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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).

21st June 2019 News


What's been happening

Last Saturday was the second South Africans in Paris Braai and Bat (BBQ & cricket) Day event sponsored by Brand SA and the SAC. Great fun for all including a great cricket match (see below) played to a musical accompaniment. 

Sunday was Sports Day! Follow this link for a series of video highlights of the event taken by Louay Gargoum -

Today is the last Bridge Workshop of the season - follow the link below to see if you can do the exercises!

What's coming

This weekend is going to be busy. On Saturday 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. 11 am: 4-6 year-olds; 1 pm: 7-9 year-olds; 2 pm: 10-17 year-olds; 3 pm: Adults.

To wind up Saturday - which is celebrated as Midsummer Day* in many places - there's the annual BBQ and Campout, for which the weather looks fine! (* Other countries, e.g. the UK, Sweden... celebrate Midsummer Day on Monday 24th.)

The senior Cricketers will be in action with two games this weekend, against Drancy CC on Saturday and PUC on Sunday, both being 40-over games.

Food this weekend. Saturday: Croissants & Pains au chocolat. Lunch: Sandwiches, Ham and cheese, tomato and mozzarella paninis; Salad of the day; Steak sandwich; Entrecote & fries. Sunday Brunch: Salad trolley, Salmon & pasta, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, fries, cheese selection, cheesecake, pecan pie, yoghurt, fruit...

Step and Pilates continue normally for the rest of the month and Yoga classes continue Zenfully.

There will be a Junior Squash Camp every morning next week - have you on signed up yet? 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 to the online version of the 14th June newsletter.

And then it just gets busier!

Saturday 29th:

The Queen’s Cup Open Squash Tournament takes place on Saturday & Sunday. (Follow this link to see where to sign up.) 

Cricket: there will be Lads vs Dads cricket match on Saturday morning, then the SAC Cricket section is hosting an Aussie Rules Cricket and Barbie afternoon. All are welcome to the Barbie! Bring your own meat/salads/dessert and enjoy the atmosphere, washing it down with some Amber liquid (in moderation)! 

It's Tennis Finals day followed by the White Dinner. (Below is the current state of the tournament  - some matches need to be played soon, no excuse with the fine weather at the moment!

But the main feature of Sunday the 30th must be the long-awaited EGM at which we're hoping for a full quorum. (The cricketers will be taking on Chantilly)

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: plenty of information pointed to in the article below.  The camp dates are 8th – 12th, 15th – 19th, 22nd – 26th July and 26th – 30th August; hurry as places are filling up fast!

Dates to watch


  • 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
  • Saturday 29th - SAC Cricket Aussie Rules Cricket and Barbie Day - bring your own food!
  • 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

Cricket News 15th June - SAC vs South Africans in Paris - Braai and Bat

This was our second South African Day Braai & Bat game, a T20 against the South Africans in Paris expat team, which was complemented by the best ever fanfare around a Cricket game at the Standard!

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. Attached are some exercises that we'll be studying. As usual, please confirm with Claude if you'll be there for the morning, afternoon or both.

Tennis Committee Meeting, 2 pm Saturday 22nd June

The SAC Tennis Committee is meeting in the clubhouse on Saturday 22nd at 2 o'clock. All members are welcome to attend. We are renewing the committee and are looking in particular for organisers for future social tennis events.

Centenary Oak Food for the 22nd & 23rd June

Saturday: Croissants & Pains au chocolat. Lunch: Sandwiches, Ham and cheese, tomato and mozzarella paninis; Steak sandwich; Entrecote & fries. Sunday Brunch: Salad trolley, Salmon & pasta, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese selection, cheesecake, pecan pie, yoghurt, fruit...

Tennis School News for the 2019/2020 season

The new programme and conditions for the Tennis School for 2019/2020 have been published.  Note also the dates of the Summer Camps -  8th-12th July and 15th-19th July for 4-17 year-olds - please up before 5th July. And don't forget the Tennis School Party: Saturday 22nd June. 11 AM: 4-6 year-olds; 1 PM: 7-9 year-olds; 2 PM: 10-17 year-olds; 3 PM: Adults.


2019 Tennis Tournament Results to date - 20th June

Read on to see the progress of the Tennis Tournament...


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.

Cricket News - Sat 29th June SAC vs Australians in Paris

The SAC Cricket Section cordially invites one and all to welcome the Australian expat community for a Cricket game + Barbecue on Saturday 29th June. As for the recent South African Bring and Braai, bring your own Meat/Salads/Desserts for a typical Aussie Barbie! This will be accompanied by all the trimmings including lashings of Amber Fluid!

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.

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