Our Lessons

Our Lessons

All our lessons are conducted 100% online, so it is the perfect new hobby for social distancing! We use a combination of online platforms including Shark Bridge and Zoom.

Every session has a zoom meeting or other method of voice/video communication. This makes online bridge a great way of socialising safely.

If you are not very comfortable with technology then don’t worry. I will provide step by step instructions for set-up, and I am happy to arrange tutorials for using the online elements if needed. 

For more information or to book a lesson please contact Rachel Oliver on pontybridgecontact@gmail.com or 07827928810

If you would like to join in but find these times unsuitable please do get in touch. I am happy to negotiate private lessons, and hopefully more group sessions will be added over time. 

**Special Offer!**

Do you have a group of 4, 8 or 12 that would like to learn together? Get in touch to book a private beginners or improvers lesson slot now and recieve the following discounts – 

Groups of 4 – £35 for 2 hours (£5 saving)

Groups of 8 – £65 for 2 hours (£15 saving)

Groups of 12 – £90 for 2 hours (£30 saving)

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BEGINNERS LESSONS

Are you totally new to the game of bridge? Maybe you played many moons ago but need to brush up on the basics. Our beginners lessons are for you!

We will cover everything from the very start, starting with the basic mechanics of play and moving on to basic bidding. Beginners groups are a maximum of 8 people, so you will get lots of attention and support as you learn.

If you are familiar with how to play the game but need to learn just the bidding, you can always join in part way through a course. 

A new group of beginners will begin when we have enough people registered, so please do get in touch if you are interested. 

SPECIAL OFFER – Register for a 12 week course and get 2 weeks free! Pay just £100 for the 12 lessons.

IMPROVERS LESSONS

Every Wednesday 2-4PM – £10  for 2hrs.

If you have got to grips with the beginners lessons, or you have been playing for a while and want to improve your game then try our improvers lessons. These will focus on more advanced bidding conventions and play techniques.

Every lesson consists of a short presentation followed by the supervised play of some themed boards. I will always be on hand if you need advice.

Supervised Play

Tuesday 10AM-12PM – £7 for 2 hrs.

Our supervised play sessions are designed for a more play-intensive experience. You will play random boards as you would in a club but I will be available for help and to provide tips.

If you would like to join in but find these times unsuitable please do get in touch. I am happy to negotiate private lessons, and hopefully more group sessions will be added over time. 

Online Seminars

Saturdays 2-4 PM – £15 for 2 hours

These are the most play intensive of the online sessions. I take a collection of hands which are difficult to bid and/or play. I will move you around the seats as appropriate so that you are always bidding the most interesting hands. We all go through the bidding together and then I split everyone off on their own so that everyone can have a go at playing the hand. We then come back at the end to discuss the play.

Commentary on all boards played will be available on this website, and if you are comfortable with the technology, you can even download the hand files to play them through yourself.