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Tuesday, 22 February 2022 12:52

Adult Team and Improver sessions

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THE CLUB coaching team is offering pre season training sessions for ladies and men on Friday evenings starting this Friday 25th from 7-8pm.

These are for hitting drills, improving your techniques and understand doubles play followed by some doubles play, bookings by Clubspark, £5 per session.

These sessions are ideal for those playing teams or who just want to take their game to the next level.

For those who feel they just want to improve their social game why not come along this Sunday morning from 10.30am till 12noon.  The coaching team are offering a six week course on the basics. Non members welcome, so bring a friend.

To book for Friday classes - click this link - https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/HelensburghLTC/BookCourse/88be83ec-5c20-45bb-a237-a008186a2930

To book for Sunday classes - click this link - https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/HelensburghLTC/BookCourse/eb93dc78-f214-4480-b521-53e0a0f81a62

Wednesday, 02 February 2022 12:19

Clubhouse use rules relaxed

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HELENSBURGH Tennis Club has eased the restrictions on use of the clubhouse.

Covid Officer Fiona MacLaren said: "The committee would like to thank you for your understanding in restricting your activities around the club over these past two challenging years.

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 14:10

Gordon and Alfie make history again

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HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and partner Alfie Hewett secured the latest chapter in the tennis history books today at the Australian Open when they won their third successive Australian Open mens wheelchair doubles title, extending their tally of consecutive Grand Slam titles together to nine.

Gordon and Alfie beat old rivals Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina and Shingo Kunieda of Japan 62 46 [10-7] at Melbourne Park.

Monday, 24 January 2022 11:45

Gordon and Alfie in doubles final

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HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and partner Alfie Hewett had a successful second day of wheelchair tennis competition at the Australian Open today.

The reigning champions  booked their place in their third successive mens doubles final at Melbourne Park after the 13-time Grand Slam winners fought back from 4-2 and 5-3 down in the opening set of their semi-final against Tom Egberink of the Netherlands and Australian Ben Weekes to close out a 7-5 6-2 victory in an hour and 30 minutes.

Sunday, 23 January 2022 15:53

Gordon out of Australian Open singles

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HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid went out of the mens singles at the 2021 Australian Open at the semi-final stage today.

The 2016 Australian Open champion slipped to a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Stephane Houdet of France.

Friday, 21 January 2022 15:31

Gordon in action in Australian Open

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HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and doubles partner Alfie Hewett could meet in the mens singles semi-finals at the Australian Open after the two Brits were drawn to play Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina and Stephane Houdet of France on Sunday’s opening day of wheelchair tennis competition at the first Grand Slam of 2022.

Gordon and Alfie have both beaten world no.3 Fernandez at the first two tournaments of the year before facing world no.1 Shingo Kunieda in the finals of the Victorian Open and the Melbourne Open.

Thursday, 16 December 2021 17:11

Tis the season . . .

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SANTA and his little helpers paid a visit to Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday evening for a quick game.

The weather was a bit gloomy, but that did not stop everyone from having a great game with Santa in fine form. 

Friday, 19 November 2021 15:53

Stunning response to Pudsey raffle

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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.

Monday, 08 November 2021 16:31

Gordon is doubles master

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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.

Thursday, 28 October 2021 14:25

Soup's off — but draw goes ahead

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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.

Thursday, 28 October 2021 14:18

Junior Coaching block announced

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THE Helensburgh Tennis Club coaching team is pleased to announce a four week Autumn block of junior coaching and have scheduled holiday camps for 2022 to help parents plan holiday activities.

 

Autumn Junior Coaching Block
6th Nov - 6th Dec (4 week)

 
Future Holiday Camps (Easter and Summer 2022)
We are have also scheduled holiday tennis camps in Easter (w/c 11th April) and two weeks in July/August. They are open for booking here: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/AlimacsTennis/Coaching/Camps
Tuesday, 26 October 2021 14:27

Finals Day on Saturday

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MEMBERS are invited to spectate at the Helensburgh Tennis Club club championship finals day this Saturday.

Details of the matches are below — over 55's in red, open matches in blue.

Thursday, 21 October 2021 11:37

First drills session next week

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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.

Sunday, 10 October 2021 11:53

Junior coaching from Monday

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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.

Thursday, 07 October 2021 11:41

Adult drill sessions start soon

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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.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 14:12

Gordon in World Team Cup

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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.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 13:56

Junior Camp in October

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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

1pm - 3pm P4-7
 
 
Cost £10 per day/£50 per week.
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 13:43

Club passes safeguarding audit

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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.

Sunday, 12 September 2021 17:42

Alfie, Emma, Gordon — US champions all!

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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.

Saturday, 11 September 2021 10:03

Gordon aims for calendar slam

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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.

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