Lesley Lewis has been married for forty five years and has two sons and two delightful grandchildren, aged 6 and 4. She and her husband live in the New Forest, close to the sea, which enables her to participate in her other hobbies of swimming and walking. She also enjoys tennis and Zumba.
Lesley learnt to play bridge in the sixth form of school and it has been her main hobby ever since. She now plays regularly at clubs and in County and National competitions.
She retired from being a primary school teacher ten years ago and decided to combine her love of bridge with her profession, so she completed the EBU teaching course and also obtained the Bridge Director’s qualification. Lesley then set up her own bridge classes for beginners and improvers, teaching in clubs and privately, and giving seminars to local clubs, which she finds very rewarding and enjoyable. The majority of her pupils have become long lasting friends who often ask for her advice on bridge.
Lesley joined the Mr Bridge team in 2011 and has been involved in weekend breaks, New Year celebrations at Denham Grove and many cruises and trips abroad. She has taught beginners’ bridge on the longer cruises and also hosted, delivering seminars. She has described these times as some of the most enjoyable and rewarding of her life.
Since the pandemic, Lesley has contributed to Bernard’s new venture by proof reading, helping with Saturday morning novice classes and playing in the Live Teams.
Being a part of the team has been like being part of a family for Lesley, as all the team and clients are friendly, interesting and good fun. She hopes to be able to continue with this for many years to come, under Bernard and Helen’s guidance.