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SUMMER'S HERE and what better time than to get out on
the court for a great workout and have fun at the same time.
Thanks to Tennis Only, one lucky Scoop reader can win this
great Prince racquet and bag valued at $500.
Just answer the following: Q: At the 2008 Australian Open,
West Australian Casey Dellacqua reached what round in
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C: Semifinal D: Final.
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Mecca has landed
Mecca has opened a new
Karrinyup store just in time for
summer. Visit the store at the
Karrinyup Shopping Centre
and experience Mecca's
exclusive line-up of prestigious
international make-up brands,
which claim to have medicinal
benefits) and bio-active natural
skincare lines, independent
boutique brands, as well as
some of the worlds best hair
and bodycare ranges. The
store is welcoming and chic
and houses Mecca Skinspace, a private room offering a select range of skin
revival facial treatments with Mecca's qualified specialists. Mecca Cosmetica,
Karrinyup Shopping Centre, 200 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup, (08) 9204 3817.
The enex big thing...
With the recent opening of enex100, some fantastic new stores in the health
and beauty realm have popped up in the heart of the city.
Kit started off in the Myer cosmetics jungle but have now opened their
first Perth stand-alone store in enex100. Visiting the store reminds me of
being a kid in a candy store and counting my coins to see how much I could
buy with my pocket money. There are a huge variety of vibrantly coloured
products and delicious smells. The colourful shop stocks a range of brands
exclusive to Kit including skincare greats Cosmedicine, Mario Badescu and
Korres, and make up brands JK Jemma Kidd, Lipstick Queen (Poppy King's
most recent venture) and Too Faced, as well as its own brand.
Across the way, Canadian fitness gear Lululemon Athletica entices cus-
tomers in with their fun designs from yoga to running attire. Founded in Van-
couver, Lululemon first arrived in Cottesloe a few years ago to test the waters.
Its first official store, with the whole range, is now stationed at enex100. So
fellas, hide your girl's credit card! It's a shopping minefield in there. Visit Kit
and Lululemon at enex100, 100 St Georges Terrace, Perth, enex100.com.au.
I escaped a dreaded "bagelling" (that's losing a set to love) but the gulf be-
tween Hayden's skills and my enthusiasm was too great (we won't mention an
18-year age gap either). But, as many a doubles partner will testify, I've never
been one to pin the enjoyment of tennis to a result. Tennis is a great work-
out for one; a 60kg person will burn 570 kilocalories in a 90-minute tennis
session. To match the calorie burn you'd need to cycle for 180 minutes, swim
for 170 minutes, play netball for 170 minutes or do 160 minutes of aerobics
or circuit training. Like all sports, a warm-up is essential. Hayden suggests
spending five minutes stretching your arms, back and legs and then running
around the court three times. To get your "eye" in, hit with your opponent,
starting slowly from the service line and working to the back of the court.
Having the right equipment is vital for getting the most out of your tennis,
says Hayden. Make sure you have the right-sized racquet, or more specifically
right grip size, for your hand. Too small and you'll be using the "death grip" to
hang on to the racquet; too big and it will twist in your hand. The wrong grip
size can also contribute to the dreaded "tennis elbow".
Hayden says holding the racquet with a handshake grip you should be able
to fit a finger in between the palm of your hand and your fingers.
Correctly fitting (and non-marking shoes) are also a must. Ill-fitting shoes
will put paid to your dreams of becoming Federer-esque before you can say
"foot fault". sm
WHERE YOU CAN PLAY
Perth (and WA generally) is blessed with some of Australia's finest tennis facilities.
Clubs are readily accessible in most suburbs and towns and many councils and
local authorities have courts available.
ROBERTSON PARK (176 Fitzgerald St, North Perth) has an incredible 36
courts (18 grass and 18 floodlit synthetic) available for public hire. It's also
home to Tennis Central, a coaching business and club run by former touring
professional Jason Roberts. See tenniscentral.com.au or call (08) 9328 6422 for
TENNIS WEST runs competitive pennant play all year round and can give you
the lowdown on the latest tournaments and tennis happenings throughout WA.
See tennis.com.au, (08) 6462 8300.
If you're 35 or over, TENNIS SENIORS WA runs regular social and competitive
play all year round, operating from the Robertson Park centre (see above).
(08) 9228 2918 (9am-3pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), tennisseniorswa.com.
And don't worry if the heavens open up just when you've laced up the
sneakers; LORD'S SPORTS CENTRE has two newly resurfaced indoor courts.
3 Price St Subiaco (08) 9381 4777, lords.com.au.
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