Shane Garvey heads to Malaysia on Saturday to prepare for his official debut for Australia early next week.
Garvey has been in the Australian squad for well over 12 months and, along with the promising Matt Baus, has been given their chance to impress at the Asia Pacific Merdeka Championships, October 1-6.
Garvey is an outside chance of making the five-man Australian men's team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year, though selectors showed their hand in naming a seven-man squad for the Eight-Nations Commonwealth Games Invitational in Glasgow last month.
The Malaysian event has been a happy hunting ground for Australia in recent years.
Aron Sherriff won the singles in 2011, Claire Turley ended a memorable campaign in 2010 by claiming the women's singles and mixed pairs trophies, while the defending champion Anthony Kiepe also captured the 2009 silverware with partner Anne Johns.
Last January, on the domestic front, Garvey broke the record for most wins at the Illawarra's biggest tournament, the South Pacific carnival and became the first player in the event's 54-year history to reach the singles, pairs and fours final at the same carnival.
Garvey also helped NSW win the coveted Australian Sides Championships' Alley Shield in Bendigo last May and has been a mainstay of the NSW team for a decade.