Stowe, VT (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
Alongside the USTA's recent announcement that the first round Tie between the Americans and Great Britain will be played in San Diego, Topnotch Tennis Tours has just released the newest of their always amazing Davis Cup travel packages. From January 31, 2014, to February 2nd, the pinnacle of patriotism and tennis will come together in the sunshine capital of America. Wearing red, white, and blue for country is always something that makes people brim with pride and cheer a little louder, but Jim Courier, the American Davis Cup captain, in selecting the venue, has done something to make it just a little bit MORE American. The temporary stadium will be built in the outfield of Petco Park, the San Diego Padres home stadium.
Topnotch Tennis Tours' new package takes all the headache of planning your tennis trip to San Diego. The package includes a four night stay at the Hotel Indigo in the Gaslamp quarter, just two blocks from the stadium and featuring a rooftop bar directly overlooking the park. Tickets to all three sessions are included, in either category one or two seating, as well as a welcome dinner, commemorative gift, and services of the tour hosts.
The Davis Cup is unlike any other tennis event in the world. Set up in a team format, it is no longer just a metaphorical 'boxing-match' between opponents, but a battle between opponents, sidelines, and the fans. While still largely acknowledged, the hush-hush atmosphere of a tennis match goes out the window giving way to boisterous fans clad in face paint and flags. With Topnotch Tennis Tours, the tour group gets to know each other, sits near each other, and bond as a unit as they dine together, and cheer together in a situation you could never replicate at any other tennis event. That is why people who attend a Davis Cup fall in love, and come back year after year.
It is the first time a Davis Cup Tie will be played in a baseball stadium, and the first time the Americans have chosen an outdoor clay court since 1992. Since the top American men, currently John Isner and Sam Querrey, rely on booming serves and forehands, the surface of choice has almost always been quick indoor hard courts. The strategy being employed by Jim Courier, the US Davis Cup Captain, in choosing an outdoor clay court, is likely playing to the weakness of Britain’s biggest threat, Andy Murray, rather than to the strengths of his stars. Both Isner and Querrey have won clay court titles, while Murray has not. The last time the teams squared off was in Birmingham, AL, in 1999. The Americans prevailed 3-2.
The winner will play the winner of Italy vs. Argentina in the quarterfinals April 4-6.
Topnotch Tennis Tours, based in Stowe, VT, is an industry leader in luxury tennis travel. Offering travel packages to the Davis Cup and biggest masters series tournaments, Topnotch Tennis Tours prides itself on personal customer service and tailoring clients' experiences to match their dream tennis vacation. Visit TopnotchTennisTours.com for package details, dates, and pricing.