The free event will welcome the U.S. Davis Cup Team to Boise and provide a variety of kids’ tennis activities. The evening will include an appearance by members of the U.S. Davis Cup Team and will feature games and other tennis activities for kids and teens ages 5 to 13.
“United Water is proud to join the City of Boise and Idaho Tennis Association in sponsoring this special community welcome event, and we look forward to seeing Boise’s budding tennis stars out on the courts,” said United Water Idaho Vice President and General Manager Greg Wyatt. “Tennis is a perfect fit for our active, healthy community, and we see this unique event as an opportunity to introduce more kids and families to a wonderful lifelong sport.”
By becoming a presenting sponsor of the welcome event, United Water Idaho will help underwrite costs, allowing it to be free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE U.S. DAVIS CUP TEAM WELCOME AND FAMILY EVENT
The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. CCDC is offering free parking at all six of its garages between 5 to 10:00 p.m. (Visit www.ccdcboise.com/ParkingDowntown/GarageInformation.aspx for garage locations.)
Interested youth players will be invited to “take to the courts” with 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. BSU head coaches Greg Patton and Beck Roghaar will be on hand to encourage everyone on the courts as they engage in interactive play featuring fun, fast-paced skill drills for kids of all abilities.
Advance registration for the free kids’ activities is encouraged. Kids 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). Additional registration information is available at 322-5150 x207.
ABOUT THE USTA
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level –- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 770,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S, and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA philanthropic entity, USTA Serves, provides grants and scholarships and helps underserved youth and people with disabilities. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page facebook.com/usta or follow @usta on Twitter.
For more USTA information, contact: Tim Curry, Director, Corporate Communications, USTA, (914) 696-7077, Curry@usta.com.