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Public invited to welcome Davis Cup to Boise

Members of the U.S. Davis Cup team are scheduled to show up at the free April 2 event, hosted by the city of Boise and Idaho Tennis Association.

Youth players will be invited to play alongside local pros and Boise State Bronco players as the Idaho Tennis Association and Boise State University men’s and women’s tennis teams lead kids’ tennis activities by age groups on reduced-size tennis courts. Boise State head coaches Greg Patton and Beck Roghaar will be on hand to encourage everyone on the courts as they engage in interactive play featuring skills drills for kids of all abilities.

The event takes place at CenturyLink Arena Downtown. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with activities scheduled to run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free parking will be provided between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. in all six of the Downtown garages operated by the Capital City Development Corporation, Boise’s urban renewal agency. For garage locations, visit www.ccdcboise.com/ParkingDowntown/GarageInformation.

Advance registration for the free kids’ activities is encouraged. Children ages 5 to 13 can register online at www.idtennis.com. The first 300 registrants will receive a special gift from Let’s Move Boise! upon arrival at CenturyLink Arena on April 2, and Davis Cup posters will be distributed to the first 500 fans through the doors. Day-of registration will take place from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. at CenturyLink Arena (limited space available). For more information on registering, call 322-5150, extension 207.

The 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinal match between the United States and Serbia will be held in Boise April 5-7. The matches will be played at Taco Bell Arena on the Boise State campus, with an expected capacity of approximately 11,700.

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