USTA Boys' 18 & 16 Tennis Championship
Once again, as has been the case each summer for the past 73 years, the excitement of the USTA Boys' 18 & 16 National Championships overtakes Kalamazoo, Michigan. This tournament is the single most important event of the tennis year for the 430 outstanding juniors who arrive from all parts of the United States. Ten days of intense, inspired tennis with the goal of gaining the cherished title of United States National Champion. And as a testament to the incredible tennis played here, the 18s Champions in Singles and Doubles will receive an automatic bid to the main draw of the U.S. Open Tournament.
During the past 73 years, most of the great names in men's tennis have headed the draws in Kalamazoo - names such as Rod Laver, Stan Smith, Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Aaron Krickstein, Michael Chang, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, James Blake, Andy Roddick, Bob and Mike Bryan, Sam Querry and many more. This year's tournament will highlight a new generation of future stars. The dates of the Tournament are July 31 - August 9.
An added highlight of Tournament Week in Kalamazoo is the Rx Optical/ Greenleaf Trust and Greenleaf Hospitality exhibition top touring professionals will be Justin Gimelstob. This event is scheduled for the evening of Saturday, August 1. Nick Bolletteri will be at t
The USTA Boys 18 & 16 National Championships represents tennis at its finest, whether in the first round, finals, or the exhibition. Come share the excitement, cheer for your favorite players... and get a glimpse of future superstars in action.
An ideal setting for the USTA Boys 18 & 16 National Championships, Kalamazoo College offers beautiful architecture, landscaping and inviting charm. Home to the National Championships since 1943, the College's Stowe Stadium features eleven well-maintained hard-courts, as well as excellent seating for over 3,000 spectators. In addition, our affiliation with Western Michigan University affords us the use of their 20-court Raymond Sorensen complex. The Markin Racquet Center on the campus of Kalamazoo College, provides four indoor courts that can be used during inclement weather.
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