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Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

Following official regulations, the Club remains open for children's football, adult and children's tennis and other outdoor sporting activities, but the Clubhouse itself remains closed. The Club is open from 8 am - 6.45 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am - 6.45 pm at weekends. Entrance will be through the front door, though there is no access to the upstairs and the bar, except the terrace via the external stairs. The usual 'protocoles sanitaires' and social distancing. Arrangements have been made for the changing rooms and toilets to be accessible, but please do not use the changing rooms except to access lockers, so please come prepared.

Thursday 13 May 2021

Special post-Covid membership offer

The Standard Athletic Club is proposing a special post-covid membership offer until 31/08/2021 that waives the usual joining fee.
Spread the word among your friends and contacts. Any enquiries contact: 

Good times Easter Egg Hunting

On the sunny Easter Sunday about 20 smiling children and on the rainy and cold Monday, seven dressed in rain gear, went looking for the eggs hidden in the garden and the club grounds. A big thank you to all the parents and siblings who volunteered for helping make this joyful event happen!

Clay court reopening planned for Saturday 24 April

The annual reconditioning of our clay courts is almost complete. It preferable to leave the courts to rest for a couple of days to allow them to dry thoroughly before playing, therefore securing the tennis season. Consequently, please expect the clay courts to open Saturday morning. Please also review the basic rules for the proper use of our courts by watering and sweeping them in a timely manner, so that that all of us can enjoy optimal game conditions until the end of the season. 

Junior Field Hockey Easter Holiday Stage - 19-23 April

In the Easter holidays from Monday 19 April to Friday 23 April, there will be a field hockey 'stage'. There will be hockey coaching in the morning from 10.30 - 12.30, then a varied programme of different sports and activities in the afternoon. See the main article for details and how to sign up. 

Yoga News: Zoom-zoom-zoom

Please note there will be no session this Friday at 6.30 pm. Otherwise still Zooming along. More on the website at monicashaka.com or via Monica Shaka at .

Terrace renovation

The painting and decorating team, led by Astrid, has nearly finished the renovation of the terrace. See the pictures in the main article.

Hanging Baskets

Two hanging baskets have been put up on the terrace to accompany the replanted window boxes.

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Outside furniture

The painting and decorating team are busy renovating and repainting the garden furniture.  

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Extended opening hours

The Club will now stay open until 6.45 pm every day of the week. This will allow tennis players to book courts until 6.15 pm.

Yvette Halen-Devos (6/5/1929 - 4/2/2021) - RIP

We are sorry to announce the passing of Yvette Devos, a long-time member of the Club, on Thursday 4 February 2021 in her 92nd year. Our deepest sympathy goes to her children, Pierre and Carine and grand-children, Charline, Corentine, Alexandre and Juliette. 

With a hop and a skip and away it goes!

Begone old junk! A skip has been hired for the weekend to get rid of much of the junk at the club. So we're looking for volunteers to help! Either turn up or contact Gerald Strouts at .

Getting rid of junk...

We are starting to clear assorted junk that has accumulated over the years and store it by the back gate in a cordoned-off area awaiting the arrival of a skip.
We ask members to take extra care with their small children to keep well away from this area. 

Painting and decorating

The painting and decorating that has been so painstakingly done by Astrid and her extraordinary team are not far from completion. The hours they have put in has transformed our shared second home. 

Bridge News - online opportunities

Although Bridge Clubs are still closed, there are many possibilities for playing bridge, or even just practising, on your computer or tablet. Many of you have started playing on several online bridge sites, such as BBO, Funbridge and RealBridge. Newcomers, please read on for more details.