More than 150 tennis players from across the state are expected to head to Esperance Tennis Club this long weekend to participate in the 2018 March Tournament.
Local juniors will be well placed to take some of the state’s best in the Silver Series Australian Rankings Point event, after having trained with head coach and former world tour player Dianne Hollands.
Last month, the club welcomed Darren Foss as the new head coach.
Club president Andrew Kuss said the world-class coaches in Esperance had given local players opportunities they could never have ordinarily dreamed of in such an isolated regional community.
“The results have been outstanding and all around WA, people are taking notice of our players when they participate in major tournaments,” he said.
“At the 2018 March Tournament, our players get a home ground advantage for once and we are looking forward to showcasing the skills of such talented players as William Wildberger, Luke Greatrex, Bec Haclin, Ollie Wandel and Stella Wildberger.”
The tournament was deemed the state’s Australian Rankings tournament of the year in 2015 and injects around $100,000 into Esperance’s local economy.
To encourage local players of all abilities, the Horizon Power Twilight Doubles Tournament will run on the evenings of Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3.
Fantastic prize money is up for grabs and players in the March Tournament AMT Main Draw are barred from entering as it is aimed squarely at Social Doubles to encourage a more social atmosphere.
Entries for the Horizon Power Social Doubles Tournament close on March 2.
For more information, contact Dave Greatrex on 0418838379 or Ann Welke on 0407381728.