A men's field which includes two former winners and a player in the world's top 100 has delighted Burnie International organisers.
Among those who have been accepted into the main draw of the ATP Challenger Tour tournament later this month include Canada's Steven Diez, the 2019 champion, and Hyeon Chung, who won the title in 2015 and then later went on to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2018.
The highest ranked player will be Egor Gerasimov, of Belarus, who sits 98th in the world, who won his first career grand slam match in last year's US Open.
Another notable visitor to Burnie will be Germany's Maximilian Marterer, who has a career-high of 45 (now 265) and has beaten the likes of Gael Monfils, Fernando Verdasco and Denis Shapovalov and reached the third round of the Australian Open and the fourth round of the French Open in 2018.
There will be a strong contingent of Australian players, including Tasmanian young gun Harry Bourchier, who recently broke into the top 300 after a year that saw the Hobart product win win four ITF titles (two on clay and two on hard court).
Among the other Australian players who have received direct entry into the main draw are Maverick Banes, Alex Bolt, Andrew Harris, Dayne Kelly, Jason Kubler, Max Purcell and Akira Santillan.
There is also a familiar name on the alternates list (for players that can gain acceptance into the main draw when a main draw player withdraws) for the event in Greece's Petros Tsitsipas, the brother of Stefanos Tsitsipas, the sixth ranked player in the world.
Meanwhile, the women's field for the ITF Futures tournament has four players in the top 100 in Serbia's Nina Stojanovic (85), Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova (89) (who is through to the second round of the Hobart International) and Spanish duo Sara Sorribes Tormo (90) and Paula Badosa (95).
Last year's winner Belinda Woolcock is on the alternates list, along with fellow well-known Aussie and two-time Burnie winner Olivia Rogowska, while 2017 winner Asia Muhammad from the US is on the qualifying list.
Of the 18 players that have received direct entry to the women's draw, there are two Australians, Maddison Inglis and Lizette Cabrera, with Jaimee Fourlis and Destanee Aiava in the qualifying pool.
Tasmanian Jessica Fowler, who made her WTA debut in Hobart on the weekend, is also on the alternates list for the tournament.
After qualifying and wildcards, the final field for the men will feature 48 players and the women's tournament will feature 32 players.
This year will be the second year that the tournament will be held during the second week of the Australian Open.
"This is a pretty solid field and this time slot is one that absolutely works for us,'' Burnie International organising committee chairman Anthony Johstone said.
The Burnie International will run from Januray 27- February 2 at the Burnie Tennis Club at 2 Eastwood Drive, Parklands.