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 email@example.com.
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, July 30 - Boys' 18 & 16 - from 10:00am - 7:00pm EDT Boys' 18 Doubles Sign-In closes at 4:00pm
Friday, July 31 - 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 1
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 2
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 4
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 5
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 269.337.7343 before Monday, August 3.
• Friday, August 7
Kalamazoo College Junior Tennis Clinic (ages 5-13) from 5-6pm Stowe Stadium. Free. Canceled if raining.
Parking spaces for spectators is limited. For those of you staying at the Radisson, we encourage you 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 served basis.
Parking at Western Michigan University's Sorensen Courts is free in Lot 47 directly across from the upper courts. If you use a metered spot, you must pay the meter.