Jules relishing return to action

Appearing in her first PSA tournament since the CIB Black Ball Open in March, top seed in the women’s draw  Julianne Courtice is looking forward to returning to competitive action in Inverness.

Talking to PSA, she said :

It’s been a struggle after getting COVID and having a prolonged period off so just to be playing feels like a win and I’m grateful to be back.

It’s felt a long time since my last PSA tournament and a lot has happened since then, I’m excited to be getting back out there and in that competitive arena, I’ve worked hard on improving my game and I’m looking forward to putting that practice into a match situation.

Regardless of seeding, after this year I am happy to be healthy and out there competing. It’s given my time to step back, appreciate, enjoy and not see this as a pressure but a challenge!

I want to be the best version of myself so keep working on my game, enjoying the process, pick off those higher ranked player and see where the journey takes me, which will hopefully be that breakthrough ranking.

Jules, whose first PSA title came at the Edinburgh Sports Club Open in 2017, receives a bye into Round Two, where she will play the winner of Scotland’s Katriona Allen versus English youngster Saran Nghiem at noon on Thursday.