Parent and Personal Player Coach 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Per NCAA rules, players wanting to talk to College Coaches should do so prior to Registration. Once participants have registered for the Main Draw, they may not talk to College Coaches until player is out of the Tournament.
Parent, Personal Player Coaches and Player 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:
Thursday, August 4 - Boys' 18 & 16 - from 10:00am - 7:00pm EDT Boys' 18 Doubles Sign-In closes at 4:00pm
Friday, August 5 - Boys' 18 & 16 - from 7:30am - 5:00pm EDT Boys' 16 Doubles Sign-In closes at 4:00pm
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.
• Saturday, August 6
Kalamazoo College Junior Tennis Clinic (ages 5-13) from 5:45-6:45pm Stowe Stadium. Free. Canceled if raining.
Opening Night Ceremonies - 7:00pm at Stowe Stadium - Rx Optical / Greenleaf Trust & Greenleaf Hospitality Exhibition. This event is free of charge for players, their families, and personal player coaches with Tournament badges.
• Sunday, August 7
Player Party hosted by the Tournament. Party will be at the Radisson Hotel, in the upper level ballroom from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Player Party includes a pasta buffet dinner and features music and ping-pong.
Parent, Family & Personal Player Coach Dinner - The Tournament and Discover Kalamazoo are hosting a dinner for player parents, families and personal player coaches at the Radisson Hotel from 7:00pm - 10pm. The buffet dinner will be served until 9:30pm. Invitations will be distributed at Registration.• Tuesday, August 9
West Main Hill Neighborhood Picnic from 6-8pm at Henderson Park
• Wednesday, August 10
Dinner at the Nats Enjoy Doubles matches at Stowe Stadium with a delicious catered box dinner. Dinners available for pick up between 5-6pm on Wednesday. Box dinners for ticket holders $10 each. To reserve dinner(s) contact Terry Miller via email at email@example.com or by phone 269.337.7343 before Monday, August 3.
Parking spaces for spectators is limited. For those of you staying at the Radisson, we encourage you to use the USTA Tournament Site Shuttle that will transport players and guests from the Radisson (host hotel) to the two tournament sites: Stowe Stadium at Kalamazoo College and the Sorensen Courts at WMU. The USTA Tournament Site Shuttle will run a continuous 15-minute loop between the Radisson, Stowe Stadium and Sorensen Courts on Thursday, July 30 11am - 8:00pm (approx). Beginning Friday, July 31, the USTA Tournament Site Shuttle will begin at 8:00am and run until approximately 8:00pm. USTA Tournament Site Shuttle will end it's service and stop running at 5:00pm on the the final Friday of the Tournament, August 7.
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 served basis.
NOTE: Due to construction on the WMU campus located off Dormitory Rd, limited parking will be available. There will be FREE PARKING in the ramp adjacent to the upper courts. Metered campus parking spots require payment. All other metered campus parking spots require payment.