Since 1943, the USTA Boys’ 18 & 16 National Championship has taken place in Kalamazoo, establishing itself as a very well-respected tournament both nationally and across Southwest Michigan. The USTA Boys’ 18 & 16 National Championship presents the champion from both doubles and singles the opportunity for an automatic bid to the main draw at the U.S. Open.


The USTA Nationals in Kalamazoo has hosted several prestigious tennis players over the past 80 years and as always, we look forward to witnessing incredible, young talent for years to come. Though attending the USTA Nationals in Kalamazoo and witnessing over 500 boys go for the gold is the main purpose of this two-week event, there are also many other reasons and things to do during your visit Kalamazoo for the tournament.


1 - Blueberries and Cream


After cheering on the USTA Boys National Championship, you’ll definitely want to beat the heat with a tasty treat! Have you ever heard of Wimbledon’s strawberries and cream? Well, here in Kalamazoo we have a similar tradition except with a twist… Blueberries and cream! Southwest Michigan is full of blueberries this time of year and when you add cream to this fresh fruit it becomes a delicious treat. We may be bias, but we think this is worth the trip! Join us at the Boys’ Nationals August 4th - 13th and we’ll let you be the chief umpire of the ultimate match… Strawberries vs. Blueberries.



2 - USTA Boys National Championship’s Kids Day



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Every year, the USTA Boys National Championship welcomes youth from around the region to join in for Kids Day. Sponsored by Honor Credit Union and presented by the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo Tennis Staff, all kids 4-14 are welcome to join in on the fun, games, food, music and prizes. Kids are encouraged to wear athletic footwear and bring a racquet. No racquet? No problem! They'll have one ready for you!



3 - Finals Weekend



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One of the most exciting parts of the USTA Boys National Championships is finals weekend! Don’t miss out on the chance to witness history as the tournament comes down to its last few matches. View the match schedule here.


4 - Witness The Rising Stars of American Tennis



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Over the past 79 years, Stowe Stadium has been the playing field for many American tennis greats including Andre Agassi, Arthur Ashe, Michael Chang, Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier, John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Pete Sampras, Stan Smith and many others have all played at the USTA Boys' Nationals.


You'll be able to witness history being made by the rising stars of American tennis right in the heart of Kalamazoo, MI.


5 - Volunteer Opportunities


Interested in getting involved with the tournament? There is always a need for new volunteers and we would love for you to help! There are a variety of volunteer positions available – to learn more about getting involved please visit the USTA website and complete the Registration Form.

For ticket information and to learn more about attending the USTA Boys National Championship in Kalamazoo, visit their website

Are you a player or parent of a player? Check out what else there is to do in Kalamazoo while you're here for the tournament! Visit here.

We can’t wait to host you on your trip to the USTA Boys National Championship here in Kalamazoo! With so much to see and do while you’re here, you’re sure to have a great time. Plan your trip and get exploring. After your day full of fun, cheer, and food, catch some rest at one of our places to stay or check out our specialty hotel packages.