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Sunday 20 June 2021

Tennis News - SAC members unleash their inner Krecjikova and Djokovic in tennis mix-in (Sunday 13/6)

SAC members - adults and teenagers - put on a dazzling display of doubles tennis in Sunday's Reopening Day Mix-in Tennis Tournament.
A big thank you to the 50-plus people who took part, including more than a dozen teenagers.
Victoria and Jon triumphed with a 4-3 victory over Phoebe and Renaud in the adult draw. Auguste and Thomas pulled off a victory by the same margin against Victoire and Anselm in the teenage draw. 

Squash News - Courts Now Open To All

Squash courts are now accessible to adults as well as those under 18. Members should book the courts via ADSL.

Please see the main article for more info from the FFS. 

Tennis Coaching - Physical Tennis / Fitennis 5 June report

35 people turned out for this activity and enjoyed a small cup of cheer at the end! Physical Tennis / Fitennis is an innovative training program that combines winning tennis moves with high-intensity fitness training set to music. Read on for some photos.

Tennis Coaching - Bike and Run 13 June report

10 teenagers people took part in this event in which involves pairs, one on a bike the other running. It took place in the Forêt de Meudon and was about 8 km long.

Read on for some photos.

The Swimming Pool is OPEN

Our new pool heating system has been installed. This modern heat pump replaces our 1960s boiler, with major advantages in terms of effectiveness (warmer water) and energy savings.
The pool has also been filled and pre-opening annual maintenance of the pipes and liner completed.
While the pool is open, Covid protocols mean we can only allow a maximum of 60 persons in the pool area. This year there will be no lifeguard on duty.

Golf News - 40th Spring Cup Prizewinners

64 players took part In the 40th Spring Cup and enjoyed wonderful weather. Congratulations to Dimitri Ansart, winner of the Castrol Cup, with a gross score of 33 points and to Financial Times Cup winner Catherine Gauzera with the best Ladies' Gross score (18). The best SAC scorer was Murielle Jones with 39 net.

Golf News - Autumn Weekend change of venue

The original plan was to go to Roncemay for the Autumn golf weekend, however, they were unable to provide sufficient accommodation so the choice is now Sablé Solesmes, halfway between Le Mans and Angers some 250 km from Paris. It has 3 9-hole courses and we've played there before. For a change, we plan to go there from Saturday to Monday instead of the more usual Friday to Sunday. Please fill in the form attached to the main article by the end of June if you intend coming. You will also find the detailed proposal from Sablé Solesmes. 

EGM vote results

Our thanks to everyone who attended the EGM and voted on the Motions. Thanks also to Cecilia AMOR MAHIA and Daniel TERRINGTON for acting as “electronic vote counters”.
The votes were as follows:

  1. Statutes and Rules: 141 yes, 9 no, 10 abstentions.  Passed by the required 2/3 majority.
  2. Revised subscription pricing: 139 yes, 18 no, 3 abstentions. Passed
  3. AGM date (before 30 Sept): 156 yes, 1 no, 3 abstentions. Passed

All motions therefore passed.

Our thanks to the Statutes and Rules Sub-Committee (Laurent BRAULT (Chair), Carmel CAHILL, Dougie ANDERSON, James MOORE, David QUINN, Rich PARKIN) and the Pricing Sub-Committee (Gigi COTHIER, Roxane GIRAULT, Emile FREIHA, Rich PARKIN) for their work. 

Junior Squash News - Junior Squash is back

Indoor sports are allowed for minors again and we are therefore pleased to announce that Junior Squash will be back, with coach Roland Bassibey, on 2 courts starting this Saturday, 22 May, at 3 o'clock.

Bar and Restaurant News: Weekend of 19/20 June

This weekend's offer will feature: Satay chicken skewers with peanut sauce, rice and salad; Beefburger sliders with fries and salad; Mediterranean salad; Asian noodle salad; Nordic salad. 
Of course the traditional offer of Janine’s lovely baked goods: unbeatable Tangerine cake, chocolate cloud cake, carrot cake, banana bread, choc chip cookies and lemon poppy-seed bread.

Teenage tennis players chase away clouds in last Friday’s doubles mix-in

SAC’s up-and-coming teenage tennis players braved the rain and brought out the sun last Friday morning (14th) for what we hope will be the first of many doubles mix-in tournaments at the Club in the weeks and months ahead. The quality of the tennis was excellent given the damp courts and soggy tennis balls.
We saw some powerful play from 14/15-year-olds Simon, Alexander, Annabelle Guez, Jean and Emmanuel, while 12-year-olds Gabriel and Luke more than held their own with some strong serving and angled forehands.
A big thanks to Cecilia Amor Mahia for organising, to Matthew Curtin for supervising, to Sandy De la Taille and Kerry Lloyd for help with the after-tennis lunch and to François Girault for the coffee for the adults afterwards.
Parents and teenage players who would like to participate in future mix-ins should please sent their details to Cecilia who has set up special a WhatsApp group.
The Tennis Committee
(See the main article for some photos)