A valid Pass Sanitaire has been needed to enter the Club from 21 July 2021.
The requirement applies to all over 12 years old from 30 September. As the Pass Sanitaire programme is implemented, the requirement to wear a mask inside the Club will be relaxed as of 1 August for adults. It will be removed for all Members as of 30 September (when minors 12 and over will also need a Pass to enter the Club). Any Members wishing to continue mask-wearing are of course free to do so.
Calling all beginners! Get in touch (gently) with your inner Zen! Thursday mornings at 11.30-12.30. Good for stiffer or older persons. Uses chairs and props - bring a mat and comfortable clothing. More people are needed to make the class worthwhile. (10 euros per class) More information and of course on Monica's website at monicashaka.com or by mail at .
During the Toussaint school holidays, there will be 2 weeks of Tennis Camp.
The first week will be a competition camp for players over 11 with limited places and the second week a camp open to all for 4 days.
All information about these camps are on coach Carole's website with the registration link: http://www.coachcarole.fr/2021/09/24/toussaint-tennis-camp/
Following the Covid snooker break, we are trying to adapt as well as possible to the equation between the existing tournaments and the new incomers.
We shall therefore be opening a new Ladies singles and Ladies doubles tournament.
Participants will have until the end of October (Sunday the 31st) to register after which registrations will be closed.
A minimum of four participants or teams in each of the Ladies tournaments will be necessary to publish the drawsheets.
Any new Junior player (12-18) will be able to integrate the existing Junior tournament.
Any new Veteran player (over 65) will be able to integrate the existing Veteran tournament.
Any new Open singles player or new Open doubles team will be able to integrate those existing tournaments.
If you wish to participate, please send your name, tournament category, mobile and email to: .
Again, all players will have until the end of the month of October to register.
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to email
The new season of 8 sessions of the Core Circuit Training with Lucas Barraud has started. We are thinking of starting a Saturday morning session at 12.45 pm, but a minimum of 6 people are needed to sign up. Otherwise the session this Saturday starts at 2 pm as usual; meeting up in the rose garden 5 minutes before the start. Price 120€/season (will be adjusted for those who are starting this week), one session 20€.
Sign up now at https://forms.gle/hEEcpKRkqExTvyvv6
More information or.
Back again! There will be a Dynamic Walk in the Woods this Saturday at the new time of 2.30 pm at the front entrance. Please note that if you bring along friends who are not members, don't forget to sign them up as guests and pay a social guest fee at the front desk. Your guests may then use the Club facilities and enjoy the tea afterwards! For more information contact or .
Come and play Squash!
Squash is a great sport for all ages:
- We are looking for young members who would like to try squash, especially aged 8-11. Lessons are Saturday afternoons, currently 3 pm - 4 pm. Contact David Moore at to organise a test lesson with our pro coach Roland Bassibey
- We are also looking for adult squash players of all levels. Again contact David for more information.
The Bridge Section is coming to life again and we are hoping to organise an afternoon "pairs" tournament on Thursday 28 October, with perhaps a simple lunch beforehand or a little cocktail afterwards. We shall also be having daytime workshops, dates to be decided shortly. Even if you are not a member of the Bridge Section but enjoy playing bridge, you are most welcome to take part.
Anne Raynaud's group of "beginners" will be meeting for the first time since the outbreak of Covid on Sunday 17 October at 3 pm. Anyone who is interested in learning to play bridge (particularly new members) will also be most welcome; could they please get in contact with Jenny Pratt by email () or phone (06.20.19.59.89) or directly with Anne Raynaud (). We will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
We would like to organise Dance/Gym classes for 4 to 10yr-olds on Wednesday afternoons. The classes would last one hour. Depending on the numbers, we could perhaps add another class on Saturdays.
The Dance/Gym class would ultimately take place outside, weather permitting. It could otherwise take place in the marquee or the bridge room depending on availability.
The first step is to find out if we have enough people interested before finding a coach.
If you are interested please could you fill in this form with your contact details, and we will get back to you with the next steps.
Tennis Licences: All players are required to have a valid tennis licence, with the relevant medical certificates. Please read on to see the details of which licence, if any is appropriate for you.
Junior football coaching at 3.30 pm on Saturdays. If you haven't already registered, visit this page.
Please visit the main page to find the sign-up links for the 21/22 season of the following activities: Core Training, Tennis coaching (adults and children), Junior Squash and Junior Football, which is restarting this month.
For future sessions please send an SMS to Vincent on 06.27.55.68.75 for the details and times if you are interested.
The next major event is the Autumn Vase at Villarceaux, open to all, on the 9th of October. Note that the AGM and dinner, planned for the 2nd of October, will now take place on Thursday, 18 November. Read on for more things to do, including a continuation of the offer of a free lesson for prospective Section members.
We have 6 wooden benches around the Club (by the sports field and in the pool area). They were beginning to suffer a little. The most heavily damaged wood is being replaced with new oak. Thanks to Andrew Jackson for the great carpentry work. Read on to see the before and after pictures.
Ken Hodges is sad to announce the death of his wife Miriam, aged 79. She was struck down by a debilitating illness but died peacefully in her sleep.
Miriam was a long-standing SAC member, enjoying the fresh air of the forest and always feeding the birds. She was a keen tennis player and swimmer. A long time ago she adopted the SAC stray cat.
Her other activities included writing a book on Slovenian women authors, which remained unpublished because of political events in Slovenia. She loved the theatre, the subject of her doctorate.
Her tennis partners will miss her.