Learn Bridge at the Acol

At the Acol – the home of bridge and London’s most famous teaching club - we specialise in providing a complete bridge education. Whether you want to play with expert supervision, social bridge with friends, ‘gentle’ or competitive duplicate, we have the bridge answers for you.

Beginners’ Programme

Our carefully structured beginners’ programme consists of three courses, starting with Beginners, followed by Next Step and finishing with Improvers. All of these courses are available three times a year either as seven weekly lessons or an intensive weekend. These courses are principally aimed at those who have never played the game before, but are also suitable for people who want to brush up on their basic bridge skills.


While you are on our beginners’ programme, you should aim to do supervised play at least once a week to consolidate your knowledge and understanding and to maximise progress. Once you have completed the improvers’ course, you are ready to try Gentle Duplicate, should you wish to take the plunge.


What Next?

Once you have completed our beginners’ programme, you will have plenty of experience under your belt and will be ready to move on to the Next Stage stage of our learning programme, which consists of several courses/seminars concentrating on more sophisticated aspects of declarer play, defence, bidding and duplicate tactics.



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