THE season of summer holidays might be in full swing across Helensburgh and Lomond, but for those still at home, there's plenty of sporting action to keep on top of.

Here's our latest round-up from the pitches, waters and courts around the local area...

RUGBY: Helensburgh Rugby Club have announced the renewal of the sponsorship deal that will see Chrystals Shortbread remain as the main backer of the Lomond and Helensburgh first XV in 2024-25.

The news comes as pre-season training for players at all levels resumed this week, with sessions at Ardencaple every Tuesday and Thursday as the two L&H senior teams begin their preparations for the start of a new league season in August.

New players are always welcome, with each session taking place at Ardencaple from 7pm onwards.

FOOTBALL: Pre-season training for Rhu Amateurs starts tonight (Thursday, July 4) at 6.30pm. Further sessions will be held on Tuesday, July 9 and Thursday, July 11 before the first pre-season friendly for the club’s Caledonian League squad, at home to Vale of Leven Amateurs on Saturday, July 13.

Meanwhile, after a four-week gap, the Rhu over-35 team were back in action at Hermitage Academy on Friday night, and showed no sign of any ill-effects from the long lay-off as they despatched Glasgow Wellington 5-0 at Hermitage Academy, with a hat-trick from Fraser and goals from Ward and Wight.

The over-35s’ next league game is away to Inchinnan on Friday, July 12.

CRICKET: Gregor Chambers’ century helped Helensburgh Cricket Club to a seven-wicket win away to Mearns on Saturday.

Chambers’ 108 not out and a fine 71 from Caelan Lang saw Helensburgh surpass the target of 232 runs set by their Hamilton hosts in 40.2 overs.

Fred Parffrey had earlier been the star with the ball for Helensburgh, taking five for 29 in his 10 overs, while Lang weighed in with three for 48.

SAILING: Helensburgh Sailing Club’s Team Mayrise, led by skipper James Miller, finished top of Class 3 at the Bangor Town Regatta on Belfast Lough at the weekend, finishing first in six of the event’s eight races to beat the host club’s Caesium, and its skipper Aidan Pounder, into second place.

Meanwhile, ‘Leaky Roof 2’ from Cove Sailing Club secured victory in the Sigma 33 National Championships at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, at an event which also featured Cove’s Murray McDonald and his yacht Arabesque, promoting his Autism On The Water charity.

TENNIS: Helensburgh Tennis Club are hosting a free family day from 12noon onwards this Sunday, July 7, for all family members, with a picnic, games and children's disco, alongside a busy programme of events being held throughout the Wimbledon fortnight. See 'Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club' on Facebook for more details.