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Wednesday 21 October 2020

Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

Following the announcement by the French government on Monday 5 October, bars, indoor sporting facilities and multi-purpose rooms should be closed as of Tuesday 6 October for 2 weeks.
Only outdoor facilities or activities for children may remain open.
At the Standard Athletic Club, we will keep the main entrance open to access the tennis court but the bar will be closed. The clubhouse will remain open but members are requested to respect the Government Recommendations.
Every person entering the club should use their badge on the entrance door to allow tracking.
Download the application ‘StopCovid’
No more than six persons at a table.
Wear a mask at all times, indoors and outdoors.
The changing rooms are temporarily closed.
Respect the maximum number of people allowed in the clubhouse - 30.
Respect the ‘gestes barrières’ and social distancing.
In general, the Government has requested that people limit their movements to the strict minimum, we hope that members will take this into account.

Swimming pool

Pefect conditions for swiming! Please remember to take a shower before you bathe and clean the deck chairs with the sprays provided.

July Tennis Camps for Adults and Children - places available - act now!

Our new tennis coach, Carole Dacheux, will be offering Tennis Camps for both adults and children from Monday to Friday during the weeks of 6-10 and 13-17 July. For information and registration for the Camps visit http://www.coachcarole.fr/2020/06/01/summer-camp-2020/, or more generally register for the Tennis School at:  http://www.coachcarole.fr/  or Carole at: 07.60.24.24.58 or  .

Tennis News

The clay courts have just recieved a new layer of red and we will be starting a new treatement aimed at improving the longevity of the clay surface.
Covid reminder: Please remember to wear your mask indoors, and clean the tables and chairs with the sprays provided.

Tennis News - clay court inspection

The Tennis Comittee has undertaken a ‘Diag Technique’ of our clay courts with the French Tennis Federation experts this week.
They will be back for more tests at the beginning of winter but these preliminary tests have shown our courts to be in a much better state than we originally thought. The main message from the FTT was that they need to be watered as much as possible and preferably after every match.  Great news!

Cricket News - Sat 11 July 2020 June SAC vs Thoiry CC

Cricket is back!
Season's opening match at home against Thoiry CC at 1 o'clock on Saturday afternoon. The team: Andrew Jackson, Henry Colburn, Umar Shahzad, Chris McCarthy, Trevin Adrian, Dilip Raghupathi, Yeasin Shikdar, Imran Hussain, Shakeel Ahmad, Rajat Ahluwalia, Nisseem Burkule! 
(Practice Nets Thursday 9th at 6.) 

Cricket News - Thoiry (11/7) match report and fixture list.

After a two month delay to the season, Saturday 11th July saw the return of cricket to SAC with old rivals Thoiry the visitors. After Andrew Jackson won the toss, SAC chose to bat and Henry and Omar made a solid start taking SAC to 40 without loss, but after a flurry of wickets, Imran, Trevin and Yassin in the middle order pushed SAC's score to 155 all out. Unfortunately Thoiry comfortably chased it down with a solid batting display. Despite the result, there was a great feeling all round that the season had finally got under way! Read on for the full report and the home fixture list.

Golf News - some dates for the rentrée

The 40th Autumn Vase planned for Saturday 12 September has been cancelled. And this autumn's golf weekend will involve a trip to the Golf de Vaugouard from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September. (Form attached to the main article) 

Snooker News - Free Master Classes with French National coach Eric Vaquier.

Thanks to our close relationship with the French Billiards Federation, the SAC has been offered the possibility to get some free Snooker coaching this summer from French National Billiards and Snooker coach Eric Vaquier.
These special Master Classes will take place between July and September 2020.
Players will be coached individually for 3 sessions.
First 1h and later 1h30 sessions all free of charge.
Eric is willing to come to the SAC on a few dates to be set.
Grouped Saturday morning or afternoon sessions or weekday evening sessions.

Anyone interested please contact Roland Tchertoff at or before Sunday 12 July.

Squash News - Play restarts!

The good news is that squash is now allowed again. It is possible to play on court number 2, while court 1 is still closed for repair work.
The clubhouse reopens on Monday 22 June, so entry to the squash courts is though the main entrance. Note that the showers and changing rooms are still closed.
Players should book the court via the ADSL reservation system.
(PS - It's also time to sign up your children for Junior Squash! See here...)

2020 Tennis Tournament

Registration for the tournamant may be done online here. Sunday 12 July is the last day for registration. The first matches start from Thursday 16 July.  Finals Day is on Saturday 26 September.

Progressive opening of the Club

The good news is that while the Club’s indoor facilities remain closed, we are now able to offer members access to most of the club’s outdoor areas on a much less constricted basis, within the limits of the guidelines and recommendations of the authorities and sporting federations - effective immediately. (Don't forget to sign the rules acceptance form...)

Golf News: Business is booming!

Three events are planned for the SAC golfers: June Monthly Competition (next Saturday 6th), Summer Eclectic (July/August) and (potentially) Mixed Matchplay (now to October). 

First steps towards opening of the Club

The measures announced by the Mairie de Meudon and the Prefecture are extremely strict. Initially the Club will only be open for tennis players with a maximum of 10 persons on the site at one time. Only singles matches will be allowed on the three hard courts according to strict rules of access, circulation and hygiene.
The only entry to the Club will be by the 'cricket' gate which will be manned. Nobody without an ADSL tennis reservation will be admitted. The clubhouse, changing rooms and toilets will remain closed, and all other areas in the grounds apart from those immediately adjacent to the tennis courts will be out of bounds.
Tennis should start as from the morning of Saturday 16 May (see this article).

Coming soon

24 Oct 2020
Golf Patsome Competition
08 Nov 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Junior Football - match vs Le Vésinet
21 Nov 2020
02:00PM - 04:00PM
Junior Football - match vs British School
21 Nov 2020
02:30PM -
AGM (Zoom)