EYE ON THE BALL: Brad Harrison of Coffs Harbour holds No 3 under-13 ranking in the State.
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Juniors hold court in Coffs

PLAYERS and supporters have been arriving in Coffs Harbour since Wednesday to prepare for the State junior squash championships.

Along with the organisers, they are all hoping for a fine weekend.

With more than 120 entries from right across Australia it is very exciting to host the event for the first time at Coffs Squash Centre.

The tournament has received added interest in the under-17 division with the arrival of four players from Baltimore in the United States.

These young players are accompanied by coach Wade Johnstone, formerly of Perth and now residing in Baltimore.

Players to make the tour are Foster Hoff (USA nationally ranked 11) and Erin Goleuke (ranked 28).

Max Hagan and Casey Merbler are the other American members attending and are looking to perform well.

The tournament has received good support from business houses and accommodation outlets, which is encouraging for the development of squash in the Coffs Coast region.

Play will get under way from 9am today and a full program of support activities has been arranged.

On Sunday, play will start at 8.40am.

Finals are set down to begin from 1.30pm.

This will be followed by presentations to winners and the announcement of the NSW state junior team for the Australian titles to be held in Alice Springs during September.

People are invited to attend at any time over the weekend at no charge, so enjoy the services available at the Coffs Squash Centre and witness some of the best young talent in the land.

The tournament has received good support from business houses and accommodation outlets.



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