To The POINT with Carol Sheldrake

Learn to play Bridge and boost your social network


LOOKING FOR an inexpensive way to keep mentally fit, have fun and make friends?

Hunters Hill Bridge Club have organised Beginner bridge lessons commencing Thursday March 8 for six weeks in Henley Community Centre, Crown Street, Henley from 1pm to 3.15pm.

The lessons are part of the Club’s commitment to actively promote the game in the community.

Cost $120 for six lessons includes workbook and light refreshments. Bridge is a great social game with opportunities to play locally and also to travel. Annual events such as bridge congress, bridge tours and even cruises to
destinations both in Australia and overseas offer opportunities for all standard of players.

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ESTABLISHED IN 1972 by a group of enthusiastic locals with just two tables of players and one session a week, the club has grown.

We now have over 300 members and play four days a week with sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Sessions are for all levels of player but we do provide a special session on Mondays, alongside our regular
session for those players with a little less confidence.

There is also a supervised play session on Tuesdays 4.30pm to 6.30pm for those who are just starting out and would like to get help with their play.

We meet at the Henley Community Centre, Crown Street, Henley and our sessions are Mondays 11am to 2.30pm with a lunch break; Tuesday nights from 7pm to 10pm; Wednesday 12.30pm to 3.30pm and Fridays 10am to 1pm.

Players are always welcome to join our sessions.

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HUNTERS HILL Bridge Club is a not-for -profit organisation, run by our members with an enthusiastic volunteer committee.

This has enabled us to keep playing membership fees low with members paying $10/session and those on Aged Commonwealth or Veterans pension paying $6.

We regularly hold lessons for all levels with many acclaimed local and interstate experts.

This year we will also be running one day workshops for advanced, intermediate and beginner players. These are advertised on our website and through  The Weekly Times newspaper.

Bridge is a fantastic game with millions of players participating world wide.

You can even compete on-line and play with partners from around the world.

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IN AUSTRALIA there are hundreds of bridge clubs both in the capital cities and most larger regional towns as well.

Learning to play bridge and joining a club gives you an entre to new group of friends and enjoyment.

Bridge challenges your power of thinking and is mentally stimulating providing numerous personal challenges, which continue as your game improves, whilst remaining a highly enjoyable social activity based on teamwork and
sportsmanship, whatever your age.

It also gives you a new social network, with great opportunities to make new friends, travel to bridge congresses both locally and wherever you wish, join in bridge holidays or even bridge cruises, no matter the level of your  playing.

So, if you are interested in a new challenge, in a friendly, social atmosphere with the opportunity to make new and lasting friendships then the game of bridge at Hunters Hill Bridge Club is there for you.

Come and join us for a game of bridge at any of our sessions.

For more information phone 0438 619 780 or email: [email protected]

Vice President
Hunters Hill Bridge Club