The clay courts are now open. (See the pictures in the main article.)
The reworking of Courts 1 and 2 was done by our new supplier SLTE, and special thanks are due to Philippe Ayme-Jouve for helping the MC with this project.
And maybe also a gentle reminder of our tennis rules (see below).
Please go to the main article for a reminder of the rules for playing tennis at the SAC and of the booking process.
Enjoy the game!
Members who walk the grounds or watch football and cricket will know that the far corner of the grounds had been used to store debris for many years, with the addition of garden waste.
Coupled with some sick trees, the whole area was in poor shape. Over the past year, our staff and volunteers have removed countless skips of debris.
The ground has now been levelled and reseeded. Thanks to all who have helped with this. See the main article for a picture of the cleaned-up corner.
if you'd like to attend a class this Saturday 25th and the next, July the 2nd, please visit the following Doodle link (https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/boY8j5Ne).
The last class will probably be on Thursday the 7th, but do check with Monica. During the summer Monica will continue to offer Zoom classes on Mondays evenings as usual; see her website (monicashaka.com) for detailed dates. Normal service will resume after the summer during the first full week in September.
SAC salvaged a confidence-boosting draw against FIFFA on Sunday after a run of defeats, putting the team in good spirits for this Sunday’s game against Les Italians, always a tough encounter. Goals from Alexandre, Alex and Arnaud ensured a well-earned 3-3 draw after our opponents had taken a two-goal lead.
After the previous Sunday’s heart-breaking 2-3 defeat against Los PIpos, SAC showed improved teamwork led by Arnaud Paquier and Gerald Strouts, backed by the irrepressible Rich “they’ll never get it passed me” Parkin in goal. The penalty we gave away and the open goal we missed have been quickly forgotten.
We had a great turnout for the match despite the logistical difficulties getting to the Club.
Let’s hope for another good showing - in numbers and goals - this Sunday (10th). Please sign up with an email to for a 10 o'clock rendez-vous time for a prompt 10:30 start to the match.