A RECORD number of players have entered the 2005 North Coast Open Squash PSA/WISPA Challenger to be held at the Coffs Squash Centre starting tomorrow.
Organisers have been busy putting finishing touches to the courts in readiness for an extravaganza of matches with a number of locals ready to take on players from Queensland, Victoria and centres in NSW.
Tournament organiser, Peter Saxby is pleased with the response and strength of entries for this year's event which continues to grow in stature on the Australian squash circuit.
The event is approved by Squash Australia as part of the 2005 circuit.
The support and participation of local players and business houses is adding confidence to the growth of the sport in the Coffs Harbour region.
Play will commence tomorrow from 7pm with the men's open first round.
This year's event in taking on an international touch, attracting players from several countries including Canada, USA, Korea, Pakistan and the national team from Singapore.
Saturday action will commence from 8am with first and second round matches.
The quarter finals will be held from 3pm on Saturday with semi finals 10am on Sunday.
The finals of the women's open gets under way from 2.15pm Sunday followed by the men's open final at 3.20pm.
Members of the general public is invited to visit the centre to see top class squash at it's very best.