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14th June 2019 News


What's been happening

Our senior cricketers were in action last weekend against Thoiry CC and the Kerala Tuskers on Saturday and Sunday respectively, we'll get a report in due course, but in the meantime look below to see the details of the Sunday 2nd match against Aulnay.

The Junior cricketers were honing their skills last weekend and will do the same this Saturday, though some lucky ones will be able to join in the senior's game against the South Africans in the afternoon. (A slightly revised version of the Junior Football Planning is attached to the 2019 Junior Cricket Season article on the website)

The big sporting news of the week must be the exploits of the Ladies' Tennis team in the ALT's competition. Yesterday (Thursday 13th) they played the final against TC Suresnes at the League HQ in Rueil-Malmaison, but lost 2-1. They had a greatly enjoyable season with a lot of fun matches. Well done, Ladies!  Many congratulations! 

What's coming soon

Once again the South Africans in Paris have chosen the SAC as the venue for their Braai and Bat (BBQ & cricket) South African Day event sponsored by Brand SA and the SAC. The Flash yesterday will have given you the highlights - the main things to remember are to bring your own Meat for cooking on the BBQ/Braais and salads. Remember the entry price for SAC members is 5€, payable at the entrance.

The event was much enjoyed last year, in the Flash you will have seen a link to the collection of photos taken at last year's event. The Cricketers will be in action in the afternoon, while there will be plenty of entertainment for both young and old alike, particularly for those who want to get into shape for Sunday's Sports Day! (Sunday afternoon, just register on arrival!)

Weekend food. Saturday: Croissants & Pains au chocolat. Lunch: Sandwiches, Ham and cheese, tomato and mozzarella paninis; Salad of the day; Quiche & salad; Entrecote & fries. Sunday Brunch: Salad trolley, Filet mignon "à l'Indienne" with dahl & rice, fries, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese selection, cheesecake, pecan pie, yoghurt, fruit...

Step and Pilates classes are now back to normal for the rest of the month, and Yoga classes continue tranquilly.

The main event next week is the season's last Bridge Workshop on Friday 21st (postponed from today). Please register in good time with Claude and/or Jenny.

Next weekend is going to be busy too. On Saturday 22nd the Golf Section will hold a competition out at Villarceaux to replace the Centenary Cup that has been postponed until October. Closer to home the Junior Cricketers will take on LFP Morangis and the Tennis School will be holding a party. To wind up Saturday there's the annual BBQ and Campout.

There will be a Junior Squash Camp on the mornings of the week of 24th-28th June. And there is still time for (the older) Squash players to enter the Queen’s Cup Open Squash Tournament that takes place on the 29/30th of June. (Follow this link to see where to sign up.) 

A busy weekend starts on Friday 28th, which is the occasion of the Cambridge Society of Paris's Second Glory Days of Paris second lecture "The Philosophical Framework, Dadaism and Surrealism". Don't forget that the invitation you will have received was extended to include a Guided Tour of the Destribats Collection at Christie's on the 2nd of July. The Registration forms for both events are attached below.

The weekend of the 29/30th is going to be very very full! In addition to the Queen's Cup Squash on Saturday, there will be Lads vs Dads cricket match and it's Tennis Finals day followed by the White Dinner. Not forgetting the senior cricketers who'll be taking on PUC on Saturday and then Chantilly on Sunday.

But the main feature of Sunday the 30th must be the long-awaited EGM at which we're hoping for a full quorum.

Then we get to July, and time to work out how to keep the children entertained!

Remember that the Tennis School is accepting registrations for the next year (2019/2020) and for the Summer Tennis Camps in mid-July (8-12th and 15-19th).

English Language Summer Camps: there as introductory session last week, but even if you didn't manage to attend there's plenty of information pointed to in the article below.  The camp dates are 8th – 12th, 15th – 19th, 22nd – 26th July and 26th – 30th August.

Dates to watch


  • Saturday 15th - South African Day Braai & Bat (BBQ & Cricket)
  • Sunday 16th – Sports Day
  • Saturday 22nd – Tennis School party; Golf section Competition; Junior Cricket vs LFP Morangis
  • Saturday 22nd – BBQ/Campout
  • Sunday 23rd – SACC vs PUC
  • Mon 24th-Fri 28th – Junior Squash Camp
  • Friday 28th - Glory Days of Paris Lecture
  • Saturday 29th - Junior Cricket Lads vs Dads / Seniors gave Aussie Rules game
  • Saturday 29th - Tennis Finals and White Dinner
  • Saturday/Sunday 29/30th - Queen's Cup Open Squash
  • Sunday 30th  - SACC hosts Chantilly CC
  • Sunday 30th - SAC EGM


  • Tuesday 2nd - Guided Tour of the Destribats Collection at Christie
  • Saturday 6th – Golf President’s Cup
  • Mon 8th-Fri 12th – Tennis Summer Camp / English Language Camp
  • Mon 15th-Fri 19th – Tennis Summer Camp  / English Language Camp
  • Mon 22nd-Fri 26th – English Language Camp
  • Sunday 28th - Tour de France closes Route Royale late afternoon

Basic Rules and Etiquette

As the Club gets busier and busier it is increasingly important that the Club's facilities be shared by all members for their mutual enjoyment. Members are kindly asked to follow a few basic “housekeeping” rules and general etiquette. Please read them here.

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

South African Day Bring and Braai (BBQ) - Saturday 15th June 10 am - 6 pm

Bring & Braai! Bring your own food - meats, salads, etc. Member price 5€, pay at the entrance. Reservations to Tracey-Lee Jacquot (). Lots of entertainment after lunch and cricket too!

Sunday 16th June - Sports Day

Fun for all the family! Sunday 16th from 2 pm to 4.30 pm - just enrol on arrival.


Ladies Tennis News 13th June - ALT's succumb 2-1 in final against TC Suresnes

Our ALT’s team finally ran out of luck this morning after great tennis season and a lot of fun matches by losing 2-1 to TC Suresnes in the Finals at the Ligue HQ in Rueil-Malmaison. Well played, ladies! See you all again next year!

Centenary Oak Food for the 15th & 16th June

Saturday: Croissants & Pains au chocolat. Lunch: Sandwiches, Ham and cheese, tomato and mozzarella paninis; Salad of the day; Quiche & salad; Entrecote & fries. Sunday Brunch: Salad trolley, Filet mignon "à l'Indienne" with dahl & rice, fries, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese selection, cheesecake, pecan pie, yoghurt, fruit...


Bridge News - Friday 21st June Workshop

The last Workshop of the season will be taking place next Friday 21st June. The subject is about the opener's second bid after partner's response and intervention by the right-hand opponent. This situation arises frequently at the table and it's good to know how to react in the opener's seat. As usual, please confirm with Claude if you'll be there for the morning, afternoon or both.

Cricket News 2nd June - SACC vs Aulnay CC

On Sunday the 2nd of June, the SACC hosted Aulnay CC for a 40-over game, which the SAC ended up losing by 85 runs.


Step and Pilates News - 13th May

All back on schedule until the end of the month. As usual, stay tuned to news from Pam ().



Junior Squash news – June 2019 Holiday Camp

Read on for the dates of the upcoming June Squash Camp - mornings (10 am to 1 pm) of 24th to 28th June for children aged 8 and over and for the registration form.


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  .  Note also the dates of the Summer Camps -  8th-12th July and 15th-19th July for 4-17 year-olds. (Sign up before 5th July.)

English Language Summer Camps

This summer the SAC will be organising, in partnership with SSWP (Speaking and Sports With Pascal), a series of English Language Summer Camps. These Camps are open to members and non-members alike.


Download this file (GDoP_2_booking_form.pdf)GDoP_2_booking_form.pdf[Glory Days of Paris Philosophical Framework Booking Form (28/6)]555 kB
Download this file (GDoP_2_tour_booking_form.pdf)GDoP_2_tour_booking_form.pdf[Glory Day of Paris Destribats Tour Booking form (2/7)]555 kB

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