Whether you drive the coast, head inland or explore the Hawaiian Islands, there’s sure to be a picturesque court with your name on it—and plenty of outdoor adventure nearby. Here are some of the best places to sneak in a game as you explore the country’s western states.

Much like California, Hawaii is a tennis fan’s paradise, with a slew of high-end beach resorts featuring world-class courts sprinkled across the islands.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Big Island

  • One of the most spectacular settings is at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, located along Kauna‘oa Bay on the Island of Hawaii (“The Big Island”). The resort was originally developed by Laurance S. Rockefeller and opened in 1965, and it remains a jewel of the Kohala Coast. Mauna Kea’s Seaside Tennis Club hugs that coastline so players on the 11 courts have front-row seats to gorgeous ocean views and jaw-dropping sunsets. Aside from the island’s pin-up beaches, the Kohala Coast is known for historic lava fields and cultural highlights like the Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, one of Hawaii’s largest restored temples. The nearby Kohala Forest Preserve also provides a lush respite from the sun and sand.

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Central O‘ahu Tennis Center, Honolulu

  • Over on the island of O‘ahu, tennis players will find 20 hard courts open to the public at the Central O‘ahu Tennis Center. Operated by the city of Honolulu, the courts are located in the Central O‘ahu Regional Park, which also houses an aquatic center, baseball diamonds, a skateboard park and archery range.
  • There’s no shortage of tourist and recreational action in Honolulu, but for something to help you keep on keeping on after a day’s play, check out Bike Hawaii’s new solar-powered bike tour of the Koolau mountain rainforests. The 250-watt electric mountain bike will take the sting out of the tour’s five-mile uphill climb.

Check out the other western states featured in the "Have Tennis, Will Travel" Series:

  • California
  • Nevada
  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • Arizona