2014 Tournament Information
• Singles (draw of 128) with Feed-In Championship
• Doubles (draw of 96)
• USTA National Championship Entry Regulations
The USTA Regulations now allow a player to enter more than one age division of a USTA National Championship. If you want to play the Nationals in Kalamazoo, but aren't sure if you'll be accepted, you may now enter up to two age divisions. In the past, players had to decide which division to enter at the time of entry and if they entered and didn't get into the older division, they were left playing no tournament at all.
Eligibility: Boys' 18 - Born August 1, 1995 or later
Eligibility: Boys' 16 - Born August 1, 1997 or later
Entry is open to professional players
Entry Fee: $110.00 (includes singles and/or doubles)
• Singles Entry - Online Registration begins Thursday May 22, 2014
Tennis Link Registration Tournament ID # 850001014
Online Registration closes
Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:59 A.M. EDT
• USTA, Medical and Media Supplemental Release Form
USTA, Medical and Media Release Form must be filled out by parent/guardian and be turned in to Player Registration at Markin Tennis Center when player registers at the Nationals. Parents who are not traveling with their player may download the pdf file and fax or send in to the Nationals office before the tournament begins. Mailing address and fax number are listed at the bottom of the form.
College Coach Contact
Due to lack of participation by the players, the tournament will no longer host the College Coach Expo prior to the tournament as we have done in the past. Players will have to make their own contact arrangements with College Coaches.
Beginning in 2014, the Boys’ 18 & 16 National Championships will hold a 64-player Qualifier for both age divisions. Below is the information provided by the NCAA regarding when recruiting may take place at these events:
1. Players competing in the Qualifier may speak with coaches PRIOR TO signing in the Qualifier.
2. Qualifier players that play the subsequent USTA National Championship areconsidered signed in for the Main Draw at the time they have signed in for the Qualifier and may not speak with coaches between the end of the Qualifier and the beginning of the Main Draw.
3. Qualifier players who do not play in the subsequent USTA National Championship are eligible to speak with coaches once they have been released from the Tournament.
• Match Formats:
will be the best of 3 tiebreak sets. The Boys’ 18 singles final may
be best of 5 tiebreak sets.
• Tournament Singles FIC will feed in losers through the quarterfinals.
• Format: There will be a playoff for 3rd and 4th place in singles and doubles. Play in the FIC and playoff matches is mandatory.
Main Draw Singles (including play off for 3rd& 4th place): best of 3 Tiebreak Sets, except that finals of The USTA Boys' 18 Nationals (Kalamazoo) shall be the best of 5 Tiebreak Sets.
Feed-In Championship or Non-East Compass Draw Matches; Best of 3 Tiebreak Sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak Set in lieu of a 3rd set.
Doubles Matches: The Best of 3 Tiebreak Sets shall be used in the semifinal, final, and playoff for 3rd place. All other doubles matches shall use the Best of 3 Tiebreak Sets with a 10-Point match Tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd Set.
• US Open Wild Cards
Singles Wild Cards
Boys 18 Singles Champion - Singles Main Draw: US Open* and Junior US Open**
Boys 18 Singles Finalist - Singles Qualifying Draw: US Open*
Boys 16 Singles Champion - Singles Main Draw: Junior US Open
Doubles Wild Card
(Players must play with the same doubles partner to receive the doubles Wild Card)
Boys 18 Doubles Champions - Doubles Main Draw: US Open* and Junior US Open**
* Per Grand Slam rules, players under the age of 14 will not be eligible for entry
** Players must be age eligible by ITF Rules to receive the Wild Card for the Junior US Open
• Sportsmanship Awards
The Nationals will present the USTA Sportsmanship Award. Each participant will be invited to nominate up to three players for the Tournament Committee to consider for the Sportsmanship Awards. You have been involved in tournaments with these players all year and are in a good position to bring to our attention those players worthy of consideration for these awards. The winner of the USTA Sportsmanship Award will receive a commemorative plaque from the USTA.
Three sportsmanship trophies are given each year. The Dr. Allen B. Stowe Award is presented in Boys 18s; the Bobby Kaplan Trophy is awarded in Boys' 16s; and the Wes Richards Feed In Trophy winner is named from players in the consolation tournaments.
• Match Start Times
Players can find their times on the large draw board at Stowe Stadium on the campus of Kalamazoo College.
Players are solely responsible for checking their own start times.
Start times with the prefix “S” will be played at the host site, Stowe Stadium on the campus of Kalamazoo College. Start times with the prefix of “W” will be played at the co-site, Sorensen Courts at Western Michigan University.
• Dress Code
All players are required to wear appropriate tennis attire and dress in a manner consistent with being a participant in “The Nationals.”
For your information, water is available on all courts at both tournament locations, bring your own water cooler and ice if you want it. If you'll be using the local practice courts, bring your own cooler with water, as most don't have fountains.
• Practice Courts
• Trainers, Doctors and Dentists
Trainers, Doctors and Dentists will provide continual medical coverage throughout the entire tournament. Trainers will be on duty an hour before the first match until the finish of the last match each day. At Stowe Stadium, trainers are located at the court level of the Tower and will call for a tournament doctor if necessary. Trainers will be at or near the tournament tent at WMU Sorensen Courts. In case of an emergency, any Tower Official will help contact a tournament physician. If you need to withdraw from the Tournament for medical reasons, you must come to the Tower to have the Official Referee sign your withdrawal form. Failure to do so will result in suspension points.
• Tournament Director: Mark Riley 269.377.3940 (cell)
• Tournament Main Site: Stowe Stadium at Kalamazoo College
Location: 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo,
MI 49006 Map
• Tournament Co-Site: Sorensen
Courts at Western Michigan University
• Pet Policy
Unfortunately, we cannot allow pets inside Stowe Stadium due to public health laws. We welcome ADA-qualified service animals that are specifically trained to work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.