Committed to Promoting Tennis in Napa Valley          March 2016    Volume 8, Issue 2







Annual Meeting and Round Robin!


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Save the Date!!!! 

  Brief Annual Meeting, VOTE and play in the Mixed Round Robin

  Saturday, March 26, 2-5pm 

Mixed Round Robin  

Pot Luck 

         See below for details regarding sign-up.

         If you are interested in serving on the NVTA Board, please contact Cindi Glasier at:


A Message from our President


fenceHello NVTA Members! 


We are going to have our 2016 Spring Fling on Saturday March 26th from 2-5pm.

The formula is going to be the usual mixed round robin format pot luck.  We are asking for a $20 entrance fee to go towards the court resurfacing we are looking to finish by the end of this year.

This will also be our annual Board election meeting to elect four members.  Matt Forbes, Tony Kelly, Susie Savino and Lynette Hunt's terms are ending.

It's good to have new members participate on the board so if you are interested please contact Cindi Glaser at


Fred Facchini, Board President


Welcome New Members!


logoNew Members:


Mathew Demchuk

Andrew Haugen  

Corinne Huettenhaun

John F. Morrow    

Elaine Neudeck   

Margaret Lapiz    

Wendy Reicher   

Greg Wilson         




Full-year membership for individuals is ONLY $100.

Full-year membership for family is ONLY $125.

One-team membership is $50.

Join or renew now for the full year and play on multiple teams!


This is a 100% Volunteer organization! Membership dues go towards maintaining our club. Please send your check to NVTA, PO Box 2225, Napa, CA 94558, drop off your check at Sportabout or go to the NVTA website to pay via PayPal:


Your NVTA Membership Dues is tax-deductible. NVTA is a 501(3)c non-profit-- Don't forget to include this donation on your taxes in April.


****If you are having difficulty seeing all the great photos in our newsletter, please be sure to click on"Display Images" on your computer.**** 


Captain's Corner


New Playoff Rule

New rule: if Playoffs are not completed by the dates given by USTA Norcal, the decision to advance is now subject to a Coin Toss...NO EXCEPTIONS.. per USTA Office.


Reserving Courts for Matches

Captains: PLEASE email Victoria, our court scheduler, of cancelled matches so she can take the match off the calendar. It is inconvenient for other captains and  NVTA members who check the calendar to see if matches are scheduled. Twice this week, two captains asked for courts for make up matches but neither had notified Victoria that they didn't need the courts for the originally scheduled match. 

Please be considerate of your fellow captains and all NVTA members.


Sign up for the Mixed Round Robin!


an mtgCome to NVTA's Annual Meeting and Mixed Doubles Round Robin followed by a Pot Luck party! 


Saturday March 26, at 2pm, arrive at 1:30 to check in and warm up.  


Please bring your favorite beverage to share with fellow members and contribute something for the Potluck (see below using the first letter of your last name):

  • A--G  - dessert
  • H--Q  -  salad
  • R--Z   - side dish

 A donation of $20 will gladly be accepted to go towards resurfacing our courts!!

To participate, please email Matt Forbes at  with:

    • Your Name
    • Your Partner's Name
    • Level of Play for you and your Partner




Vintage HS Power will be out on 3/23/16 from 9:00am to 3:30 p.m. 


USTA League News -- 40+Mixed Team


Captain Tony Kelly reports...

40 plus MX team C 
In a tight race for playoffs, with five teams. We have great teammates willing to step in when needed.


USTA League News -- 55+ 6.0 Team


Captain Victoria O'Donnell reports...

The 55 and over 6.0 team is going on to the Sectional Championships in Folsom this weekend.

Pictured here getting ready for the matches are (from left to right) David Roust, Teresa Levin, Graham Alcott, Victoria O'Donnell, Graham Alcott, Yvonne Bell and Marc Levin. Also on the team are Alex Lorraine, Mike Ball, Stan Boehm, Jacynthe Hamel, Carmen Contreras, Jack Ring, Margaret Angelovich, Tom Kennelly, Margie Voss and Jesse Bulatao.


USTA League News -- 55+ 8.0 Team


Captain Sharon Rose reports...

Our NVTA 55 and over 8.0 mixed team will be going to Sectionals from the 18th - 20th of March.  This is the third year going...

   Each year we have gone to Sectionals and done well... Who knows maybe this year we will go all the way....


Support St. Helena Hospital - Volley in the Valley


Join the Fun of Volley in the Valley This May


Support St. Helena Hospital by participating in the annual, two-day tennis tournament May 1-2 at Meadowood Napa Valley.


The annual Volley in the Valley Tennis Tournament brings together health and sports enthusiasts to raise funds for St. Helena Hospital's Adventist Heart Institute. Players participate in two outstanding days of tennis at Meadowood Napa Valley and enjoy a spectacular dinner event where celebrity speakers share inspiring life stories.


Sign up early to join in the fun and friendship. Space is limited to the first 48 players and can accommodate up to 80 dinner attendees. For more information on how to become a player, dinner attendee or sponsor, visit:


2016 Napa Valley Tennis Classic


The Napa Valley Tennis Classic will be held July 2-4. Mark your calendars. Our tournament, once again, was rated Tournament of the Year for 2.5 and 3.5 levels. Players will receive 1.5 points and will play for third and fourth place at these levels.




Rain, Rainouts, Rescheduling.....


Sportabout is Our local Tennis Shop!


tom and logoBuy local and support our friends at Sportabout!


News about  Shoes-For anyone disappointed that your favorite tennis shoes have been discontinued, we have new models that have gotten very good response: the new Prince T-22 Lite and the new K-Swiss Hypercourt Express.  As for Racquets, the new line of Babolat Pure Aeros are picking up steam as the prior AeroPro Drive models are disappearing.  Fees for Demo use are always applied toward purchase price and our prices always match the lowest on-line prices of current racquets. 


As for non-tennis footwear,  Birkenstock sandals are "in" again even with the younger crowd.  Sportabout has a strong selection of Merrell, Teva, Keen, SAS, and Naot shoes sandals and clogs for 2016.  We have various insoles, arch supports and orthotics to upgrade most any shoe. It's time to give your feet the comfort they need during and after your hard-fought tennis matches.


The NVTA Board would like to thank Tom Steinman, the owner/manager of Sportabout for all the assistance he provides to the NVTA.


3204 Jefferson St., Napa
phone 255-8784


Advertising Corner ~ Support fellow Members!


Thinking of buying or selling a home this summer?

I am here to help!

 Marcus Perry

Real Estate Broker/Owner
Napa Valley Homes Today
707.812.8280 phone
BRE# 00847003


Advertising Corner ~ Support fellow Members!


Lucky Penny Productions is pleased to announce that it is now accepting original unpublished short stories for its "Lucky Shorts" Short Story Readers Theater festival.  All submissions must be able to be read in 10 minutes or less and must relate to a general theme of Change and Growth.  A committee will select 8 to 10 of the best for a live reading by Lucky Penny actors on Sunday June 12th at 2 PM.  Guidelines can be found online at our website or by calling 707-266-6305 to request a copy.


About Advertising 


100% of the proceeds from advertising in the Newsletter will go towards NVTA's High School Tennis Scholarship Fund. We encourage you to support our fellow NVTA tennis members.

If you are interested in advertising, please contact Lorraine at


Please Keep the Gates Closed!! 


If you are the last to leave the courts, please make sure the gates are closed and locked. We have found them left open overnight several times recently as well as the clubhouse doors.

Vandalism has been a big problem in the past and we have spent a great deal of money on secure fencing and motion lights. PLEASE help keep your courts in good condition by locking up! None of us want extra repair expenses, right?

Also, please remember to return the NEW rollers to the protective covers hanging on the fences.



The NVTA Court Reporter newsletter will be published monthly. Please submit articles and photos to Lorraine Fazzolare at


See you on the courts!


lorraine fazzolare

napa valley tennis association



napa valley tennis association, PO Box 2225, Napa, CA 94558