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Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

Following the announcements by the French President and by the Government, the Club will be closed from Friday 30 October 2020 for at least four weeks.

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Cricket News - the state of play at the SAC

The Cricket Section has a different perspective to that described in the recently distributed 'State of the Club'. Read on to see an article written by the Captain of Cricket, Alastair Thomas. 

Junior Football News - matches postponed, training suspended

As might be expected, the Saturday afternoon training sessions are suspended for the time being and the two matches organised in November against Vésinet this weekend (8/11) and the British School (21/11) have been put back to a later date to be confirmed.

Tennis News - November/December Coaching

Because tennis coaching is not possible at the moment Carole Dacheux is proposing workshops on Sunday  6, 13 and 20 December for both adults and children to make up for the lost time. They will be group sessions with a coach and varied themes. You can sign up to them on Carole's site: coachcarole.fr. Read on to see the provisional schedule. 

Tennis News - Licences

Tennis Licences: All players in an affiliated club are required to have a valid tennis licence, with the relevant medical certificates. 
Please remember to check the validity of your medical certificate which now lasts three years.
If your medical certificate is less than three years old you must still fill in an 'attestation' to be found at https://www.fft.fr/jouer/se-licencier/certificat-medical, ADSL login page or our Tennis page. You can upload both documents to your personal page on ADSL. (Login with your usual identifiers.)

Football News - Sunday 18 October game vs Kerala Tuskers

Playing Kerala Tuskers for the second game of the season last Sunday, we lost 3-0. It was an enjoyable game and we played better than against FIFFA the week before. There's no game this Sunday because of the school holidays.

Any member wishing to play football is welcome; please write to . Kick-off at 10:30 every Sunday of the season (except in the middle of school holidays or during long week-ends)
And the 
pitch is wonderful!

Tennis News - Sunday 18 October "Terror Tournament"

Last Sunday a Terror Tournament to celebrate the start of the holidays and Halloween and was greatly enjoyed by all the participants. Organised by our coach, Carole Dacheux and her team, the tournament attracted over 60 players of diverse abilities, men, women, beginners, seasoned players, kids, teenagers, adults and families all organised into about 50 doubles teams. The big winners were Thomas Lavigne and Philippe Colet. Read on to see some photos.

Snooker News - Master Classes a great success

The second and last session of the snooker Master Classes was a real success with seven players taking the classes from morning to late afternoon. Eric Vaquier, the French national EPBSA coach managed to bring real improvements to all players from all levels.
As a reminder, wearing a mask is compulsory when you are playing snooker at the moment as are all other activities inside the Clubhouse

Football News - Sunday 11 October game vs FIFFA

On Sunday, after scoring the first two goals of the game, we lost 2-10 against FIFFA. It was our first game after a 6-month break; we desperately need to get back to our best fitness levels!
This Sunday's game is against the Kerala Tuskers.
Any member wishing to play football is welcome; please write to . Kick-off at 10:30 every Sunday of the season (except in the middle of school holidays or during long week-ends)
And the 
pitch is wonderful!

Pilates and Interval Sculpt classes Zooming along

PILATES and INTERVAL SCULPT classes are Zooming along with the current class schedule (subject to change during the school holidays):
Mondays at 10: INTERVAL SCULPT - for a big sweat in a small space!
Wednesdays at 9: PILATES Beginners/Intermediate; and at 10.15: PILATES Intermediate/Advance Flow.
Saturdays at 9.30: PILATES Beginners/Intermediate; and at 10.45 PILATES Intermediate. 
Contact Pamela Hennebert  to register or for any additional information. 

Yoga News: Still Zooming! November Schedule.

Online Zoom classes. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 6:30 pm - Bhakti yoga; Thursdays at 9:30 am - Dynamic Vinyasa; Sundays at 5:30 pm - Restorative Yin Yoga.
Read on for full details and joining instructions. Visit the website at monicashaka.com or contact Monica Shaka at .

Cricket News - Sat 19 Sept - SAC v Thoiry CC John Hardy Shield Leg 3, saved by the weather

Saturday saw a strong SAC side take to the field in the 3rd leg of the John Hardy Shield with Thoiry already having a 2-0 lead and thereby retaining it for another year. The SAC lost the toss and ended with 320-8 off 40 overs. The Thoiry response began at a higher tempo than the SAC's but torrential rain came at 15 overs with the score on 84-3 with Thoiry requiring 9.48 runs an over to win. Read on! 

Golf News - Vaugouard Weekend (18-20/9) Results

Golfers had a busy weekend at the Golf de Vaugouard. On Saturday they did battle individually for the Net (Kiwi Cup) and Gross (Dean Trophy) prizes. Muriel Jones won the Kiwi Cup (so it won't leave home!) and Sue Hall won the Dean Trophy. On Sunday, the traditional Scramble was won by the team of Muriel Jones (the on-form player!) with Roland Bouloux and Claude Jacques. Read on for more results. 

Cricket News - Kerala Tuskers - KTA CC Match Report (20 September)

Sunday 20th September saw the return of the Kerala Tuskers to Meudon for the first time this season. With the sun shining down the Tuskers won the toss and decided to bat and got off to a racing start with their top three putting on 100 within just 10 overs and ending up with a daunting 294 run target.
In response Malith and Istiak started Standard’s chase in fine style, racing to 93 without loss with some fine back foot pull strokes and drives. After this promising start, the score crept up to 210 before a collapse occurred that left the Standard 51 runs short... (Read on for the full report.)

Cricket News - Drancy Match Report (13 September)

On Sunday 13 September Standard Athletic played against Drancy CC. (See the SAC Team in the main article.) SAC batted first with Minhaz playing aggressively to hit 84 runs with good support from captain Thodi (33 runs) and Anser (36 runs) and with a quickfire 50 from Sikandar to finish. As a result, Standard posted a formidable total of 298 runs off 40 overs.
Drancy in response were bowled out for under 100 runs, with swing bowler Praneeth, leg-spinner Yann and Anser starring with the ball.

Children's Wednesday English with SSWP

Learn English through fun and play for children from 3 to 11 (maternelle to CM2). The course is run by SSWP (Speaking and Sports with Pascal) and features English native language teachers. 'Maternelle' children have classes from 2 to 3 pm, and the 'CM2' from 3 - 4 pm. See the main article for more information and how to sign up. (All information is in French for the time being.) 

Cricket News - Lille and Colombes Match reports

On Saturday 5th September saw Lille CC visit Standard Athletic for the first time in their history. It was a great game and the end result unexpected but entirely fitting...a draw on 250 apiece.
On Sunday the game was against Colombes CC. SAC batted first and made a respectable 242 and Colombes in reply were bowled out for 203. Read on to see the teams and the full reports. 

Bridge News - Playing Bridge safely

The FFB has communicated COVID safe play guidelines to regular (licensed) players. The guidelines are reproduced here for the casual player, who may not have seen them.

Briefly, it is now strongly recommended that everyone wear a mask, that we wash our hands often, in soap and water or with the "gel hydroalcoolique", keep a certain distance from the other players at the table by using a larger table the surface of which can be cleaned regularly and using the same bidding box for a whole afternoon/evening session. Read on for the full guidelines (in French). 

Peter Gill (17/9/1927 - 30/8/2020) - RIP

Peter Gill, 82, passed away on Sunday 30 August after an illness. Always an accomplished sportsman with nimble tennis skills, Peter was an active and long-standing member of the Standard Athletic Club. His involvement in activities will be greatly missed and he will always be remembered with great fondness. Our condolences go to Peter’s wife, Linda, and to their daughter Adina and her family.
There will be a funeral service is at the Clamart crématorium at 3 pm on Tuesday 8 September and there will be a small reception at the Club on the same day at 5 pm. 

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