A BUSY 11 DAYS OF TENNIS: DAVIS CUP, IDAHO TENNIS ASSOCIATION, BSU
In anticipation of next week's Davis Cup quarterfinals at Taco Bell Arena, where the U.S. will face off against Serbia, the City of Boise and the Idaho Tennis Association have planned a variety of events (for more information, check out the ITA website at idtennis.com and click on the "Davis Cup in Boise" tab). In addition, the Boise State men's and women's tennis teams have five home matches scheduled over the next 11 days.
Thursday, March 28
Boise State men: vs. UC Santa Barbara, Appleton Tennis Center, noon
Boise State women: vs. Portland State, Appleton Tennis Center, 4 p.m.
Friday, March 29
Boise State men: vs. Utah State, Appleton Tennis Center, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 30
Boise State women: vs. Lewis-Clark State, Appleton Tennis Center, 10 a.m.
Idaho Tennis Association Open House for Beginners: For anyone interested in learning about the United States Tennis Association or how to get involved in leagues, ITA offices, 1076 N. Cole Rd. (RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-322-5150, ext. 202), 11 a.m. to noon
IdTA Global Cup Tournament: Men's and women's doubles compass draw at the 6.0 and 7.0 combo levels, Boise Racquet & Swim Club (registration at eventbrite.com/event/5445333138/es2005/?rank=2#), 6 to 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2
Davis Cup Team Welcome & Family Event: Free, with games for kids ages 5-13 against the Boise State men's and women's teams, and the introduction of the U.S. Davis Cup team (pre-registration is encouraged at idtennis.com), CenturyLink Arena, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3
U.S. and Serbia practice sessions: Free to the first 600 fans, Taco Bell Arena, the U.S. is scheduled to practice from 4 to 5 p.m. and Serbia is scheduled for 5 to 5:45 p.m., Entrance 2 doors open at 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 4
First Thursday: Honoring the Davis Cup in Downtown Boise, 5 to 9 p.m.
Friday, April 5
USTA 10 and Under Training Workshop: Boas Indoor Tennis Center (registration at active.com/tennis-conference/boise-id/10-and-under-workshop-in-boise-id-2013), 8:30 a.m. to noon
Davis Cup quarterfinal: Singles matches, Sam Querrey (U.S.) vs. Viktor Troicki (Serbia) and John Isner (U.S.) vs. Novak Djokovic (Serbia), order of matches will be determined by draw, Taco Bell Arena, 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 6
USTA Team Coaching Workshop: Boise Racquet & Swim Club (registration at active.com/tennis-conference/boise-id/team-coaching-workshop-in-boise-id-2013), 8:30 a.m.
Boise State men: vs. BYU, Appleton Tennis Center, 9:30 a.m.
Family Tennis Carnival at Julia Davis Park (weather permitting): Free for children and adults, ages 5 and above, equipment and instruction provided (pre-registration is encouraged at idtennis.com), 10 a.m. to noon
Davis Cup quarterfinal: Doubles match, Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan (U.S.) vs. Nenad Zimonjic-Viktor Troicki, tentative (Serbia), Taco Bell Arena, 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 7
Davis Cup quarterfinal: Reverse singles matches, tentative matchups are Sam Querrey (U.S.) vs. Novak Djokovic (Serbia), followed by John Isner (U.S.) vs. Viktor Troicki (Serbia), Taco Bell Arena, 11:30 a.m.
DAVIS CUP TICKETS: Price range is $90 to $500 (plus fees) for a three-day package. Available at idahotickets.com.
VARSITY EXTRA BASEBALL: BUCK'S BAGS SPRING CLASSIC STARTS TODAY
What: A three-day high school baseball tournament, featuring 27 teams and 56 games
When: Thursday through Saturday, first games start at 1 p.m. Thursday, and 10:30 a.m. at most sites Friday and Saturday
Where: Mountain View, Capital, Eagle and Borah high school baseball fields, Fort Boise and Rodeo Park in Nampa
Local teams involved: Boise, Borah, Caldwell, Capital, Centennial, Eagle, Emmett, Fruitland, Kuna, Meridian, Mountain View, Nampa, Ontario, Ore., Rocky Mountain, Skyview, Timberline, Vallivue
VARSITY EXTRA SOFTBALL: IDAHO SPORTING GOODS SHOOTOUT STARTS TODAY
What: A three-day high school softball tournament, featuring 32 teams and 63 games.
When: Thursday (one game) through Saturday, first games start at 10 a.m. at all sites Friday and Saturday.
Where: Centennial, Borah, Capital, Meridian, Rocky Mountain high school softball fields
Local teams involved: Bishop Kelly, Boise, Borah, Caldwell, Capital, Centennial, Eagle, Emmett, Fruitland, Homedale, Kuna, Meridian, Middleton, Mountain Home, Mountain View, Nampa, Ontario, Ore., Rocky Mountain, Skyview, Timberline, Vallivue
COLLEGE BASEBALL: 'GEM STATE WORLD SERIES' THIS WEEKEND
What: Annual series between NAIA programs College of Idaho (16-12) and perennial national power Lewis-Clark State (24-7, ranked No. 7 in national NAIA poll).
When: 3 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday (doubleheader), 1 p.m. Sunday (Easter egg hunt for kids 10 and under prior to the game at 12:30 p.m.)
Where: Wolfe Field, Caldwell
Series history: LCSC holds an all-time edge of 147-44-1, including wins in 4-of-6 meetings last year. LCSC won the lone matchup earlier this season, 5-1 in Lewiston.
DRAG RACING: FIREBIRD RACEWAY SEASON OPENS SUNDAY
What: Drag Racing Test 'n Tune and Open Grudge Day for all racers.
When: Gates open at 10 a.m., testing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets: $12 adults, $3 kids 6-12, toddlers are free.
Where: Five miles north of Highway 44 on Highway 16, follow the signs, 10 minutes northwest of Eagle.
Info: 938-8986 and firebirdonline.com