Tennis court at Mauna Lani
Tennis court at Mauna Lani

Cliff Drysdale Tennis Garden & Wellness Center

Play Tennis in Paradise


Enjoy some much-needed fresh air. Get a workout in that doesn't feel like you're working out. Connect with new friends. With six newly resurfaced blue championship hardcourts all lighted for night play, resort guests, members and kama'iana gather together for fun events, retail pop-ups and more at this neighborhood social hub that goes beyond your typical resort tennis program. After a morning on the court, grab a fresh juice and power bar for a quick refuel. Join in a pickleball match, work up a sweat with Cardio Tennis or just talk story with the locals.

  • Cliff Drysdale Tennis Courts

  • Tennis clinics, cardio tennis clinics and private lessons offered

  • Six newly resurfaced blue courts, each with its own hydration station

  • Four pickleball courts and Thursday night pickleball league (paddles and balls included in court rental)

  • Open daily from 6AM – 7PM


Enjoy private lessons and instructional clinics offered at the new award-winning Cliff Drysdale Tennis Garden. Please call 808.885.7765 to reserve lessons.

Tennis court at Mauna Lani
Tennis court at Mauna Lani

Junior Programs

As our most popular youth fitness classes, our robust junior tennis programs have something for every age and ability.

  • Class Type
  • Description
  • Details
  • Tots | Ages 4-5
  • Fundamentals with an emphasis on FUN! Games are used to help improve skills and learn proper techniques. Each class is positive and low pressure.
  • Monday or Wednesday 3:30pm-4:15pm or Saturday 9am-9:45am
  • Little Pros | Ages 6-7
  • Learn strokes, footwork, anticipation and tennis rules. A positive attitude and proper techniques are stressed, but no tennis experience is necessary.
  • Monday, Wednesday or Friday 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Aces | Ages 8-13
  • Focus on correct technique and game development. Serving, forehand, backhand, volleys and overheads are incorporated. Students learn basic strategy and correct evaluation of an opponent.
  • Monday through Friday 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Tennis for Teens | Ages 14-18
  • Combines tennis technical development with intense physical activity in an action-packed 60-min class. Players enroll in drills and games that inspire a love for our favorite game.
  • Monday 5:30pm-6:30pm or Saturday 10am-11am
  • High Performance Academy
  • Designed for dedicated tournament players. Private lessons are recommended at this level as each player begins to develop his or her or playing style.
  • Thursday 4pm-6pm

Tennis player at Mauna Lani

Elite Tennis Camp

Junior tennis players looking to take their skillset to the next level can add a custom Elite Tennis Camp with our Director of Tennis to their stay on the big island or as a local. Activities could include personalized training sessions, salt water recovery sessions and personal training sessions with our Kainalu sports pros.
  • Two 1.5 hour drill sessions daily

  • Organized matchplay with video analysis

  • Personal training sessions include underwater rock carrying and breathwork

  • Nutrition guide and meal planning from Mauna Lani Executive Chef Ernie Lopez

  • Available in 2, 3 or 5-day fully customized camps

Adult Programs

Fees apply, reservations required
Tennis court at Mauna Lani

Daily 3.0

Focus on fundamentals of the game and develop stroke techniques, rallying and match play. Clinics are themed daily.

  • Monday to Sunday 9am-10am & 2pm-3pm
Man preparing to serve on the Mauna Lani tennis courts

Tennis 101 & 102

Designed for beginner adults, this series provides basic skills and knowledge to move forward with confidence.

  • Tuesday and Thursday 10am
Woman playing tennis at Mauna Lani

Cardio Tennis

Looking for an amazing workout? Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court and open to all levels. No tennis experience necessary.

  • Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday 7am-8am
Man playing tennis at Hawaii's Mauna Lani


This 90-minute session is set to music and comprised of drilling, strategy and point play situations.

  • Wednesday 6pm-7:30pm
Mauna Lani guest playing pickleball
Mauna Lani guest playing pickleball

League & Clinics


Two people playing pickleball

Thursday Night Pickleball League

Grab a paddle and join Mauna Lani’s weekly pickleball league, taking place every Thursday from 5:30-7PM. Open to both beginners and experienced players, this is a great way to brush up on your skills, improve your groundstroke and perfect your ace. Home to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, Mauna Lani’s Wellness Center & Tennis Club is the perfect place to practice your pickleball skills.
  • Refreshments included

  • 5:30-7 PM

  • $20 per person

Pickle Ball Racket

Pickleball Clinics

Pickleball is fast-paced, easy to learn and lots of fun for all ages! Join us for active, fun and social Round Robin on Sundays at 3:30-5:00pm. Beginner to advanced pickleball players will enjoy the opportunity to learn the sport and work on their game.
  • Beginner/Intermediate Clinic: This one-hour clinic will teach you basics of the game and get you ready to attend Open Play sessions.

  • Monday and Friday 8am-9am

  • Fees apply