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Parent Information



We are delighted to have you with us and hope your stay will be a memorable one. Our committees are making every effort to see that you enjoy your stay while you are watching your son participate in this important event in his life. If our committees can be of any assistance to you please let us know, and if you have any suggestions for future tournaments we would be happy to hear from you.

Please remember the weather in Michigan can change from day to day. Be prepared for hot, cold, wet and dry!


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.


USTA / Medical / Media Release Form

The Release Form must be signed and submitted before your son can play the Tournament. You may it fill out and send, fax or email to the Nationals before Registration begins - mail to: Terry Miller, USTA Nationals, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 Fax: 269.337.7385 or sign form, scan and email to tmiller@kzoo.edu. If you do not return the form before registration you, or a Personal Player Coach, must be available to sign while your son is registering.

Download USTA/Medical/Media Release Form


NOTE: Per NCAA rules, players wanting to talk to College Coaches should do so prior to Registration. Once participants have registered for the Qualifier or the Main Draw, they may not talk to College Coaches until player is out of the Tournament.


2014 Registration

Parent registration will be held in the lobby of the Markin Racquet Center at the corner of Academy and Catherine Streets (1 block east of Stowe Stadium). The hours are as follows:

Wednesday, July 30 - Qualifying Event - 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT

Thursday, July 31 - Main Draw - from 9:00am - 7:00pm EDT

Friday, August 1 - Main Draw - from 8:00am - 6:00pm

Note: Doubles Desk Closes for 18s & 16s at 1:00pm

After Friday, August 1, parents and family members needing badges should go to the Ticket Booth at Stowe Stadium.


Tournament Badges

The Tournament will provide up to 5 badges per family, which may include a personal coach.


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.


Social Activities

• Wednesday, July 30

Qualifying Singles Registration Only Player Meeting for Boys' 18s & 16s

• Thursday, July 31

Main Draw Registration for Boys' 18s & 16s

• Friday, August 1

Main Draw Registration for Boys' 18s & 16s  Note: Doubles Desk closes at 1:00pm

• Saturday, August 2

Opening Night Activities - 7:00pm at Stowe Stadium - Rx Optical / Greenleaf Trust & Greenleaf Hospitality Exhibition featuring 7-time Singles and 1-time Mens Doubles Grand Slam Champion Mats Wilander. This event is free of charge for Players, their families, and Personal Player Coaches with Tournament badges.

• Sunday, August 3

Player Party hosted by the Tournament. Party will be at the Radisson Hotel, in the lower level ballroom from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Player Party includes a pasta buffet dinner and features music and ping-pong. 

Parent, Family & Coaches Dinner - The Tournament  and Discover Kalamazoo are hosting a dinner for player parents, families and coaches at the Radisson Hotel from 6:30pm - 10pm. The buffet dinner will be served until 9:30pm. Invitations will be distributed at Registration.

• Tuesday, August 5

West Main Hill Neighborhood Picnic from 6-9pm at Henderson Park
(bordered by Prospect Street & Grand Avenue - within walking distance of Stowe Stadium) just west of Kalamazoo College. A picnic with food, prizes, and socializing for players, parents, coaches and officials. Food service ends at 8:30pm.

• Wednesday, August 6

Dinner at the Nats Enjoy Doubles matches at Stowe Stadium with a delicious box dinner from The Millennium Group. Dinners available for pick up between 5-6pm on Wednesday. Box dinners for ticket holders $10 each. To reserve dinner(s) contact Jan Block via email at jankzoo@aol.com or by phone 269.381.1631 before Monday, August 4.

Friday, August 8

Kalamazoo College Junior Tennis Clinic (ages 5-13) from 5-6pm Stowe Stadium. Free. Canceled if raining.


Parking

Parking spaces for spectators is limited. For those of you staying at the Radisson, we encourage your to use the Nats Shuttle vans that run from the Radisson to Stowe Stadium/Kalamazoo College to the Sorensen Courts/Western Michigan University on a 20-minute loop. Shuttle service begins at 8am and runs throughout the day until the last match is played. The departure point is at the shuttle stop on Acker Lane (near Academy Street) across from the entrance to Stowe Stadium.

Acker Lane, Light Fine Arts and Severn Hall parking lots are reserved for our Distinguished Sponsors and Patrons. Academy Street and other streets around the courts are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Parking at Western Michigan University's Sorensen Courts is free in Lot 47 directly across from the upper courts. Additionally, paid parking is available in the parking ramp (enter from West Michigan Avenue) adjacent to the upper courts.

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