Greater Madison Tennis Association

GMTA is a non-profit organization promoting tennis in Madison for over 35 years.

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  • 11/10/2023 11:00 PM | Deleted user

    Registration for Midwest Youth Team Tennis 2024 Now Open!!

    The winter Madison Youth Team Tennis (MYTT) program will be taking place again at the Nielsen early next year! This program is for beginner to intermediate 5-14 year old tennis players. Lessons will be taught over the course of 7 Saturdays and 1 Sunday from January-March (with no class on 1/27,2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/16). Classes start January 6th.

    To register go to midwestteamtennis.com. Once there click on Wisconsin and then on the Madison program. More details on the dates and times of the program can be found there. Registration is $75 and closes December 13th.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to [email protected]. Flyer:IMG_20231109_175841_383.jpg


  • 07/07/2023 9:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The GMTA is sponsoring its first USTA junior tournament. For a long time, juniors have needed to travel far outside Madison to enter USTA tournaments so we wanted to support this locally. We are starting with a level 6 boys 14's and 16's singles tournament that would be great for intermediate to advanced juniors looking to get tournament experience with hopes to play high school tennis. We look forward to expanding next year to include girls.

    The tournament will run July 29-30 at the La Follette high school tennis courts. Registration closes July 24.

    Here is the link

    https://playtennis.usta.com/Competitions/greatermadisontennisassoc/Tournaments/overview/D9527EC5-6226-4F95-8325-8B4E76B57267


    Natalie Blonien

    GMTA tournament director


  • 05/17/2023 10:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join a league for middle school, JV, and varsity players!

    Each player will be scheduled to play 2 matches per week plus tournament entry. Date, time, and location decided by you and your opponent.

    Prizes for the top finishers in each league division. Each tournament participant will also receive a T-shirt, and there will be trophies for the winners of each flight.

    When: June 12 - August 3 , 2023
    Where: Wherever you like!
    Cost: $95 per player + $9 registration fee
    Deadline: June 5
    Schedule Published:  June 11


    See the Summer Junior Flex League page for more details.


  • 05/10/2023 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Attention members! The popular summer GMTA youth tennis camps are filling up!

    Don’t delay in signing up, or the session you want may be closed. For more information or to sign up, visit our program page.


  • 03/05/2023 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Attention Juniors! GMTA Summer Tennis Camp registration will open tomorrow, March 6. Sign up now to reserve your spot. Each session is limited to 32 players.

    The GMTA Camp consists of three, two-week sessions that meet Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Fridays will be used for rain make-up days. All sessions will meet at LaFollette High School. The GMTA Junior Tennis Camp is intended for committed players who want to improve all aspects of their tennis game: technique, tennis specific fitness, and tactics. It is suitable for a wide spectrum of players, ranging from middle school age advanced beginners to some varsity level players. It is not appropriate for advanced tournament players. Camp will include drills and match play.


  • 12/24/2022 7:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello Friends of Badger Men’s Tennis!

    Hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the holidays.  Your Badgers are wrapping up the semester and in the midst of final exams at the moment. 

    Since our last update, Gabriel Huber and Michael Minasyan played at the ITA Fall Nationals and picked up a very impressive win over All-American Championship Finalist Seggerman/Cernoch of North Carolina.  After their fantastic fall, Huber and Minasyan are now ranked #24 in the Nation! 

    The rest of team competed at the annual Big Ten Individual tournament to wrap up our fall season.  We had nice performances from several guys and each player there picked up multiple wins.  The highlight of the weekend was Sebastian Vile advancing all the way to the finals.  Click HERE for a full recap of the weekend of Fall Nationals and Big Ten Individuals. 

    We are also extremely excited to announce our Fall 2023 signing class.  Next year we lose some key players, and we look forward to this freshman class stepping in well.  We signed two top European Players—Oliver Olsson from Germany and Tomas Zlatohlavek of the Czech Republic.  Oliver has been one of the top German juniors for many years now and he has represented his country at the prestigious European Championships in 2021.  Tomas has made very steady progress and recently made the semifinals of the Czech Men’s National Championships. 

    We also signed the top two players from Minnesota in Matthew Fullerton and Collin Beduhn.  Both are 5-Star US recruits and are competing at the highest levels of USTA tournaments.  Coincidently, they played each other in MN HS State Singles Finals in an epic 4 hour final!  Full Release with more details on our signing class can be found HERE

    The spring team season is just around the corner and we open at home versus two 2022 NCAA Tournament Teams right out of the gate.  We host the always tough DePaul on Friday Jan. 20 at 530pm.  Then next day we try to avenge a 4-3 loss last season vs Princeton on Saturday Jan. 21 at 5pm. 

    Our full schedule can be found HERE and attached is our printable schedule.  There is an “Add to Calendar” feature on the webpage so you will never forget when we play!  We are very excited for the upcoming season and hope to get some great home crowds.  Last year, our fans helped us to a 7-2 home record and we hope to keep that momentum this season. 

    Wishing all of you and your families Happy Holiday and see you at Nielsen Tennis Stadium or on the road this spring!

    On, Wisconsin!

    Danny Westerman

  • 11/13/2022 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Madison Area High School Players ages 14-18!

    It’s the 2023 USTA Junior Team Tennis Championship Season.

    • Play singles, doubles and mixed doubles with a team.
    • Join as an individual or as a team. Teams can be created for you.
    • Make new friends. Enjoy winter season of tennis competition.
    • League winning team advances to Wisconsin Championships, March 4 & 5, 2023.
    January 8, 14, 28, 29 & February 11, 19
    Nielsen Tennis Stadium, 1-4:45 pm
    $78 /player, 2-3 matches per date
    USTA Jr. Intermediate, WTN 26-40

    USTA Jr. Advanced, WTN 1-40


    Scan code to register by 12/24 or click here

    USTA FREE MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED. Visit usta.com

    All teams must have a team manager whose responsibilities include team communication, lineup management & score reporting

    Players may not celebrate their 19th birthday before 9/21/23

    Contact [email protected]


  • 05/11/2022 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello Friends of Badger Men's Tennis,

    I would like to first thank all of you for your support this season.  Our team really grew as the season went on and once at full strength, we played some fantastic tennis.  Last week at Nielsen during the Big Ten Tournament was special!  We would have loved to go a bit further in event, but the crowd and atmosphere was electric!  Thank you to all the fans that made it out!  You all made it an experience our players will never forget!

    The match versus Illinois started great for your Badgers.  In Doubles play, Robin Parts and Sebastian Vile won their match at #1.  A new pair of Gabriel Huber and Lenard Soha clinched the first point with an incredibly tense tiebreaker win at #3.  In singles, we battled incredibly hard, but unfortunately, we could not beat the Illini for a second time this season.  Full Recap with box scores below:

    Illinois defeats UW 4-1 HERE

    We are incredibly proud of the growth and accomplishments of our team this season.  We finished 3rd in the Big Ten which was our highest conference finish since 2008.  Individually, Jared Pratt had a very solid season and earned a Second-Team All Big Ten Selection.  What was very exciting about this group was that different players stepped up in different times of the season to clinch or win must have individual matches.  We were 6-1 in 4-3 matches this season which speaks to the team first mentality we played with.  We cannot wait to get going next season as we return 6 of our 8 players and add two very good recruits for this fall.  

    We truly appreciate all your support and while our last match at Nielsen was a loss, you all made it very special.  

    Wishing you all a great summer and we are already looking forward to getting back on the courts with this group next fall.  

    Please enjoy our season highlight video HERE and some fun photos of our last home match!

    Wishing all of you a fantastic summer!

    On, Wisconsin!

    Danny

    Danny Westerman

    University of Wisconsin | Head Men's Tennis Coach

    608-440-0074 (Cell) | 608-262-0997 (Office)

    [email protected]

    Instagram: @WisconsinTennis
  • 04/27/2022 5:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello Friends of Badger Men's Tennis,

    We are very excited to share we finished 3rd in the B1G TEN regular season standings.  It is our highest finish since 2008 where we finished T-2nd.  Up next is the B1G TEN Tournament here in Madison where we will take on #6 seed Illinois on Friday night at 6pm.  If weather permits, we will be playing outdoors under the lights!  We are only able to host B1G TEN's every 8-10 years so this is a unique opportunity to come out and watch some amazing tennis!

    All information including schedule of play and results can be found at the Tournament Central Page HERE.

    Sunday we were able to honor Lenard Soha, Daniel Nuzhny, and Jared Pratt with win on Senior Day.  It is always special to recognize our seniors who have put in so much work over their four years.  Full Recap of our 4-0 win over Penn State HERE.  

    We would really love to pack the stands at Nielsen this Friday, April 29 at 6pm.  We defeated Illinois 4-3 earlier this season and we expect another very tough and exciting match.  We hope see you there!

    Thanks for all your support and On, Wisconsin!

    DannyDanny Westerman

    University of Wisconsin | Head Men's Tennis Coach

    608-440-0074 (Cell) | 608-262-0997 (Office)

    [email protected]

    Instagram: @WisconsinTennis

    Twitter: @BadgerMTennis

    Facebook: /WisconsinMensTennis


  • 04/18/2022 6:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello Friends of Badger Men's Tennis,

    Your Badgers had a great weekend on the road picking up two more B1G wins versus Indiana and Purdue.  We are now 5-2 in B1G TEN play and in sole possession of 3rd place heading into our final weekend of regular season play.  

    The weekend began in Bloomington in very tough windy conditions leading to a very competitive battle.  We started the match very well picking up the doubles point and two quick singles wins by Jared Pratt at #1 and Sebastian Vile at #4 to take a 3-0 lead.  However, Indiana fought hard and picked up three singles wins of the their own to tie the match.  Gabriel Huber at #3 singles was the last Badger remaining for the deciding match. Huber was down 0-2 in the 3rd set before winning 6 of the remaining 7 games to clinch the match 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 for a 4-3 for the Badgers.

    We carried that momentum to Purdue and again, started the match in a dominating fashion.  After winning the doubles point, we next picked up wins from Tim Dzhurinskiy and Gabriel Huber to take a 3-0 lead.  The final point proved very tough as Purdue won at #1 and then the last three matches were all in third sets.  This time Robin Parts picked up the clinching point with a come from behind win at #5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.  Lenard Soha and Sebastian Vile then went on to win their respective matches at #2 and #4 to round out a 6-1 win for the Badgers.  

    Full Recaps and Box scores:

    4-3 Win vs Indiana HERE

    6-1 Win vs Purdue HERE

    This Friday, April 22nd at 3pm, we host #2 ranked Ohio State at Nielsen Tennis Stadium.  Sunday, April 24th we welcome Penn State at 11am to wrap up our regular season.  The final two matches will determine our seeding and schedule for the Big Ten Tournament here in Madison April 28-May 1.

    We hope to see you at our final two regular season matches at home!  As always, thank you for your support and we are excited to finish the regular season in front of our fans.  

    On, Wisconsin!

    Danny

    Danny Westerman

    University of Wisconsin | Head Men's Tennis Coach

    608-440-0074 (Cell) | 608-262-0997 (Office)

    [email protected]

    Instagram: @WisconsinTennis

    Twitter: @BadgerMTennis

    Facebook: /WisconsinMensTennis


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