Tennis has enjoyed popularity in Oak Bay since the beginning of the century. There are numerous outdoor tennis courts, lit outdoor courts, indoor courts and even a private tennis club in Oak Bay to meet the many requirements of local tennis players.
Windsor Park (courts located at the corner of Transit and Currie) offers three finished courts as well as a practice wall. Courts are free and open to the public on a first-come first-served basis.
Carnavon Park (courts located at the corner of Henderson and Townley) offers 5 finished courts and a practice wall, which are free and open to the public on a first-come first-served basis.
Henderson Recreation Centre (courts located near the entrance of 2291 Cedar Hill X Road) offers 6 finished tennis courts with partial windscreen and tree surround. Three courts have overhead lighting. The courts are booked on a reservation system (for a fee) from April to October, although first-come first-served is available if courts are open. Contact the tennis bookings line (250-598-2665) or Henderson Recreation Center directly (250-370-7200) for bookings up to 4 days in advance.
(1975 Bee Street, court entrances located at back of main building) has 7 indoor courts for all-weather playing. Reservations can be made through Recreation Oak Bay or by calling the tennis hotline at 250-598-2665 for bookings up to 4 days in advance.
Private Tennis Club
The Oak Bay Tennis Club, Located at 2506 Bowker Avenue, is a private tennis club established in 1911 as the BC Electric and Railway Company Tennis Club.