HELENSBURGH Tennis Club is joining a number of high profile celebrities in the fight against cancer by hosting its annual Stand Up To Cancer tennis tournament this weekend.

Celebrities such as Melanie C, Ore Oduba, Bill Bailey and Edith Bowman are lending their support for this very worthwhile cause.

The tennis tournament is being held at Helensburgh Tennis Club this Saturday at 1pm with players from across the area.

If you would like to play please email Val Pace at valpace@btinternet.com. Financial donations or a raffle prize would also be welcome.

For those wishing to get back to tennis, the club's adult beginners class starts on Wednesday, May 10 from 7-8pm, followed by an 'improvers' class from 8-9pm. Lessons are free to members or £5 per session.

Fees are refunded if players join the club by the end of June.

In team news, only the ladies' second team recorded a win in the first week of the new season.

Liz Wylie and Suzanne Marshall, playing at 1st couple, easily won their match 6–1, 6–1, 6–1.

Joanna Crumless and Jackie Hunter at third couple also had an easy win 6–4, 6–4, 6–0.

At second couple, Carol Bews and Fiona Chalmers struggled in both their opening sets but managed to hold on brilliantly to take them 7–6, 7-6.

In the third set they outpaced their opponents to take it 6–2 to record a great 9–0 win.

The men’s third team travelled to the Glasgow suburb of Newlands to play Weir Recreation.

Bobby Kerr and Andy Cassell were the heroes of the evening winning all three sets.

Harry Fotheringham and Mike Bews at second couple were in a nail biting opening set which they narrowly lost in the tie break.

The next two sets were almost as close but they couldn’t find the winning shots against the very steady Weir pair.

Ralph Ward and Andrew Morison were outplayed by their hosts losing all three sets.