One on one instruction with a staff member. For players of all ages and all levels (beginner to master), that prefer a more focused setting. A brief assessment will clarify the strengths and weaknesses and allow a more personal and custom approach.

Using time-honored techniques that have been incorporated into our curriculum, the NTCA aims to develop students with steady and consistent training. We use the latest chess software in addition to a partnership with to track the progress and assign homework.

The NTCA Private Lessons offer a modern approach, without neglecting the rich history of the game. Classes will discuss basic principles, strategies, solve puzzles, review master games, and focus on the nuances of chess. Opening, Middlegame, and endgames will be reviewed in detail. This option will consist of less playing and more training.

Chess tournaments are an important part of any student’s chess development.  It requires him/her to get comfortable playing new opponents, builds confidence, teaches them how to win and lose with grace, and challenges them on a journey to becoming a chess master!

Tournaments are the most social aspect of chess (yes, chess is very social!), and a very enriching experience. You will get to meet new players, make friends, learn about new cultures, and be a part of a wonderful tradition that is CHESS!

Our most popular option! The weekly group classes are taught by our top instructors. We offer numerous options to attend a group session throughout a normal week, and the rates are affordable only $25!

The students will get to interact, learn, and play with their peers in a fun classroom environment. Each instructor offers a unique perspective and will share in his/her own experiences while learning and competing. The group classes usually cover more broad strategic topics. Different levels are available, contact us at for more details.

The NTCA staff runs many After School Programs throughout the Metroplex in public, private, and charter schools. The programs include a series of one hour classes with a lesson and supervised play. Topics will include an introduction to the game and rules, basic strategies, and solving puzzles.

Similar to the group classes, the School Programs offers the opportunity to learn with your peers and share in the enjoyment of chess. Students are informed and encouraged to compete in tournaments.

HOURS of Operation:

Saturday - Sunday - 10:00am-6:00pm

Monday - Closed

Tues - Friday - By appointment or call




3730 N. Josey Ln. #124 Carrollton, TX 75007

Phone: 469-900-8014

801.705.5700 (USA)

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