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Davis Cup Leaves Tennis Legacy in Boise

And Eagle Tennis Club planned for 2014

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Boise's date with the Davis Cup has come and gone, but the tennis afterglow is still shining warmly.

Boise Weekly already reported that a new set of kid-sized tennis courts are due to be built alongside the full-sized courts in Ann Morrison Park--which are scheduled for a remodel at the same time (BW, Citydesk, Davis Cup Legacy: New Kid Courts For Boise's Ann Morrison Park, April 5, 2013.)

The United States Tennis Association is kicking in $25,000 for the project, which will be matched by the city of Boise.

Now tennis fans can look forward to a new tennis club breaking ground in Eagle in the next few months. The appropriately named Eagle Tennis Club will be built at the corner of Highway 44 and Edgewood Drive on a 15.3-acre lot.

The facility will feature six outdoor and six indoor courts--including two clay courts--as well as a stadium court, and owners envision it as a natural fit for bigger events.

"Our vision is to provide the finest tennis club in the Boise area, while also providing other amenities that will promote longevity and health." stated ETC owner and founder Kara Hoge in a press release.

The club will include spa facilities, physical therapy, a chiropractor, salon, yoga and fitness classes; two sand volleyball courts; stores; and restaurants. ETC officials plan to start selling a variety of membership packages--individual, family, corporate--this fall. Plans call for the club to open sometime in spring 2014.

Check out plans at eagletennisclub.com.

If you're not part of the "get a pedicure after my tennis lesson" crowd, but more a member of the "I'm still stuck in front of my computer dreaming of being outside" crowd, spring's annual online escapism is up and running in the form of the Peregrine Falcon Nest Webcam in downtown Boise.

For the fifth year, The Peregrine Fund, Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Fiberpipe have a live webcam focused on a nest box on the fifth floor of One Capital Center at 10th and Main streets. So far, the female has laid four eggs and is busy incubating them.

The public can log on to watch the birds hatch, learn to fly and probably eat more than a few of the pigeons, doves and starlings they catch downtown.

Check it out by visiting peregrinefund.org/webcam-peregrine.