State jnr titles coming to Coffs

SQUASH can now be added to the list of sports that have brought feature events to the Coffs Coast.

It was announced during the week that Coffs Harbour will play host to the NSW State Junior Squash Titles in July.

This decision by the board of Squash NSW marks the first time the State Junior Titles will be held outside Sydney which is a true measure of the high regard that they hold for the facilities at the local squash centre.

In a fillip for squash in Coffs Harbour this announcement further demonstrates the direction Squash NSW is taking by recognising the significant contribution country centres and players are making in the development and growth of squash in this State, particularly in the North Coast Region.

The decision should not come as a surprise to anyone, though, considering the impressive record that the Coffs Harbour Squash Centre has built up over the years hosting big events.

Coffs Harbour Squash has conducted tournaments annually since 2002 with the North Coast Open PSA/WISPA Tournament a favourite among players and part of the Squash Australia Tour Calendar.

The centre has previously hosted the NSW Country Championships in 2005/06 and conducted the Coffs Harbour Junior Classic since 2003.

This event is now a NSW Ranking Tournament for juniors in August and is a lead-up event to the Australian Junior Age Titles in September annually.

The State Championships will be held over three days starting on July 9 and tournament hosts Peter and Jenny Saxby are excited about plans for the championships and social activities for the influx of visitors expected.

“It will be great to have the State’s premier junior squash event here in Coffs Harbour and with help from the local squash community we are looking forward to conducting the State’s premier junior event,” Peter said.

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