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The 2014 Ojai Tennis Tournament
The Ojai will mark its 114th year of play April 23-27 and here are some important updates and reminders
Ojai To Honor Coach Dick Gould April 24
Former legendary Stanford University men’s tennis coach Dick Gould has been chosen as the honored guest at this year’s 114th annual Ojai Tennis Tournament Welcome Reception and BBQ taking place Thursday night, April 24, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Ventura native Gould has been associated with The Ojai for more than 50 years, as a player, coach and later a broadcaster for Fox Sports Network. Gould will be interviewed on-court by Mark Weil during the festivities.
Gould first entered the tournament as a student at Ventura Junior High from 1950-52 and then represented Ventura High from 1953-55.
Gould says he doesn’t regret holding his star player John McEnroe out of Ojai the one year he spent playing for Stanford in 1978. The summer before, McEnroe made the semifinals at Wimbledon. “He was here one year and he had a chance to play the Alan King Classic in Las Vegas,” Gould said. “I would have been crazy to not let him do it. Personally I was sorry he wasn’t there.”
Check out Rhiannon Potkey’s Ojai wrap-up here at www.TennisRecruiting.net Winners at last year’s 2013 Ojai Tennis Tournament