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Teaching - 2017 Autumn Beginner Classes

Wimbledon Bridge Club runs a comprehensive teaching programme for both new and experienced players

If you are new to bridge, you may be interested in our new beginners classes running on MONDAY mornings from 10am till 12 midday, starting on September 18th with Martha Jaynes and  THURSDAY evenings from the 21st of September at 7.30-9.30 pm.

To book or for more information, please click on 'Daytime Courses' for the Monday morning classes or 'Evening Courses' for the Thursday evening classes and fill in your details. You will receive an email informing you how to pay for your lessons, which will secure your place on the course.

If you have any questions please click 'Any Questions' to send an enquiry or click anywhere in this box to send an email.

Our Classes

Wimbledon Bridge Club runs a comprehensive teaching programme for both new and experienced players. 

'Learn To Play Bridge' is made up of 4 Terms and there are 10 lessons in each Term. Lessons run once a week for 2 hours and combine theory with a practical play session to reinforce what you have learnt. The cost of a term of lessons is £160. 

Our Beginner Classes (Terms 1,2) offer a basic introduction to the game for people who have never played Bridge before. 

Our Next Step Classes (Terms 3,4) are designed for those people who have already completed Beginner Classes or have played Bridge before and want to improve their skills. The lesson outline below should help you decide which Term would be most suitable but if you still need any help deciding please contact Giorgio on 07981 954 740 who will be more than happy to help. 

Lesson Outline - Beginner Classes

Term 1   

1. Getting started with minibridge.

2. Playing with trumps

3. Introducing declarer play

4. Introducing defence

5. Playing lesson

6. Opening 1NT

7. Responses to 1NT

8. Playing lesson

9. One-of-a-suit openings and limit raises

10. Playing lesson

Term 2

1. New suit responses and NT rebid

2. Opener's rebid with a weak hand

3. Opener's rebid with a strong hand

4. One-of-a-suit openings and NT rebids

5. Revise opening bids & rebids

6. Competition: 8 hands

7. Declarer play techniques

8. Declarer play in NT

9. Declarer play with trumps

10. Practice session: declarer play


Lesson Outline - Next Step Classes


Term 3   

1. Recap on bidding and play

2. Suit overcalls and responses

3. Take out doubles and responses

4. 1NT overcalls and responses

5. Practice session:  competitive auctions

6. 4-4-4-1 hands

7. Stayman and responses

8. Defence – leads

9. Defence- techniques

10. Practice session:  defence

Term 4

1. 2NT openings and responses

2. 2C openings and responses

3. Slam bidding

4. Weak twos in 3 suits

5. 3 level openings

6. Defence against pre-empts and weak twos

7. Practice session: pre-empts and weak twos

8. Duplicate session on competitive bidding

9. Etiquette: dos and don’ts at the bridge table

10. End of course duplicate and graduation ceremony


Please see our 2017 Timetable for details of all our classes running in September 2017.