Liam Gibson has all the confidence in the world as he looks to take out the inaugural Central West Cup this Sunday.
Gibson is part of an Orange tennis line-up that is currently tied with Bathurst heading into the mid-way point of tri-city tournament which also includes Dubbo.
This weekend will be Orange's chance to host the event and with it, a chance to do away with an unwanted reputation.
"Orange have traditionally been known in the Central West for having the weakest tennis program," Gibson said.
"So if we come through with a win this week and are on top at the half way point it will be a massive boost for us."
Eight players are assigned to each team in any given round, with two singles and three doubles matches to take place against each other towns.
Championship points are simple, win more matches against your opposition and you get one point.
Coming into this weekend's play at the indoor tennis centre, Orange and Dubbo are both equal on three, with Dubbo still without their first win.
Gibson hopes the home field advantage won't end with the crowd.
"Bathurst and Dubbo are both grass surfaces whereas the indoor surface here is a hard court, the same as the Australian Open," he said.
"So we're quite used to playing on this surface every week whereas the other teams, a lot of them will never have even played on them before, so it should be a huge advantage for us with all the individual matchups.
"For us to have all the local tennis players who didn't make it into the team, they'll be coming down to watch so we'll have good support.
"It will come down to the game against Bathurst. They are quite strong and if they have their full strength side it will be a tough game, but I'm confident that we have the personnel to win."
John Bullock is one of those Bathurst players the home side will have to navigate.
He said the visitors are ready to produce some "champagne tennis."
"I've enjoyed plenty of success in tennis, but to be part of the team which wins the first Central West Cup, that would be something special. I've got my trump card packed and I'm ready to play it," he said.
"I can tell you this Bathurst side that coach Mitton has put in for the final round is dynamite, we should not be not to underestimated.
"It's going to come down to the wire as we have to beat Orange and Dubbo to take home the cup. I have put in my strongest side yet for this final round clash and I believe we can win if we play smart tennis."
Action will begin at 10am, with the final matches of the day expected to start around 2pm.
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