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Thursday 20 June 2024

Patron: His Britannic Majesty's Ambassador

The Standard Athletic Club is an International English-speaking Sports and Social Club set in the beautiful forest of Meudon, southwest of Paris, some 10 kms from the Etoile.

Founded in 1890 (see A short history of the SAC) by a group of young British businessmen, the SAC has been in Meudon since 1922. A country club at the gates of Paris with an oasis of green lawns, trees, and flowers, it is close to, yet remote from the Paris bustle.

Open to all ages, the whole family can enjoy their favourite sports, as well as make plenty of friends in an informal, Anglo-Saxon atmosphere.

Subscriptions are comparable with other clubs, with reduced rates for children, students, and juniors.

Sports facilities

The sports facilities on offer are excellent:

  • 8 tennis courts, 5 clay and 3 all-weather, including one with flood lighting
  • Huge playing fields for football and cricket
  • A heated outdoor swimming pool, and one for toddlers
  • 2 squash courts
  • Work-out room, fitness classes
  • Special arrangements for golf at the Villarceaux Golf Club, near Mantes in the heart of the Vexin
  • The Club fields teams in most sports in local leagues

Social Facilities

In the Clubhouse you will find a fully licensed bar, at competitive prices and catering facilities, a full-size snooker table, a bridge room and a children's playroom. There are regular Sunday Brunches, dinner dances, summer barbecues and a wide variety of other social events. Private events can also be arranged, contact .

Facilities for Children

Children are very well catered for, particularly on Wednesday afternoons, with coaching sessions in many sports. There are two children's playgrounds. Other activities include a traditional Sports Day, Swimming Gala, Guy Fawkes' and Christmas parties for all ages.

Our Club Members

Our current membership is truly international and is made up of both permanent residents and expatriates. With its British origins, the Club retains a majority of English-speaking members. However, there are many other different nationalities, and Commonwealth countries, together with North America, are particularly well represented.

General Information

The Club is run by a Management Committee which is appointed at each Annual General Meeting. The clubhouse is the responsibility of the House Committee and each Sports Section has its own committee. 

It is a tradition of the Standard Athletic Club that it is managed by volunteer members on behalf of all the members. If you feel you can devote some time to the Club, you will be more than welcome. This is also an excellent way to meet other members.


Members pay an annual subscription fee and a one-off joining fee which is refunded pro-rata if you leave the Club within three years. There are reduced rates for students, young adults, and children. Please check the subscriptions page or ring the Secretary for details.

How to find out more

Feel free to contact the Office on 01 46 26 16 09 if you require any additional information. You are welcome to come and visit the Club on any weekend at teatime (4.30 pm) - Be our Guest- just let the Office know in advance so they can make sure there is someone ready to welcome you. They can also advise you of the best route from your home. Directions about how to get to us can be found on the Find us page.


Standard Athletic Club

Au Clos Obeuf
Route Forestière du Pavé de Meudon

Telephone: 01 46 26 16 09
Fax: 01 45 07 87 63