Cheltenham Bridge Club
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Emergency Contacts
The Club landline number is 01242 522502,  but in the case of an emergency please call 07515 398027 (Pauline Sanderson) or 07787 148152 (Lesley Harrison)

Cheltenham Bridge Club
is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Registered Charity No:   1188825


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Learn Bridge
Learn to Play Bridge

The Programme of Bridge lessons 


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

If you require more information on any of the courses offered or have any ideas of courses you would like CBC to offer, please contact Nicola Renshaw on

Cheltenham Bridge Club has a staged process whereby you can start with Bridge Lessons, practise at our beginner's practice sessions 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.

Click Here for all the really good reasons for learning Bridge

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 £150 (2022 price) and includes all tuition and notes.

  • Date 25-26 November 2023.
  • Cost £150
  • Reductions available for those under 25 and on certain benefits.
    Click Here for full details

Please contact Nicola if you are interested in a weekend course.

Two Year Course

We offer a two year course teaching bridge to absolute beginners.

In Year 1 you will learn the basics of bidding and card play techniques. In Year 2 you have an opportunity to consolidate all you have learnt in Year 1 as well as learn more bidding and play strategies to further enhance your playing and enjoyment of bridge. In both years, plenty of time is built into lessons to practice and consolidate.

Each year consists of:

  • 24 lessons, each lesson lasting 2 hour
  • Year 1 Course will begin 27th September
  • Year 2 Course will begin 26th September
  • The fee for Term 1 is £140 including VAT
  • Reductions available for those under 25 and on certain benefits.
    Click Here for full details of Year 1 course
    Click Here for full details of Year 2 course

All lessons are held in the dedicated teaching rooms at the bridge club
All lessons are by experienced bridge teachers and are 
taught in a relaxing and sociable environment.

Please contact Nicola if you are interested in our two year course.

Returners to Bridge

If you are returning to bridge or would like a refresher then I recommend our Intermediate  course which is the second year of our two year course.  It is for those who would like to refresh and meet new people. 

  • The course will begin 25th September
  • The course fee is £140
  • Reductions available for those under 25 and on certain benefits.

Click Here for full details of our Intermediate course.

Please contact Nicola Renshaw on if you would like to discuss returning to bridge or refresher courses.


Player Development Programme

We have a group of club members, who have a very wide range of experience and who are very willing to share their knowledge and skills with club members.

Please click here for further information

Further Training Opportunities to Come

A new training programme will be announced by August – details will be sent to all members using a Pianola email and then information will appear on this page.