Public and private tennis courts, indoors and outdoors, are available throughout Ventura County. Many of them are lighted for those who wish to play at night. For information, call the Conejo Recreation and Park District, 495-6471 or the southern California Tennis Association, 310-208-3838. Or check out the following tennis courts:
Bowfield Park, Triunfo Park, White Oak Elementary School, Cal Lutheran University and Moorpark College, as well as Thousand Oaks High have courts open to the public.
Camarillo: There are six lighted courts at Mission Oaks Park and six at Pleasant Valley Park. There are four lighted courts at Valle Lindo Park and courts available at Camarillo and Rio Mesa high schools.
Ojai: Libbey Park is a special place for the public to play tennis. The public courts run by the Ojai Valley Tennis Club are the site of the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament, first played in 1896. Tennis greats Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Jack Kramer, Bobby Riggs and Tracy Austin have played on the courts. Information: 646-7241.
Oxnard-Port Hueneme: The Oxnard Tennis Center is open to the public but costs $5 to play per day. Mark McCampbell is the director of tennis. Information: 483-2600.
Moranda Park in Port Hueneme has lighted courts as well. Walter Moody is the director of tennis. Information: 986-6584.
Santa Paula-Fillmore: Courts are available at the high school, with six at Santa Paula and four at Fillmore.
Simi Valley-Oak Park: The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District manages courts in Simi Valley and Oak Park. There are eight lighted courts at Rancho Simi Park. The district maintains two courts at Mae Boyar Park, two at Indian Springs Park and six courts at Oak Park High. Information: 584-4400.
Thousand Oaks: The Conejo Recreation District maintains courts at the Thousand Oaks Community Center, Wildflower Park, North Ranch Park and Borchard Community Center in Newbury Park. Information: 495-6471.
Ventura: Camino Real Park (six lighted courts); Ventura College, Ventura High and Buena High.