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Thursday 2 July 2020

Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

The Clubhouse is now open.
Members will be expected to comply with the Club's Covid 19 charter for the maximum safety of their fellow members and staff.
Please wear a mask when inside the clubhouse except when seated. Maintain a distance of at least 1m from other people. Please don't use the changing rooms unless going to the pool.
Access to the grounds remains subject to restrictions: doubles play in tennis is allowed, as are picnics and gatherings of fewer than 10 people (including children).

Bridge

The members of one of the Club's more relaxed sections, the Bridge Section, can be found battling it out on the lawns, under the trees, and even occasionally in the bridge room.

Chess

Shake up the “grey matter” come back to a game you might well have played in younger days. Join us and keep the brain active. Just contact any Section member (but after his game is finished!).

Cricket

Cricket in France began in the second half of the nineteenth century and started to become popular in the 1890s with a dozen or so teams. The SAC has had an active Cricket section since 1893, when the first publicly recorded matches took place (albeit with one of the SAC's rival football clubs).

Fitness Classes

The Club offers Step and Sculpt, Pilates, Bootcamp and Yoga sessions. It also has a fully equipped gym room.

Football

We'll soon be celebrating 130 years of football at the SAC. British engineers were working on erecting the Eiffel Tower for the great Exhibition in 1889/1890 and after work the young men would unwind with various sporting activities in the Bois de Boulogne, including football. Amongst these young Britons were the men who went on to found the Standard Athletic Club.

Golf

The SAC Golf Section has a lively following thanks in large part to the special membership relationship the Section has enjoyed for over 35 years with the Villarceaux Golf Club in the heart of the French Vexin, with wonderful scenery and a warm club atmosphere.

Gym Room

The Standard Athletic Club has a small but well equipped work-out room. For safety reasons, children under sixteen are prohibited from using the room.

Snooker

 

The SAC has a full-sized table near the bar - handy for liquid and solid refreshments. 

Before starting, you must buy a token at the bar for the light.

Children over 12 years old may play snooker but must be under adult supervision at all times.

The annual tournament takes place in every year, registration begins in Autumn. Don’t hesitate to talk to Roland if you wish to find an opponent to play against, at your level.

Head of Snooker Section: Roland Tchertoff
Email:

Squash

Squash at the SAC first started in 1962 when a block Membership for 30 SAC Members was negotiated at the Jeu de Paume.

In 1976 the SAC had its own Squash court built. A second court was inaugurated in 1990 in response to persistently strong demand from the membership.

Swimming

The club has an open-air, heated swimming pool, open approximately from April/early May until the end of September, depending on the weather. There is also a paddling pool for toddlers.

Tennis

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To book courts online log onto https://www.adsltennis.fr/_start/index.php?club=32920024 The user guide is also available as an attachment - see below

 

Facilities

The Club has eight tennis courts: 

  • 3 all-weather courts, including 1 floodlit,
  • Five clay courts
  • Two all-weather courts on the Mare Adam site. (5-minute drive from the club.) One court is floodlit.

All bookings can be done online using ADSL. If you don’t have your access codes send an email to .
You can book at the Mare Adam site using ADSL. To book, scroll down 'Standard Athletic Club’ to ‘Sevres’ on the top bar. You will receive the gate code in the confirmation email.

Lessons and Coaching

The Club has two coaches who run group lessons for children on Wednesdays (court 3 and 8) and Saturdays (court 8). Private lessons can be organised during the week or on weekend mornings when clay courts are open. Members should reserve their court for this.

Contact Carole Dacheux at http://www.coachcarole.fr/ or 07.60.24.24.58 or  for information about coaching from July onwards.

For more information see the Tennis Lessons and Coaching page.

Ladies' Teams

The club has two teams which take part in league events from March through to June.

Both tournaments take place during the week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The Raquettes team is for players who are ‘non-classée, 40 or 30/5’. Matches consist of 2 singles and one doubles.

The ALT’s team is for players who are ‘non-classée and up to 30/1’. Matches consist of 3 singles and one doubles.

Anybody interested in taking part, please contact Sally Cangardel.

Men's Team

The club has one Men's team. Anybody interested in playing should contact captain Melvyn Cooke  

Children's Teams

The club has four Junior teams taking part in FFT events in the Spring and Autumn. For more information see the Children's section on this site.

Tennis Licences

It is extremely important to have a valid tennis licence when you play tennis at the Club and therefore FFT Licences for children and adults are now included in the overall joining fee of the Club. Don’t hesitate to contact Christine de Fontgalland, if necessary.

Tennis Court Rules

Badges must be displayed

All tennis players (including visitors) must display their badges on the board during play. While playing, players may not block a subsequent period with their (or another member’s) badge.

Doubles have priority

When courts are busy, singles players should invite, or allow 2 others, to join them.

Proper dress is required

Players are expected to wear proper tennis outfits, with a white shirt or blouse and white socks. Players must wear proper flat-sole tennis shoes on clay courts.

Clay courts must be ‘dragged’ after play

Players are required to maintain the clay courts by ‘dragging’ them and, if necessary, watering them after play.
In addition, when the weather is dry and hot, please also water the court before you play if there has been nobody playing immediately before you.

Clay courts must be protected after heavy rain

‘No play’ notices may be posted up on the courts, after heavy rain, or courts may be locked.

Coaching, matches, tournaments

Courts may be allocated for matches, tournaments or coaching at the discretion of the Tennis Committee.

Visitors

Visitors are welcome to play anytime during the week all year round, and on Saturday and Sunday mornings before 12 pm, when the clay courts are open.

Attachments:
Download this file (TennisLink_0516_001.pdf)Online Reservations User Guide[Online Reservation User Guide]48 kB

Tennis Lessons and Coaching

The Club has coaches who run group lessons for children on Wednesdays (court 3 and 8) and Saturdays (court 8). Private lessons can be organised during the week or on weekend mornings when clay courts are open. Members should reserve their court for this.
Contact Carole Dacheux at http://www.coachcarole.fr/ or 07.60.24.24.58 or  for information about coaching.

Yoga Classes

Yoga can help you to be calmer in everyday situations, confront hardships with a clearer mind, help you persevere towards your goals, and simply, be happier.

Coming soon

01 Jul 2020
Golf Summer Eclectic
06 Jul 2020
Tennis Camp
12 Jul 2020
Tennis Tournament Registration Deadline
13 Jul 2020
Tennis Camp
16 Jul 2020
Tennis Tournament
13 Sep 2020
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