A field of 239 players will vie for points and prizemoney at next week's Warrnambool Grasscourt Open.
Tournament director Jake Dunn said entries were "roughly even" to that of two years ago, when the event was last held in full.
"That's a pretty good result considering we missed last year," Dunn said.
Most entries appear to hail from Melbourne and country Victoria, though Dunn said there was the odd interstate player in the mix.
"Those players are a little down on what we usually get, but there are still some there which is good to see," he said.
Held at Warrrnambool Lawn Tennis Courts from December 27-31, the open is a Australian Money Tournament (AMT) and Junior Tour (JT) tournament.
Players will aim to accumulate points towards their rankings, a payoff expected to draw in some of the best young talent from across the state.
"The juniors have a gold classification which is the highest outside of nationals, so there is more points up for grabs than most of the other tournaments that run throughout the year," Dunn said.
"They really are the top of the top junior players from around the state, and a few interstate."
The senior tournament has a silver classification, with both points and a $3000 purse on offer.
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Dunn said having Warrnambool as the backdrop of the tournament was a huge drawcard for players, as it offered up a "great vibe and atmosphere".
"It's great for Warrnambool and great for locals. Talking to a lot of players, they love coming down here," he said.
"It's a perfect time of year, the perfect location, the weather is always good. A lot of them see this more as a holiday.
"Weather wise it's looking mid-20s, there is no rain, so it should be good tennis.
"Obviously the wind might pick up being in Warrnambool and down near the beach, but that is something players will deal with."
Matches will start at 9am on Monday with AMT qualifiers. Finals will be contested on Thursday and Friday.
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