MEMBERS of Helensburgh Tennis Club dug deep to raise cash for the local branch of Alzheimer Scotland.

Two members of HTC’s committee, Fiona MacLaren and Bobby Kerr, visited the charity’s dementia resource centre in Helensburgh’s West Princes Street to present a donation of £250 to dementia adviser Anne-Marie King and community activity organiser Lisa Lees, who are both based at the centre.

And that’s not the only way Helensburgh Tennis Club members have been keeping busy over the winter: they recently took part in a bespoke first aid course specifically looking at tennis injuries, including bleedings, sprains, fractures, cuts, grazes, bruises, burns, cramps and head injuries.

The course was in addition to the recent training session on the club’s defibrillator, which is able to provide a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest – and which, in addition to CPR treatment from the person using the defibrillator, can be vital in keeping someone alive until the emergency services arrive to help.

The club starts getting prepared for the new season with junior coaching, starting this week, and a new cardio tennis class starting on Wednesday, February 27, with the popular drills sessions on the following evening at 7.00pm.

Full details of those, and all the club’s other activities, are available on the HTC website (