TENNIS

Play tennis and squash year-round at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. We offer 12 indoor tennis courts, two squash courts, equipment rental and racquet services, and a system to help you find a tennis partner.

Interested in more practice before you play? We offer several types of lessons led by certified instructors.

Learn about lessons

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME

Nielsen Tennis Stadium
1000 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

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COURT RESERVATIONS

In order to be good stewards of our resources, Nielsen Tennis Stadium may close early depending on the court reservation schedule. From time to time, you may also experience closures due to tournaments and other events. Please contact us at (608) 262 – 8244 to confirm closing times and availability prior to arriving for a walk-in court reservation.

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Reserve an indoor tennis court

There are three ways to reserve courts for indoor tennis: 

  • Reserve online using CourtReserve
  • Call Nielsen Tennis Stadium at (608) 262 – 8244
  • Visit the Member Services desk at Nielsen Tennis Stadium to reserve in-person

Reserve a squash court

  • Reserve online using CourtReserve
  • Call Nielsen Tennis Stadium at (608) 262 – 8244 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 their own reservation

Reservation policies

  • Court fees must be paid at Nielsen Tennis Stadium prior to playing (see pricing under Court Fees)
  • Courts can be reserved online up to 2 hours before the court time; last minute reservations must be made over the phone or in-person at Nielsen Tennis Stadium
  • Reservations can be made starting at 7:45am each morning (online and over the phone)
  • Each person must make their own reservation
  • Current UW-Madison students and Rec Well members may make a reservation three days in advance (example: call or go online on Monday to reserve for Thursday)
  • Guests and non-members may make a reservation one day in advance
  • Players can make one court reservation per day

Cancellation policies

  • Court reservations and cancellation fees are the responsibility of the person who booked the court reservation
  • Players can cancel a reservation free of penalty no fewer than two hours prior to their reservation time
  • Players with “no shows” and “late cancellations” will be billed a cancellation fee of $12 which, once billed & emailed to the player, must be paid before making a reservation and/or playing again
  • How to cancel court reservations on CourtReserve

COURT FEES

Access to Nielsen Tennis Stadium is included in your Recreation & Wellbeing membership. Household Dependent memberships are available for children younger than 18 years old.

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Indoor Tennis Court Fees

Rates shown are per person.

Singles Doubles
UW Students $6 $3
Affiliate & Dependent Members $10 $5
Guests $20 $10

Discounted Court Fees

Discounted court fees are available Monday – Thursday from 10:30am – 1:30pm (start times). Rates shown are per person.

Singles Doubles
UW Students $4 $3
Affiliate & Dependent Members $6 $4
Guests $11 $8

Squash Court Fees

Rates shown are per person.

Singles
UW Students $3
Affiliate & Dependent Members $4
Guests $8

MEMBER SERVICES

For your convenience, we offer a variety of equipment rental options and racquet services.

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Equipment Rental

Fees shown are per-use rates.

Tennis Ball Machine* $12
Demo Tennis racquets  $2
Demo Squash racquets  $2
Rental Tennis racquets  $1
Rental Squash racquets $2

*Tennis balls included in rental. We’ll also provide a hopper for picking up tennis balls.

Racquet Repair Services

24-hour Restringing Fee $5
Natural Gut Surcharge $2
Grip Size Build-up (material only) $5
Grommet Replacement (labor only) $5
Racquet Regripping (labor only) $2

Restringing Services

Have your racquet restrung at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. We offer a pre-paid service guaranteed within three business days.

Racquet owners have the option to provide their own string to be used for stringing service. Our talented staff handles the string with care, but in the event the owner-provided string breaks during the stringing service, we will use a similar string as a replacement. We are unable to provide a refund for the broken string.

String prices do not include the stringing service fee.

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Stringing Service Fees

Student/Member $15
Non-Member $18

Polyester Strings

Luxilon 4G (16) $28
Luxilon Alu Power (16) $28
Solinco Tour Bite (16 or 16 Soft) $20
Babolat RPM Blast (16) $26
Babolat RPM Hurricane $15

Multifilament Strings

Wilson NXT (16 or 17) $25
Wilson Sensation (16) $18
Gamma Live Wire (16 or 17) $18
Gamma Live Wire XP (16 or 17) $19
Gamma Live Wire Professional (16) $26
Gamma TNT II (16 or 17) $14

Synthetic Gut Strings

Wilson Synthetic Gut (16) $8
Gamma Synthetic Gut (16 or 17) $6
Gamma Synthetic Gut w/ Wearguard (16) $6

Hybrid Strings

4G & NXT $27
4G & Sensation $23
4G & Wilson Synthetic Gut $18
Alu Power & NXT $27
Alu Power & Sensation $23
Alu Power & Wilson Synthetic Gut $18
RPM Hurricane & NXT $20
RPM Hurricane & Sensation $17
RPM Hurricane & Wilson Synthetic Gut $12
Tour Bite & NXT $23
Tour Bite & Sensation $19
Tour Bite & Wilson Synthetic Gut $14

Squash String

Ashaway MultiNick (18) $15

FIND A TENNIS PARTNER

We have created a private Facebook Group to make finding a tennis partner an ace. Please note, you must have a Court Reserve account with Nielsen Tennis Stadium to be approved as a member of the group.

Join the Group

NTS STUDENT NIGHTS

Student Night provides UW – Madison students with an opportunity for unlimited open rec tennis from 6 – 9pm for just $5 per player.

Date

October 7
November 4
December 2
February 3
March 3
April 7