We want you to enjoy learning bridge, so our classes are relaxed, friendly and hopefully amusing. Every class focuses on practical exercises so there's plenty of time to get to know the other students and try things out for yourself. We publish a course book to mirror the course and present questions on each topic.
Our foundation course assumes no knowledge of bridge. All you need is curiosity, commitment, a reasonable memory and and your own email address. The 24 three-hour lessons cover everything you need to play confidently at your local club. Those with bridge experience can join the course around lesson 4 but please contact me to discuss options. There is a Tuesday afternoon class for club players that covers the course in more depth. There is also a course book Acol From Scratch available direct from the school or from Amazon for £10, the Kindle edition will be out shortly.
Once you've enrolled you can attend any of our classes. This means that if you need to miss a week you can take two lessons either the week before or the week after and keep up with the course. When you've completed the foundation course you can take part in practice play sessions that ease you into club bridge and join an advanced course starting in April 2015.
You don't need a partner for lessons or practice play.
Here are some more reasons to choose us.
Your first lesson is a free trial; pay nothing if you decide bridge is not for you.
Foundation courses are scheduled for the following times, costing £60 for a six-lessons block.
Tuesdays at 7:30pm from the 23rd of September at Croydon Bowling Club
Wednesdays at 7:30pm from the 17th of September at South Croydon Sports Club.
Tuesdays at 1pm from the 14th of October starting at lesson 4 for those who have played a little at South Croydon Sports Club.
Catch up courses are available for those starting late.
To book or enquire email me at firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, phone number, the lesson you would like attend and whether you've played bridge. No experience of card or partner is needed.
Nigel Jones, Principal, MA (Cantab)
Nigel Jones is an EBU Accredited Teacher and Premier Master who was taught bridge at King's College Cambridge back in 1988. He became coach of the college bridge team and played regularly for Cambridge University. After leaving with a first in Chemistry he played at Cambridge Bridge Club and qualified for the National Swiss Teams final two years running. After a few years out of the game due to family commitments, he's become a regular at bridge clubs in the Purley area and founded Surrey School of Bridge after a career in finance.