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 or fax to the Nationals before Registration: Terry Miller USTA Nationals Kalamazoo College 1200 Academy Street Kalamazoo, MI 49006 Fax: 269.337.7385 If you do not mail or fax the form in, you or a Personal Player Coach must be available to sign while your son is registering.
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:
Thursday, August 1 from Noon - 9pm
Friday, August 2 from 8am - 7pm
Saturday, August 3 from 7am - Noon
After Saturday noon, parents and family members needing badges should go to the Ticket Booth at Stowe Stadium.
The Tournament will provide up to 5 badges per family, which may include a personal coach.
NO PETS ALLOWED. A.D.A. Service Animals A.D.A. Equipment with I.D. ONLY
• Thursday, August 1
College Coaches Expo from 11am-2pm at Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites
For high school seniors and parents
Note: Players attending may not register until after the Expo
Players' Meeting for Boys' 18 at 7:00pm in grass across from Markin Racquet Center
• Friday, August 2
Players' Meeting for Boys' 16 at 4:00pm in grass across from Markin Racquet Center
Exhibition Players: To be announced
Opening Night Activities from 7:00pm at Stowe Stadium
Rx Optical/Greenleaf Trust & Greenleaf Hospitality Exhibition
Free of charge for Players, their families, and Personal Player Coaches with Tournament badges
• Saturday, August 3
Welcome Party Hosted by Discover Kalamazoo and Western Michigan University
Party will be held rain or shine. Party location is the Fountain area behind Miller Auditorium on the campus of Western Michigan University. 6:30-10pm (food served until 9:30pm). Casual Dress. BBQ, Beer & Wine.
If approaching from an easterly direction, the entrance to Miller Auditorium is near the corner of Stadium Drive and Howard Street. Cross the railroad tracks on Howard Street and turn Right at South Vandegiessen. The auditorium is located near Auditorium Drive and Roell Road. The parking ramp is directly adjacent to Miller Auditorium.
If approaching from the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Howard Street, proceed east on Howard (stay in the right lane) until you see a sign for Auditorium/Natatorium/Skating Rink - veer to the right up the driveway, turn left at the stop sign and cross the bridge over Howard Street. At the stop sign turn left for a short distance, then right into the auditorium parking lot. Miller Auditorium and the adjacent parking structure will be ahead of you.
If using GPS or other online driving directions use Miller's physical address: 2200 Auditorium Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49008
West Main Hill Neighborhood Picnic from 6-9pm at Henderson Park
(bordered by Prospect Street & Grand Avenue - within walking distance) 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 7
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 email@example.com or by phone 269.381.1631 before Monday, August 5.
• Friday, August 9
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 your to use the Nats Shuttle vans that run from the Radisson to Stowe Stadium at Kalamazoo College to the Sorensen Courts at Western Michigan University on a 20-minute loop. Shuttle service begins at 8am and runs throughout the day until play is done. 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 the Hoejke Hall and Bigelow Hall lot (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.