Junior Lessons
  • I’d prefer to coach pupils from Year 4 upwards, but will consider coaching younger children should I feel this is appropriate
  • Lessons will be 45 minutes long, aiming for one lesson per week
  • Lessons will ideally be held on weekdays
  • Lessons can be arranged over weekend, but I would prefer to keep these days open for tournaments – happy to discuss though
  • Lessons are be Zoom (or other platform by agreement) – Face to Face lessons may be considered (at the Canterbury Chess or your home - see Fees)

What will the lessons cover?

  • The pieces and how they move
  • The rules and laws of chess
  • Chess Notation
  • Chess Etiquette
  • Tactics Strategy
  • Checkmates
  • Openings
  • Endings
  • Pawn Structure
  • Game analysis
  • Tournament preparation

How and when these components are taught and to what degree will depend on the individual student and / or class. I will ensure that each individual and class is taught at the appropriate level.

     Adult Lessons

  • Lessons can be tailored to suit your needs, should you be an adult wanting lessons – please feel free to enquire.

     School Lessons

  • Lessons at a school (in person or by Zoom etc.) can be arranged. Please ask your child’s school to get in touch with me.


  • I also currently run junior individual chess tournaments on a once a month basis.
  • These are held at the Halswell Scout Hall.
  • Please see the Tournaments tab for more info.