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THE GAME OF TENNIS j
SUZESGffi BOÏS IND Cai5
Scaddans' forehand d^e on Satur-Í day was working Uke, a^rnàiàiinèT'guB. at point-blank range.' /^effle^avnat racquet and taling me b^U"at^>;:to> of the. bound, heHtn^^avj^-Sm^^ la Anderson, and; put.itiaWayiiwltfi^»; tho «appearance of spiüM^fiilnesS. ''.'One. watching, feared that Coleman,v**ait-; lbs tor the ball to .drop low, and pick-; lng it up with overepin, would -be an- nihilated. Actually, - although Scad tdan Won' a thrilling <*et,-. bis; victory was« delayed till ¿he ICthr game, whereat Coleman picked up the Se-
cond «et at 6-3. At tb\sj*eason ot fbè. year that second set was of no great significance; for . Scaddan, . emerging from his winter tog, waa very heavy, somewhere about Tunney'a weight, and palpably the long strenuous firs: set left him rocky. ' - " "
It-was the first set. that compelled attention. Sedan's'ftn^audsbots for* the greater pact would have beaten Ford, but nevertheless the fleet-footfe'l Coleman managfd to get back «ratte a percentage of them: . Thpse eiC-th^n. that he could-not reach Represented Scaddan'e reaj adv-antáge^-,' For is al! other respects-' Colemahrwâs tte ibu? mans' equal, and a Comparison of thv respective backhands Tieft" <hê little man a credit balance. Of all the can- didates for the State iinüof-K&t'rapioii ship. Scaddan is the most popular.., If he would vindicate the Judgment , of his supporters, he should rup :hÍ6_dei fensive backhand with a ..brick wall till it sparkles with some at least of the aggressive. quality Uuu. has en- shrined his forehand in the .State'¿
show window, where pnlj- .exemplar-, models are displayed. : ' ./
In the girls' division on Saturday occurred the only..- SlaÈenger. match that was not a runaway.? The Church of England Girts'. School . defeated Presbyterian Ladies' - College by seven sets to five, and a balance ol four games. The winner'^ first .pair,
Muriel Broom and Kathleen Cullen, were not at ? their best. To begin with, they lost their doubles to Katie Grieve and -Joyce Andrews, after which, although .Muriel Croom beat Katie Grieve in thc singles. Kathleen Cullen lost to Joyce Andnews. The winners' second pair,: Mollie Hill and .Margot Law,- did better lor, having won- . their . .doubles against Dolly .-Forbes ànd Betty Browr* they drop- ped only one 'set in- the singles, .otie lost by Margot Law to Betty .Brown-», the curious score berreen whom was 1-6, 6-1.' -
Following ;on the second round, se! down for yesterday, the finals in both divisions on " Saturday neiét,, .should draw -t considerable gathering of'on lookers". - ' -,
Whether,or not the Christmas toúr narjient attracts any players from, th? Eastern States, tile -season, ou ;thi score of its visitors-siipuld prove a me- morable one, inasmuch, os. the now de- finitely promised coming ¿of, Cochet. Borótra; àridTSrugnôn, on March .8 .and 9;. will fonow_ or. precede tile visit o! the Australian, wo mon's team en rout, to Europe. For a. community so fat removed from the -centre it is -difficult ; to ? secure distinguished _ visitors. . In I consequence, such, visitors are assur- ed of au especial!;*.. cordial welcome, for. their inf req uent - appearances a rig keenly, appreciated. ... But for., the Kings": Park Club,- with ; its annual house, party, the people.'of Perth anil Fremantle would have seen no visitors [during: the - past five years, save .the delightful-Australian women's team ol :two years'ago; And-it ls-now' sug gested the King's. Park Clufcr. should be specially - taxed '.for - - the privilege ol rendering that service to the commu- nity.. .-...'. '. . » .
I Hopman's "Western Suburbs' &ctorj over-Crawford may or. may not bi sig nificant. .Let's hope.that ii ie, for 'i I to have one Crawford in th» Common
[ wealth be good, surely, it is bctter^tt
have two of the same stamp': ' .1
How is this for an American? . Ij
was written by Mr. -S. W. Merribew editor' of "the famous. "AX.T." durin« the progress of the recent Wlmbledoi meeting. Mr. Merrili ew says:-"Groa:
os^ Wimbledon has always been, th< present-meeting is -stup'enlous. T< lake it all in at once Is almost an im- possibility.' It must be permittéd V seep in, to stowly'.permèate one's con- sciousness. Nothing - else like it, not even approaching it, exists in the la wi tennis world. The meeting takes
place with other gTeat sporting event) or carnivals, and does not., suffer bi comparison with. them.**
There were, of course, three note- worthy innovations at Wimbledon t< distinguish the meeting from its pre- decessors and catch the imagination o the visitor. One was the gehuini seeding of the draw for the first time following on the preparation of rank mg'lists of all classes pf players. Thèi there was the installation of a micro- phone and loud speakers, by means o which the calls of the central umpir were broadcast to every part of th. seating accommodation . curro un din; the centre court. Finally there wa ' the introduction of a special footfaul
judge as a feature of the match equip ment on the centre and the No.
i courts: Even so. It was an intend American who ' wrote the foregoin;
! spontaneous encomium. '