Monday, 05 November 2018 12:34

Bobby receives Argyll award

Written by Donald Fullarton

HELENSBURGH Tennis Club junior convener Bobby Kerr has been presented with the trophy for Service to Sport in the 2018 LiveArgyll Sport Awards.

The presentation was made at the club by Andrew Nisbet, chair of the LiveArgyll Trust, and Andy Trull, Community Sport Hub Officer.

A Live Argyll spokesman said: "Bobby has been involved with and contributed many, many hours over a number of years volunteering at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club.

"He is a well-known and well liked figure, and a true stalwart of the club."

Bobby has been involved with the club as a playing member of the adult team, as a coach for both seniors and juniors and as a dedicated committee member.

Bobby has been heavily involved in helping establish the current club coaching structure, creating a club development plan, accessing funding streams and setting up initiatives with Active Schools to build school to club pathways and partnerships.

Whilst the club is his primary focus, he has also been proactive in creating links with other local tennis clubs and other community sports clubs in the Helensburgh and Lomond area.

Andy Trull said: "Over the years Bobby has shown a huge amount of commitment and drive in the promotion of Helensburgh LTC and remains passionate about tennis development in the area.

"He has had a successful playing career in tennis and this passion has taken him on to be an organiser of tournaments as well as an accomplished and popular coach.

"Bobby is a very deserving winner of the LiveArgyll Service to Sport Award and can be seen as an excellent role model for others wanting to start volunteering in sport."

  • Photo by Donald Fullarton.