Organized every year, the normal assembly which has simply taken place was notably awaited by the members of the Saint-Raphaël Country Club (SRCC), chaired by Eric Botella.
Nearly 100 members needed to be current to hearken to the mayor, Frédéric Masquelier, give an replace on the upcoming closure of the website on boulevard Baudino, which might be transferred to that of Roland-Garros, boulevard de l’Aspé.
The first Justice of the Peace, from the begin of his intervention, confirmed that the mission was maintained: “It is not a mission since the resolution was taken a number of years in the past and the land has already been bought, even when there have been delays linked to the well being disaster and the displacement of the middle of in direction of Valescure. In accordance with the commitments made, your membership will subsequently be refocused on the Roland-Garros website, the redevelopment mission of which I’ll current to your workplace at the finish of September for session. The remaining mission must be validated at the finish of this 12 months. 2023 might be dedicated to requires tenders and works for a switch scheduled for the finish of 2023 or the starting of 2024. There will subsequently be no interruption of exercise”.
What about clay courts?
Once once more, some members of the SRCC current deplored having to go away the Baudino website. Frédéric Masquelier answered them: “We have the need to build, we also pay a prefectural fine. But we cannot build on new land. We must therefore build the city in the city. At Roland-Garros, in addition to tennis, we can practice squash, badminton, padel. And there will be a restaurant”.
Several licensees additionally doubt that the clay courts are appropriate for the new website, which is especially uncovered to the winds. The mayor undertook to be accompanied by high quality technical groups and specified that courts could be constructed on the present Croizat-Blanc stadium, positioned under and subsequently much less windy.
On the event of this normal assembly, Didier Magnan, vice-president, and Antoine Badet, supervisor of the SRCC, took inventory of the scenario of the membership which is experiencing a optimistic dynamic, notably when it comes to licensees.
If the 12 months 2021 was once more marked by the Covid-19 and specifically the cancellation of the group championships, the variety of members of the SRCC fell from 470 to 559, thus returning to the degree of 2010.