The Napa Valley Tennis Association (NVTA) was founded in 1967 by a group of enthusiastic tennis players whose purpose was to increase tennis participation and interest to the point where a public tennis park would become a reality. After ten years of determination, their dream came true in 1976. Most of the funding for the majority of the project came from a California Recreational Bond, Napa Community Projects and the NVTA. The plans provided for construction of eight courts to be opened to the public at all times and three additional courts added to the existing three at Vintage High School. The NVTA's major contribution, however, was the huge effort by the hundreds of members who volunteered time and energy to do everything from installing the fencing to bringing in the plumbing. Today the responsibility of maintaining the facilities and scheduling activities is the sole responsibility of the NVTA. We are continuing to make improvements and we are very proud of our public tennis park.