Cape Town, South Africa

Chess Club

Chess Club Options

R500 p/m

60 min per week

  • Group Lesson (15 min)
  • Chess Puzzles (10 min)
  • Application Games (35min)
  • Homework Practice (online puzzles and games)
  • Online Discussion (can ask the coach questions via our online chess portal)

Happens immediately after school

R350 p/m

30 min per week

  • Group Lesson (10 min)
  • Application Games (20 min)
  • Homework Practice (online puzzles and games)
  • Online Discussion (can ask the coach questions via our online chess portal)

Happens during break-time at school

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Elite Chess Offers Incredible Value To It’s Students And Parents

Expert Coaches

Our coaches are experienced and passionate about chess and coaching. They are all highly rated chess players themselves and include Online Fide Masters and Grand Masters. 

Collaborative Learning

Students can connect with other students, solve puzzles, join group sessions, make friends, and have fun together. 

Skills Based Puzzles

Solving chess puzzles is a big part of learning chess and gaining critical thinking skills. Students will be given many skills-based puzzles to help them progress their knowledge.

Practice Work

Every student is given homework to focus on each week to help them to practically implement what they have learned in the class.

Regular Feedback

Coaches will provide very specific feedback to students with encouragements and tips on how they can improve and what they can do to take their game to the next level. 

Online Community

All Elite Chess Students, Parents, and Teachers get FREE access to our safe and vibrant online chess community on ChessTribe. 

Regular Chess Tournaments

We host weekly and monthly tournaments which students can participate in to test their skills and have fun together. 

FULL Academy Membership

Students get complete access to all Elite Chess resources, including online courses, tournaments, online community, videos, and any other resources our coaches produce. 

Chess Club Registration Form

 

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Chess Club Details

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of chess club?

Students will be able to learn together, ask the coach questions, play games against one another, and get real-time coaching and tips from the coach. Students also get rewarded for their progress to encourage them to stay engaged and growing.

Who can join chess club?

Anyone living in Cape Town can join one of our chess clubs, hosted at partner schools all throughout the city or at one of our local chess clubs in Meadowridge or Pinelands. 

How do I schedule a makeup lesson?

If you miss a group session at your school you can join an online group session or attend one of the local chess club sessions in Cape Town, happening in Meadowridge and Pinelands.

What about students who do not live close to or attend a partner school?

Students who do not live close to a partner school are welcome to join our online chess club or one of our local chess clubs in Meadowridge or Pinelands.

What guarantee do I have that I will improve?

Your chess skills and rating will improve! We employ professional coaches and follow a certified chess coaching curriculum. With a 4.9 Google rating, you can be sure we know how to help you improve.  

How do I ask questions if I don't understand the chess lessons?

Ask during the lesson or any time you want. Our coaching style is very interactive and we care more about you understanding the lessons than anything else.

What is the duration of each coaching class?

Coaching sessions range from 30 min – 90 min depending on the chess club. 

Do I have to know how to play chess to be coached by Elite Chess?

All you need is the desire to learn and have the willingness to work hard. We will coach a player at any level and help you grow and reach your chess potential in no time.

Join The Most Rated Chess Academy in South Africa

With over thirty 5-star reviews from students, parents, and teachers. 

We bring together chess players, parents, teachers, and coaches to be part of a community that enables personal growth, mental development, and social engagement based around the wonderful game of chess.

Experienced and passionate coaches.

5-star ratings on Google.

Happy students, parents, teachers, and schools.

Our Students Succeed!

Tournament Winners, Improved Ratings, and Gold Medalists.

How Do We Achieve This?

We follow the formula that all the great chess academies use…

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Expert Chess Coaches

All the top athletes in the world have great coaches. It is no different with chess.

That is why we only employ experienced chess coaches who are highly rated players themselves.

2.

Proven Chess Curriculum

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) have produced a proven curriculum for effective chess development.  

We follow this curriculum and combine it with innovative teaching techniques.

3.

Growth-Focused Coaching

Most chess students don’t have realistic goals or a clear growth path. 

We help our students set goals, provide them with a clear path they can follow to grow, and help them walk the path to success.  

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Expert Chess Coaches

All the top athletes in the world have great coaches. It is no different with chess.

That is why we only employ experienced chess coaches who are highly rated players themselves.

Proven Chess Curriculum

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) have produced a proven curriculum for effective chess development.  

We follow this curriculum and combine it with innovative teaching techniques.

Growth-Focused Coaching

Most chess students don’t have realistic goals or a clear growth path. 

We help our students set goals, provide them with a clear path they can follow to grow, and help them walk the path to success.  

Together, These Ensure…

EFFECTIVE CHESS GROWTH

Chess Has Tremendous Value 

Mental Development

Chess has been shown to improve the following key mental faculties:

  • Concentration
  • Pattern recognition
  • Decision making
  • Math ability
  • Problem-solving
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Critical thinking
  • Self-confidence
  • Attention span
  • Time management
  • Memory capacity
  • Creativity

Personal & Social Development

Chess also contributes to so many other important areas of growth:

  • Builds Confidence
  • Staying Calm Under Pressure
  • Dedication & Tenacity
  • Learing How to Win & Lose
  • Goal Setting
  • Actions & Consequences
  • Social Skills
  • Having Fun While Learning

BEST OF ALL!!!

It does this through a fun, interactive, and enjoyable game!

But… These Benefits Are NOT Automatic 

Do any of these sound like you?

Students

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I lack confidence when playing chess.

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I feel fearful when facing other players.

Teachers

9

We struggle with unreliable coaches.

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Our existing coach lacks experience.

Parents

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My child is not progressing properly.

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I don’t see mental improvement.

Schools

9

Our chess teams keep losing.

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Our chess program is not growing 

Students

9

I lack confidence when playing chess.

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I feel fearful when facing other players.

Teachers

9

We struggle with unreliable coaches.

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Our existing coach lacks experience.

Parents

9

My child is not progressing properly.

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I don’t see mental improvement.

Schools

9

Our chess teams keep losing.

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Our chess program is not growing 

Chess Growth Requires ONE Very Important Ingredient!

EFFECTIVE COACHING

Our Mission!

To make effective chess coaching accessible to every student in South Africa!

Turning Pawns into Queens…

In the chess end game, there is a unique and wonderful moment when one of the remaining pawns has the ability to transform into a queen!

The pawn needs to progress all the way to the back of the chess board, to the opponent’s last line of defense, without being taken.

This is a tough endeavour for any little pawn. But, if supported in the right way by the other pieces, that little pawn can become the most powerful piece on the chess board.

And we think that is a wonderful and beautiful thing!

Join us on our mission to enable all young South Africans to reach their potential through effective chess coaching!

 

Effective Chess Growth For Everyone! 

We make effective chess learning and growth accessible through our:

Dione Goredema Elite Chess Coach Cape Town South Africa Coaching 1

Clubs

Learn chess, play and grow together with friends.

Courses

Self-paced chess learning & chess exams.

Rewards

Get prizes, certifications, medals, and more.

Coaching

Focused coaching to help you reach your goals.

Tournaments

Play against others regularly to improve and grow.

Community

Stay connected, make friends, and grow together online.

Dione Goredema Elite Chess Coach Cape Town South Africa Coaching 1

Clubs

Learn chess, play and grow together with friends.

Courses

Self-paced chess learning & chess exams.

Rewards

Get prizes, certifications, medals, and more.

Coaching

Focused coaching to help you reach your goals.

Tournaments

Play against others regularly to improve and grow.

Community

Stay connected, make friends, and grow together online.

Programs For Every Level 

We make effective chess learning and growth accessible through our:

BEGINNER

This level covers the rules of chess, and important chess strategy every chess beginner must know.

INTERMEDIATE

This level covers powerful chess tactics and builds the skills necessary to successfully win chess games.

ADVANCED

This level covers advanced tactics, end-games, planning and strategic thinking, leading to confidence in creating a plan from any chess position.

Expert Coaches 

We make effective chess learning and growth accessible through our:

GM Marian Petrov

Shane Willenberg

Michael Cuthbert

Lebohang Mphela

Tatenda Mushininga

Ignatius Chama

Nico Martin

Sachin Hastie

Tane Ressel

James Allison

Alisha Chetty

Francois vd Westhuizen

Top Rated… 

By Students, Parents, and Teachers

Student

“I enjoy doing puzzles with my coach especially the blindfold puzzles where you learn how to see the board in your head.”

Student

“Coach teaches us step by step how to improve our chess.

I like it when coach makes funny jokes when we learn.”

Parent

“Elite Chess has passionate and very knowledgeable chess coaches. Their interactive lessons with the kids are practical and fun.”

Teacher

“Coach Dione has improved the quality of our school teams and has been very instrumental in creating a better awareness of the sports code at our school.”

Join a Chess Club, Improve, and Have fun!

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