Keeping fit while not being allowed out is a real challenge. Luckily there's the internet and live-streamed Pilates and Yoga sessions! For Pilates, contact Pam Hennebert at for information about class times and how to connect. Monica Shaka is holding Yoga classes from 9 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and every weekday at 6.30 pm. Contact Monica on for details on how to sign up and connect.
Keep fit, keep healthy!
A new season is almost upon us. Our team consists of full and seasonal members of the Club. Full members will already have paid this year's subs. The Section's activities are financed through seasonal memberships and match dues (€10 per home fixture) with all our funds reinvested in cricket at the Standard. For Seasonal Membership, the application form is attached to the main article. The price this year is €410 Including your own SACC whites, available in all sizes. For those wishing to pay early, there is an "early-bird" discount price of €375 for the season, available for memberships paid before 30th April 2020.
Last Saturday's Section Competition was a Scramble 'à la française' (player of the selected ball doesn't play that shot). The winning team was S. Hall + J. Delacroix+ D. Colson + R. Bouloux with 43 points
Golf courses are closed so golfers will have to go back to those winter activities of carpet putting and chipping into the sofa (preferably with plastic balls!)
The Golf de Villarceaux in common with many (all?) other golf clubs, e.g. Feucherolles, is closed.
Team 1 won 5:0 against IBM (missing one player) on Thursday evening, with Aurélien, Charles, Nico and Sean all winning their matches (3:2, 3:0, 3:2, 3:0). Kia Kaha Team SAC!.
Team 2 Didn't play. Read on for a Team 1 photo.
The second edition of the Junior Squash Ile-de-France tour (Circuit Ken Chervet) took place at Stade Français (Paris 16th) in February. Over 60 juniors competing throughout all categories (from U6 all the way to U19) gathered for this lively event. The SAC was represented by Jules Maurey (U8) who enjoyed this event allowing all participants to play several matches throughout the day. Jules won two out of his three matches. See photo in the main article.
We are sad to announce that our coach Menye will be leaving us in June. She is launching an exciting new concept store ‘Les Dames des Roches’ (www.lesdamesdesroches.fr). We wish her all the best with her new adventure.
We are already looking for new coaches and will keep the parents and students informed as soon as we have more news. Our team is hard at work to ensure a quality tennis school with exciting new offers for next year.
On Sunday the SAC team drew 4-4 against the Polish team Orzel Colombes.
The game this coming Sunday 7 March is against FIFFA.
On Sunday 8th the SAC team lost 2-7 against FIFFA. (SAC goals scored by Ingacio Aguirre)
The game this coming Sunday 14 March against Los Pipos is CANCELLED.
Winners of Tuesday night's tournament were: 1st in North-South: Remy and Alain with 65.79%; and 1st in East-West: Jeanne and Monica also with the superb score of 64.06%. 2nd in NS were Mary and Ghislaine with 56.56% and Jenny and Pat n EW who scored 54.89%. Read on for more details. Please note the date of the next Workshop - on Friday 27 March and the next dinner and tournament on Tuesday 31 March are cancelled!!
Should you wish to excercise your skills online in the meantime here are some suggestions:
FunBridge (https://www.funbridge.com/) offers both Free and Subscription ways of playing and has 'apps' for smartphone and desktop use.
Bridge Base Online (BBO - https://www.bridgebase.com/) entirely free.
The Golf Section is pleased to announce a new trophy, the Sue Hall Cup. The cumulative score of all the results of each of your section competitions will be taken into account for the new Sue Hall Cup. This cup will reward the best achiever as well as the commitment to participation in the competitions.
A win and a loss for our Teams on Thursday evening. Team 1 beat Oxygène 3, 4-1, and even better the team has now secured the top place in the pool and therefore a place in the 2nd division next year. Team 2 had a close match but unfortunately lost 3-2 against Altiplano St Cloud. Read on for a Team 1 photo.
The next Workshop starts today, Friday 28 February, beginning at 10.30. Please also note that the next dinner/tournament is next week on Tuesday 3 March and a Quiz is attached to the main article. Don't forget to enrol with Anne asap.
Attached to the In the main article you'll find the results of our little workshop tournament and the answers to the quiz on the 2 Club Landy convention, for those who could not be present.
Open Singles: Roland Tchertoff won his match against Andrew Taylor in two straight frames. Open Doubles: Saturday: Didier Perrin & Philippe Ayme Jouve are playing Thomas & Simon Lavigne, and on Sunday, John Goodhardt & David Colson are playing their match against Jean-Paul Ruzé & Lucien Jourdan.
Open Doubles: Didier Perrin & Philippe Ayme Jouve got a walkover Thomas & Simon Lavigne, who scratched and will be Phillippe and Didier will be playing against Benjamin and Michael in the next round.
Veterans Singles: Jean-Paul Ruzé won his match against Douglas Anderson; he will be meeting James Moore in the next round.
Normal service has resumed for all classes with Katsy looking after the 1 pm Wednesday Pilates class. Details and news as always from Pam at .
The next Workshop is on Friday 28 February, beginning at 10.30 with a short lesson on the Landy convention - but just the 2 Club bid promising 5-5 or 5-4 in the majors and used after a 1NT opening by the opponent (see the attached quiz). At 11.15 there will be a BCSH "Souplesse" tournament whose theme is the Landy convention. Please also note that the next dinner/tournament is the following week on Tuesday 3 March.