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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 a healthy and cheap activity with the kids!

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 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, including with instructions on how to book a tennis court in Melbourne. 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

Neill Street Reserve, Neill Street Carlton

Tennis / multipurpose court, table tennis table and small playground

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

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!

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

Tennis court free to public – Darebin

64 Clyde Street Thornbury

A single tennis court with off-street parking.

Public tennis court – Moreland

Gowanbrae tennis courts, Elms Court 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.

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.


  • there are no community tennis courts in Melbourne's Banyule City Council area. 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

Doreen Recreation Reserve, 915 Bridge Inn Road Doreen

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

Epping Recreation Reserve, 863 High Street Epping

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

Prism Park, Shields Street Epping North

4 courts with lights on a timer that you can operate.

Tuttle Recreation Reserve, 523 – 525 Epping Road Wollert

Two public courts, public toilets and picnic / BBQ facilities.

Greenvale Drive Reserve, Greenvale Drive Greenvale

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

Normanby Drive Reserve, Normanby Drive Greenvale

Single tennis court and a half basketball court.

Derby Street Reserve, Derby Street Tullamarine

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

Dallas, Hepburn Street Dallas

Two tennis courts with off-street parking.

Seth Raistrick Reserve, Hume Highway Campbellfield

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

The Greenway , The Greenway Craigieburn

Single tennis court with a basketball ring at one end

Mareeba Way, 20 Mareeba Way Craigieburn

Single tennis court with a small shaded seating area.

Malcolm Creek Park, Serenity Way Craigieburn

Single tennis court, single basketball court and a playground.

Treehouse Park, 15 Grove Road Craigieburn

A single tennis court and an adjacent basketball court.


Free tennis court – Casey

Highgrove Outlook Park, Fitzwilliam Circuit Clyde North

Playground with a basketball court and a tennis court.

Heritage Tennis Club / Barry J Powell Reserve, 2C Bakers Road Noble Park North

4 hard courts, sports ovals.

Free tennis court – Kingston

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

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

Free tennis courts – Knox

Boronia Park, Park Crescent Boronia

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

Flamingo Reserve, Merryn Grove Wantirna South

Two courts and a small playground.

Lakesfield Reserve, 101 Lakesfield Drive Lysterfield

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

Liberty Avenue Reserve, Liberty Avenue Rowville

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

Parkridge Reserve, Dandelion Drive Rowville

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

Benedikt Reserve, Rosehill Street Scoresby

One tennis court, sports grounds and a playground.

Free tennis courts – Monash

Carlson Reserve tennis courts, 64 – 72 Clayton Road Clayton

Two tennis courts, a playground, bocce courts and public toilets.

Mount Waverley Reserve, Fleet Street Mount Waverley

A single tennis court that is also used by the Mount Waverley Tennis Club.

Public tennis courts – Mornington Peninsula

Stringer Road Reserve, 33 Stringer Road Blairgowrie

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

Moorooduc Recreation Reserve, 700 Derril Road Moorooduc

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

Percy Cerutty Reserve, 33 Blair Road Portsea

Two tennis courts, oval and public toilets.

R.W. Stone Reserve, 82 Camphill Road Somers

One community tennis court, sports grounds, playground and public toilet.


  • there are no community 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.

Free Public Tennis Courts Melbourne – EAST

Free public tennis courts – Manningham

Koonung Park, Corner Furneaux Grove and Balwyn Road 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.

Sheahans Reserve tennis court, Sheahans Road Bulleen

Community tennis courts, outdoor basketball and tennis courts and a small playground.

Free tennis courts – Maroondah

Arrabri, Allambannan Drive Bayswater North

Part of community facilities that include a community centre, playground and public toilets.

Glen Park, 30 – 48 Glen Park Road Bayswater North

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

Yarrunga Reserve, 6 Barwon Court Croydon Hills

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

Belmont Park, 97 – 107 Belmont Road Croydon South

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

Free tennis court – Whitehorse

Middlefield Road Reserve, 28 – 32 Middlefield Road Blackburn North

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

Public tennis courts – Yarra Ranges Council

Launching Place Reserve, 125A WIckhams Road Launching Place

Play tennis at one of the two tennis courts. There is also a sports oval that you may want to check out.

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.

Free Public Tennis Courts – WEST

Public tennis courts – Moonee Valley

Boeing Reserve, 240 Boeing Road Strathmore Heights

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

Bradshaw Street Reserve, Forrester and Bradshaw Streets, Essendon

2 tennis courts and a small playground.

Montgomery Reserve, 27 Lawson St, Essendon

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

Debneys Park tennis court, 38 Mount Alexander Road Flemington

Two tennis courts, a playground and a large oval.

Free tennis courts – Maribyrnong

Johnson Reserve, 160 Essex Street West Footscray

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

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

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

Braybrook Park, Churchill Avenue 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.

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

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

Henry Turner Memorial Reserve South, Farnsworth Avenue Footscray

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

Cruickshank Park, Court Street Yarraville

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

Free public tennis courts – Melton

Springlake Village Park, Springlake Avenue Caroline Springs

Two tennis courts, basketball facilities and exercise equipment.

Eynesbury Recreation Reserve, Eynesbury Road Eynesbury

Public tennis court, reserve currently under improvement.

Banchory Green, Banchory Avenue Hillside

Tennis court, basketball court and play equipment.

Sugar Gum Reserve, Sugar Gum Drive Hillside

Tennis court, bbq and shelter plus play equipment.

Melton Recreation Reserve, Reserve Road Melton

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


Blackwood Drive Recreation Reserve, Reynolds Place Melton South

Tennis court, netball court, playground and sports field.

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

Two fenced and two unfenced tennis courts.

Aintree Tennis Complex, Fields Street Rockbank

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

Public tennis courts – Hobsons Bay

Seabrook Public Tennis Courts, 2 Macneil Drive Altona Meadows

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

JK Grant Reserve, Sugargum Drive Altona

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

Donald McLean Reserve, The Avenue Spotswood

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

Free tennis courts – Wyndham

Wootten Road Reserve, 25/51 Wootten Rd, Tarneit

3 courts 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 Ovals, Off Street Parking

Williams Landing Boulevard Reserve, Williams Landing Boulevard, Williams Landing

6 flexipave 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 Ovals, Off Street Parking

Cambridge Reserve, Barber Drive, 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, 2 Ovals, Off Street Parking

Chirnside Park, Watton St, 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.

Seasons Park, Equinox Way, Tarneit

2 courts, playground.

Oaktree Avenue Park, Oaktree Avenue, Wyndham Vale

1 court, 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)

2 courts, playground.

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

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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As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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