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About

Nielsen Tennis Stadium

1000 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

(608) 262-0410

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We serve up a variety of options for tennis pros and beginners alike.

Whether you’re looking to learn the basics or you’re already an ace, our experienced instructors will work with you in group and individual settings. Try your hand at a class or meet your future tennis partner. If you just need some space to play, we’ve got that too.

Schedule

Spring Hours

January 2 – April 1
Monday – Friday 6:15am – 10:30pm
Saturday – Sunday 7:45am – 10:30pm
April 2- May 13
Monday – Friday 6:15am – 9:15pm
Saturday – Sunday 7:45am – 9:15pm

Adjusted Hours

Easter Holiday
April 1 CLOSED
Commencement Weekend
May 12 – May 13 CLOSED

FEES & RESERVATIONS

Equipment Rental & Hourly Court Fees

  • Indoor Tennis
    Singles Doubles
    UW Student $5  $3
    Affiliate Member  $8 $4
    Other Student Member $13 $7
    Community (with Rec Sports member) $18 $9
    Community (without Rec Sports member) $23 $13

    Discounted Courts

    Monday-Thursday from 10:30am-1:30pm (start times)

    Singles Doubles
    UW Student $3  $2
    Affiliate Member  $4 $3
    Other Student Member $7 $4
    Community (with Rec Sports member) $9 $5
    Community (without Rec Sports member) $12 $7
  • Outdoor Tennis

    Fees apply only to Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Cole Beach courts do not require a fee or reservation.

    Singles Doubles
    UW Student $4 $2
    Affiliate Member  $5 $3
    Other Student Member $8 $4
    Community (with Rec Sports member) $9 $5
    Community (without Rec Sports member) $12 $6
  • Squash
    UW Student $3
    Affiliate Member $4
    Other Student Member $6
    Community  $8
  • Equipment Rental & Services
    Rates are per use for each rental below
    Tennis Ball Machine $12
    Demo Tennis racquets  $2 
    Demo Squash racquets  $2 
    Rental Tennis racquets  $1
    Rental Squash racquets $2
    Racquet restringing Cost varies. Click for details.

Reservations

  • Reserving a court for indoor tennis, outdoor tennis, or squash
    • Call the Nielsen Tennis Stadium at (608) 262-0410 or visit the front desk
    • Reservations can be made starting at 7:45am each morning
    • Reservations will be honored in the order received
    • Each person must make his or her own reservation
  • Advanced reservations
    • UW-Madison students, faculty and staff, and their spouses/domestic partners may make a reservation THREE DAYS in advance (call Monday for Thursday)
    • Non-UW Madison students may make a reservation TWO DAYS in advance (high school students may reserve a court only when UW-Madison is not in session)
    • Community members may make a reservation ONE DAY in advance
    • High school students may make a reservation TWO HOURS in advance (while UW-Madison is in-session)
  • Cancellations
    • Players who are unable make a reservation must contact Nielsen Tennis Stadium two hours in advance of their reservation so the vacant court may be made available to other players
    • “No shows” and “late cancellations” will be billed the cost of the court
    • Players with “no shows” and “late cancellations” must pay the appropriate cancellation fee before making a reservation or playing again

TENNIS LESSONS

Group lessons are designed for groups of 4 people ranging from beginners to advanced intermediate level players. Lessons are for one hour and 15 minutes and run for four weeks.

Beginner

Introduce yourself to tennis and learn the basics of the game.

UW Student: $40
Affiliate Member: $60
Other Student Member: $74
Community: $87

  • Learn more

    Designed for:

    • Players with little to no tennis experience

    Prerequisites:

    • None

    Class Components:

    • Groundstrokes
    • Volleys
    • Serves
    • Learn scoring
    • Court positioning

Advanced Beginner

Gain play experience and develop strokes.

UW Student: $40
Affiliate Member: $60
Other Student Member: $74
Community: $87

  • Learn more

    Designed for:

    • Players with some tennis background

    Prerequisites:

    • Basic beginner strokes

    Class Components:

    • Advance and develop stroke
    • Focus on control and playing strategy

Intermediate

Expand upon your skills and take more control in your tennis game.

UW Student: $40
Affiliate Member: $60
Other Student Member: $74
Community: $87

  • Learn more

    Designed for:

    • Those looking to gain more consistency and control of shots

    Prerequisites:

    • Comfortable with basic strokes
    • Knowledge of rules and scoring

    Class Components:

    • Learn specific shots for different situations
Tennis - Advanced Intermediate lessons

Advanced Intermediate

Refine weak points and continue to develop skills and strategy.

UW Student: $40
Affiliate Member: $60
Other Student Member: $74
Community: $87

  • Learn more

    Designed for:

    • Those who are frequent tennis players

    Prerequisites:

    • Master of strokes
    • Can control depth and power

    Class Components:

    • Incorporate offensive action and reactions
Tennis - Private and Semi-Private lessons

Private & Semi Private Lessons

Meet with an certified instructor in groups of 1 – 4 people.

Private 2 people 3 people 4 people
UW Student $34 $18 $12 $9
Affiliate Member $53 $28 $19 $14
Other student Member $66 $35 $23 $18
Community $66 $42 $28 $21

To schedule a private or semi private lesson, please call the Nielsen Tennis Stadium directly at (608) 262-0410 or click the button below.

  • Learn more

    Designed for:

    • All levels of experience are welcome

    Prerequisites:

    • None

    Class Components:

    • Personalized for each lesson

FIND A TENNIS PARTNER

It’s more fun when you don’t have to play by yourself.

Sign up to be placed on our Tennis Partner List. If you would like to be removed from the list, complete the sign-up form and select “remove.”

 

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