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73 Free Tennis Courts in Melbourne: The Ultimate List

Looking for a free public tennis court in Melbourne?

Baby 2.0 has been attending local ANZ Tennis Hot Shot classes for a while – and while we’re not members of a tennis club, he does like to play a casual game now and then. So I’m always on the lookout for free and open to public tennis courts near me.

A family tennis game is a healthy and cheap activity with the kids!

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If your family and friends also like an occasional tennis game then here’s my guide to all the public tennis courts in Melbourne where you can play tennis for free. Never again will you be stuck with the question ‘where can I find free tennis courts near me?’ or ‘are there any tennis courts nearby?’ Ace!

Note that this list does not include tennis walls in Melbourne or indoor tennis courts in Melbourne, only free outdoor tennis courts.

Also if you prefer to book a Melbourne tennis court (and pay for tennis court hire) then Tennis Australia and each local council’s website has information about public tennis courts and tennis clubs. This includes instructions on how to book a tennis court in Melbourne. So with that, you’ll surely find all the bookable or cheap tennis courts Melbourne is hiding.

Free Tennis Courts Melbourne – NORTH / NORTH-WEST

Public tennis courts – City of Melbourne

1. Parkville Tennis Club, Parkville

Parkville Tennis Club holds is one of the closest tennis courts to the University of Melbourne. For $5 you can join in Sunday social tennis after 2pm. The court is free to use on the last Sunday of every month. Seniors Tennis also held each Wednesday and is Suitable for all skill levels!

Parkville Tennis Club, 151 Royal Parade Parkville, 0412 279 156

Other City of Melbourne tennis courts, such as the popular East Melbourne tennis courts, are run and leased by tennis clubs. View this list of tennis courts in City of Melbourne.

ParkvilleTC

Public tennis courts – Moreland

2. Gowanbrae Tennis Courts, Gowanbrae

Two fenced courts lined for tennis, netball and basketball, with lights.  Tokens to operate the lighting can be purchased from Gowanbrae Convenience Store for $6 each.

Gowanbrae tennis courts, Elms Court, Gowanbrae

All other tennis courts in Moreland Council are leased and managed by the tennis clubs. Here’s a list of Moreland Council’s tennis facilities.

Note:

  • There are no free/community tennis courts in Melbourne’s Darebin or Banyule City Council areas. All courts form part of a club who provide casual tennis court (paid) hire to non-members using a book-a-court system.

Free tennis courts – Whittlesea

3. Doreen Recreation Reserve, Doreen

Two tennis courts nearby cricket grounds, off-street parking and toilets.

Doreen Recreation Reserve, 915 Bridge Inn Road Doreen

4. Epping Recreation Reserve, Epping

Two tennis courts with public access (adjacent to a tennis club), sports grounds, public toilets and a playground. Multiple public basketball courts are also close by.

Epping Recreation Reserve, 863 High Street Epping

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5. Prism Park, Epping North

Four tennis courts with lights on a timer that you can operate.

Prism Park, Shields Street Epping North

6. Tuttle Recreation Reserve, Wollert

Two public tennis courts nearby toilets and picnic / BBQ facilities.

Tuttle Recreation Reserve, 523 – 525 Epping Road Wollert

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Free tennis courts – Hume

7. Greenvale Drive Reserve, Greenvale

Single free tennis court, basketball half-court and a playground.

Greenvale Drive Reserve, Greenvale Drive Greenvale

8. Normanby Drive Reserve, Greenvale

Single tennis court and a half basketball court.

Normanby Drive Reserve, Normanby Drive Greenvale

9. Derby Street Reserve, Tullamarine

Four tennis courts, with a BMX track and Melrose Drive Reserve sports grounds across the street.

Derby Street Reserve, Derby Street Tullamarine

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10. Dallas Tennis Hall, Dallas

Two tennis courts with off-street parking, beside an indoor tennis hall.

Dallas Tennis Hall, Hepburn Street Dallas

11. Seth Raistrick Reserve, Campbellfield

Two tennis courts, along with an oval, batting cages, a playground and public toilets.

Seth Raistrick Reserve, Hume Highway Campbellfield

12. The Greenway, Craigieburn

Single tennis court with a basketball ring at one end.

The Greenway, Greenway Reserve, Lakes Drive, Craigieburn

13. Centennial Park Drive Reserve, Craigieburn

Single tennis court with a small shaded seating area.

Centennial Park Drive Reserve, 20 Mareeba Way Craigieburn

14. Malcolm Creek Park, Craigieburn

Single tennis court, single basketball court and a playground.

Malcolm Creek Park, Serenity Way, Craigieburn

15. Treehouse Park, Craigieburn

Two tennis courts and an adjacent basketball court.

Treehouse Park, 15 Grove Road, Craigieburn

16. Annadale Estate Reserve, Mickleham

One well-kept tennis court with a rebound wall and basketball ring.

30 Ellscott Boulevard, Mickleham

17. Swallow St, Craigieburn

One tennis court and an adjacent basketball court. Situated next to Treehouse Park Playground.

Swallow St, Craigieburn

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Public Tennis Courts Melbourne – SOUTH, SOUTH-EAST, BAYSIDE, MORNINGTON PENINSULA

Free tennis courts – Casey

18. Highgrove Outlook Park, Clyde North

Playground with a basketball court and a free tennis court.

Highgrove Outlook Park, Fitzwilliam Circuit, Clyde North

19. Barry J Powell Reserve, Noble Park North

Four hard courts, alongside sports ovals.

Barry J Powell Reserve, 2C Bakers Road, Noble Park North

Free tennis court – Kingston

20. Namatjira Park Tennis Court, Clarinda

One tennis court, with a skate bowl, playground and sports ground nearby.

Namatjira Park Tennis Court, Springs Road Clarinda (opposite street number 50)

Free tennis courts – Knox

21. Boronia Park, Park Crescent Boronia

One public tennis court that is also used as a RC Car track by the Boronia Radio Controlled Car Club.

Boronia Park, Park Crescent, Boronia

22. Flamingo Reserve, Wantirna South

Two tennis courts and a small playground.

Flamingo Reserve, Merryn Grove, Wantirna South

Wantirna tennis club

23. Lakesfield Reserve, Lysterfield

One tennis court, one basketball court and a sports oval with off-street parking.

Lakesfield Reserve, 101 Lakesfield Drive, Lysterfield

24. Liberty Avenue Reserve, Rowville

One tennis court nearby basketball facilities, batting cages and a sports oval.

Liberty Avenue Reserve, Liberty Avenue, Rowville

25. Parkridge Reserve, Rowville

Two tennis courts, sports grounds and off-street parking.

Parkridge Reserve, Dandelion Drive, Rowville

26. Benedikt Reserve, Scoresby

One tennis court, sports grounds and a playground.

Benedikt Reserve, Rosehill Street, Scoresby

Free tennis courts – Monash

27. Mount Waverley Reserve, Mount Waverley

A public asphalt tennis court, basketball half-court, oval, pavilion, cricket nets and an off-leash dog area. Note that the Mount Waverley Reserve playground is currently closed to the community, reopening mid-May 2024.

Mount Waverley Reserve, Fleet Street, Mount Waverley

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Public tennis courts – Mornington Peninsula

28. Stringer Road Reserve, Blairgowrie

Tennis courts, oval, off-lead dog area and public toilets.

Stringer Road Reserve, 33 Stringer Road, Blairgowrie

29. Moorooduc Recreation Reserve, Moorooduc

Tennis courts, cricket nets, sporting oval and public toilets.

Moorooduc Recreation Reserve, 700 Derril Road, Moorooduc

30. Percy Cerutty Reserve, Portsea

Two tennis courts, oval and public toilets.

Percy Cerutty Reserve, 33 Blair Road, Portsea

31. R.W. Stone Reserve, Somers

Three tennis courts nearby sports grounds, playground and public toilet.

R.W. Stone Reserve, 82 Camphill Road, Somers

Note:

  • there are no free tennis courts in Melbourne’s Bayside City Council area. All courts form part of a club who provide casual tennis court (paid) hire to non-members.
  • there are no free tennis courts in Melbourne’s City of Port Phillip council area. All tennis courts are leased by council to community-run tennis clubs, and all the clubs have a fee associated with accessing the facility. You either pay a casual rate or must be a member of the club
  • there are no free tennis courts in the City of Greater Dandenong. All tennis Facilities are under management agreements with local club operators and the council does not operate free tennis courts in the municipality.
  • there are no free tennis courts in Melbourne’s Glen Eira City Council area.
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Free Public Tennis Courts Melbourne – EAST

Free public tennis courts – Manningham

32. Koonung Park, Bulleen

Three tennis courts, free for community use with no bookings required.  Koonung Park also has other sporting and exercise facilities, a playground and toilets.

Koonung Park, Corner Furneaux Grove and Balwyn Road, Bulleen

Free tennis courts – Maroondah

33. Canterbury Gardens, Bayswater North

Tennis courts, BBQ area, playground and toilet facilities.

Canterbury Gardens, 42-78 Allambanan Drive, Bayswater North

34. Glen Park Reserve, Bayswater North

Tennis courts, basketball courts, public toilets, play equipment for toddlers and older children and a community centre at the park too.

Glen Park, 30 – 48 Glen Park Road Bayswater North

35. Yarrunga Reserve, Croydon Hills

Open tennis courts, BMX track, fitness equipment and a playground.

Yarrunga Reserve, 6 Barwon Court, Croydon Hills

36. Belmont Park, Croydon South

Multi-purpose tennis and soccer court, an oval, a playground and public toilets.

Belmont Park, 97 – 107 Belmont Road, Croydon South

Koonung Park HDR
Koonung Park, Bulleen

Free tennis court – Whitehorse

37. Middlefield Reserve, Blackburn North

Single tennis court, basketball half-court and a small playground.

Middlefield Reserve, 28 – 32 Middlefield Road, Blackburn North

Public tennis courts – Yarra Ranges Council

38. Launching Place Reserve, Launching Place

A bit run down tennis court and sports oval.

Launching Place Reserve, 125A Wickhams Road, Launching Place

Note: All tennis courts in Boroondara are run by clubs, schools or other organisations and as such there are no free public courts in the municipality.

man playing tennis

Free Public Tennis Courts Melbourne – WEST

Public tennis courts – Moonee Valley

39. Boeing Reserve, Strathmore Heights

Two tennis courts, skate ramp, off street parking, sports grounds and a public toilet.

Boeing Reserve, 240 Boeing Road, Strathmore Heights

40. Bradshaw Street Reserve, Essendon

2 tennis courts and a small playground.

Bradshaw Street Reserve, Forrester and Bradshaw Streets, Essendon

41. Montgomery Reserve, Essendon

Two tennis courts, a playground, public toilet and a little library. Also right near the Essendon Traffic School.

Montgomery Reserve, 27 Lawson St, Essendon

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Free tennis courts – Maribyrnong

42. Johnson Reserve, 160 Essex Street West Footscray

Tennis courts, sports fields, skate park and a playground.

Johnson Reserve, 160 Essex Street, West Footscray

43. Maidstone Tennis Courts and Reserve, Maidstone

One court, picnic tables, seating, toilets, space for hire.

Maidstone Tennis Courts and Reserve, 83-87 Norfolk St, Maidstone

44. Braybrook Park, Braybrook

Two tennis courts near the corner of Churchill Avenue and Adamson Street at the Braybrook Community Hub.  There are also sports grounds and the Lance Reichstein Playground, otherwise known as Aeroplane Park.

Braybrook Park, Churchill Avenue, Braybrook

45. Yarraville Oval Tennis Courts, Yarraville

Two courts, sports grounds, cricket nets, skate park.  Close to the Yarraville Village and Beaton Reserve.

Yarraville Oval Tennis Courts, Cnr Anderson Street and Williamstown Road, Yarraville

46. Henry Turner Memorial Reserve South, Footscray

Three tennis courts, additional sporting grounds and right next to Footscray Park.

Henry Turner Memorial Reserve South, Farnsworth Avenue, Footscray

47. Cruickshank Park, Yarraville

Two tennis courts, BMX track, playground and basketball ring.

Cruickshank Park, Court Street, Yarraville

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Free public tennis courts – Melton

48. Springlake Village Park, Caroline Springs

Two tennis courts, basketball facilities and exercise equipment.

Springlake Village Park, Springlake Avenue, Caroline Springs

49. Eynesbury Recreation Reserve, Eynesbury

Four public tennis courts with lighting.

Eynesbury Recreation Reserve, Eynesbury Road Eynesbury

50. Banchory Green, Hillside

Tennis court, basketball court and play equipment.

Banchory Green, Banchory Avenue, Hillside

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51. Sugar Gum Reserve, Hillside

Tennis court, BBQ and shelter plus play equipment.

Sugar Gum Reserve, Sugar Gum Drive, Hillside

52. Melton Recreation Reserve, Melton

Tennis court plus other sporting facilities, a skate park and a playground.

Melton Recreation Reserve, Reserve Road, Melton

53. Blackwood Drive Recreation Reserve, Melton South

Tennis court, netball court, playground and sports field.

Blackwood Drive Recreation Reserve, Reynolds Place, Melton South

54. Arnolds Creek Tennis Courts, Melton West

Two fenced and two unfenced tennis courts.

Arnolds Creek Tennis Courts, Arnolds Creek Community Centre, Claret Ash Boulevard Melton West

55. Aintree Recreation Reserve, Aintree

Tennis complex has 8 courts, two of which are free for public use. Frontier Park is right next door!

Aintree Tennis Complex, Frontier Avenue, Aintree

56. North Terrace Reserve, Taylors Hills

One tennis court with playground nextdoor.

Taylors Hill Tennis Courts, North Terrace Reserve, The Esplanade, Taylors Hill

57. Brookside Recreation Reserve, Caroline Springs

Tennis court with playground and BBQ facilities nearby.

Brookside Recreation Reserve, Rockbank Middle Road, Caroline Springs 

Aintree Tennis Complex

Public tennis courts – Hobsons Bay

58. Seabrook Public Tennis Courts, Altona Meadows

Four tennis courts with off street parking adjacent a sports ground and nearby playground.

Seabrook Public Tennis Courts, 2 Macneil Drive, Altona Meadows

59. Seabrook Community Centre, Seabrook

Tennis and basketball court, playground and BBQ facilities alongside the Seabrook Community Centre.

Seabrook Community Centre, 15 Truganina Avenue, Seabrook

60. JK Grant Reserve, Altona

Accessible via vehicle or one of the many bike tracks around Cherry Lake

JK Grant Reserve, Sugargum Drive, Altona

61. Donald McLean Reserve, Spotswood

Two tennis courts, currently not in use as there are improvement works underway.

Donald McLean Reserve, The Avenue, Spotswood

62. Altona Green Park, Altona Meadows

Two tennis courts, no booking required.

Altona Green Park, Victoria Street, Altona Meadows

63. Bruce Comben Reserve, Altona Meadows

Four tennis courts, sports oval, picnic table and a playground.

Bruce Comben Reserve, 2 MacNeil Drive, Altona Meadows

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Free tennis courts – Wyndham

64. Wootten Road Reserve, Tarneit

3 tennis courts can be booked via Tennis Australia Book-a-Court online booking. Some of the courts are free (depending on the time that you require them), otherwise there may be a small charge (often related to court lighting). Public toilet, 2 sports ovals and off street parking.

Wootten Road Reserve, 25/51 Wootten Rd, Tarneit

65. Williams Landing Boulevard Reserve, Williams Landing

6 flexi-pave courts available (4 with lights) with tennis club members having exclusive access to 4 courts and the other 2 courts are shared with the public. All courts can be booked via Tennis Australia Book-a-Court online booking. Some of the courts are free (depending on the time that you require them), otherwise there may be a small charge (often related to court lighting). Public toilet, 2 sports ovals and off street parking.

Williams Landing Boulevard Reserve, Williams Landing Boulevard, Williams Landing

66. Cambridge Reserve, Hoppers Crossing

6 courts available booked via Tennis Australia Book-a-Court online booking. Some of the courts are free (depending on the time that you require them), otherwise there may be a small charge (often related to court lighting). Public toilet, sports oval and off street parking.

Cambridge Reserve, Barber Drive, Hoppers Crossing

67. Chirnside Park, Werribee

4 Courts open to public booked via Tennis Australia Book-a-Court online booking. Some of the courts are free (depending on the time that you require them), otherwise there may be a small charge (often related to court lighting). Public Toilet, sports fields, cricket practice nets, playgrounds, barbecue and picnic facilities, Werribee Outdoor Olympic Pool and off-street Parking.

Chirnside Park, Watton St, Werribee

68. Seasons Park, Tarneit

Two tennis courts, and a playground.

Seasons Park, Equinox Way, Tarneit

69. Oaktree Avenue Park, Wyndham Vale

One tennis court, and a playground.

Oaktree Avenue Park, Oaktree Avenue, Wyndham Vale

70. Price Reserve, Beach Rd, Werribee South

Two tennis courts, no bookings required.

Price Reserve, Beach Rd, Werribee South

71. Alcock Road Reserve, Truganina

Two tennis courts, no bookings required.

Alcock Road Reserve, Alcock Road, Truganina

72. Webster St Reserve, Point Cook

Two tennis courts, no bookings required.

Webster St Reserve, Webster St, Point Cook

73. Spindrift Way Park, Point Cook

Two tennis courts, and a playground.

Spindrift Way Park, Spindrift Way Point Cook (or Willowgreen Way Reserve, Willowgreen Way Point Cook – same site with access from different roads that border the facility)

Note – There are no public tennis courts in the City of Brimbank.

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More Tennis Courts Across Melbourne

If you’re wondering ‘is there a tennis court near me that I can hire?’ and wanting to find out about tennis events have a look at Tennis Australia. Their website includes listings for tennis court hire and upcoming programs at local tennis courts to try out for the whole family!


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