2021 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 + Kalamazoo College Release Forms

Both Release Forms must be signed and submitted before your son can play the Tournament. You may fill them out and mail, fax or email to the Nationals before check-in begins, or bring with you to Registration. Electronic submission is preferred and can be emailed to Emily Fink-Craig: Emily.Fink-Craig@kzoo.edu. Forms may be mailed to: Emily Fink-Craig • USTA Nationals • Kalamazoo College • 1200 Academy Street • Kalamazoo MI 49006. Fax to: 269.337.7385.

USTA/Medical/Media Fillable Release Form     Kalamazoo College Release Form


• COVID Guidelines

All unvaccinated guests must wear a mask while at a tournament site. Vaccinated guests are not required to wear a mask but may do so if they prefer. Player and guest COVID requirements can be found on COVID tab under the Tourney Info tab. 


• 2021 Registration/Check-In

In response to the COVID-19, we will be using Match Tennis App's Virtual Tournament Desk technology to help facilitate CDC best practices. 

The Tournament Committee will provide up to 3 complimentary guest passes to player's parents, siblings, and/or personal coach. This pass will be included with the player badge pick up at Stowe Stadium during the following times: 

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

If additional guests would like to attend the tournament, tickets will need to be purchased by visiting the tickets section of the website. 


• Photographer

YourGameFace will be on site and is now taking orders for photos! Please utilize the following QR code to order photos:


• Match Videos

Tennis Analytics will be providing video and analytics services at the 2021 USTA Boys' 18 & 16 National Championships in Kalamazoo. Your tagged match footage and detailed stats report are posted to a private online collection, and easily shared with your private coach, family, or colleges. Event filters allow you to easily dissect the match, offering a whole new insight to your game. 

Order your match package online at https://www.tennisanalytics.net/product/event-packages/, or onsite during event. To learn more about Tennis Analytics, visit www.TennisAnalytics.net.


• Dress Code
All players are required to wear appropriate tennis attire and dress in a manner consistent with being a participant in “The Nationals.”


• Pet Policy
We cannot allow pets inside Stowe Stadium due to public health laws. Additionally, no pets allowed inside the enclosures at Sorensen Courts (WMU). We welcome ADA-qualified service animals that are specifically trained to work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.


• Parking
There is no reserved parking for the 2021 Boys' Nationals. Parking is available on the campus of Kalamazoo College on Academy Street, Acker Lane and the Severn Hall parking lot. 
 
Parking is available on the campus of WMU in the lot across from the Sorenson Courts. 
 

• Road Construction
In Michigan we have two seasons: winter and construction! Construction projects in and around Kalamazoo are numerous - leave plenty of time to travel to your match site. Kalamazoo road projects and construction link

• Things to do in Kalamazoo!

Discover Kalamazoo has created a list of things to do while you're visiting Kalamazoo! We encourage you to check it out and explore our awesome city: https://www.discoverkalamazoo.com/things-to-do-during-usta/


In the event of Severe Weather
Stowe Stadium - Go directly to the Fine Arts building lower level
enter via the handicap ramp located on the west side of Stowe parking lot
Western Michigan University - Go directly to the Bronco Mall
Loy Norrix High School - Go directly into high school via closest entrance