CONGRATULATIONS to our own Gordon Reid on receiving the MBE in the New Year Honours List — a proud day for him and his family and well deserved.
Gordon said: "It's a great honour for me. It's been a fantastic year for me — the best year of my career — so to finish it off like this is like the icing on the cake."
HELENSBURGH Lawn Tennis Club was well represented at Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre yesterday afternoon as the Freedom of Argyll and Bute was conferred on world wheelchair tennis no.1 and Paralympic gold medalist Gordon Reid.
At a special meeting of Argyll and Bute Council in the Marriage Room at the Civic Centre in East Clyde Street — which Gordon officially opened earlier this year — the council leader, Dick Walsh, proposed the motion to make Gordon a Freeman, and this was seconded by Councillor Ellen Morton.
Members gathered at Helensburgh Tennis Club on Sunday to honour the club’s Gordon Reid after an amazing year when he won two Grand Slam wheelchair tennis singles along with gold and silver Paralympic medals.
Club president Alan Mitchelson presented him with honorary life membership, and Gordon’s first coach Liz Wylie presented him with gold cufflinks engraved with Helensburgh Tennis Club.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club's next block of junior tennis lessons starts this Monday for six weeks — October 24 to November 28.
HELENSBURGH and Lomond Civic Centre was officially opened on Tuesday March 1 2016 by the town's British no.1 wheelchair tennis champion, Gordon Reid.
The East Clyde Street complex combines the old Clyde Street School, later the Clyde Community Education Centre, and new-build offices for some 140 Argyll ad Bute Council staff.