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Friday 3 December 2021

Golf 40th Spring Cup - 29 May at Villarceaux

The Golf Section is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring the first post-Confinement event at Villarceaux, which will be also the 40th edition of the Spring Cup, first played in 1981. (We were unable to play the event last year because of Covid)

If you would like to participate and are not yet a member of the Golf Section, please email us at . (Should you wish to become a section member please see this article.)

SAC REOPENING MIX-IN TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Tennis for Teens and Adults: Registration opens at 10 am for the Mix-in Doubles Tennis Tournament.  It will start at 10.30 am. The non-stop tournaments will run up to 12.30 before the finals from 12.30-1 pm. Prizes for the best pair at 1 o'clock!

SAC Senior Cricket Fixtures 2021

Please read on to see a list of Senior Fixtures for the rest of the 2021 season. This weekend we play Valenciennes Vipers and the Embassy on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

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: Next classes Thursday 30 September

There will be no classes next week as Monica will be away until the 30th of September.
Starting on Thursday, 30 September, Monica will be offering 3 classes a week at the Club. 2 classes on Thursday mornings, a normal class from 9:30 to 10:45 and a 'Gentle' class from 11.30 to 12.30; and on Saturday afternoons at the new time of 3 - 4.15 pm. Read on for a description of the Gentle Yoga class.  More information on Monica's website at monicashaka.com or by mail at Namaste 128 

Yoga News: Please note the new Gentle Yoga class on Thursdays at 11.30

Calling all beginners! Get in touch (gently) with your inner Zen! Thursday mornings at 11.30-12.30. (Not during the holidays) Good for stiffer or older persons. Uses chairs and props - bring a mat and comfortable clothing. More people are needed to make the class worthwhile. (10 euros per class) More information and of course on Monica's website at monicashaka.com or by mail 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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Tea-time specials by Janine Springall

Every weekend we have a selection of delicious homemade cakes and biscuits on offer using only fresh ingredients freshly baked by Janine Springall including chocolate cloud cake, lemon poppyseed, lemon blueberry, Tangerine cake and chocolate chip cookies.

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.

Registration for 2021/22 Sports and Activities

Please visit the main page to find the sign-up links for the 21/22 season of the following activities: Core Training, Tennis coaching (adults and children), Junior Squash, and Junior Football, which have restarted.