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Tuesday 27 July 2021

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

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). See also this article about the classical composer Frederick Delius who was an avid cricketer in the Paris area in the 1890s, though apparently not a member of the SAC!

In those early days, there were no formally prepared cricket pitches, so the SAC can count itself lucky today to be able to play on its own pitch surrounded by the glorious Forêt de Meudon.

The SAC's cricketers have an active fixture list, both home and away throughout the summer, including an annual tour to the UK. We welcome to SAC visiting teams from elsewhere in France, as well as teams touring from the UK, Europe, and beyond.

Cricket at the SAC is taken extremely seriously, with a work hard and play hard attitude that combines matches, training sessions in the nets, and refreshments at the bar!

A welcoming atmosphere is fostered to encourage juniors and families. 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 through until the end of September.

Matches generally start at 1 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Cricket at SAC - Setting The Standard

A short video celebrating the heritage of this elegant sport, in Paris since 1893 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XufV5Zx8vFU

Head of Cricket Section: Thodi Andersson 

Treasurer: Rich Parkin

Captain: Alastair Thomas

Fixtures Secretary: Henry Colburn

Email

Facebook GroupStandard Athletic Club - Cricket


Cricket elsewhere in France

France Cricket the official website for cricket in France

Ile de France: Château de Thoiry Cricket Club

Attachments:
Download this file (Seasonal_Members_application_form.pdf)Seasonal_Members_application_form.pdf[ ]561 kB

Cricket in 2021

Cricket play in 2021 is still subject to rules designed to protect players in the Covid era. 

COVID Rules

Please see the attached document, the items in green are over and above what is required by the official Covid rules.

Covid Player Form

Attached is a SAC Player Covid declaration/tracing Form (as a Word document or PDF) to be completed by all players prior to each and every match that is intended to help trace individuals should a case of Covid be reported.

2021 Fixtures

Saturday, 1 May 2021 - PUC CC
Saturday, 2 May 2021 - The Embassy

See this article for a complete preliminary list of fixtures.

The Players

Full Members

All Full Members of the Club are eligible to play.

Seasonal Members

See the attached application form. The price this year is €425 Including your own SACC whites, available in all sizes. For under-30s and students, costs are very attractive to join the Club, rather than just the Cricket Section. Please contact for details.

 

 

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 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 - 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
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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 approximately from June until the end of September, depending on the weather. There is also a paddling pool for toddlers. Owing to Covid restrictions a maximum of 60 persons is allowed in the pool area. There is lifeguard on duty on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in June and September and on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August.

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.

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 less than 3 years old when playing tennis at the Club; FFT Licences for children and adults are now included in the Club's joining fees. Don’t hesitate to contact , if necessary for more information. In addition to the Licence, players are required to have a Medical Certificate less than 3 years old. See the following page on the FFT website: https://www.fft.fr/jouer/se-licencier/certificat-medical. Associated with the licence you must also have a Medical certificate also less than three years old. For the next two years, players must fill in an ‘attestation sur l’honneur’ after completing the ‘questionnaire’.
 If you wish to play in competitions the medical certificate should include the mention “competition autourisé”. If you do have a medical certificate less than 3 years old, you can upload it to ADSL and fill in the attestation below every year for the following two years. The documents needed may also be download here (see the attachments below): The 2020 Medical Certificate (modele_certificat_medical.pdf); Ministry of Sports questionnaire (forulaire_qs_sport.pdf); Child 'attestation' (modele_attestation_mineur.pdf); Adult 'attestation' (modele_attestation_adulte.pdf).

Please fill in the attestation then attach it to your ADSL profile. To do so:

Sign in with your identifiers as you would to book a court.
Go to Espace Adhéerant,
Then Mes Informations,
At the bottom of the page, you can attach a document to your profile.
Don’t forget to validate this before leaving the website.

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.

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.