SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association is holding a free “membership awareness event” open to all players from 3 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 19, on the newly resurfaced Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts and will include tennis play, a barbecue and a raffle. To RSVP or for more details visit the web at or email The STVA will host a one-day USTA NorCal sanctioned mixed doubles tournament on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Maxwell Park courts. To register or for more details, contact Noel Barbulesco at 938-1274, 364-9211 or email Also, the SVTA junior tennis program for boys and girls ages 4 to 11 continues on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through Nov. 2, at the Maxwell Park courts. To sign up for more details, contact Felipe Monroy at 916-879-0212 or


VALLEY OF THE Moon Petanque Club is hosting a visit by nine-time French national petanque champion Marco Foyot this Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Henri Maysonnave Memorial Courts in Sonoma’s Depot Park. Foyot will give a public demonstration of the sport and compete with players from Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. For more details on the event contact Shannon Bowman at 299-0484 or, and for more information about Foyot’s United States petanque tour contact FPUSA President Ed Porto at 953-5497 or