The club normally holds 2 sessions, of 10 lessons each, for beginners every year. The second session follows on from the first. The lessons are on Monday evenings from 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm approx. The first session starts in September or October and concludes in December. The second session starts in January and concludes in March. There is a fee (currently £50) for each session. After attending these two sessions most beginners should then feel comfortable to join the Monday evening duplicate sessions which are aimed at improving players. It is also possible to attend either or both sessions again the following year to refresh the memory.

There are usually also some continuation lessons with a single session of 8 lessons. These are aimed at improvers who have completed the beginners sessions. They are sometimes attended by other club members wishing to improve their skills.

On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm there are duplicate sessions which are also aimed at improvers and some assistance is available.


The next session of beginners lessons will be given by Des King. It will comprise 10 lessons starting 16th October. Anybody is welcome. Please e-mail austin@barnes.me.uk, or enter your name on the notice board in the club or ring the club on 01204 526484 and ask for your name to be entered on the list. Alternatively ring Des King on 07534 482047 for more information.

The second session of beginners' lessons will start in January 2018.