HELENSBURGH Lawn Tennis Club stalwart Bobby Kerr was presented with the ‘Service to Sport’ accolade at the recent LiveArgyll Sport Awards.

Bobby, who has contributed hundreds, if not thousands, of volunteer hours at the club over many years, has played with the Helensburgh adult teams, coached senior and junior players, and is a dedicated member of the club’s committee.

LiveArgyll Trust chair Andrew Nisbet, who joined Argyll and Bute’s community sport hub officer Andy Trull at the presentation, said: “Bobby has been heavily involved in helping establish the current club coaching structure, creating a club development plan, accessing funding streams and setting up initiatives with Active Schools to build school to club pathways and partnerships.

“Whilst Helensburgh LTC is his primary focus, he has also been proactive in creating links with other local tennis clubs and other community sports clubs in the Helensburgh and Lomond area.

“Over the years Bobby has shown a huge amount of commitment and drive in the promotion of Helensburgh LTC and remains passionate about tennis development in the area.

“Bobby has had a successful playing career in tennis and this passion has taken him on to be an organiser of tournaments as well as an accomplished and popular coach.

“Bobby is a very deserving winner of the LiveArgyll Service to Sport Award and can be seen as an excellent role model for others wanting to start volunteering in sport.”