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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : October 15 2008
60 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, October 16, 2008 MB Inner-West Weekly Sport Simon's 'proud' win SHIREEN KHALIL JUNIOR SPORTS STAR Tennis player Simon Ede, of Concord, is this week's Junior Sports Star nominee. Picture: Phil Blatch ~PP203120 HE is no newbie to the game -- Simon Ede, of Concord, has been playing tennis for 11 years and is grand-slamming it all the way. Simon, 16, knew he had a passion for tennis when he began playing at his local court. ''I had a tennis court near where I lived and played there and I decided I liked it and kept going,'' Simon said. He was only five years old when he started and continues to train most days each week. ''I try and get on the court as much as I can, which is five to six days a week for two hours a day.'' Simon's intense training sessions have paid off with his recent win at the 2008 Medibank Age Championships where he beat ''high quality player'' Gavin Van Peperzeel in two straight sets. ''It got a bit tight at the end and itwasaclosematchandIwasabit nervous at the end.'' Simon won 7-5, 7-6 in the boys' under-16's final. ''It was back and forth the whole time, we both had chances and I took mine and pulled it off,'' he said. ''He is a high quality player and I felt proud defeating him. ''It's another step to getting to what I want to do, which is playing in the Davis Cup for Australia and competing in the Grand Slam.'' Simon, who plays for Southend Tennis Centre in Enfield, has taken part in many other major tennis events, including the Inter- national Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Tournament where he came in the top 32 players. He is competing in another ITF compe- tition this week. ''I like the individuality of ten- nis and it has taught me to be more independent with what I do and to rely on myself,'' he said. Inner-West Weekly Junior Sports Star entries close on Friday. We will continue publishing nominations for another fortnight. The Junior Sports Star and Young Achiever awards will be presented in February. Shop 3, 29-45 Parramatta Rd Concord 9744 5611 Shop 2, 76 Anzac Pde Kensington 9663 5600 AWARD WINNING SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS www.floormania.com.au 2112580i iww wk16 ALL MATERIALS AND LABOUR GUARANTEED Solid Timber Flooring + Block/Mosaic Parquetry + Sanding/Polishing + Floating Floors + Cork Flooring + Vinyl + Rugs + Blinds Lic. no. 180447c MANY MORE SPECIALS IN STORE $86/m² Brushbox select grade 80mm $72/m² Jarrah select grade 80mm $58/m² Blackbutt standard grade 80mm $65/m² Mixed Reds select grade 80mm $80/m² Ironbark select grade 80mm $55/m² Rose Gum select grade 80mm From NEW to Floormania Timber Venetian Blinds, see in store for display All prices Include GST Prices are for supply only and for orders over 40m². Prices are GST inclusive and exclude delivery charges. From From From From From SPRING SPECIALS 7mm Belgium Laminate Flooring $1950/m² Readyflor Blackbutt 1 strip Floating Timber $100 /m²
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