HELENSBURGH Tennis Club will make its biggest ever donation to Children in Need after the magnificent response to today's major raffle.
The efforts of organisers Ann McKelvie and Phyllis Fullarton and the generosity of members and friends resulted in over 80 prizes being donated, and £1,240.62 raised.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and partner Alfie Hewett claimed their second UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters in Orlando, Florida, at the weekend.
They once again proved a dominant force as doubles partners to complete a year that saw them take their tally of Grand Slam titles to thirteen and become the first men’s doubles wheelchair tennis partnership to complete the calendar Grand Slam.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club is once again supporting the annual Children in Need appeal.
With having another Supersoup lunch in the clubhouse still not permitted, organisers Ann McKelvie and Phyllis Fullarton are organising a Gourmet Hamper draw in aid of Pudsey.
Autumn Junior Coaching Block
6th Nov - 6th Dec (4 week)
MORE details about Helensburgh Tennis Club's forthcoming drills sessions, starting next Thursday (October 28) from 7-8.30pm, have been announced.
Week One will look at groundstrokes and hitting into a zone on the court.
JUNIOR coaching will take place at Helensburgh Tennis Club during the October holidays.
The club coaches are running group sessions this coming week on courts 5, 6 and 7 from Monday to Friday from 9.45am-12noon.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club's autumn adult drill sessions start on Thursday October 28 for six weeks from 7-8.30pm.
The course will cost £5. There is no need to book — just turn up. It is ideal for social players, improvers and team players.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid will represent Great Britain at the 2021 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Sardinia from September 27 to October 3 — the International Tennis Federation’s flagship wheelchair tennis team event and the wheelchair tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup.
Great Britain has a long history of success in the World Team Cup, with the men’s team travelling to Italy as defending champions having won the 2019 title. That gold medal added to a silver for the juniors, bronze for the women’s team and a fourth place for the quad team to make it Great Britain’s most successful event in the event’s 37-year history.
AFTER an amazing summer of tennis at Helensburgh Tennis Club, the coaching team has put together plans for an October Junior Camp from Monday to Friday October 11-15.
The timings and format will be similar to the summer camps, with plans to hold an inter-club competition on the Friday for any interested players.
10am - 12pm P1-3
12pm - 3pm S1-4
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club passed its recent safeguarding audit by Tennis Scotland with flying colours.
From October 2018, all Lawn Tennis Association registered venues are required to meet six safeguarding standards.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and partner Alfie Hewett made history on Saturday in New York after their fifth successive US Open title together saw them become the first ever wheelchair tennis partnership to complete the calendar Grand Slam in mens doubles.
And they celebrated a glorious day for British tennis, with shock British winner of the US Open ladies singles, Emma Radecanu.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid made a bold bid to try and set up the first all-British US Open final against doubles partner Alfie Hewett in New York, but the world no.5 and Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist ultimately bowed out to Japan’s world no.1 and Tokyo gold medallist Shingo Kunieda 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
World no.2 Alfie will contest his fifth successive US Open mens singles final on Sunday. He has won the New York singles and doubles titles in the same year twice previously and will attempt do the same this year after defeating Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez 6-2, 6-4 on Friday.
HELENSBURGH'S Over 55 mens team were in action at the weekend against Milngavie in the West of Scotland Over 55s Knockout Tournament.
Alastair Hope and Ian James playing at 1st couple had a marathon opening set taking it all the way to the tie break, winning it 7-6.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid ended his Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with victory in the all-British mens singles bronze medal match against doubles partner Alfie Hewett.
The Rio mens singles gold medallist claimed Paralympics GB’s fourth wheelchair tennis medal after overcoming Rio silver medallist Alfie 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 after two hours and 22 minutes.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and partner Alfie Hewett were on their ‘A game’ for large parts of the Tokyo Olympics mens doubles gold medal match, but ultimately their bid to improve on the silver medal they won in Rio ended in a 7-5, 0-6, 7-6(3) loss to holders and second seeds Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer from France.
At the end of an exhausting three hour and 25 minute contest, Gordon said: “I think we played on their terms in the first set, we didn’t played offensive, we were not playing our A-game and we did a great job of turning that around from the start of the second set.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and doubles partner Alfie Hewett will face each other in the bronze medal play-off after they were both beaten in the mens singles semi-finals at the Tokyo Paralympics.
They will now play each other on Saturday for a guaranteed bronze medal for one of them.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett ensured that there will be at least one mens singles wheelchair tennis medal for ParalympicsGB at Tokyo 2020 after the Rio gold and silver medallists moved into semi-finals on opposite sides of the draw on Wednesday at the Ariake Tennis Park.
World no.5 Gordon repeated his Rio quarter-final victory over Argentinian fourth seed Gustavo Fernandez, while Alfie repeated his Rio round of 16 victory against French seventh seed Nicolas Peifer.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and doubles partner Alfie Hewett guaranteed themselves and ParalympicsGB a second successive mens doubles wheelchair tennis medal on Tuesday after the Brits beat Japanese third seeds Shingo Kunieda and Takashi Sanada 6-2, 6-1 at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
The Rio silver medallists produced their latest stunning display of doubles tennis at the Ariake Tennis Park to beat Kunieda and Sanada in an hour and 27 minutes.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and partner Alfie Hewitt guaranteed their chance to play for a second mens doubles medal for ParalympicsGB on Monday after they also advanced to the Tokyo 2020 mens singles quarter-finals.
On the fourth day of play at the Ariake Tennis Park, Gordon and Alfie swept aside Belgian duo Joachim Gerard and Jef Vandorpe 6-2, 6-2 as the 12-time Grand Slam champions booked a last four meeting with Japan’s Shingo Kunieda and Takashi Sanada.