University of Wisconsin-Madison




Welcome to Nielsen Tennis Stadium’s online reservation system!

Please see below for helpful tips, reservation policies, and contact information so our staff can assist you. We hope you enjoy your experience. See you on the courts!


Nielsen Tennis Stadium - Operational Changes

We are excited to welcome you back to Recreation & Wellbeing! All players over the age of 18 are able to play at Nielsen Tennis Stadium! Please note: due to COVID-19, Dependent members are not allowed in our buildings. Below are a few updates and changes to our memberships, facilities, and services. 



We offer various member options and benefits depending on your affiliation with the university. Our Campus Affiliate, Alumni, and Household Adult members have the ability to choose whether to include access to the Nicholas Recreation Center in your membership (All-Access) or not (Classic). For more membership information, click here!



Reservations can be made over the phone, online, or in-person at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. For more information about court pricing, reservations, and cancellation policies, click here!


Stringing Services & Equipment Rentals

In addition to our courts, we offer stringing services, ball machine rentals, and additional equipment rentals. To view our offerings and pricing, click here!



We offer group and individual tennis lessons at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Whether you’re looking to learn the basics of the game or you’re already an ace, our experienced instructors will help you develop your skills, technique, and game strategy so that you can confidently play on your own. To view our offerings and pricing, click here!


Lockers and Towels

We offer both at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. For more information, please feel free to click here!


Cancellation Policies

  • Players can cancel a reservation with no penalty up to two hours in advance of their reservation time. Cancellations can be made over the phone, online, or in-person.
  • Court reservations and cancellation fees are the responsibility of the person who booked the court reservation.
  • 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.



Please feel free to contact our staff at any time to reserve courts, cancel reservations, or ask questions. We are here to help!


Nielsen Tennis Stadium: 608-262-0410