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Bridge Lessons

Welcome to our site for those wishing to learn how to play bridge or improve their game as beginners/improvers.

The Cheltenham Bridge Club has a staged process whereby you can start with Bridge Lessons, practise at our beginner's practice sessions on Thursday afternoon and then move on and play the game at our ‘Gentle Bridge’ sessions. When you feel you are ready you can join in the club’s full programme of activities in the afternoons and evenings Monday to Saturday.

You can join any of the training and improvement sessions according to your level of ability/experience and a standby Partner will be available, if needed.

All stages are run on a friendly and relaxed basis and will enable you to quickly make new friends and develop a bridge partnership of your own.

Learn Bridge In A Weekend

Cheltenham Bridge Club offers an intensive weekend course where you can learn the BASICS of bridge in a weekend.  This FAST TRACK course is ideal for those who wish to learn the basics over a weekend and have family and friends who they can continue to play with.  The weekend course costs £108 and includes all tuition, notes, morning coffee, sandwich style lunch and afternoon tea.

The next weekend course will on 24th-25th March 2018 - Waiting list available.

If you are interested in  learning the BASICS of bridge in a weekend, then please contact Nicola Renshaw on to register your interest.

Learners 1 Bridge Lessons

In October 2018 Cheltenham Bridge Club will be starting a new 20 week beginners course split into two terms of 10 lessons.  The cost for one term will be £90 (including VAT).

The courses, one in the morning and the other in the evening, have proved to be very popular, so early registration is advised.

Please contact Nicola Renshaw to register your interest or for more information.

Learners 2 Bridge Lessons

In October 2018 Cheltenham Bridge Club will be starting new 10 week improvers courses aimed at those who have completed a Learners 1 course and wish to improve their bridge.

This course costs £90 (incl VAT) and if you are interested in joining please contact Nicola Renshaw on or

Lesley's Daytime Lessons

These lessons resume on Friday 12th January 2018. The topics covered are:

12th January       Defence - Attitude and Count Signals

19th January       Defence - Discards

26th January       Competitive Bidding - Overcalls and UCB

2nd February       No lesson

9th February        Competitive Bidding - Doubles

16th February      Competitive Bidding - Negative Doubles (Sputnik)

23rd February      Competitive Bidding - Defence to 1NT

2nd March           Declarer Play - No Trump contract

9th March            Declare Play - Suit contract

16th March          Two suited Overcalls - Michaels

23rd March          Two suited Overcalls - Unusual No Trump

Consolidation Lessons with 'Deal and Play' practice
Starting on Wednesday 5th October costing £6, these sessions are designed for players who have completed the two year course (or have equivalent bridge playing experience) and would like to further develop their bidding and playing. These sessions will consolidate what has been learnt, provide opportunities to learn more and provide time to deal and play practice hands - all under the guidance of an experienced teacher.
The sessions will be on Alternate Wednesday Evenings 7-9pm  (1st, 3rd, 5th weds of each month) starting October 5th with Mark Rogers.  Players are encouraged to attend Gentle Bridge on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays! These classes are intended to help players prepare for playing in the club and will cover playing a little quicker and strategies for bidding and playing. Cost £30 (incl VAT) for 5 lessons. Contact or to register for this series of lessons. - Full.
Beginners Play Sessions

These sessions are suitable for those who have completed their beginners and/or improvers course. Turn up with or without a partner and play some hands with help available in a non competive environment. The sessions are on Thursday afternoons starting at 14:00.