Hawaii Life – Big Island

My wife and I are contemplating moving to the Big Island on a 3, 5 or 8 year timeline. If we only think with our heads, financially this does not make sense for us. We won’t be able to move in the 2 years from the bay area with our current jobs. From the head and gut, this move feels like the right step for us to take a leap of faith.

We found a house in a neighborhood in Kona *and* the house we are ecstatic about, with a great ocean view.

For me personally, I am looking at how I can continue to play tennis and/or badminton on the island.


Reference: Growing Lychee in Hawaii


Reference: A list of tennis courts available on the island http://www.tennisinhawaii.com/tenniscourts.htm listed from http://www.tennisinhawaii.com/

Tennis Map

See this Google Map of public and private tennis courts http://bit.ly/kona-tennis-courts

Tennis Club

The Royal Kona Resort Tennis Club has a very low key friendly staff. I took coaching lessons with their director of tennis Albert Murata. They have a few social activities as well.

Holua Racquet and Paddle Center has tennis (11) and pickleball (4) with reasonable membership rates.



Kona Pickleball Hui – M W F 8 am to noon,  Tu Th 3 pm to 6 pm, and Sat 9 am to 1 pm.

  • Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area (Kailua Kona)
  • Holua Tennis and Pickleball Center (Kailua Kona)
  • Poipu Beach Athletic Club (Kauai)
  • Kalaheo Neighborhood Center Gymnasium (Kauai)

Hawaii https://www.places2play.org/state/hawaii

Farmer’s Market

A list of farmer’s markets with wonderful tropical fruits. https://www.lovebigisland.com/farmers-markets/

Tennis map

Other Important and Interesting Happenings