Davis Cup Will Cause a Racket in Boise This Week



With Boise State spring football under way and the Idaho Steelheads preparing for its playoff run, who would have guessed that Boise would become tennis crazy in early April?

But this week will see a string of events—some public, some private—leading up to the Davis Cup Quarterfinals, which will be held Friday, April 5, through Sunday, April 7, at Taco Bell Arena at Boise State University.

The United States Tennis Association announced that it will begin selling single-day tickets for the matches beginning this morning. Tickets for the Friday, Saturday or Sunday sessions will be offered for prices from $35 to $175. Three-day ticket packages are also still available, starting at $90. Tickets can be purchased at idahotickets.com.

On Tuesday, April 2, both the U.S. and Serbian teams will hold separate press conferences. Tuesday night, a big family themed event will be held at CenturyLink Arena, which will include a kids' clinic, the introductions of the U.S. team and the appearance of the actual Davis Cup. Tuesday's festivities get under way at 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, April 3, both the U.S. and Serbian teams will hold free, open practice sessions at the Taco Bell Arena. Doors open at 3:45 p.m. and the event is limited to the first 600 fans.

On Thursday, April 4, an official draw ceremony will take place at the Boise Depot. The event is not open to the general public, but it will determine the order of play through the tournament.

Matches begin Friday, April 5, at 1:30 p.m., continuing Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. and concluding Sunday, April 7, at noon.