HELENSBURGH Tennis Club’s juniors were out in force for the annual Voters and Non-Voters Tournament at the weekend.
The event partners a junior with an adult in a round robin tournament, and the standard of play from the juniors really impressed the adults.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid added another US Open doubles title to his growing collections of Grand Slam wins on a sensational day of wheelchair tennis action in New York.
Gordon and partner Alfie Hewett and Reid were looking to follow up their doubles success at Wimbledon against the pair they had defeated at SW19, top seeds Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer of France.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and partner Alfie Hewett made a unique piece of sporting history yesterday when they won the first ever wheelchair tennis match to be played on the new Arthur Ashe Court.
This victory earned them a place in Saturday's mens doubles final at the US Open, the last Grand Slam of the year.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club's junior club championships produced some fantastic matches at the weekend.
In group one of the 15 and under age category Conor Niblock and Luke Hopkins battled it out for a place in the final having beaten all the other players.
THE eagerly anticipated over 40s mens singles final between current champion Kevin Stephen and Alastair Hope on day two of Helensburgh Tennis Club's senior championships finals did not disappoint.
Last year it went all the way to a tie break decider with Kevin saving four match points to take the trophy from Alastair, who had won it almost every year since turning 40.
FRASER FULTON successfully retained his open mens singles title at Helensburgh Tennis Club on Saturday, but not before getting a scare in his semi-final match against David Reid.
David had set point in the opening set but hit a volley wide to give Fraser the opportunity to claw back and steal it. Fraser led 4-1 in the second set only for David to come back again.
A HIGHLY successful Cocktails Night was held at Helensburgh Tennis Club on Saturday evening.
Organised by Anne McKelvie and social convener Fiona MacLaren, with help from Janette Green and Phyllis Fullarton, it featured Anne's son James as a very popular bartender and a vast array of finger buffet food.
Afterwards everyone present enjoyed a quiz devised by Frankie Hanmer; and a dance or two.
- Photo by Bobby Kerr.
CONGRATULATIONS to Helensburgh Tennis Club men's 3rd team who have gained West League promotion this season.
Also well done to the ladies 1st, 2nd and 60+ teams who all finished a close third in their divisions.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club now has a public access defibrillator.
Situated beside the front door and for use by anyone, member or non-member, it was presented to house and grounds convener Ian Parlane today by Sheenah Nelson, chairman and trustee of the Helensburgh & Local District CPR/Defibrillator Association.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid and partner Alfie Hewett followed up their history-making achievement in 2016 to become the first Brits to retain the Wimbledon mens doubles wheelchair tennis title yesterday at The Championships.
In a thrilling contest, they defeated Rio Paralympic gold medallists Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer of France in a final set tie-break for the second successive year, completing a glorious 6-7(5) 7-5, 7-6(3) victory after two hours and 55 minutes of sporting theatre on Court no.3.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club's 1st Ladies team ended an excellent season in West League Division 1/1 with two wins in their final two rain-delayed matches.
First up was a trip to David Lloyd Renfrew where the team ground out a very close 5-4 win.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club staged its annual Marie Curie coffee morning yesterday — and there was one extra special prize.
Organisers Anne McKelvie and Phyllis Fullarton had hoped for more people, but those who did come were very generous and £305 was raised. There was a general raffle, and a separate raffle for a beautiful quilt hand made by Elizabeth Crossan was won by Pat Coutts.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club's Quiz Night winners yesterday evening were Iain and Fiona MacLaren, Alison Fotheringham and Anne McKelvie.
In a tie break final they managed to correctly guess that there were four left-handed winners of the men's singles at Wimbledon since 1970.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club has a new secretary.
At a well attended 133rd Annual General Meeting in the clubhouse yesterday evening, Maurice McIntyre (pictured) was elected to succeed Michael Bews, a past president who has held several club posts.
ON A glorious sunny Saturday members of Helensburgh Tennis Club gathered for their traditional opening day doubles tournament.
There were some close matches in the early rounds but the final saw Katie Hope and Clive Charters face Iain MacLaren and Paul Clifford.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid clinched his first singles title of 2017 on Saturday after securing his second successive ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament crown in Rotterdam with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Nicolas Peifer of France.
World no.3 Gordon secured early breaks in both sets of the ITF-1 Series final and took the last three games of the opening set, serving out the with a forehand down the line.
HELENSBURGH'S Gordon Reid completed a career Grand Slam of mens doubles wheelchair tennis titles today after partnering Joachim Gerard of Belgium to win the Australian Open crown 6-3, 3-6, (10-3) against England's Alfie Hewett and Argentina's Gustavo Fernandez.
With Brits on either side of the net in the mens doubles final, second seeds Gordon and Joachim made a confident start and took a 4-0 lead before Alfie and Gustavo managed to recover one of the breaks against them.
THE GLOBAL programme devised by Judy Murray to introduce girls age 5-8 to tennis is launching at Helensburgh Tennis Club early in 2017.
After completing the specialist training and running three very popular classes in Cardross during 2016, Lorna Brown has teamed up with Helensburgh Tennis Club to ensure the local girls have access to this extremely successful programme.
HELENSBURGH Tennis Club members started the year competing in their annual Hangover Tournament today.
The annual event is a handicapped tournament with both team and social players mixing together.
This year top junior Ross Hamilton and 4th team captain Clive Charters managed to beat Phyllis Fullarton and Bill Ram in an exciting final.