Sonoma Valley Tennis Association
HAS A NEW TEACHING PRO
The SVTA board is pleased to announce that a new pro has been
Felipe comes to us from the Sacramento area where he taught in Arden Hills, Carmichael, and Gold River. Since
2000 he has been a Coach/Agent for Bollettieri Tennis Academy. Felipe will be doing everything for SVTA: clinics,
teams, privates, juniors.
will begin his transition from Carmichael to Sonoma next week. Felipe will be on court Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
and Sunday. Monday and Wednesday mornings he will work with the women's teams. Saturday morning he will work with
the men and high school players. Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday afternoons and all day Sunday will be open for private
Search Committee had an enthusiastic response to our ad for a new pro. We are thrilled to have Felipe join us, as he is
highly experienced and qualified.
Call or email Felipe for lesson info.
schedule and rates are posted on our site
NEW SVTA BOARD MEMBER
SVTA is pleased to announce that Richard Henley has joined our Board of Directors.
Richard has been playing SVTA USTA 4.0 since 2010 and is a familiar face on the Maxwell Courts. He contacted us to
volunteer for our pro search and decided to stay on as board member.
is a partner with Bialla & Associates, an executive search and management consulting firm .
Some SVTA dates for your
2013 calendar - details in this newsletter
April - Sats. 3-4 SVTA Free Clinic for New and Returning Players
April 19 SVTA Friday Night Social
Mid-June SVTA Free Junior Program
October 26 SVTA Mixed Doubles USTA Sanctioned
SVTA HOSTS USTA
SVTA will host a 1 day USTA Sanctioned
Mixed Doubles tournament,
October 26 at Maxwell. There will be 3.0 and 4.0 divisions (must
be rated by USTA). Format will be round-robin, with all mixed pairs playing at least 3 matches.
Noel Barbulesco, SVTA Tournament Director, is coordinating the event.
Noel expects that this event will be available for registration on the USTA Norcal Tournament Calendar in
June. We will also send out an email to the SVTA membership alerting you when registration is open.
Left to right top row:
Winnie Nemiroff and husband, Corky Rosengren, Second row: Brian Dutcher, Dana Simpson-Stokes, Randy Skidmore, Lou Knipper,
Bruce Lamoreaux, Barbara Pahl, Ken Stokes
The SVTA 50 Mixed 7.0 Team won the wild card to participate
in the Section Championships in Walnut Creek, Jan 25-27. They won 3 of the 9 matches played. Unfortunately,
due to a four hour delay at the start of the match, every team played one Pro set. The second day started out the
same, but half way through, the timing allowed half of the matches to play 2 sets with no ad and a third set tiebreak. Not
the best odds for playing well but we had a good time cooling our heels in the sun and munching energy bars. We look
forward to our next opportunity to play at this level.
Submitted by Captain Barbara
Pahl and Co-capt. Winnie Nemiroff
FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL
Corky Rosengren, our Friday Night Social Coordinator, hopes and expects to have enough daylight to host the first Spring 2013 Friday Round Robin on April 19.
Announcement will be emailed to the membership when the date is finalized.
Corky Rosengren @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Cracking and peeling courts will be repaired in May, after the rainy season. Courts will be unavailable for play for
1-2 days, and we will note the dates on the website calendar, and advise by email, so you can make arrangements to play
LOCKING OF COURTS:
One of the combination locks on the court gates has gone missing. It will be replaced shortly by the County.
Having the County lock the courts has run pretty smoothly, but is not a perfect system.
If you find yourself having to unlock the courts in the AM, please secure and lock the chain and padlock
on the fence nearby.
Always looking for a solution to the habitually damp courts... The County
has reviewed the original site construction for the courts and will shortly send out a rep to try to determine if the dampness is aggravated by subsurface conditions, and if there is anything we can do about it.
Having concluded this is a situation we have to live
with, the Women's team, who play many early morning games during winter, expect to work around the problem by scheduling
games at opponents' courts and juggling match start times.
Corky Rosengren is the Maxwell Court Scheduler. If you are
seeking to schedule SNMWTL or USTA matches, contact Corky. She maintains the court calendar that is posted on the SVTA
Mike Kelly and Bruce Lamoreaux, SVTA board members, are responsible
for the maintenance of the courts. If you have any concerns about court conditions, contact Mike at email@example.com
Park courts are a very important part of our tennis community. Larson functions as a satellite court for
us, particularly when matches take over the Maxwell courts. Unfortunately, the Larson courts are desperately in need
of resurfacing. The County Regional Parks department is aware of the situation but is crippled by economic constraints.
We ask that tennis players contact the County and express their concern about the court
Send an eMail to Bert Whitaker, Sonoma County Park Operations Manager:
USTA LEAGUE PLAY
(Please contact the Team Capt before registering)
2013 65 Women 3.5,
Capt. Winnie Nemiroff, start date 3/5/13
2013 Women 18 Over 3.5, Capt Corky Rosengren, start 4/1/13
SNM WOMEN'S LEAGUE
Sonoma-Napa-Marin Women's Tennis League
FALL 2012/SPRING 2013
The 2012/2013 Women's League Year has concluded. There are still a few
rainouts to be played -no final scores yet.
The Fall 2013 Season
will begin early September 2013.
Registration open to June 28, 2013
Capt. Margo Jay and Co-Capt Mary Herring
Capt. Sue Vargas and Co-Capt Melinda Kruvant
Capt. Judy Muller and Co-Capt. Jeanette Barekman
For rosters, results, contacts, visit the SNM website
JUNIOR TENNIS - 2013 FREE SUMMER PROGRAM
The 2013 Free Junior Program session will take place over a 6 week period in June and July. The free program
is offered to the youth of Sonoma Valley whose ages are 6-15. The 2013 sessions will
be taught by SVTA's dynamic new teaching pro, Felipe Monroy.
There will be 2 sessions once a week:
Ages 6-11: 4:40 - 5:30 PM
Ages 12-15: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
In May, sign-up forms will be available for download on the SVTA website, or by visiting the SVTA table at the Tuesday
evening Farmers Marker, or by contacting Barbara Hall at 938-2332. Members will receive a reminder email flyer with
final dates and sign-up info by May.
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 summer program.
ADULT FREE CLINIC
SVTA will host a Free Adult
Clinic in April.
Classes will be held on Saturdays, 3:00-4:00 PM. There
is no charge to participants.
Participants only need to bring a racquet and water.
The focus is on beginners and those wishing to get back into the game.
USPTA Pro Felipe Monroy will conduct the classes.
Watch for an email flyer announcement with confirmed dates and times.
The Special Olympics Tennis Team is gearing
up for their 2013 tennis season.
The team is aiming for an 8 week season and hopes to start March 30 or April 6.
Sessions will run 1-1/2 hours, 10-11:30 am at Hanna Boys Center
are needed to work with the athletes. You can attend all the sessions or only one. Whatever time you can give
to the team is gratefully received.
If you would enjoy participating, contact Stephanie Ozer
Mary Oswald, Treasurer
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(p/u & delivery to Maxwell and Larson)
SVTA 2013 ANNUAL DUES
ANNUAL DUES - $75 Individual $100 Family
OUT OF TOWN - $40 UNDER
18 - FREE
DUES PAYMENT TO: SVTA, PO Box 766, El Verano, CA 95433
Players on SVTA USTA and Women's League teams must be SVTA members.