Hanalei Bay Resort Tennis - Princeville

What To Do In Kauai – Play Tennis At Hanalei Bay Resort – Princeville

Update (2022) – There is a new policy at Hanalei Bay Resort which limits the use of their tennis courts to guests staying at the resort. Some Kauai residents have memberships, but guests not staying at HBR must find other courts if they want to play tennis. If staying on the north shore, I recommend the four courts at the Makai Golf Course in Princeville.

Before or after your beach time on Kauai, grab a racket and head over to play tennis at Hanalei Bay Resort. There are eight beautifully maintained courts tucked in among some lovely landscaping. Be warned, however, that you may not play as well as you usually do because of the drop-dead gorgeous views of Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai from the top four courts.

Hanalei Bay Resort is part timeshare and part individually owned condos. Guests who are not staying at the resort are welcome to use the courts for a per person, per day court fee. All eight courts have been recently re-surfaced and are maintained daily. Four courts are Nova Pro synthetic grass which offers players the comfort of a softer court. The other four courts are the traditional hard courts with the US Open blue and green acrylic surface.

Hanalei Bay Resort Tennis - Princeville

The Hanalei Bay Resort tennis courts are open daily from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. Reservations are recommended. Simply call the Tennis Pro Shop at (808) 821-8225 or email your reservations in advance to tennis@hanaleibayresort.com. Tennis rackets are available for rent ($10) and balls are available for sale ($5). But, of course, you may bring your own equipment. There are three tennis rackets ready for you to use at Honu Point Vacation Rental.

The Hanalei Bay Resort program is part of Peter Burwash International (PBI). Its tennis director is Donald Becker, with Mary Dang-Hannsz as his assistant.

Donald Becker is a tennis professional with Peter Burwash International, the world’s premier tennis management company. Since leaving his home town of Buffalo, New York, his PBI tennis career has taken him to Reynolds Plantation in Georgia, the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Florida, Four Seasons Great Exuma, Bahamas, Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Austria, Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu, Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, in the British Virgin Islands, and was the long-time Tennis Director at Caneel Bay Resort, St. John, USVI prior to joining the Hanalei Bay Resort Ohana.

Donald has achieved the highest level of certification from both the PTR and the USPTA, where he holds the title of Elite Professional. He is a graduate of the USTA High Performance Coaching Program, and is a former USTA Competition Training Center coach.

Mary Dang-Hannsz is the Tennis Professional at Hanalei Bay Resort in Kauai, coaching juniors and teaching clinics in addition to directing their hugely successful summer tennis program. Growing up in Orange County, California and Oahu, Hawaii, Mary attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and received her Associate of Arts degree in Marketing. She attended the University of Hawaii, majoring in Business, and later transferred to Pepperdine University in California where she graduated in Business Management.

At 18, Mary became the JV coach for the Canyon High School girls’ tennis team and continued to compete throughout her college years while pursuing the film industry, doing production and stunt work. She moved to Austin, Texas for a short time to study children’s literature and there started the Mary Hannsz Tennis School for Kids.

The Hanalei Bay Resort Tennis program offers the following activities:

The Sunday Session 

Our weekly Round robin mixer is open to the social and competitive player level 3.5+ and higher. Be sure to sign up as this weekly event is quite popular and space is limited.

PBI Stroke of the Day

Join our PBI tennis specialist for personalized instruction on a different theme each day. Our practical, common-sense teaching concepts lay a solid foundation for immediate improvement. Choose a day, and we will provide the fun, fitness, and knowledge!

Junior Tennis Clinic

Our Junior classes are a great way for children to develop solid fundamentals in a fun, team oriented setting. With junior tennis rackets, balls, and even nets sized to fit their needs and abilities, kids will have fun and feel successful right from the start. For the older children, an emphasis is placed on rallying, point situations, and simplicity checkpoints.

Private Instruction

Get together with our PBI Tennis Specialist for a one on one hit. For 37 years, in 100+ countries, over three million students have experienced the immediate difference that PBI concepts have made in their games. By focusing on the fundamentals, and an emphasis on becoming your own coach, both beginners and advanced players are sure to benefit.

Beat the Professional

Test your skills against the Professional. If you win the set it’s free. Five dollars ($5) off for every game won.

The Ball Machine Workout

Looking for a partner that never misses. Try our Wilson ball machine. This is the perfect way to improve your timing and solidify your stroke.

Player Matching

We’ve got just the match for you! We specialize in match-making for our guests and members. Stop by the tennis shop, and we’ll do our best to set up a fun and competitive singles or doubles match.

Cardio Tennis

Come join our fun, sociable group fitness class open to all levels. Supported by music, you’ll get to hit lots of tennis balls and have a great cardio workout at the same time.

The weekly schedule is as follows:


3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Sunday Session



9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Stroke of the Day


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Stroke of the Day

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Junior Tennis (ages 5-6)

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Junior Tennis (ages 7-8)


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Stroke of the Day


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Stroke of the Day

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Junior Tennis (ages 5-6)

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Junior Tennis (ages 7-8)


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Cardio Tennis

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Varsity Team Practice


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Stroke of the Day

The Hanalei Bay Resort is located within the Princeville Resort, a 3 minute drive from Honu Point Vacation Rental.

5380 Honoiki Road
Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722

For more information about tennis at HBR, visit their website at http://hanaleibayresort.com/tennis/

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Hanalei Bay Resort Tennis - Princeville

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