THIS stunning snow scene was shot today at Helensburgh Tennis Club by finance convener Mike Paterson.
Mike was attending the annual Christian Aid Souper Soup lunch, noticed the strange lighting outside, and took this excellent atmospheric picture with his Panasonic DM TZ60. Click on it to enlarge it.
For camera buffs, it was taken at 1/500, f 3.5, iso 100.
THE SPIRIT of the ladies of Helensburgh Tennis Club was shown once again today when, despite the snow cover, they turned out in force for the annual charity Souper Soup Lunch at the clubhouse.
To the delight of organisers Phyllis Fullarton, Anne McKelvie and Janette Green, and despite some dire warnings that nobody would attend, some 25 members arrived to enjoy an impressive array of soups and a raffle.
ALL TENNIS at Helensburgh Tennis Club is cancelled until there is some green on the courts again!
However Friday's Souper Soup charity lunch will go ahead — hopefully some members will arrive.
Thanks to Alison Fotheringham for bravely making her way to the courts to take this picture — click on it to see a bigger version.
DESPITE the weather, Helensburgh Tennis Club hopes for a bumper attendance at the annual Souper Soup Lunch this Friday, 12noon-2pm, for Christian Aid.
A piping hot bowl of soup is just what you need in this weather!
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club is in good hands as incoming president Keith Love and his team won the 2018 Club Quiz on Friday evening.
It was an emphatic last round which beat the Hopefull's, led by the Hope family.
THE FEBRUARY winner of the Helensburgh Tennis Club Lotto is Phyllis Fullarton.
Organiser Gay Black said that her cheque for £25 was on the way to Mrs Fullarton, who plays in club ladies and veteran ladies teams.
ORGANISER Bobby Kerr hopes that members of Helensburgh Tennis Club are all swotting for the annual Quiz Night this Friday from 7pm.
Subjects include local geography, history, general knowledge sports, film and TV characters, and the usual picture quiz.
THE CLOSING date for Helensburgh Tennis Club members to opt in to the Wimbledon ballot is Friday next week.
The number of members who have opted in is significantly down on last year and will result in just a handful of tickets.
THE COMMITTEE has created a three year development plan for Helensburgh Tennis Club — and is now seeking members views on it.
A draft summary is below for members to study and comment, and it will go to the annual general meeting for approval on March 29.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club members can start their tennis preparation for the season by improving core strength, balance and posture through Pilates.
Classes are held in the clubhouse on Tuesdays 16 at 3.30pm and Wednesdays at 6.30pm and 7.30pm (intermediate level).
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and partner Alfie Hewett's hopes of a first Australian Open doubles title together came to an end today (Friday) at Melbourne Park.
They were beaten in the final by French duo Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer won 6-4, 6-2.
TWO Helensburgh Tennis Club Lotto draws have taken place since the website went offline.
Organiser Gay Black announced the December Christmas draw winners as Philip Hamilton £40; Trish Pryde £20; Alan Mitchelson £10.
The first 2018 winner was Mrs Ethnee Ashton. Her cheque for £25 is on its way.
You can still enter for the other eleven 2018 draws by contacting Gay. Each share costs £10.
YOUNGSTERS at Hermitage Primary School are enjoying a new after school tennis club every Tuesday thanks to Helensburgh Tennis Club.
The club is funding a pilot scheme to bring tennis to a new group of young players every Tuesday from 3.15-4.30pm at the school.
Head Coach Jo Kerr and a team of parent helpers are introducing the basics of tennis to the children with the hope that they will go on to play more often, and the club is offering free membership to all the children up to the end of March 2018.
Junior convener Bobby Kerr said: “We are delighted with the response we’ve had to the course. The children are very enthusiastic.
"We hope to continue the course into the new year. It’s the first step in our plan to bring tennis into local schools.”
THE ANNUAL Helensburgh Tennis Club Children in Need Coffee Morning today proved a great success — raising £300 for Pudsey.
A good number of members supported the event, enjoyed coffee, tea and home baking, and took part in a raffle.
PLEASE celebrate Children in Need with Helensburgh Tennis Club at the coffee morning and raffle on Friday November 10 from 10.30am-12noon.
Feel free to bring a friend. Anyone can donate a prize for the raffle which would be much appreciated, Drop prizes off at the club on Thursday evenings from 7-8.30pm or see Anne McKelvie or any committee member.
This Thursday's weather looks perfect for some tennis at the adults drills evening from 7-8.30pm, cost £5.
Finally, Cardross Tennis Club extends an invitation to HLTC members to a Ceilidh in Cardross Parish Church halls on Saturday 11 November 11 from 7.30-11.30pm.
Tickets cost £25 for a family of four (two adults and two children) or adults £10, children £5.