In the lead up the 2022 Costa North Coast Open we caught up with Rex Hedrick, two time Australian National Champion and defending champion of the North Coast Open.

Rex Now 33 years old he finds himself as one of the older players in the PSA draw. Playing since he was quite young with his dad, Rex stated that he was never a top junior but was competitive and that was enough for him to stick with it and he went pro during his time at University.

” My favourite player while I was growing up was Ramy Ashour, we played in the same World Juniors when we were younger and I remember how good he was and how much of an impact he was about to, and did make on the PSA World Tour. “

Rex has had success in 2022 winning 3 tournaments North Coast Open Coffs Harbour, Australian Nationals & The Victorian Open

“I was lucky enough to win my second consecutive Australian Nationals a couple of months ago in Darwin. I was about to retire from all tournaments at the end of 2019 but the covid lockdowns gave me a bit of a chance to reset, get some training in, get the body right and now I feel like I’m in a good space where I can maintain a good level of squash and play the tournaments that I want to play.”

“I like playing at Coffs, I played the event over 10 years ago and became friends with my billets (Paul and Rachael Herring ) and they are always so welcoming to have me back and make me feel at home. Secondly, it’s the middle of winter in Melbourne and I am looking forward to coming up north to get some sun and play in some warmer conditions!
It’s always been a well run tournament with plenty of support from the local squash community who appreciate the matches and they provide a great atmosphere to play in front of.

Rex will start his campaign on Wednesday at 7:30pm against Robin Gadola from Switzerland