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Nielsen Tennis Stadium


Nielsen Tennis Stadium

1000 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

(608) 262-0410

Parking & Directions

  • Parking
    • Lot 82: Rec Sports has 5 parking stalls available at all times for Nielsen Tennis Stadium users on a first come, first serve basis. The parking stalls are labeled with a Rec Sports sign on each stall and located at the back of the lot, closest to the facility. Rate is $5/2 hours. Pay at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium desk immediately after parking. Parked cars that are not paid at the desk will be ticketed and towed at owner’s expense.
    • Lot 82 (3-minute walk): free after 4:30pm Monday – Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday
    • Lot 76 Ramp (located on the east side of the facility)
    • Lot 75 / Hospital Ramp (4-minute walk): credit card only
    • Lot 60 (8-minute walk):  free after 4:30pm Monday – Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday
    • Bike and moped stalls are available in front of the Nielsen
    • View all parking options near Nielsen Tennis Stadium

    * Parking availability may be restricted without notice due to special events such as the WIAA state tournament.

  • Bus
    • Convenient bus lines include the 2, 9, 28, 38, 80, 81, 82, and 84.
  • BCycle

    Get a headstart on your workout by taking a BCycle to Nielsen. Park your bike across the street at the station in front of Ebling Library for the Health Sciences (on Observatory Drive). A full map of all BCycle stations in the Madison area is available online.

    *UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff receive a special rate of $20 for the year pass. Visit the Madison BCycle website for more information and to retrieve your discount code.

Building Hours

Spring Hours

January 2 – March 31
Monday – Friday  6:15am – 10:30pm
 Saturday – Sunday  7:45am – 10:30pm
April 1 – May 12
Monday – Friday  6:15am – 9:15pm
 Saturday – Sunday  7:45am – 9:15pm

Adjusted Hours

Commencement Weekend
 May 11 – May 12 CLOSED

Fall Tournaments

 September 21-22 Badger Conference Girls Tournament
September 26-27 Big 8 Conference Girls Tournament
October 1 Waunakee Girls Sub-Sectional
October 4 Madison Memorial Girls Sectional
October 11-13 WIAA State Girls Individual Championships
October 13-14 Midwest Conference Tournament
October 19-20 WIAA State Girls Team Championships
October 20 – 21 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament
November 9-10 Badger Classic – Tennis Club Tournament

See for Yourself

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Programs & Features

Open Rec

Facility Amenities

  • Indoor Tennis Courts

    Nielsen Tennis Stadium offers 12 indoor tennis courts for singles and doubles play.

  • Outdoor Tennis Courts

    Nielsen Tennis Stadium offers six outdoor tennis courts for singles and doubles play.

  • Squash Courts

    Nielsen Tennis Stadium offers five singles squash courts and one doubles court.