The school no longer takes complete beginners, you must have played some bridge in order to attend the Coaching Sessions although it may have been some time ago and it may have been quite basic. If want to learn the basics go to Wimbledon Bridge Club, Caterham Bridge Club or check the Surrey County Bridge Association Teachers List for full details here.
Sessions cost £10 pay as you go. New students get their first lesson for free.
We want you to have fun playing bridge so our sessions are relaxed, friendly and we focus on playing cards. All lessons feature hands duplicated using a dealing machine so that we can all play the same hands together. We then review each hand using a large screen monitor. Our lessons last 2 hours 15 minutes so there is plenty of time for a drink afterwards. A bar and cafe are open at all venues before and after lessons.
Our day time lessons are designed for parents and grandparents running in school hours and term time only and giving plenty of time for the school run. Our evening sessions start at 7:30 so there is plenty of time for working professionals to reach each class and time for a drink at the bar afterwards. There is ample free parking at all venues.
Under 18s are free but must be accompanied by a parent or grandparent (please book both parent and child).
Full time students can attend in the day time for free space permitting (please book) and in the evenings for half price.
The lessons are based on my book, Acol From Scratch (Third Edition) is available from Amazon.co.uk as a paper book or on Kindle.
You don't need a partner for lessons or practice play.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, phone number if you would like a call back. All students must have their own email address.
Nigel Jones, Principal, MA (Cantab)
Nigel Jones is a full member of the English Bridge Union Teaching Association (EBUTA) and Premier Master of the EBU. He was taught bridge at King's College Cambridge back in 1988, 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.