• Draw Sizes
Singles draw is 224 players. Doubles draw is 112 teams.
• Tournament Registration/Check-In - Boys' 18s and Boys' 16s - NEW IN 2021
Virtual Tournament Desk Registration **MANDATORY FOR ALL PLAYERS** by August 3rd at 9 PM EST
In response to the COVID-19, we will be using Match Tennis App's Virtual Tournament Desk technology to help facilitate CDC best practices.
In order to compete in this event, all competitors MUST click the below link to fill out the check-in form:
Players can pick up their player gift bag & player badge (required for entry) at Stowe Stadium during the following schedule:
Thursday, August 5: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday, August 6: 7:30 am to 5 pm
Saturday, August 7: 7:30 am to 12 pm
• COVID Protocol
All players who are selected for the tournament must submit a photo of their vaccination card if the player is vaccinated. Vaccination cards should be submitted with player's first and last name to email@example.com.
If a player is NOT vaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated (completed shot schedule based on manufacturer and 2 weeks post last shot), a player will be required to obey the following COVID guidelines & testing requirement:
Upon arrival, player must receive an antigen test prior to picking up their player gift at Stowe Stadium. Testing will be done in the Fitness & Wellness Center on the campus of Kalamazoo College (131 Catherine Street). Testing is free and the hours will be as follows:
- Wednesday, August 4: 12 pm to 3 pm
- Thursday, August 5: 2 pm to 5 pm
- Friday, August 6: 10 am to 2 pm
- Saturday, August 7: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are arriving late and need to schedule a test.
If a player receives a positive antigen test, a free follow up PCR test will be required. Information on where to have the PCR test administered will be provided at time of testing.
If a player receives a positive antigen test AND a positive follow up PCR test, the player will be required to withdraw from the tournament and follow Kalamazoo County Health Department quarantine guidelines. All costs incurred due to quarantine are the responsibility of the player.
Per CDC guidelines, athletes should not compete or practice while symptomatic, even with a negative COVID-19 test.
ALL UNVACCINATED PLAYERS AND GUESTS MUST WEAR A MASK WHILE AT A TOURNAMENT SITE, EXCEPT WHEN COMPETING AND EATING.
**Please note: These testing requirements are subject to change based on Kalamazoo College, local, state and national guidelines. Please continue to check ustaboys.com for COVID updates.
Use Match Tennis App to check in at the appropriate tournament desk no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled match start time and to report your final match score. We use Match Tennis App as our main player communication platform in conjunction with Serve Tennis, as needed. Make sure all your mobile contact information is current and accurate to use this platform efficiently.
You must be registered for the tournament prior to play.
You must participate in all events you register for. Only a referee can authorize a withdrawal, and only for a bona fide injury, illness, or personal circumstance according to USTA rules. A “default no show” for a match, may result in you being defaulted from all your remaining matches. “No show” players are assessed 5 suspension points. Notification after the fact does not satisfy USTA protocol for withdrawing. You must notify the referee prior to your next round match.
The alternate entry list will be posted at the Stowe Stadium tower by 7:45am. Friday.
All main draw outdoor matches will be chaired by USTA certified chair umpires. Line crews may be used on Stowe Stadium courts 1, 2 & 3 in late round main draw matches. Ball runners may be used on those same courts. Feed-in matches will have roving umpires.
A 5 minute warm up will be used for all matches. Up to 10 minutes is allowed in for change of venue of ongoing matches.
All main draw singles matches will be best of 3 tiebreak sets, regular scoring (18’s final is best of 5 sets) with a mandatory 10 minute rest after split sets (after 3 sets in 18’s final). A 10 pt. match deciding tiebreak will be used in lieu of a full third set in all feed-in singles matches up to 3rd place play offs and in all doubles matches up to the semifinals. No-ad scoring will be used in all doubles matches. A mandatory 3 min. rest will occur after split sets in all matches that use a 10 pt. match deciding tiebreak.
Code violation sequence is: point, game, default. All code violations translate into suspension points. Suspension points can be assessed for post match and off court behavior as well.
Wilson extra duty balls will be used for all matches. 3 new balls will be used for two sets. A new can will be used for full third sets. Ball changes at 7 & 9 will be used beginning with all semifinal matches. New balls are not issued for match tiebreaks.
Appropriate tennis attire is required on court at all times. Shirts must be worn on court at all times including practice times.
Electronic devices: Prohibited during play and considered “coaching”. Smartwatches must be removed. PAT devices may be used if they are an integral part of the racket. No external sensors around the court are allowed however.
Video Capture of match play: Private video capture of match play is permitted only at the Loy Norrix site. No private recordings may be made at Stowe Stadium or WMU. Tennis Analytics will be capturing that action which will be made available to you.
If you are defaulted for behavior in one event, it can be grounds for defaulting you from all your remaining events.
Coaching is not permitted at any time during play. Coaching is only permitted off court during rest periods or suspension of play.
The USTA reserves the right to conduct random drug tests throughout this event. Alcohol is a drug. This event exercises a zero tolerance policy regarding the use of alcohol by players.
Listen carefully to all public address announcements. Remain on court when play is “stopped”. Leave the court only when play is “suspended”. Consult the tournament website www.ustaboys.com or Serve Tennis for specific resumption information.
Clean up after yourself following matches and practice, especially at off site locations.
Fill your water jugs before you go out to court. Bottled water (in jugs) is available on court.
Covid Protocol: You must display your player I.D. badge at all times at playing venues. You will not be permitted on court without it clearly displayed for the officials. All players are required to adhere to Covid protocols detailed on our website.
Trainers and medical staff are always on duty during play.
You must be evaluated by our medical staff before seeing the referee for permission to withdraw from future matches due to injury or illness. See item #3 for details. This would also include any retirements.
Darrell Davies / Referee
Players - TEXT a SELFIE for your player badge to (269) 350-3072 by JULY 26, 2021
Each player may TEXT a "selfie" prior to the tournament to be used for their Nationals badge.
1 - Must be an ACTUAL SIZE head and shoulders shot (not a reduced size such as small, medium or large)
2 - Must be in portrait (vertical) orientation
3 - Photo must be of ONLY the PLAYER
4 - NO HATS, HEADBANDS or HEADGEAR of any kind
5 - Photo must be approved by the Jr. Nationals Photo Chairman
Any player who does not submit a photo by JULY 26, 2021 or if the photo is unusable due to quality will receive a player badge with no photo.
• USTA, Medical and Media Supplemental Release Form and Kalamazoo College Release Form
USTA, Medical and Media Fillable Release Form and Kalamazoo College 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. Please note this is now a fillable PDF so please type in the information and do not handwrite information as it can be difficult to read.
Preferred acceptance of this form is electronic, including signature. This form can be emailed directly to the Tournament Office: email@example.com. Mail submission is also accepted and information is at the bottom of the form. The form can also be completed and turned in at player bag/badge pick up.
Note: There will be a web-provider removal fee if you request removal of your photograph in the future.
• Payment of Entry Fee by Players Accepted into the Draw After the Entry Deadline
Players who are accepted into the draw after the entry deadline have not yet paid the entry fee. This includes Wild Card recipients and players accepted because of the withdrawal of another player who was originally accepted into the draw. Such players accepted after the entry deadline will be asked to pay their entry fee by check or credit card prior to beginning play in the Tournament. Checks may be made payable to Kalamazoo College - Nationals and should be sent to: Mark Riley, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006. Click on this credit card link to pay.