Esperance Squash Club excited to host state tournament

Season highlight: The Esperance Squash club have been hard at work preparing their club facilities for the 2020 Horizon Power Esperance Open. Photo: Sarah Makse.
Season highlight: The Esperance Squash club have been hard at work preparing their club facilities for the 2020 Horizon Power Esperance Open. Photo: Sarah Makse.

The Esperance Squash Club is gearing up to host its biggest event of the year when the Horizon Power Esperance Open returns on February 29 and March 1.

For more than 50 years the event has attracted players from across the country for the chance to earn professional ranking points and compete for a share of more than $7,000 in prize money.

Esperance Squash Club president Deborah Hoffrichter encouraged everyone to come down and enjoy the competition.

"The standard of squash that is played is exceptional, it is a great community event and a fundraiser for our local club which is exceptionally unique because we are locally owned and one of the last member owned facilities in WA," she said.

Mixed doubles teams will take to the court on Friday evening.

Players will face off on Sunday followed by a pig on a spit, band and presentations on Sunday night.

The club is excited to unveil its new kitchen facility at the Open, thanks to the hardworking committee with assistance from the Shire of Esperance.

Mrs Hoffrichter said the new kitchen would allow the facility to be utilised for events and deliver money back into the club.

"This year the committee has been working hard and we received a grant from the shire and we have used some of our own funds to renovate the kitchen and upgrade it and it will look outstanding once its done," she said.

"The culture here is very healthy we've got such a fantastic working committee and there is such a broad spectrum of people and everyone is welcome."