Tennis.

Schedule.

Fees & Reservations.

Equipment Rental & Hourly Court Fees

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 tennis lessons 

Beginner

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

Student: $40 | Affiliate: $60 | Other Student: $74 | Guest: $87

Designed for:

  • Players with little to no tennis experience

Prerequisites:

  • None

Class Components:

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

Currently unavailable.

advanced beginner lessons 

Advanced Beginner

Gain play experience and develop strokes. 

Student: $40 | Affiliate: $60 | Other Student: $74 | Guest: $87

Designed for:

  • Players with some tennis background

Prerequisites:

  • Basic beginner strokes

Class Components:

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

View schedule & register.

Intermediate 

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

Student: $40 | Affiliate: $60 | Other Student: $74 | Guest: $87

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

View schedule & register.

 

Advanced Intermediate

Refine weak points and continue to develop skills and strategy.

Student: $40 | Affiliate: $60 | Other Student: $74 | Guest: $87

Designed for:

  • Those who are frequent tennis players

Prerequisites:

  • Master of strokes
  • Can control depth and power

Class Components:

  • Incorporate offensive action and reactions

Currently unavailable.

 

Private & Semi Private Lessons

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


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

Designed for:

  • All levels of experience are welcome

Prerequisites:

  • None

Class Components:

  • Personalized for each lesson

Please call the Nielsen Tennis Stadium directly to schedule a private or semi private lesson at (608) 262-0410.

Tennis Classes. 

learn to play tennis lessons 

Learn to Play Tennis

This is an introductory course to learn the basics of tennis so you can develop your skills or just stay active and fit.

Student: $40 | Affiliate: $60 | Other Student: $74 | Guest: $87

Designed for:

  • Those with limited or no tennis playing experience

Prerequisites:

  • None

Class Components:

  • Basic ground strokes (forehand, backhand, colleys, serves)
  • Court Strategy
Currently unavailable.

cardio tennis 

Cardio Tennis

Cardio tennis is a high-energy fitness class that utilizes tennis drills to create a fast-paced cardio workout. Led by a tennis instructor, this class will keep you moving in a fun and motivating group environment.

Student: $40 | Affiliate: $60 | Other Student: $74 | Guest: $87

Designed for:

  • Those looking for a variation on a typical tennis class
  • Those who want a challenging cardio workout

Prerequisites:

  • Intended for advanced beginners and intermediates (roughly 2.0 to 3.5 on NTRP system)

Class Components:

  • A variety of tennis drills and activities using foam, low compression, and regular tennis balls
  • Use of fitness ladders, jump ropes, and other fitness equipment 
  • A lot of cardio exercises
  • Participants who use heart rate monitors are welcome to track their progress throughout the class.
Currently unavailable.

Tennis Instructors.

Jamie Bourquin 
Jamie Bourquin
Certification: USPTA
Teaching experience: 28 years
Specialization: All skill levels; helping beginners progress
"I love watching players feel the joy from tennis."

Photo of Dariya Javid  
Daria Javid
Certification: USPTA
Teaching experience: 28 years
Specialization: Stroke mechanics and comprehensive lessons (including the mental aspects of tennis)
"Tennis is an acquired skill. With proper instruction, diligent practice ad enthusiasm, everyone will reach their full potential." 

Jim Shirley 
Jim Shirley
Teaching experience: 39 years
Specialization: All skill levels; helping advanced players take their game to the next level

"Tennis is an investment. If you invest the time, the payout will be great." 

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".

Search the list for other players at your skill level and with similar availability to play. The Tennis Partner List is updated weekly. 

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