FAQs

I’d like to learn to play Bridge.  What are my options?

Come to Bridge in a Day and learn on a Saturday.  If you would prefer private tuition, please arrange this with Jon Green, our principal Bridge teacher.

How long does it take to learn to play Bridge?

You’ll be playing Bridge after your first day!  With two further days of lessons and plenty of Supervised Play sessions, you’ll have a solid foundation to play Bridge whenever and wherever you like.

Is it easy to learn Bridge?

Not more difficult than counting to 13.  No prior knowledge or any card playing skill required.

When do you run Bridge lessons?

Throughout the year at our venues in Henley on Thames – at various times during the day, in the evening, and at the weekend.  At your convenience if arranged privately.

Do we need four for private Bridge lessons?

No – we organise groups where possible.  Please get in touch with Jon Green to discuss your situation.

How much does it cost to learn Bridge?

Bridge in a Day is £75 (including tea/coffee and sandwich lunch).  Supervised Play (with a mini-lesson to start) costs £10 per session. For a group of eight, private tuition works out at £15 per person for a 2-hour session.

I played Bridge a long time ago.  How do I start again?

Refresh and Build 1 is a course designed specifically for you – it focuses on the fundamentals and will help you update your Bridge game. Alternatively, private tuition will be tailored to your circumstances.  Please contact Jon Green, our principal Bridge teacher, for further advice dependent on your Bridge background.

What kind of Bridge do you teach?

Initially, we teach Rubber Bridge, which is played socially at home and with friends.  We then introduce Chicago and Duplicate Bridge.  You choose which you most enjoy.  In terms of style, we follow the Andrew Robson approach.

Which system do you teach?

We teach Acol following the Andrew Robson approach.

Can you recommend a Bridge book to me?

No preparation is required for any of our courses or sessions – we provide full and clear notes.  If you would really like to read a book, we suggest “Need to Know Bridge” by Andrew Robson (published by Collins).

Where do you teach Bridge?

The Henley Bridge School is based at venues in and around Henley on Thames.  We provide private Bridge tuition in the comfort of your own home.

I’m not interested in Bridge lessons, just playing Bridge.  Do you offer this?

You’re welcome to join us for Supervised Play, our friendly learning environment in which to practise.

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