Mammoth schedule of matches set to be played at Margaret Court Cup

READY TO FIRE: Harry Grigg, 11, Tom Grigg, 15, Clare D'Alessandro, 15, Chelsea McGrath, 13, and Cameron Goss ,14, show off the silverware ahead of this year's Margaret Court Cup. Picture: JAMES WITLSHIRE
READY TO FIRE: Harry Grigg, 11, Tom Grigg, 15, Clare D'Alessandro, 15, Chelsea McGrath, 13, and Cameron Goss ,14, show off the silverware ahead of this year's Margaret Court Cup. Picture: JAMES WITLSHIRE

After receiving record entries, officials at this year’s Margaret Court Cup will be kept on their toes.

Tournament coordinator Dom Mahaffey said Albury Tennis Association won’t be able to fall back on using courts at Wodonga Tennis Centre throughout the event which starts on Thursday.

“We’re looking at three or four days where we’re going to have to play 200-plus matches,” Mahaffey said.

“With heat thrown in, it could become very difficult.”

Mahaffey has been working on the draws for the event since since December 22 and even spent part of Christmas Day ensuring they were perfect.

The open men’s and women’s events will boast several of Australia’s top 100 players.

Number one women’s seed Alarna Parnaby is ranked 43 in Australia and the second seed Anne-Marie Medcalf is 48th.

Arjun Mehrota (92nd) and Lex Abram (94th) headline the men’s draw.

The teams event will be played on Thursday, with the tournament proper to commence at 8.30am on Friday.