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Friday 10 July 2020

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The Clubhouse is now open.
Members will be expected to comply with the Club's Covid 19 charter for the maximum safety of their fellow members and staff.
Please wear a mask when inside the clubhouse except when seated. Maintain a distance of at least 1m from other people.
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).

28th June 2019 News


 What's been happening

A week ago, last Friday was the last Bridge workshop. Then on Saturday, Golfers golfed (see the results below), the Tennis School had a party, Junior Cricketers had a game against LFP Morangis (see below), and the senior Cricketers played against Drancy CC. Then to round off Saturday there was the BBQ/ Campout.

On Sunday the senior Cricket side hosted a game against PUC and won. (See the link to the match report below.)

Every morning this week the Junior Squash players had a Squash Camp with coach Bassiby. (Today, Friday, is the last day.)

Also this Friday evening there is the Cambridge Society of Paris's Second Glory Days of Paris second lecture "The Philosophical Framework, Dadaism and Surrealism" at 7 pm. You should have signed up by Monday 24th if you had wanted to go.

This Friday morning there is a private event from 8 am to 2.30 pm involving 150 people in the marquee or on the playing field.

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.

What's coming


Cricket: there will be Lads vs Dads cricket match on Saturday morning, then the SAC Cricket section cordially invites one and all to welcome the Paris Cocks Aussie Rules Football Club for a 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)! 

The Queen’s Cup Open Squash Tournament takes place on this Saturday & Sunday.

It's Tennis Finals Day. See below for the order of play.

Step and Pilates should continue until the 15th of July, but please confirm with Pam. Yoga classes will continue normally tomorrow and next week until the last class before the summer break, which will be on Saturday 6th at 2 o'clock.

Food this Saturday: Croissants & Pains au chocolat. Lunch: Sandwiches, Ham and cheese, tomato and mozzarella paninis; Salads of the day; Steak sandwich; Entrecote & fries.

You will have heard already that because of the low expected attendance that we have had to cancel the White Dinner planned for Saturday evening.


There will be No Sunday Brunch: because of the EGM, and similarly, there will be no Afternoon Tea.

The Queen's Cup Squash continues  - finishing before the EGM!

And Cricketers will be entertaining Chantilly CC for a 40-over game.

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

Next week and beyond

On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings next week, a private event for 300 people will be occupying the main room in the clubhouse from 09:00 am - 12:30 pm and will be closed to all except attendees.

Included in the Cambridge Society of Paris's Second Glory Days of Paris invitation was a Guided Tour of the Destribats Collection at Christie's on Tuesday, 2nd of July. (Again you should have signed up by the 24th.)

And next Saturday the Golf Section will be holding its President's Cup an individual (Net) Stableford Competition, but also featuring a Putting Competition and the Nou Yai Cup for the best Ladies' gross score.

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) - sign-up deadline is Friday 5th July.

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 29th - Junior Cricket Lads vs Dads
  • Saturday 29th - SAC Cricket Aussie Rules Cricket and Barbie Day - bring your own food!
  • Saturday 29th - Tennis Finals
  • 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
  • Tuesday/Wednesday  2nd/3rd mornings - Club main room closed for a private event (300 people)
  • Friday 5th - Last chance to sign for Summer Tennis Camps
  • Saturday 6th – Golf: President’s Cup
  • Saturday 6th – Last Yoga session before the summer break
  • 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

Tennis Tournament News - Saturday 29th is Finals Day

The SAC's annual Tennis Tournament will come to a close on Saturday 29th June. While the Family, Ladies' and Mixed Doubles Finals have already been played, the Men's Singles and Doubles, the Ladies' Singles, Teens' Singles and Childrens' Singles Finals are due to be played on Saturday. 

Squash News - Queen's Cup 29/30th June

The Squash Section's annual Queen's Cup Open Competition takes place this weekend over Saturday and Sunday. Do come and watch!


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

The SAC Cricket Section cordially invites one and all to welcome the Paris Cocks Australian Football Club for a T20 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!

Junior Cricket News - 27th June

Last Saturday (22nd) the SAC U16s hosted LFP Morangis and the teams tied on the last ball! This Saturday marks the end of the first half of the Junior Cricket season and features the  Parents vs Kids (U11s) and Lads vs Dads (U16s) matches.

Golf 22nd

Golf News - Stableford Competition - 22nd June 2019

Results Mixed Stableford Competition: 1st - David Colson (38 points); 2nd - Emile Freiha (38), 3rd - Sue Hall (33).


Cricket News 23rd June - SAC vs PUC

On Sunday 23rd June the SAC took on PUC in a 40-over game at home with the SAC coming out on top.


Step and Pilates News

Pam is available until mid-July, so classes should continue until then, provided there are enough takers. Please continue to stay in touch with Pam () and look out for her messages.


Yoga News - 27th June

Classes will continue as normal this weekend and next week. The last class before the summer break will be on Saturday 6th July at 2:00 pm. More info as always from Monica at .


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.


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. Dates: 8-12th, 15-19th, 22- 26th July and 26-30th August. 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