Roehampton Club has several thriving communities, with avid
support from members. As well as daily/weekly games and member
competitions, there are also regular inter-club matches.
Tuition in all these activities in very assessable as
professionals lead and organise the events and are very willing to
coach and guide newcomers. Arrangements for external professionals
to give exhibition days and coach is also very common, as members
are always thriving to master their arts.
Bridge, has exclusive use of an attractively appointed Bridge
Room accommodating up to 20 tables.
The section caters for all standards of player, from beginner to
social to competitive, with the emphasis on enjoyable bridge at all
The Club employs a professional director, Steve Foster, for the
main duplicate sessions. Paul Mendelson, the well known
author and FT bridge correspondent, runs a comprehensive programme
of classes and coaching.
The programme includes: Duplicate Bridge, Teams of Four,
Chicago, Classes, Supervised Play, Gentle Duplicate and a full
fixture list of interclub matches, internal and external
competitions, and social events.
Snooker has a dedicated Snooker Room and singles and doubles
matches take place throughout the year. Members take
part in competitions such as the London Clubs
Handicap Competition and there are regular friendly matches and
competitions with other Clubs.
Snooker professionals are regular visitors to Roehampton
Club. Snooker Tuition Days take place with professionals, such as
Martin O`Donnell, to help all members improve their
The Club caters for all standards of players and is particularly
adept at rehabilitating people 'who used to play at school'.
Internally there are a number of knockout events and an externally
we play an inter-club league.
Tuition is provided by Club Members Chris and Gill Bray (Chris
is the backgammon correspondent for The Independent).
Club Nights, which are a mixture of instruction, tournament play
and casual play, take place on the first Thursday evening of each
Teatime Backgammon takes place every Thursday from 4pm to 6pm in
the Sports Bar and is aimed at beginners and
The club fields a team in the London League
against opposition such as the RAC, MCC and The Hurlingham.
The Club runs fun friendly, competitive tournament poker, under
the expert tutelage and guidance of bridge and poker professional