I played bridge in graduate school and for a short time after I joined Du Pont in 1963 until I was transferred from Wilmington. In 2013 my wife expressed interest in learning the game and took lessons at the Bridge Center of Delaware County. I joined her in the lessons the next year and we began playing with friends in Delaware. They mentioned their beneficial experience with the Bridge Studio of Delaware so I signed up for their Intermediate Lessons in September 2015 even though I live in Pennsylvania. Starting this year I began playing in games at the studio and to accumulate points. I am very pleased and impressed with the principals, teachers and volunteers at the Studio for the quality of the training and the friendly and open atmosphere. I also commend the District for the mentoring program that is being held this summer. I am impressed as are the other newer players at the thoughtful guidance and helpfulness of our mentors as well as their willingness to participate. I recommend that the program be continued on an as needed basis.