Local tennis great to host OVYF benefit
By Misty Volaski
On Sunday, Oct. 12, tennis players
from around the county will gather at the Ojai Valley Athletic
Club and Libbey Park for the fourth annual Ojai Tennis Marathon.
Hosted by tennis celebrity Stacy
Margolin Potter, this fun event challenges players of all levels
toplay 50 games of tennis in an afternoon to support the Ojai
Valley Youth Foundation. Stacy played on the women's professional
tour for 10 years andwas ranked No. 18 in the world.
She enjoys giving back to the community in a way that supports
the local youth and adults for a healthier city.
The weekend kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 11 with a free youth
tennis clinic from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Libbey Park. Kids are invited
to have some fun on the court with Stacy and local pros.
On Sunday, Oct. 12, the Tennis Marathon kicks off with a continental
breakfast for all participants. Each entrant also receives a
commemorative T-shirtand goodie bag.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, with plenty of courtside
pampering from local massage therapists. A plethora of prizes
and great food (catered by PB&J),await the many players who
haverisked life and limb to play tennisall day. This event is
for players of all levels, with careful matching of abilities
for extreme fun in every flight.
Prizes include an Indian WellsTennis
Tournament weekend; audio-visual equipment; tennis equipment
(including a signed Bryan Brothers Wilson Surge racket); pro
lessons; Weil TennisAcademy Summer Cam; and much more.
In addition, those who raise more than $100 will receive a special
It is not too late to be part of what is fast becoming a favorite
Ojai tradition. Sponsor packets and registration information
are available by calling Traci David at 646-3970.
All players who sign up by Sept. 12 will be invited to a special
Extreme Doubles Exhibition featuring Stacy Margolin Potter and
local pros, followed by a free barbecue.
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