The upcoming Stiga Blackpool Junior 4* will be the biggest since 2006 – with 160 players and 35 teams competing.

The event is at Blackpool Sports Centre over the weekend of September 23-24, features singles competitions at Junior, U17, Cadet and U13 levels, plus Cadet and Junior team events and a prize fund of £720.00

Competition in the singles is certain to be fierce as the tournament provides a route to the Mark Bates Ltd Cadet, U17 & Junior Nationals later in the season.

It is the second of six events in which results count towards a leaderboard which shows how athletes are progressing towards qualification – click here to find out more about this.

The strong list of entries for Blackpool includes a host of youngsters from the England performance pathway, as well as some from the Home Nations.