The 12th Quick Start Challenge was a huge success, by numbers – with 62 players – and by popularity. Everybody enjoyed it from parents to teachers to helpers and, of course, the kids. There were six schools representing Ojai district, and Oak View The players were guided by a number of volunteers under the overall supervision of Philippe Gache. The players received T-shirts and other tennis goodies. The final was high level with Alex Washburn and Bryce Parent (Mira Monte) vs. Gregory Davis and Kezhiah Mabanta (Sunset). The overall winner was Sunset school. Congratulation!

OVTC Sportsmanship Awards

The deserving winners are nominated by all Ojai area tennis professionals. The final winners are selected on enthusiasm for the sport, ability and support of team members. The Lucking Award was added several years ago by William A. Lucking Jr. and received continuing support from the Lucking family. The winners received a youth tennis scholarship, donated by local tennis professionals, and tennis goodies donated by Wilson Sporting Goods.

The 2019 winners are: Sofia Moreno, Boyd Barrett, Aaron Conrad, Gregory Davis, Matthew “Chip” Dunn, Taylor Gonzalez, Charlie Quest, Annelise Rasura, and Lola Wyatt.