THE Helensburgh Tennis Club committee met using Zoom last night and discussed the members feedback received since the club opening on Monday.
Most comments from members were of a positive nature, thanking the committee for their hard work in getting the club open and safe to use.
TWO members of Helensburgh Tennis Club have an extra spring in their step as the courts reopen for play — as winners of the club Lotto.
Organiser Gay Black announced today that the May winner was Trish Pryde and the June winner Philip Hamilton. They will receive their £20 cheques shortly.
TENNIS returned to Helensburgh Tennis Club today (Monday) for the first time in ten weeks.
Although the restrictions were lifted on Friday, the club waited until Monday to ensure that the venue was ready with a range of precautions and new procedures in place for members to follow.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club will reopen on Monday June 1 — the few days delay giving time to prepare a safe club environment for members.
To help protect members from Covid-19 there are a number of new procedures to follow.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club's Gordon Reid had an unusual triumph yesterday — he won the LTA Fantasy Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Tournament with partner Louise Hunt.
They came back from a set down and 4-4 to beat second seeds Alfie Hewett and Lucy Shuker, who have two Paralympic silver medals and two Paralympic bronze medals between them, 5-7, 7-6, 7-5.
THE FIRST winner of Helensburgh Tennis Club's new 2020-21 Lotto has been named.
Organiser Gay Black announced that the winner of the April draw was mens team player Andrew Morison. He will receive his cheque for £20 shortly.
HELENSBURGH'S reigning Paralympic champion Gordon Reid has hailed the support of the LTA as he and fellow players on the GB Wheelchair Tennis World Class Performance Programme focus on future goals during the coronavirus lockdown.
Looking towards the rescheduled Tokyo Paralympics in August 2021, the 28-year-old world no.5 said: “The LTA have been great in providing us with equipment and support so we can continue training at home for as long as we need to.
THANKS to all those who have returned their Helensburgh Tennis Club lottery application forms for the 2020-21 season.
The final £20 winners for the previous year were well known members Dinkie Fairley in February and Jockey Cairns in March.
ALL Helensburgh Tennis Club ADULT coaching is suspended during the current coronavirus crisis.
Secretary Maurice McIntyre said: “While this is regrettable, I am sure you will support this decision in respect of personal, family and public health issues during this time.
“We will obviously be guided by advice from both the Westminster and Holyrood governments and their medical advisors as to when and indeed if we can resume normal club activities in the months ahead.
“We will inform all members through email and this website about coaching and other related activities once the situation is clarified and the current restrictions are lifted.”
With regard to junior coaching and kettlebell classes, Katie Hope hopes to continue these for those children whose parents wish it. She has wipes and hand sanitizer for each class.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club has had to postpone or cancel forthcoming events because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The committee decided today to postpone the Annual General Meeting scheduled for Thursday March 26 and the Open Afternoon and Tournament scheduled for Saturday March 28, and not to hold the Easter Camp for juniors.
THE ANNUAL Helensburgh Tennis Club Souper Soup Christian Aid Lunch in the clubhouse, scheduled for Friday March 27, has been postponed.
Organisers Ann McKelvie and Phyllis Fullarton have decided that until the coronavirus picture becomes clearer it would be inappropriate to hold the event. It is hoped to rearrange it later in the year.
MEMBERS and guests turned out in force — despite torrential rain — for today's lunch at Helensburgh Tennis Club in aid of the Helensburgh and Lomond Foodbank.
Organisers Ann McKelvie and Phyllis Fullarton were delighted with the total of £435 raised, plus three boxes of assorted foods.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid is celebrating a return to the world’s top five this week after his impressive start to 2020 continued with his latest singles final and a fourth successive doubles title with fellow Brit Alfie Hewett over the weekend in Rotterdam.
Reigning Paralympic champion Gordon (28), who is on the LTA’s GB Wheelchair Tennis World Class Performance Programme, is no stranger to success at the ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.
ARE YOU READY for Helensburgh Tennis Club's next block of coaching for both adults and juniors?
Juniors starts this Monday for P1 to P7 and Thursday for secondary school age. Katie Hope is looking forward to welcoming you.
PROFESSIONAL tennis returns to Glasgow from tomorrow (Sunday) until next Sunday when Tennis Scotland stages the Scottish Championships — Men’s and Women’s $25k singles and doubles events — at the Scotstoun Leisure Centre.
Qualifying rounds for both mens and womens singles will be played tomorrow and Monday, with play starting at 10am and continuing into the evening.