This game requires not only skills but also strategic thinking and a lot of practice. People who love chess can sometimes be infected by the desire to play more but a common problem is finding people to play with. No one ever seems to have enough time.
That's probably why you came up with the idea to start a chess club more than once. However, you are also lost on some of the basics of starting a chess club - or any club for that matter - and that always stopped you. Until now.
Here is how you can start your very own chess club in six simple steps.
Parks are great in the summer or on sunny days when it's not too cold or too hot but you'll essentially need a roof over your club's head.
Coffee shops are a good starting point. Look for the ones that have a lot of space and tables that are of the right size for your chess board, chess clocks and occasional drinks.
While the owners will love the extra visitors, don't think that you can just hold your meetings there without having anything to drink.
If you want to have a good relationship with the owner and continue meeting there, you better order a coffee or two.
Later on, when more people join and you figure out a monetizing system - if that's what you want - you can purchase an office space or something similar.
Plus, you will need someone to play with during that time. These could be your family members, your coworkers, your friends or acquaintances you know love chess as much as you do.
That's a simple, easy-to-find equipment that will also cost you very little if you are smart. Go to flea markets or second-hand shops, yard sales and similar in order to find the cheapest equipment you can.
Social media is a great tool in your arsenal and you should definitely use it.
Starting a chess club may seem complex from a far but it's really a simple process. Try it yourself in these six simple and easy steps.
Freddie Tubbs is a communication manager at Ukwritings.