Coaching (63)

Friday, 11 August 2017 14:03

Open invitation to meet the Coach

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Tots coaching 1 wTENNIS enthusiasts in the area are being invited to a 'Meet the Coach evening' this Monday at Helensburgh Tennis Club at 7pm. 

Parents, juniors and senior players can meet the club’s coaching team, and details will be given of the revamped coaching programme which starts on Monday August 21.

The evening is open to anyone wishing to hear more about the club’s exciting plans over the autumn and winter in terms of junior and senior coaching and to get feedback on what other classes players would like.

Coach Jo Kerr has gone back to the Lawn Tennis Association’s red, orange and green structure to ensure each class is suitable for the different age categories.

She will also have a development squad for the children showing particular talent. There is also a pre-5 tots class to look for the youngest children who have a natural ability of hand to ball co-ordination. 

Jo said: “We are determined to offer every opportunity to the children of the area to showcase their talents. We will capture that talent and develop it.”

Jo is also looking to offer day time and evening sessions for adult players.

In addition to the Monday sessions, Lorna Brown will be holding her popular Miss Hits class for girls on Thursdays from 4-5pm for six weeks, and Bobby Kerr will be holding his match practice and tournament classes each Saturday from 11am to 1pm.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 13:39

Adult classes start on May 10

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Jo Kerr wHELENSBURGH Tennis Club starts its adult beginners and adult improvers classes on Wednesday May 10 for six weeks.

Beginners are from 7-8pm and improvers from 8-9pm.

The club's new senior coach Jo Kerr (right) will take the class, and she looks forward to welcoming a good attendance to an enjoyable evening.

The cost is £5 per session, but is free to members of the club. For any participant who joins the club before the end of June the course fees will be refunded. Rackets will be available at the session.

Anyone who would like to enrol should email Bobby Kerr.

Thursday, 12 May 2016 11:46

Classes proving popular

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HELENSBURGH Tennis Club's adult beginner and improver class has proved very popular.

The beginner class has attracted twelve new players to the sport and some new members.

The six week course is being taken by Bobby Kerr, who is going through all the main strokes and is looking to get them to the point where they can compete in a doubles game.

He has already gone over ground strokes and the serve and will move o to the volley, smash and lob, and then rules on playing a game.

The adult improver class has attracted mostly current members who want to brush up on their game.

Bobby has gone back to basics and hopes to improve their game with some sound doubles tactics and subtle changes on how to win.

Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:47

Beginners course for adults

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A SIX week adult beginners and improvers course will run at Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday nights from May 4 (except May 25).

It is free to members and £30 for non-members, however if a non-member joins before the end of June they will receive a refund.

Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your name if you wish to be added to either course — even if you told him before that you want to attend.

The maximum number is twelve per course. Why not encourage a friend to come along and hopefully they will enjoy it and join. Rackets are provided.

Friday, 15 April 2016 16:24

Summer Coaching Block

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CBF Tennis youngstersTHE tennis season has now started, and Wimbledon will be here before long!

After a great couple of weeks of Easter Camps it is time for the next Chris Bowman Tennis block of after school and weekend lessons.

Below are details of the lessons on offer at Helensburgh Tennis Club over the next few months.

Just a quick reminder that member discount only applies to the club of which you are a member. 

For further information on any of the information below please contact Chris by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01436-675403.

The Helensburgh LTC programme is . . .


4-5pm Mini Reds and Mini Orange (ages 5-9).

5-6:30pm Mini Green and Junior Tennis (ages 10-16).


4-5pm Mini Red (ages 4-8).

5-6pm Junior Drills session (ages 9- 6).


11.15am-12 noon MINI TENNIS (ages 6-9)

These lessons are run over a six-week block beginning on Monday April 18.


45-60 minute lessons (six-week block): Members £35; Non-Members £47.

90 minute lessons (six-week block): Members £42; Non-Members £54.


Payments must be made at your first lesson(s) by cash or cheque, payable to CBF Tennis. Bank transfers can also be arranged, or pay at any time before your lessons begin by popping in to Chris Bowman Fitness at Craighelen.



CBF Tennis will be running holiday camps right through the summer holidays. Full details will be released in the coming weeks.
Thursday, 31 March 2016 15:06

Easter Camp next week

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HELENSBURGH Tennis Club's annual Easter Camp for juniors aged 5-12 will take place from Monday to Friday, April 4-8.

As this is a very popular event, head coach John Wilson and his team will be using the two mini courts and the back two courts from 10am-2pm, and from 10.30am John will be using an additional full-sized court, making a total of three courts in use from


The price for HLTC members is £45, non-members £60. Day rates are also available. For more information or to make a booking, please contact Chris Bowman on 01436-675403 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Coaching convener Ann Morison said: "Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause to members."

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 17:46

All set for Easter Camps

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THE CBF TENNIS Easter Camps are just around the corner and spaces are going fast. 

Chris Bowman said: If you are looking to sign up your little ones, please do so as soon as possible as we cannot guarantee availability for those who show up on the day.”

Day rates are also available on request for those who cannot make the whole week. The ‘Club Member’ price is only available for the camp which takes place at your club!

Chris added today: “I would like to thank those of you whose kids came along to our latest block of coaching sessions which finished yesterday.

“It has been another successful few weeks, and in the sessions which I have assisted John and Alberto I could see a real difference in the level of play. Let’s keep up the good work!

“I would also like to ask for any feedback you may have on our sessions. Your feedback, both positive and negative, is important to us and will allow us to continually improve our sessions.

“It would also be great to hear what you think of our coaching days and times at present. We know it is hard to please everyone but we are always open to changing things to suit the majority.”

The next block of coaching will kick off on Monday April 18 after the Easter school holidays.

The coaching application form can be downloaded from the Downloads area of this website.

Monday, 01 February 2016 11:35

Free junior indoor coaching

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IN A fantastic week for Scottish tennis, Helensburgh Tennis Club is embarking on a very ambitious year to get more people playing the great sport.

The club has been awarded £700 by Awards for All to provide free indoor junior tennis coaching at Hermitage Academy from Saturday February 13 for six weeks.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:19

New junior coaching programme

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 16:48

Coaching is back!

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