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Monday 26 February 2024

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 your younger days. Join us and keep the brain active. Just contact any Section member (but after his game is finished!).

Cricket

The SAC's cricketers have an active fixture list, both home and away throughout the summer, including an annual tour to the UK. Our junior development program accepts youngsters from 8 years of age onwards and is conducted each Saturday morning.
The cricket season starts at the beginning of May and lasts until the end of September, with matches generally starting at 1 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Fitness Classes

At the Club, there are Step & Sculpt classes and Pilates classes which take place in the Bridge 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 40 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. Before starting, you must put one euro in the slot machine for half an hour’s light on the table. When that time runs out (light goes out) the next game has priority unless you are playing a tournament.
Children over 12 years old may play snooker but must be under adult supervision at all times.
Head of Snooker Section: Roland Tchertoff
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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 from mid-May until the end of September, depending on the weather.

Taekwondo

The Club is offering this new sport to our Members, both adults and children, with a highly qualified coach from the St Germain Club (black belt, 8th DAN) giving classes. The Taekwondo Club of St Germain is one of the best-known clubs in Paris. Many children (from 4 years old), men and women, young people, and seniors, including black belts, regularly participate. Several champions, including members of the National French team, have been trained there.
If you or your family members would be interested, please contact Philippe Ayme-Jouve, who is managing the new Section, at: .

Tennis

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.

We are pleased to announce that the Club has switched over to the new FFT TenUp tennis court reservation system, provided by the FFT, and has discontinued the legacy ADSL system.

Tennis Lessons and Coaching

The 2023/24 Season Coaching season started on Saturday 23 September.
The Club has group lessons for children on Wednesdays (courts 3 and 8) and Saturdays (court 8). The lessons are coordinated by Hervé Antchandie.
Private lessons can be organised during the week or on weekend mornings when clay courts are open. Members should reserve their court for this.
For information and to check availability please contact Hervée Antchandie <>.
See the main article for more details on the available lesson plans.