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.

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.

2023 date yet to be confirmed.  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
  • The course will begin late September 2023 TBC.   Please contact Nicola if you are interested in our two year course.
  • If you have played bridge in the past and wish to refresh your skills, our two year course or the second year of our course, maybe of interest.  Please contact Nicola if you would like further information.
  • All lessons are held in the dedicated teaching rooms at the bridge club
  • All lessons are by experienced bridge teachers
  • Lessons are taught in a relaxing and sociable environment.
  • The fee for Term 1 is £150 including VAT

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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.

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Further Training Opportunities

"Tweak to Transform" a programme of Seminars and Play & Discuss sessions which will help to develop your game

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