Are you new to bridge?
We’ve been the nation’s leading bridge school for decades and with good reason.
“It’s a game, stupid.”
It’s not just our teaching prowess that wins students over. It’s also that our teachers never lose sight of the fact that bridge is a game. We know that everyone coming to us, comes with some trepidation, but also with the hope that, at the very least, they’re going to have a good time. We meet those expectations and then some.
Every lesson is hands-on. You’ll be enjoying yourself right from the start with little 2 and 3-card puzzles to solve, with videos, with two wonderful bridge platforms, and it will all be on Zoom so you’ll get to meet and greet people from all over the country. There’s little lecturing, and virtually nothing to memorize.
And what a game it is!
For many of us it’s become a life’s passion. Our Taste of Bridge introductory series tries to capture just what it is about this extraordinary game that so drew all of us to it. We show you what bridge thinking is and, hopefully, the beauty of the game will do the rest. If you like a good detective story or like figuring things out by combining many tiny inferences to draw big conclusions, know that that’s part of what is in store for you. As with any great game, be it tennis, golf, chess, or for that matter, anything new you choose to really sink your teeth into, half the fun is getting there, is in the learning process itself. Be assured, your bridge journey with us will be just that, fun (see below).
Our Beginner Course.
Our five 2-hour, once-a-week lesson series includes the following:
- Our (my) book, “A Taste of Bridge”, which was recently honored by The American Bridge Teachers Association with their highest award, Book of the Year. It was the first book for brand new players ever to earn that award. It’s the book you’ll be using throughout the course.
- You’ll also receive six weeks of Best e-Bridge, our online interactive sister site that’s great for practicing between sessions.
- There will be interactive play using the newly developed Shark Bridge platform.
- Our classes are small: These online classes are kept to a maximum of four tables (16 students). This low pupil/teacher ratio will insure that you’ll get all the individual attention you ever might need.
- $175 is the complete price of the course. A $75 deposit is all that’s required.
Dear prospective student,
We pride ourselves on teaching bridge the way it should be taught! We never forget that first and foremost, it’s just a game.
We begin by playing with just two or three cards, showing you how cards work. Step by step we build on this until midway through the first session you’ll find yourself playing bridge. By the end of that first session you will have a basic understanding of how tricks are won and lost and you’ll be starting to play without having memorized a thing!
After the five lessons I can’t promise that you will be a great player (sorry), but you will have an insight into what it takes to become one. Hopefully we will have passed on to you our love of this remarkably exciting game.
Our classes are very small. No more than three or four tables of players per instructor. These lessons are hands-on with the emphasis on having a good time while you learn. This very adult way of learning has you playing and practicing right from the start. No stuffy, old fashioned lecturing, no memorizing, and no need to take notes. Everything we teach comes right from the book because I wrote the book. And if you’d like to practice in between lessons, we encourage you to try our very user friendly interactive website, bestebridge.com, which comes free with the course.
Our lessons work. We have an outstanding track record. A high percentage of our students go on to become players. Each week hundreds of our students, present and former, enjoy playing in one or more of our online sessions for novice and developing players. In the past thirty-odd years our club has probably created more bridge players than any other club in the country. The classes are fun and the instruction is first rate.
This I guarantee: You won’t find a better introductory book, a better practice site, any better instructors, or a better all-round course than ours anywhere else.
Please email Jeff Badler to reserve your seat at our virtual table. Please leave him your phone number so he can speak with you personally.
If you are a group of eight or more, we will do our best to set up a time and day that fits your schedule.
For anything else, please email me at email@example.com or call me at (917)544-1224.
We hope to welcome you to our wonderful game and into our even more wonderful bridge community.