Parking & Directions
- 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.
- Convenient bus lines include the 2, 9, 28, 38, 80, 81, 82, and 84.
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.
|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|
|May 11 – May 12||CLOSED|
|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
Programs & Features
- Tennis (indoor and outdoor)
- Open Rec activities
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.
Nielsen Tennis Stadium offers five singles squash courts and one doubles court.