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Friday 10 July 2020

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Access to the grounds remains subject to restrictions: doubles play in tennis is allowed, as are picnics and gatherings of fewer than 10 people (including children).

24th May 2019 News


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Yesterday, Thursday 23rd, the Ladies' Tennis ALT's team played another blinder at home and won their quarter-final match 3-0 against Clamart! They are now in the semis and will take on Montrouge sometime in the next couple of weeks.

What been happening

Last Saturday 18th was the occasion of the 39th Annual Golf Spring Cup, organised by the SAC, at Villarceaux (first played on 23rd May 1981). 

The prizewinners were: Castrol Cup (Best Gross): Louis Anceaux; Spring Cup (Best Net): Bernard Mazadier; Financial Times Cup (Best Ladies' Gross): Prudence Jones; Best Ladies' Net Cup: Caroline Bahin

The best SAC Player was Emile Freiha who played his handicap with 36 points.

The rest of the weekend was dominated by the veteran amateur football championship for 60-year-olds the International Super Masters 5-a-side World Cup Football Tournament, which focuses on age-specific 5-a-side/futsal and smaller-sided football games. The Club welcomed many teams and their supporters and they were catered for by trucks offering Fish 'n' Chips and Thai food.

We reported last week that the Cricket Section had been working with teachers from a local school, the Institute Notre Dame, to organise a practical extension to the classes they have had recently on the sport. The first sessions were held last week and this week, tournaments were organised to so the children could their acquired skills to good use. They all enjoyed the experience immensely and are keen to repeat it next year. See the photos and the lovely 'Thank-you' cards!

Some more pictures have been added to the All Hands on Deck! and Flamenco photo albums on the site.

What's coming soon

Today, Friday, sees the penultimate Bridge Workshop. (And it's not too early to sign up for the fun Individual Tournament on Tuesday 4th June.)

The Bridge Room is now blessed with 6 brand new bridge tables - so please, everybody, take very great care when moving them about! 

Food this weekend features: Saturday: Croissants & Pains au chocolat. Lunch: Sandwiches, Ham and cheese, tomato and mozzarella paninis; salad of the day; Quiche & salad; Entrecote & fries. Sunday Brunch: 'Emincé de volaille', ratatouille, Fries.

Both Junior and Senior cricketers will be active this weekend and other cricketers will be touring Kent for a 3-day weekend of cricket. (This year's Cricket Calendar is now up on the website, see below where you will also find the match report of the first game of the season against the British Embassy on the 5th of May.)

Sunday is AGM day, it starts at 3 pm, sign-in from 1:30 pm
Please note that because of the AGM, Sunday brunch will be served from 12:00-2:00 pm. And from 3:00 pm until after the meeting, the Bar and Restaurant, squash courts and all tennis courts will be closed.

Next Wednesday 29th, Pam is away and there will be no Step and Pilates classes. And next Saturday, there will only be classes if enough people sign up! So contact Pam if you're keen.

In the meantime, Yoga classes continue on schedule.

Remember that the Tennis School is accepting registrations for the next year (2019/2020) and also for the Summer Tennis Camp in mid-July. 

Dates to watch


  • Thursday 23rd - Ladies ALT's beat Clamart!
  • Friday 24th May - Bridge Workshop
  • Saturday 25th May - Junior Cricket Festival/Senior Cricket vs Colombes
  • Sunday 26th May - Junior Cricket Match/Senior Cricket vs Francilien
  • Sunday 26th May - SAC AGM
  • Wednesday 29th May - No Step or Pilates classes


  • Saturday 1st JuneStep or Pilates classes only if enough people sign up
  • Tuesday 4th - Bridge Prizegiving/Dinner/Annual Individual Tournament
  • Friday 14th - Bridge Workshop (last of the season)
  • Saturday 15th - Junior Cricket vs British School
  • Saturday 29th - Junior Cricket Lads vs Dads
  • Saturday/Sunday 29/30th - Queen's Cup Open Squash

The Search is still on for a volunteer Newsletter Editor!

The Club Management is looking for a News Editor whose responsibility is to compile the weekly newsletter from the input provided by Management, Staff, the Section heads and members. The News Editor should be fluent in English, preferably a native speaker. The time commitment needed is a few hours a week. The management would hope for a long-term commitment to the post from the volunteer. Please contact Matthew Curtin () if you're interested. 

Choice reading from the Website

Sunday 26th May - Notice to members - AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Standard Athletic Club will be held in the clubhouse at 3:00 pm.
Consequently, Brunch will be served from 12:00-2:00 pm. From 3:00 pm until after the meeting, the Bar and Restaurant, squash courts and all tennis courts will be closed.


Ladies Tennis News 23th May - ALT's team beats Clamart

The ALT’s team played at home today against Clamart for the quarter-finals and after 3 very tough, long 3-setter matches, they came through with a 3-0 victory. The team is now through to the semis which will be at Montrouge.

Golf News - 19th May - Scores of the 39th Spring Cup

The scores (gross and net) of the 54 players in yesterday's Spring Cup copied from the FFG may be seen in the main article. Congratulations to Louis Anceauxoverall winner of the Castrol Cup, with a gross score of 34 points and to Spring Cup (Best Net) winner: Bernard Mazadier (40); Financial Times Cup (Best Ladies' Gross): Prudence Jones (19) and Best Ladies' Net: Caroline Bahin (41). The best SAC scorer was Emile Freiha with 36 net / 21 gross.

Step and Pilates News - 23rd May

Please note that while things are running normally at the moment, note that Pam will be absent on Wednesday 29th May, and for Saturday 1st June classes will be offered only if you sign up and if there are enough participants. So get in touch with Pam if you're available and, as usual, watch out for information and updates ().

Bridge News - 20th May

The next item on the Bridge agenda is the Workshop - on Friday 24th May (see exercises attached to main article). Followed on June 4th by Prize-giving, Dinner and traditional Individual Tournament (a 'more the merrier' event open to players of all levels and great fun). The last event of the season, the Workshop is on Friday 14th June. Please also note that there are 6 brand new bridge tables - so please take very great care when moving them about!  

Cricket News - May 2019 - Introducing Cricket to French children

The Cricket Section has been working with teachers from a local school, the Institut Notre Dame, to organise a practical extension to the classes they have had recently on the sport. The first sessions were held during the week of the 13th May and tournaments took place this last week so the children could put their newly acquired skills into practice. 


Cricket News - 20th May

Click to see a simplified version of the 2019 SAC Cricket Calendar, which has also been added to the main Cricket article.


Cricket News 5th May - Season opener SACC vs British Embassy

We had our First game of the Season on Sunday, the 5th of May against the British Embassy, which the SAC won by 15 runs. 


Centenary Oak Food for the 25th & 26th May

Saturday: Croissants & Pains au chocolat. Lunch: Sandwiches, Ham and cheese, tomato and mozzarella paninis; Salad of the day; Quiche & salad; Entrecote & fries. Sunday Brunch: 'Emincé de volaille', Ratatouille, Fries, salads + all the usual.

Sunday 12th May - All hands on Deck!

Many thanks to those 40 keens souls who turned up to swab the decks under Roxane's watchful eye last Sunday! See some of them at work here. (Thanks to Michele Goodhardt and Mario) 


Saturday 11th May - Flamenco Evening pictures

Please follow this link to see a slideshow and videos of the evening's entertainment provided by the dancers & live music from ARTEFLAMENCO.



Tennis School News for the 2019/2020 season

The new programme and conditions for the Tennis School for 2019/2020 have been published. Please read on for more information, which may also be found on the main Tennis Information page. Please also note that Menye's email has changed; it is now  .

Coming soon

01 Jul 2020
Golf Summer Eclectic
06 Jul 2020
Tennis Camp
11 Jul 2020
01:00PM -
Cricket SAC vs Thoiry CC
12 Jul 2020
Tennis Tournament Registration Deadline
12 Jul 2020
12:00PM -
Bring and Braai
13 Jul 2020
Tennis Camp
16 Jul 2020
Tennis Tournament
12 Sep 2020
Golf Autumn Vase
13 Sep 2020
03:00PM -
18 Sep 2020
Golf Weekend at Vaugouard