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Friday 3 December 2021

Cricket Match Report - SACC Vs Thoiry Game 1/3 of John Hardy Shield

The first John Hardy Shield match of 2021 between Standard Athletic CC and Chateau de Thoiry CC took place under sunny skies on Sunday 20 June 2021. Thoiry elected to bat first and while they started well with 50 runs in the first 8 overs SACC started to gain control with good bowling and fielding getting the visitors all out for 101. SAC never looked in any danger throughout the run chase, thed opening pair providing 54 runs as a base and the rest of the team followed by dispatching any wayward bowling to the boundary and ending by matching Thoiry's score with 6 wickets to spare, which augurs well for next weekend's 2nd match in The John Hary Shield best of 3. 

Squash News - Courts Now Open To All

Squash courts are now accessible to adults as well as those under 18. Members should book the courts via ADSL.

Please see the main article for more info from the FFS. 

Squash News

- Junior squash lessons with Roland Bassibey have started (lessons on Saturdays from 3 pm to 4 pm) (Register here)
- Team practice session Saturday 4 pm to 6 pm (non-team members welcome)
- SAC squash teams 1 and 2 need more players! IDF league matches should begin mid-November in 2nd Division and 4th Division respectively
- A "squash discovery" event will be organised at the beginning of October (date not yet set). Players of all levels, including complete beginners, are encouraged to come and play. More details soon.
- A Junior Squash tournament is taking place on Sunday 17 October in Chaville; the SAC should be represented by several players (tbc)
- Chaville is also organising a one-day open tournament on Saturday, 2 October
- Congratulations to Jean-Guillaume and Greg for their results in the tournament they played last weekend! (3rd place for JG)

Squash, a great sport for all ages:

Come and play Squash!
Squash is a great sport for all ages:
- We are looking for young members who would like to try squash, especially aged 8-11. Lessons are Saturday afternoons, currently 3 pm - 4 pm. Contact David Moore at to organise a test lesson with our pro coach Roland Bassibey
- We are also looking for adult squash players of all levels. Again contact David for more information.

Tennis Coaching - Physical Tennis / Fitennis 5 June report

35 people turned out for this activity and enjoyed a small cup of cheer at the end! Physical Tennis / Fitennis is an innovative training program that combines winning tennis moves with high-intensity fitness training set to music. Read on for some photos.

Tennis Coaching - Bike and Run 13 June report

10 teenagers people took part in this event in which involves pairs, one on a bike the other running. It took place in the Forêt de Meudon and was about 8 km long.

Read on for some photos.

Golf News - 40th Spring Cup Prizewinners

64 players took part In the 40th Spring Cup and enjoyed wonderful weather. Congratulations to Dimitri Ansart, winner of the Castrol Cup, with a gross score of 33 points and to Financial Times Cup winner Catherine Gauzera with the best Ladies' Gross score (18). The best SAC scorer was Murielle Jones with 39 net.

Golf News - Autumn Weekend change of venue

The original plan was to go to Roncemay for the Autumn golf weekend, however, they were unable to provide sufficient accommodation so the choice is now Sablé Solesmes, halfway between Le Mans and Angers some 250 km from Paris. It has 3 9-hole courses and we've played there before. For a change, we plan to go there from Saturday to Monday instead of the more usual Friday to Sunday. Please fill in the form attached to the main article by the end of June if you intend coming. You will also find the detailed proposal from Sablé Solesmes. 

EGM vote results

Our thanks to everyone who attended the EGM and voted on the Motions. Thanks also to Cecilia AMOR MAHIA and Daniel TERRINGTON for acting as “electronic vote counters”.
The votes were as follows:

  1. Statutes and Rules: 141 yes, 9 no, 10 abstentions.  Passed by the required 2/3 majority.
  2. Revised subscription pricing: 139 yes, 18 no, 3 abstentions. Passed
  3. AGM date (before 30 Sept): 156 yes, 1 no, 3 abstentions. Passed

All motions therefore passed.

Our thanks to the Statutes and Rules Sub-Committee (Laurent BRAULT (Chair), Carmel CAHILL, Dougie ANDERSON, James MOORE, David QUINN, Rich PARKIN) and the Pricing Sub-Committee (Gigi COTHIER, Roxane GIRAULT, Emile FREIHA, Rich PARKIN) for their work. 

Junior Squash News - Junior Squash is back

Indoor sports are allowed for minors again and we are therefore pleased to announce that Junior Squash will be back, with coach Roland Bassibey, on 2 courts starting this Saturday, 22 May, at 3 o'clock.

Bar and Restaurant - Weekend of 4/5 December

The weekend's menu consists of Beef Sliders with fries and salad, Chicken Tikka with Raita and rice, traditional Flammenkuche.
Within the theme of Christmas market this weekend: there will be Mulled wine (and Mince pies) all day Saturday, and both the whole weekend, Christmas tree brownies, Apple sauce cake, Gingerbread star cookies, Christmas cake traybake, Chocolate hazelnut Linzer cookies, Cranberry walnut cake, and Tangerine cake.

Teenage tennis players chase away clouds in last Friday’s doubles mix-in

SAC’s up-and-coming teenage tennis players braved the rain and brought out the sun last Friday morning (14th) for what we hope will be the first of many doubles mix-in tournaments at the Club in the weeks and months ahead. The quality of the tennis was excellent given the damp courts and soggy tennis balls.
We saw some powerful play from 14/15-year-olds Simon, Alexander, Annabelle Guez, Jean and Emmanuel, while 12-year-olds Gabriel and Luke more than held their own with some strong serving and angled forehands.
A big thanks to Cecilia Amor Mahia for organising, to Matthew Curtin for supervising, to Sandy De la Taille and Kerry Lloyd for help with the after-tennis lunch and to François Girault for the coffee for the adults afterwards.
Parents and teenage players who would like to participate in future mix-ins should please sent their details to Cecilia who has set up special a WhatsApp group.
The Tennis Committee
(See the main article for some photos)