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Monday 20 January 2020

26th April 2019 News


The date for the next AGM of the Standard Athletic Club is Sunday 26th May. If you have not received the notice by post by the end of today (Friday) please contact Frédéric Sumeire urgently at .

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In the Snooker Open Doubles semi-final played last night, Andrew Taylor & Roland Tchertoff beat Benjamin Sharp & Michael Jayet to go through to meet Paul and Joris Willey in the final on Saturday.

What been happening

The Tennis and Squash camps for children have been keeping them busy. Note that the Tennis camp continues next week!

The Clay courts opened on Wednesday 24th. (Please remember to wear appropriate shoes and to leave your court as you would like to find it!)

What's coming soon

Food this weekend: Saturday: Croissants & Pains au chocolat. Lunch: Ham or cheese and salad sandwiches, ham&cheese and tomato&mozzarella paninis; mixed tuna salad; entrecote and fries; spaghetti carbonara. Sunday Brunch: All the usual plus Chicken in cream & mushroom sauce, rice or fries.

Golfers are off to Dieppe today (Friday) for fine Spring Weekend chasing little white balls - not mention the Kiwi Cup and the Dean Trophy. (Note also the dates of the Section AGM/Dinner on 10th of May and the Spring Cup on the 18th.)

There will be Step & Pilates classes this Saturday, but next week is still holiday time. Yoga too is following a holiday schedule, with no classes until a class on Friday 3rd at 9.30 am and again on Saturday at 2 pm.

Saturday 27th is Snooker Finals Day (The dinner has been postponed to join up with the Flamenco folk on the 11th May.)

Squash Court N°1 will be out of action for renovation from Monday 30th until it reopens on Saturday 11th May.

TENNIS: Sign up for this year's Club Tennis Tournament. All levels welcome - singles and doubles. We also have a new-look family doubles category for parents and children. Entry forms at reception and the bar. Please email Tracey-Lee if you are interested or have questions: . Note that because of the holidays the new deadline for entries is now Sunday 5th May.

And for later in the month, please note that the Bridge Workshop has been put back a week from the 17th to Friday the 24th of May. (The Dinner/Tournament is still on the 7th.) 

Dates to watch


  • Friday 26th - Start of Golf Outing to Dieppe (26-28)
  • Saturday 27th  - Snooker Finals day - Step & Pilates classes
  • Monday 30th - Squash Court n°1 closed until 11th May


  • 1st week - Swimming pool opens (weather permitting!)
  • Friday 3rdYoga class at 9.30 am (and Saturday at 2 pm)
  • Sunday 5th - Last date for Tennis Tournament Entries
  • Tuesday 7th - Bridge Dinner/Tournament
  • Friday 10th - Golf AGM & Dinner
  • Saturday 11th - Flamenco Evening combined with Snooker Dinner
  • 13 or 14th - Ladies Tennis ALT's team meet Clichy in the knockout final round
  • Friday 24th - Bridge Workshop
  • Saturday 18th MayGolf Spring Cup at Villarceaux
  • Sunday 26th May - SAC AGM

Farewell Dale and Amber

Thank you all so much for your generous and kind contributions to Dale & Amber’s leaving present. They are thrilled and are really touched by the response of the members. If you still wish to contribute, it’s not too late. Please use this link ( or leave something in the collection envelope at the front desk.

The Search is still on for a volunteer Newsletter Editor!

The Club Management is looking for a News Editor whose responsibility is to compile the weekly newsletter from the input provided by Management, Staff, the Section heads and members. The News Editor should be fluent in English, preferably a native speaker. The time commitment needed is a few hours a week. The management would hope for a long-term commitment to the post from the volunteer. Please contact Matthew Curtin () if you're interested. 

Choice reading from the Website

Snooker News - 25th April - Dinner moved to 11th May - Flamenco evening

It has been decided to postpone the Snooker Dinner and join up with the Flamenco Fun evening on Saturday 11th May to give everyone time to get over the holidays! Open Singles and Open Doubles Finals will still take place this Saturday 27th! In the Open Doubles on Thursday night, Andrew Taylor & Roland Tchertoff beat Benjamin Sharp & Michael Jayet and will meet Paul & Joris Willey on Saturday.

Step and Pilates News - 24th April

Step and Pilates and Step classes are still on a holiday schedule! But there will be Step and Pilates classes this Saturday 27th then NO CLASSES next week. Watch out for news from Pam () for information and updates.


Easter Tennis Camp 2019

Reservations for the Easter Tennis Camp (22-26 April, 29-30 April and 2-3 May 9AM-6PM) are open for all children aged from 4 to 17 using this link. Cost: 50€/day 40€ per half-day.
See: Easter_tennis_camp_2019.pdf


Centenary Oak Weekend Food for April

Saturday: Croissants & Pains au chocolat. Lunch: Ham or cheese and salad sandwiches, ham&cheese and tomato&mozzarella paninis; mixed tuna salad; entrecote and fries; spaghetti carbonara. Sunday Brunch:  All the usual plus Chicken in cream & mushroom sauce, rice or fries.


Squash News - Court N°1 closed from 30/4 to 10/5 inclusive

Court N°1 will be undergoing renovation work from Tuesday 30th April until Friday 10th May inclusive. It will reopen on Saturday 11th May. Court N°2 will, of course, remain accessible throughout.


Yoga News - 24th April - Easter Holiday Schedule

There will only be classes on the following days during the holidays: Wednesday 24th April at 9.30 am, Friday 3rd May at 9.30 am and Saturday 4th May at 2 pm. Normal service resumes on Wednesday 8th May. More info as always from Monica at . ?


2019 Tennis Tournament

Set free your inner Serena, Billie-Jean, Bjorn and Novak.... and sign up for this year's Club Tennis Tournament. All levels welcome - singles and doubles. We also have a new-look family doubles category for parents and children. Registration forms have been sent out via the ADSL and are available at reception and the bar. Please take note of the closing date, Sunday 5th May! This is very important as no late entries will be accepted.

Golf News - 18th April upcoming events

Golfers are about to spring into action now the fine weather's here! First, there's Spring Outing to Dieppe the last weekend of April, then the Section AGM (followed by dinner) is on Friday 10th May, and, rounding off the Spring events is the annual Spring Cup competition at Villarceaux on Saturday 18th May.


Bridge News - 24th April

There has been a change of date for the May Workshop; it will take place on Friday 24th May instead of 17th May. (The next Dinner/Tournament is still on Tuesday 7th May.) 


Saturday 11th May - Flamenco Evening, 8 PM

With dancers & live music by ARTEFLAMENCO. Includes Cocktail, Tapas, Paella. Price: 40€ for Members/45€ for non-Members. Reserve by Wednesday 8th May by mail at contact@sacluborg or via 01 46 26 16 09. This will also serve as the occasion for the Snooker Dinner.


Ladies Tennis News 24th April - ALT's to play Clichy mid-May

The ALT's team are now through to the knockout phase of the tournament and will be facing Clichy on the 13th or 14th of May.


Coming soon

21 Jan 2020
03:00PM - 05:00PM
Water cut off
24 Jan 2020
11:00AM - 05:00PM
Bridge Workshop
25 Jan 2020
08:00PM -
Burns Night
26 Jan 2020
06:30PM - 09:00PM
Oysters and Black Velvet
31 Jan 2020
"Season's Greetings" Play
01 Feb 2020
Kids' English Carnival
04 Feb 2020
Ladies' Tennis - ALT's play Vanves
04 Feb 2020
07:30PM -
Bridge Dinner/Tournament
06 Feb 2020
07:00PM -
MC/Member Meeting
09 Feb 2020
02:30PM -
SAC Cricket Section AGM
10 Feb 2020
09:00AM - 06:00PM
Junior Tennis Camp 10-14 Feb
17 Feb 2020
09:00AM - 06:00PM
Junior Tennis Camp 17-21 Feb
17 Feb 2020
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Yoga & Vegetable Cookery in English for Children
29 Feb 2020
08:00PM -
President's Dinner
07 Mar 2020
09:00PM -
70s and 80s Party
21 Mar 2020
08:00PM -
St Patrick's
25 Apr 2020
08:00PM -
Flamenco Evening
01 May 2020
Golf Spring Weekend
16 May 2020
Golf 40th Spring Cup
17 May 2020