Lake Park, Creekside

Situated on the shores of Alpha Lake, this park has a sandy beach, docks, grassy lawn area, volleyball court, playground, and tennis courts. After hustling hard on the tennis court, cool off in the lake or relax on the grassy lawn with friends. The tennis court was resurfaced in 2019 and also has pickleball lines.

  • How to Get There: 2156 Lake Placid Road in Creekside
  • Parking: small parking lot that fills up quickly. Street parking available but obey signage.
  • Number of Courts: 2
  • Price: Free
  • Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Amenities: Washroom, water fountain, playground, volleyball courts, off-leash dog area, beach, grassy lawn, docks. 
  • Lights: No

Secret Tennis Courts, Nordic Estates

A secret tennis court in Whistler – sign me up! Located in Whistler’s Nordic neighbourhood, we discovered this tennis court through a simple Google search and we were instantly intrigued. Right off Nordic Drive and with nothing but kilometres upon kilometres of forest behind it is a delightful court just waiting for its next match up.

  • How to Get There: 2188 Nordic Drive in Whistler’s Nordic neighbourhood
  • Parking: street parking, obey signage.
  • Number of Courts: 2
  • Price: Free
  • Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Amenities: None
  • Lights: No

Brio Park, Brio

As we inch closer to Whistler Village, the Brio neighbourhood is just on the outskirts and has a small playground, grassy field, and tennis court. It is right along the Valley Trail and makes for a nice stop during a walk or bike ride through the area.

  • How to Get There: 3102 Panorama Ridge in Whistler’s Brio neighbourhood
  • Parking: None
  • Number of Courts: 1
  • Price: Free
  • Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Amenities: Playground
  • Lights: No

Myrtle Philip Community School, Whistler Cay

Whistler tennis court

Another day, another game of tennis in Whistler. What public court are you playing today?

Whistler’s largest congregation of tennis courts is at the local elementary school – Myrtle Philip Community School. It boasts four large courts surrounded by trees with sports fields, playgrounds, and hiking and biking trails nearby. 

  • How to Get There:  6195 Lorimer Road
  • Parking: Small lot at Balsam Park (next door) or parking in the school’s parking lot.
  • Number of Courts: 4
  • Price: Free
  • Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Amenities: Washroom (at Balsam Park), playground.
  • Lights: No

Whistler Benchlands (next to the Four Seasons Resort)

What may seem like part of the swanky Four Seasons Resort is actually Whistler tennis courts public. The two courts can be found at the corner of Blackcomb Way and Spearhead Drive in the Benchlands – the area above Whistler’s Upper Village. Play a game and head into Sidecut at the Four Seasons Resort for Happy Hour.

How to Get There: Drive up Blackcomb Way until you see the Four Seasons Resort and turn right onto Spearhead Drive. The courts are on the corner.

  • Parking: Street parking along Spearhead Drive
  • Number of Courts: 2
  • Price: Free
  • Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Amenities: None
  • Lights: No

White Gold Park, White Gold

Next door to the Passivhaus at Lost Lake Park, White Gold Park is tucked away in the forest and has a playground and two tennis courts. It is nice and close to Whistler Village so why not pack a racquet the next time you are staying in Whistler – it sure beats the gym!

How to Get There: Located in Whistler’s White Gold neighbourhood but easily accessed via the Valley Trail from Whistler Village towards the entrance to Lost Lake Park.

  • Parking: Park in Day Lot #5 and walk under the bridge to the Passivhaus, then keep left on the Valley Trail
  • Number of Courts: 2
  • Price: Free
  • Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Amenities: Washrooms inside the Passivhaus (if open), playground. 
  • Lights: No

Meadow Park, Alpine Meadows

The northernmost spot to play tennis in Whistler is at Meadow Park in Whistler’s Alpine Meadows neighbourhood. This large park is hugged by the River of Golden Dreams with incredible views of Whistler, Blackcomb, and Wedge Mountains and Armchair Glacier. Large grassy playing fields, a water park (a favourite with kids!), picnic areas, and tennis courts make this park one of the more popular in Whistler and for good reason.

  • How to Get There: 8625 BC 99
  • Parking: At Meadow Park Sports Centre
  • Number of Courts: 2
  • Price: Free
  • Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Amenities: Washroom, water fountain, playground, water park, sports fields, picnic tables, benches.
  • Lights: No

Where to Play Tennis in Squamish

Squamish is best known for having incredible rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking but still has a couple of outdoor courts for playing tennis.

Boulevard Park

Tucked in a residential neighbourhood in the Garibaldi Highlands is the outdoor tennis court at Boulevard Park. It is a free, public court that is mainly frequented by people whose houses back directly onto the court. It feels a bit hidden away and cannot be seen from the road, so you will feel as though you’ve stumbled upon a gem.

  • How to Get There: 40471 Braemar Dr, Squamish
  • Parking: Street parking along Braemar Drive.
  • Number of Courts: 1
  • Price: Free
  • Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Amenities: None
  • Lights: None

Brennan Park

A part of the large Brennan Park recreation complex, the tennis courts at Brennan Park is next to Mamquam River and offer four large outdoor tennis courts. There is ample parking at the courts and is frequented by local residents in the spring, summer, and fall when the courts are clear of snow. The public courts are free to use and offer nice views of the surrounding mountains.

  • How to Get There: 1010 Centennial Way, Squamish
  • Parking: Large gravel lot at the south end of the courts.
  • Number of Courts: 4
  • Price: Free
  • Indoor or Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Amenities: Washrooms, water fountain
  • Lights: None

Are There Any Public or Free Courts in the Area?

An aerial view of Brennan Park

Brennan Park in Squamish’s recreation hub.

Squamish and Whistler have SO many free courts to play tennis and pickleball on. No need to make any reservations – just turn up and if the court is free (which it usually is) simply hop in and play. 

Squamish

  • Brennan Park
  • Boulevard Park

Whistler:

  • Meadow Park
  • White Gold Park
  • Whistler Benchlands
  • Myrtle Philip Community School
  • Brio Park
  • Secret Tennis Court in Nordic
  • Alpha Lake Park
  • Millar’s Pond Park
  • Bayly Park

Tennis Tournaments 2020

At the time of writing, there are no tournaments scheduled for 2020 but that is not to say that Whistler isn’t a great place to host a tournament. With plenty of accommodation options, restaurants, shops, and other outdoor exploits to partake in, Whistler is the perfect place to bring people from around the world.

What About Squash?

Whistler has two squash courts located in the Meadow Park Sports Centre and can be reserved over the phone. The Whistler Squash Club is an active club for beginners to professionals looking to get out and learn and play the sport of squash. They host corporate leagues, a box league, and ladies nights to get everyone involved. 

  • Location: Meadow Park Sports Centre
  • Parking: Large free parking lot at the sports centre
  • Number of Courts: 2
  • Price: $9/person for a 45-minute rental of the court.
  • Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor
  • Amenities: Washrooms, showers, pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, gym, 
  • Hours: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM

With an abundance of well-maintained Whistler tennis courts public, taking up the sport of tennis is a no brainer. Pack your racquet with you the next time you visit or pick one up from the Re-Use It Centre (Whistler’s thrift store) or Source for Sports. It is way more fun than being in an indoor gym on a sunny summer’s day, so grab your racquet, find some friends, and gam, set, match!