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Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

Following official regulations, the Club remains open for children's football, adult and children's tennis and other outdoor sporting activities, but the Clubhouse itself remains closed. The Club is open from 8 am - 6.45 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am - 6.45 pm at weekends. Entrance will be through the front door, though there is no access to the upstairs and the bar, except the terrace via the external stairs. The usual 'protocoles sanitaires' and social distancing. Arrangements have been made for the changing rooms and toilets to be accessible, but please do not use the changing rooms except to access lockers, so please come prepared.

Friday 16 April 2021

Cricket News - Busy-bee on Sunday 11 am

We are planning to have a busy-bee maintenance session on the Pavillion (the original clubhouse!) and a first training/recruitment sign up / try out for cricket this Sunday at 11 am.
Anyone interested in cricket is welcome to come and have a go, Covid protocols will be in place.

Bootcamp starts again at 1.30 pm this Saturday

Bootcamp will start again on Saturdays at 1.30 p.m. Let’s do some squats, push-ups and burpees!
Join us for the first warm-up session this Saturday or start in May.
A season of eight sessions from May 1st until June 19th on Saturdays at 1.30 p.m. Fee approximately 15€/person/session. Minimum group size 4. The whole season paid in advance to the trainer.
Another possible session for teens or adults at 2.30 p.m. if there’s enough interest.
For more information and reservations contact Tarja at .

HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021) R.I.P.

The Standard Athletic Club is saddened to learn that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday 9 April at the age of 99.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Her Majesty The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family.
As a mark of respect, we are lowering the Union Flag on our flagpole to half-mast.
The funeral will take place at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle at 4 pm Paris time.

Good times Easter Egg Hunting

On the sunny Easter Sunday about 20 smiling children and on the rainy and cold Monday, seven dressed in rain gear, went looking for the eggs hidden in the garden and the club grounds. A big thank you to all the parents and siblings who volunteered for helping make this joyful event happen!

Clay court update

Work on the clay courts is expected to start on April 15th and end on April 20th, so weather permitting, play on clay courts should be able to resume on Wednesday 21 April. Renovation work on court 3 should begin in late May. So a brand-new court - with a new all-weather surface - should be open to players by end of June and will be a welcome relief to court booking during the winter. We are also planning to update our reservation system to increase capacity, restore the privilege of doubles over singles; when courts are busy, singles players should invite, or allow, two others to join them. Please also remember the 3 pillars of booking etiquette: 1) Members should only book a court under their own name; 2) All tennis players (including visitors) should have a booking for the time they are playing; 3) While playing, players may not book a subsequent period under another member’s name.

Summer internships

The Club is recruiting 3 summer interns from May to September. Candidates must be over 18, with a good level of English proficiency and currently enrolled in a university or college program. They will be covering various activities including social media, digital services, bar and facilities management. Please let us know on  if any children, relatives or contacts are interested.

Terrace renovation

The painting and decorating team, led by Astrid, has nearly finished the renovation of the terrace. See the pictures in the main article.

Hanging Baskets

Two hanging baskets have been put up on the terrace to accompany the replanted window boxes.

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Outside furniture

The painting and decorating team are busy renovating and repainting the garden furniture.  

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Extended opening hours

The Club will now stay open until 6.45 pm every day of the week. This will allow tennis players to book courts until 6.15 pm.

Yvette Halen-Devos (6/5/1929 - 4/2/2021) - RIP

We are sorry to announce the passing of Yvette Devos, a long-time member of the Club, on Thursday 4 February 2021 in her 92nd year. Our deepest sympathy goes to her children, Pierre and Carine and grand-children, Charline, Corentine, Alexandre and Juliette. 

With a hop and a skip and away it goes!

Begone old junk! A skip has been hired for the weekend to get rid of much of the junk at the club. So we're looking for volunteers to help! Either turn up or contact Gerald Strouts at .

Getting rid of junk...

We are starting to clear assorted junk that has accumulated over the years and store it by the back gate in a cordoned-off area awaiting the arrival of a skip.
We ask members to take extra care with their small children to keep well away from this area. 

Painting and decorating

The painting and decorating that has been so painstakingly done by Astrid and her extraordinary team are not far from completion. The hours they have put in has transformed our shared second home. 

Bridge News - online opportunities

Although Bridge Clubs are still closed, there are many possibilities for playing bridge, or even just practising, on your computer or tablet. Many of you have started playing on several online bridge sites, such as BBO, Funbridge and RealBridge. Newcomers, please read on for more details.

Hockey coaching for children aged 5-15

We have found a hockey player (who's appeared for France 134 times!) willing to provide initiation lessons for children aged 5-15 on Wednesday or Saturday afternoons.

If you are at all interested please email Roxane Girault-Kiefe on .