Helensburgh Tennis Club is gearing up for the new season with a full programme of coaching for all ages – including junior classes from P1 to secondary age, and a course of adult sessions from beginner to team players.

Classes started on Monday of this week, and run for six weeks. The P1 to P3 class is on Mondays from 4pm to 4.50pm and the P4 to P7 class is on from 5pm to 5.50pm.

On Thursdays the S1 to S3 class runs from 5pm to 5.50pm, and S4+ is on from 6pm to 6.50pm.

Application forms can be found at tennishelensburgh.org.uk.

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The club is also offering free sessions for adults. These include beginners and improver sessions on Wednesday evenings, with beginners from 7-8pm and improvers from 8-9pm.

The club’s popular drills evenings start on Thursday, February 20 and will run for five weeks.

The club welcomes back Alan MacBeath to the coaching team along with new coach Ian James.

Ian has been coaching in the south of England for many years, and has recently relocated to Rosneath.

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Both Alan and Ian will join regular coach Katie Hope and are a welcome boost to the club’s coaching squad.

Club president Keith Love said: “We are delighted to welcome back Alan and new coach Ian to the coaching team.

“This will allow the club to offer a bigger variety of classes including day time sessions, junior performance squads, one to one sessions and doubles tactics.

"We are looking forward to a very successful year at the club.”

The club is also hosting a lunch in aid of the Helensburgh and Lomond Foodbank in the clubhouse on Friday, February 21, from 12 noon to 2pm.

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