Nakoma Golf Club has a long history of providing its members with the ultimate tennis experience while establishing a tradition of success with our Junior, Men’s, and Women’s players. Under the leadership of Tennis Director Steve Klaas USPTA, the Nakoma staff is dedicated to developing players and promoting tennis as a sport that provides lifetime fitness and family fun.
Tennis enthusiasts can enjoy four outdoor lighted US Open blue hardcourt tennis courts, as well as a full-service pro shop. Nakoma offers four Pickleball courts that are located on tennis courts #3 and #4. Pickleball courts can be reserved, as well as equipment (paddles and balls) from the tennis pro shop. Every Wednesday evening there is social pickleball where players can just show up and play. New in 2022, Nakoma will offer two platform tennis courts which will be available for play year-round – more exciting details to come!
Spring and Fall Tennis Programs
Nakoma is proud to offer members a Spring and Fall Tennis program that other clubs in the Madison area do not. Classes for both adults and juniors begin mid-April and continue through October. Adult classes are offered six out of the seven days of the week (including weekends), while Junior classes are offered in the evenings (after school). We understand that Spring and Fall schedules are hectic with school and activities, do not hesitate to contact Steve if you encounter any scheduling conflicts. We will strive to accommodate all requests when it comes to getting your kids involved with Nakoma's tennis program.
Summer Tennis Program
Our adult summer program offers weekday morning and weekday evening drills; as well as Saturday and Sunday drills. We offer ladies, men's, and co-ed drills for all abilities. In addition, several socials and mixers are offered on the weekends throughout the summer.
Adult & Junior Tennis Social Events
Several social events for both adults and juniors are offered during the Nakoma tennis season. Family events include our "Meet and Greet Tennis Night", Pro Exhibition", and "Awards Banquet". Adult events include our monthly "TGIF Drink and Drills", "Ping Pong Mixer", and tournaments. Junior events include our "School's Out Game Night", "Pizza and Tennis Night", and our "Ultimate Tournament" (Tennis, Ping Pong, and Wii Tennis). All abilities are invited to join in the fun!
Tennis Pro Shop
Nakoma offers a full-service tennis pro shop. Anything from racquet repair, restringing, demo racquets, new racquets, shoes, bags, apparel, and anything regarding tennis. If there is something that you need, we can order it and have it shipped.
Visit the online Pro Shop
Pro Shop: 608-210-3831
We offer racket restringing services to both members and non-members. Our normal turnaround time is 48-72hrs. We can expedite to next day/morning for additional $10 fee. We have various brands and styles of Synthetic Gut, Multifilament, and Polyester strings.
Director of Tennis (Head Tennis Professional)
Steve Klaas is now in his 9th summer as the Tennis director and head Tennis Professional at Nakoma. As a USPTA (P1/Elite) certified teaching professional with 17+ years of teaching experience, Klaas has taught Midwest and Nationally ranked juniors as well as adults of all ages and abilities.
After earning two WIAA Team State titles at Brookfield Central High School, Klaas embarked on a stellar collegiate career at UW-Whitewater. Lettering all four years and team captain his junior and senior year, Klaas led the Warhawks to Whitewater's first-ever Division III National tournament Sweet Sixteen birth in 2007. Klaas graduated from UW-Whitewater with the all-time record for career wins, 163, in both singles and doubles.
Steve Klaas possesses a NTRP rating of 5.0+ and played in national professional tournaments. His latest tournament was the 2010 US Open Qualifier. Klaas worked as the assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for both the men’s and women’s teams, coaching them to 6 consecutive NCAA Tournaments. He has received his USTA Officiating certification and has umpired several Midwest Junior Tournaments.
Steve has recently received the "2020 USPTA Wisconsin Tennis Pro of the Year" award after winning previously in 2014. Steve is dedicated to teaching all players not only stroke production, but sharing his knowledge of the mental game which leads to future success and wins.