Organisers of one of the first major events of the new season are making it easier for female players to compete.

The Hunts 2* Open is at St Ives on the weekend of September 3 and 4 and the first prize in the Women’s Singles is £200.

Last year, the competition had to turn away late entries from female players as they could not fit in the schedule.

However, this year the organisers have limited the Men’s Singles field to 64 in order to allow more women to compete.

For more information on the tournament and to download an entry form, click here