Wimbledon Bridge Club
Charity Event - All Welcome

On Sunday 25th March 2pm-5.30pm Elisabeth, Frances & Emily Bingham are holding an afternoon of friendly bridge and tea in support of two charities – Clic Sargent helping children with cancer and Dig Deep projects for clean water in Kenya. Tickets are £15 per player and include a cream tea and prizes. Simple aggregate scoring. All welcome including students and visitors.  Please sign up with a partner or as a table of 4. There is a sign-up sheet in the Clubhouse or you can email Elisabeth on lbingham@talktalk.net Payment will be taken on the day

Going to be LATE?

If you are going to arrive later than 12 minutes before the start of the session,

please call 

0208 947 0147 

so the director can include you in the numbers. Thank you! 

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Classes at WBC
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Learning Pathway
Teaching - 2018 Winter 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 TUESDAY mornings from 10am till 12 mid-day, starting on January 16th with Ann Walker and  TUESDAY evenings from the 16th January at 7.30-9.30 pm with Hilary Stewart.

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.

Winter 2018 Schedule of All Classes


Day & Start Date






15th January 2018


16th January 2018


17 th January 2018


11th & 18th January 2018

10:00 to 12:30


Beg Term 2

Ann Walker

Beg Term 1


Lis Bingham (18th)

Beg Term 4


13:30 to 15:30





19:30 to 22:00

Carol Clisby

Beg Term 3

Hilary Stewart

Beg Term 1



Hilary Stewart (11th)

Beg Term 2


Beginners course is 40 weeks, 4 terms of 10 lessons.  £160.00 per term which includes club membership and four Free Play Vouchers


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 the club on 0208 947 0147 or teaching@wimbledonbridgeclub.co.uk we 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 2018 Timetable for details of all our classes running in January 2018.