Lessons

Lesson Info

Information about the various types of lessons and training offered at Trumps - check out What's On for a daily schedule of sessions...

Beginners' Lessons

trmpsTo give you even another reason to learn bridge, we run a special offer on beginner lessons: five 2-hour lessons for just $59 (+ $1 if using credit card), with a practice session and textbook (Beginners' Bridge) included, as well as our "beginners' special" offer on membership. No experience necessary and you don't need a partner. As the leading teaching club, we have supervised sessions and lessons to continue the developing process and we now offer after-course Beginner Training.

The main teacher is Derrick Browne.

Check out the Beginners Lessons on our course schedule.

[We also run occasional lessons at other venues such as Waterbrook Greenwich, 6 Ulonga Ave, Greenwich. Please contact us to find out more.]

Benjamin Twos

Topics include Weak two level bids, and two different ways to show strong hands.

Cost is $15 ($12 for members) per lesson.

See the lesson schedule for dates and times of the next course.

Improver Lessons

Ideal as a refresher or consolidation course, these lessons cover the most important issues for developers. How to make decisions; Stayman; Suit openings and Blackwood; Responder shifts; Rebids; Overcalls; Doubles; and Pre-empts. Plus a card play tip and four practice hands with each chapter.

See the lesson schedule for dates and times of the next course.

Intermediate Lessons

Topics include Reverses, the Unusual NT, Negative Doubles, Transfers and other important conventions. Plus a card play tip and four practice hands with each chapter. Based on the book Intermediate Bridge.

See the lesson schedule for dates and times of the next course.

You might also be interested in our Intermediate Training sessions held occasionally.

Sunday Workshops

These workshops are open to all who want to improve their bridge and cover a range of topical areas in depth.

Check out the lesson schedule for any forthcoming workshops.

Price (unless otherwise specified): $30 includes lunch (members $25).

Advanced Bridge: Uncontested Auctions

Topics include:

Advanced Bridge: Contested auctions

Topics include:

  • Trial bids
  • Cue Raises
  • Over their double
  • Responsive double
  • Michaels cue bids
  • Over their preempts
  • Sacrificing
  • Balancing

Normally with Derrick featuring material from his text book.

See the lesson schedule for dates and times of the next course.

Free Mini Lessons

Mini LessonsĀ are held before each of our supervised and intermediate play sessions. There is no extra charge for these short talks, just theĀ usual table money for the session.

Private Lessons

Private lessons at Trumps can also be arranged on request at the rate of $80 per hour for groups of one to four people or $120 per hour for a group of eight people. For a small group at your home on the Lower North Shore, it is $200 for a 2-hour lesson.

Coaching

Studio_experts_edCoaching with teachers from Trumps and elsewhere is available in our new Bridge Studio.

Usual rates: For one to four people is $80/hour ($20pp/hour in a group of four). For a group of eight people is $120/hour ($15pp/hour). Those having Studio_session_edregular coaching are also invited to discuss hands of interest at the end of their game at the club.

We also run coaching and private lessons at people's homes in the area, $200 for a 2-hour session for a small group.

Coaches include John Newman and Derrick Browne.

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