With a massive marketing effort that included thousands of e-mails, postcards, signs and word of mouth, Ojai has earned a shot at becoming America’s “Best Tennis Town.” If chosen during the U.S. Open, Ojai will earn $100,000. from the USTA to be used for communitywide tennis programming or facility enhancements. The second and third prize winners will receive $50,000 and $25,000, respectively, to be used toward the same purposes. To win, Ojai must beat out Independence, Kan., and Midland, Mich. The ultimate winner of the “Best Tennis Town” search will be announced during the 2009 U.S. Open, which will be held from Aug. 29 through Sept.