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Sonoma Valley Tennis Association

Newsletter

 

April 2015
 

   

A MESSAGE FROM THE SVTA PRESIDENT

 

Just 2 months into my new role as President and already I am astounded by the depth of tennis passion in our community and the amount of behind-the-scenes work by the SVTA Board (and member-volunteers) that goes into maintaining our courts and promoting tennis for all in little Sonoma! I am so proud to be a part of this all volunteer organization! Seemingly mundane issues such as replacing net straps or getting new trash buckets or having the grass mowed around the courts, all require one of us to make a call, follow up with the County, or, more commonly, go get the materials and get a work crew to get it done!
  • We have a new storage unit (all done by SVTA volunteers) for the score boards, etc. with a combo lock for the members to be able to access with the "universal code" which now allows sole access to the larger storage unit for our pro Felipe with his teaching equipment.
  • We are awaiting an arborist to evaluate the trees around the courts to determine how much the oaks can be trimmed and whether those darn eucalyptus trees can be managed and hope some of the moisture affecting courts 4 and 5 can be tamed.
  • The new sign-up board is working well to allow fair use of our Maxwell courts during busy times (thank you for signing up and for giving up your court when someone is waiting!) I love the fairness of it all!
One big issue for us all to get involved with is the "County Maxwell Plan"! Yes!! The County is embarking on a Master Plan for Maxwell Park which will potentially include 2 more tennis courts, and other revisions, but we need your presence at the next meeting (or at least your electronic input)! SVTA currently pays for all costs related to our existing courts and will contribute to the maintenance of any new courts but we are dependent on the County to build the new ones! Power is in numbers for the County so the more tennis requests they get, the more tennis people they see at the meeting, the more they will look favorably at bulding 2 more courts! Please go to the meeting if at all possible, April 10 6-7:30 at El Verano School Room 31; let's show them how much SVTA cares!
More to come! See you on the courts!

Pam Bellefeuille

 
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TREASURER'S REPORT 


Maxwell Courts are public courts and anyone can play for no charge. Right? Yes, but...only members of SVTA through their membership dues and volunteer hours are responsible for resurfacing and maintaining the courts to keep them in playable condition. No public funds are available. SVTA pays 100% of all costs, some of which do not meet the eye, for example, $1,911 for insurance annually.

We are currently accumulating funds to resurface courts 1, 2, and 3 within the next 2 years.

Your membership support is critical. If you have friends who are not yet members and enjoy the use of Maxwell courts, please let them know that we are a non-profit, do-it-yourself tennis association.

Mary Oswald, SVTA Treasurer 
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SAVE SOME DATES

 

Some SVTA dates for your 2015 calendar  - details in this newsletter 

 

April - Fridays   SVTA Free Clinic for New and Returning Players
April - May        SVTA Free Clinics - Elementary and Middle Schoolers
May 15               SVTA Friday Night Social
June 13 & 14      Nick Bollettieri Special Event             
October 24          SVTA Mixed Doubles USTA Sanctioned Tournament
    SPECIAL EVENT

Nick Bollettieri Comes to Sonoma 

 
We are excited to announce that Nick Bollettieri will visit SVTA June 13 and 14.
This special program will offer clinics for adults and juniors, 
and a dinner on Saturday, June 13 .
Saturday is now sold out.

We have been lucky enough to have Nick B. agree to stay another day.
On Sunday, June 14, we will offer an 
Adult Clinic 9-11:30am and a Junior Clinic 1-3:30pm at Maxwell Courts
For more info:  Contact Felipe Monroy (916) 879-0212
tenniscalifornia@icloud.com


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MAXWELL FARMS REGIONAL PARK MASTER PLAN UPDATE  

 GET INVOLVED!!!  

Second Maxwell Park Planning Workshop - April 10, 2015 

 

Sonoma County Regional Parks is working on a planning project to consider Maxwell Farms Regional Park facilities and programs based on the current and future needs of the community.  The Master Plan development process will examine new proposals from the community as well as assess traffic and parking impacts.   

If you missed the first meeting, Regional Parks will be hosting a second workshop for all the Sonoma Community on April 10, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at El Verano School, Room 31,  18606 Riverside Drive, Sonoma .  
 
The  upcoming Second  Workshop will provide an opportunity for the community to discuss Park issues and share ideas for the development of various facility and programming proposals. 
In addition to the workshop, an on-line community survey is available through April 16, 2015 to provide input and help determine the priorities for improving the park. 
 NEW TENNIS COURTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

PLEASE VISIT Maxwell Farms Regional Park Master Plan Update

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SVTA ONE-DAY DOUBLES USTA TOURNAMENT


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SVTA will host ONE DAY DOUBLES - 
USTA Sanctioned Mixed Doubles
 Tournament No. 500022615 
 
October 24 2015  - Maxwell Farms Regional Park Courts.   
3.0 and 4.0 divisions (must be rated by USTA) round-robin format with all mixed pairs playing at least 3 matches. 
Free t-shirts and snacks!

Noel Barbulesco, SVTA Tournament Director.

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SVTA TEAMS 


 SVTA USTA TEAMS IN PLAY
 
2015 Adult 40 & Over Womens 3.5
MAXWELL PK 40AW3.5A - Capt.  Corky Rosengren 
IN PLAYOFFS - April 11, 2015 
  
2015 Adult 18 & Over Womens 3.5
  MAXWELL PK 18AW3.5A - Capt.  Corky Rosengren
Play begins 4/12/15   

Sonoma-Napa-Marin Women's Tennis League

FALL 2014/SPRING 2015

 

The 2014/2015 Women's League Year has concluded.   

The Fall 2015 Season will begin early September 2015.

Registration open until August 21, 2015  

SVTA Div 5 Took Second Place 

For rosters, results, contacts, visit the SNM website 

 

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JUNIOR TENNIS - 2015 FREE  CLINIC

The 2015 SVTA Junior Free  Clinic is underway.  The seven week session runs from April 4 thru May 16, Saturdays.  There are two sessions, elementary ages 6-10 (Level A 3-4pm), middle schoolers ages 11-15
(Level B 4-5pm)  
 
Instructor: Felipe Monroy - Maxwell Courts - Racquets Provided
  
SVTA gratefully recognizes the Bodil Sorenson Memorial Fund, the Kiwanis of Sonoma Plaza, and Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley for their generous contributions to the funding of this annual community junior program.  
 
Registration by application is required for signup. 
 For more info, visit our website junior page or call 707-938-2332
 

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ADULT 2015 FREE CLINIC  

 

The popular SVTA Free Adult Clinic is now underway.

 

Sessions are held on APRIL FRIDAY EVENINGS 6-7pm.  This is a program for all the community.
No fee, just drop in and bring a racquet and water.

Teachng Pro Felipe Monroy conducts the classes with a focus on beginners and those hoping to get back into the game.
 

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FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL  

 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR.
Corky Rosengren is taking aim at the first Robin (Round) of Spring.

Friday Evening:  May 15.
Time and details will be forthcoming.
Watch for a sign-up flyer 


(photo:  New Year's Day 2015 Round Robin)

    

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MAXWELL COURTS

 

                     NEW MAXWELL SHED 

We have added a shed adjacent courts 1,2, and 3.  Women's Div 3 Capt., Margo Jay, saw the need and made it happen.  The shed was funded through the generosity of the Women's League players, and now all benefit with a dedicated space for team equipment.
Big thanks to the Maxwell Muscle Team, Mike Kelly and Merrill Herring. Always in the background, providing the detail, such as lock coordination between the two sheds. More thanks to Bob Benz, Wayne Wilson and Peter for bleacher moving and leveling. 

  SVTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS      

2015

Pam Bellefeuille, President 
Genevieve Blanchard , V.P. 
Mary Oswald, Treasurer
Noel Barbulesco 
Erin Collins

Richard Henley   

Mike Kelly     
Bruce Lamoreaux
Judy Muller
Isaac Raboy
Corky Rosengren

 
 
RACQUET STRINGING

NOEL BARBULESCO 

Member URSA

 
(h) 938-1274  
(c) 364-9211     
(p/u & delivery
 to Maxwell and Larson)

  

 

 USEFUL LINKS 

 Sonoma Valley Tennis Association 

Sonoma-Napa-Marin Women's Tennis League 

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SVTA 2015 ANNUAL DUES

 

ANNUAL DUES - $75 Individual       $100 Family

          OUT OF TOWN - $40              UNDER 18 - FREE

 

MAIL DUES PAYMENT TO:     SVTA, PO Box 766, El Verano, CA 95433

 

Players on SVTA USTA and Women's League teams must be SVTA members.

 

Membership Application 

 

 


 

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PAM BELLEFEUILLE
 OUR NEW PRESIDENT 
 

 
 
 
The SVTA Board of Directors is very happy to announce that our friend and teammate Pam Bellefeuille has agreed to be President. Welcome aboard!
And we acknowledge the retirment from the Board of Lisa Biddle - thanks for all you have done.


 

FELIPE'S CORNER

COME PLAY WITH NICK!

 





SVTA's Getting a New Shed!

This is a long overdue improvement. (Have you ever seen Felipe struggling with his equipment!) A new shed, approx. 6X6' will be installed near the existing shed, and will be used primarily by team captains. This project was initiated by Margo Jay, who saw the need and took charge. SNMWTL members are being asked to make donations; hopefully the donations will cover most of the cost. Installation will probably take place in February. Woo  hoo!


 

 SVTA FALL USTA TOURNAMENT

 

2014 ONE-DAY MIXED DOUBLES USTA TOURNAMENT

Sanctioned by

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REGRETTABLY RAINED OUT!


 

The same tournament will be offered again

October 24, 2015

 Watch for details later in the year

 

WE HAVE A NEW MOTION-SENSITIVE LIGHT
PROTECTING OUR COURTS AND SHED

THANKS TO MERRILL HERRING FOR INSTALLING THE NEW LIGHT
 


FREE BEGINNER CLINIC

SVTA will again provide free lessons, for beginner adults, and those returning to the game.  Clinics will be on Friday evenings in April, exact time to be determined. Learn some new skills and meet other players. Tell a friend!


FREE JUNIOR CLINICS
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Our annual free clinics are back for Sonoma kids. Clinics will be held on Saturdays in April and May. Details coming soon.
Funding made possible by donations from the Rotary Club, Kiwanis, and friends and family of Bodil Sorenson.

SNMWTL

(Sonoma Napa Marin Women's Tennis League)

 

 
CURRENT TEAMS

Division 3 Captains:
        Barbara Hall, barbarahall115@gmail.com
        Jamie Adams, smedtennis@aol.com

                  
Division 4 Captains:   
        Kristi Amoroso, kamoroso@vom.com
        Sue Smith, suesmith@vom.com

Division 5 Captains:
       Sue Vargas, flyingrsv@sonic.net
       Barbara Pahl, bbbb-sonoma@comcast.net

Division 6  Captains:
       Judy Muller, mullerwoman@sbcglobal.net
       Genevieve Blanchard, gblanchard1@mac.com




        
 

 

 CURRENT USTA TEAMS

 

Women's 40+ 3.5, Corky Rosengren Captain

Check-out ustanorcal,  
 for upcoming seasons and to register to be a player or captain.

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  SVTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS      

 
2015

Noel Barbulesco
Pam Bellefeuille
Genevieve Blanchard 
Erin Collins
Richard Henley 
Kathy Kennett  
Mike Kelly     
Bruce Lamoreaux
Judy Muller 
Mary Oswald, Treasurer
Isaac Raboy 
Corky Rosengren 

Lorna Sheridan

  

 



Sonoma-Napa-Marin 
Women's Tennis League

USTA NorCal
 Maxwell Teams  

Find a Team

Tournament Info


chair umpire


USTA Rules and Regulations

Local League Area Regulations 2014

 National Regulations - 2013  The Code (from Friend at Court)

NOEL BARBULESCO, RACQUET STRINGING!


 

Member URSA


 

  
(h) 938-1274  (c) 364-9211     (p/u & delivery to Maxwell and Larson)