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Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

Following the latest official announcements, the Club remains open for children's football, adult and children's tennis and other individual outdoor sporting activities. The Club is normally open from 8 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am - 5 pm at weekends. Entrance will be through the front door, but the usual 'protocoles sanitaires' and social distancing will apply. Toilet facilities are available, but the changing rooms and bar remain closed so please come prepared.

Monday 18 January 2021

Golf News - 2021 Perspectives

Since it has been and is likely to continue to be impossible to hold a Section meeting, please find attached to the main article a review of the situation and perspectives for 2021 by Frédéric Thiriet. Our Villarceaux membership numbers are declining, so if anyone knows anyone who would like to join Villarceaux at the advantageous rates we enjoy, please let the Committee know.

Keep on Running - This Sunday at 3 o'clock!

Calling all runners!  Come for a run in the forest with the Run Club SAC. Meeting point at the Club entrance at 3 o'clock on Saturdays!. More information from Vincent Balès (). Not forgetting the hygiene rules: No proximity or physical contact; no more than 10 runners in the group (including Vincent, the coach). Remember social distancing rules: 4m2 per person and 10m when moving; No exchanging of equipment.

Dynamic Walk in the Woods - Saturdays at 2.30 pm

Dynamic walk in the woods, Saturdays at 2.30 pm at the front entrance. Prepare to walk for approximately one and a half hours. Maximum group size 10 walkers including group leaders Astrid and Deedee. Please contact Astrid at or Deedee at for more information. Covid hygiene rules apply, no proximity or physical contact and remember social distancing rules: 4m2 per person and 10m when moving; no exchanging of equipment.

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. 

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.)

Tennis News - Yes, we can play again!

Following the slight relaxation in Covid restrictions, tennis is back again at the Club from Saturday 28 November. See this link for more information from the FFT about how tennis should be played and keep the players safe and healthy.

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

Classes have restarted, though there are some slight schedule changes:
Mondays at 10: INTERVAL SCULPT - for a big sweat in a small space!
Wednesdays at 9: PILATES Beginners/Intermediate; and at 10.30: PILATES Intermediate/Advanced.
Saturdays at 9.15: PILATES Beginners/Intermediate; and at 10.45 PILATES Intermediate/Advanced. 

Contact Pamela Hennebert  to register or for any additional information. 

Yoga News: January Schedule.

Classes started again on Monday 4 January 2021. Read on for full details, calls times 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.

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). 

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