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Rod Laver to be honored at the 117th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament

Rod Laver to be honored at the 117th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament

Legendary tennis star Rod Laver will be honored during festivities at the 117th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament, which runs April 26-30.

The Grand Slam champion and native of Australia, who won 11 major singles titles, will be the special guest on April 28, during the Ojai Valley Tennis Club’s annual fundraising reception at Topa Mountain Winery.

He is to be introduced by actor Malcolm McDowell, an Ojai resident, and South Bay native and fellow Hall of Famer Tracy Austin is among the special guests. Laver will also be a guest at the annual Thursday night barbecue that helps kick off the tournament, which is headquartered at Libbey Park in downtown Ojai.

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