Our Lessons

Our Sessions

All our lessons play sessions are conducted 100% online, so it is the perfect new hobby for those still wanting to social distance! This also means that you can join our lessons from anywhere in the world! 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

Supported Play

Wednesday Evening 7.30-9.30 £5pp

These play sessions are designed for those who want to practice their game while being able to call for help if you stuck. 

They are designed as friendly, social sessions, so dont worry if you are a new player!

There is no need to book in advance for this session, just buy a ticket from our payment page.

Play and Defence Seminars

All Seminars take place from 2-4pm and cost £15pp.

Each session will focus in detail on one subject. The online platform I use allows me to make it so that you are always bidding or playing the most interesting hand. This means we can go through examples in great detail. As a result these are quite intensive sessions for the brain, but very productive!

Play Seminar – Second Saturday of each month.

In our play seminars we will cover everything you need to improve your declarer skills. We will look at topics such as counting losers, finessing and looking for danger!

Defence Seminar – Fourth Saturday of each month.

Defence is often neglected during the bridge learning process, despite the fact that you spend more time defending than declaring!

In these seminars we will look at things such as planning defence, leading through strength and into weakness, and blocking declarer. 

Upcoming Seminars

9th October – Counting winners and losers-why do we do it and what do we do with the information?

23rd October – Planning a defence-what sort of things should we be thinking about when looking for extra defensive tricks?

13th November – Finessing-just what are they? How and why do they work?

27th Novermber – Opening leads-what is the best thing to lead and why?

Private Sessions

Private Lessons – £40 per 2hr slot

If you would like to learn in a smaller group then please get in touch to discuss private lessons. These allow you to chose the content and tailor your lessons to your needs. 

Private sessions are for up to 4 people but if there are fewer of you then don’t worry! I use a program with robots to play the hands if needed (though i usually do it myself) so I can accomodate any number. 

For groups larger than 4 please get in touch to discuss!