I prefer to call what I do "Coaching" rather than "Teaching," because adults learn faster and more effectively by Doing rather than Listening to a speaker's lectures. A "Coach" is necessarily a "Teacher," but is more involved in what the player is doing and advising the player in how to achieve the Goals the player has decided to focus on.
A coach supports clients in achieving their goals, with goal setting, encouragement, and questions. I energize and empower clients to solve their
problems and find their own solutions, by asking
questions that give them insight into their situations (see Tim
Gallwey's The Inner Game of Tennis or Myles Downey's Effective
To learn more, click on any of these categories:
- Setting Goals
Do you want to increase your enjoyment of the game? Be a more respected player and a sought-after
partner? Win more often? Whatever your goals, coaching will help you achieve them and enable you
to be the best player you can be.
Try this simple four step process to clarify your goals.
- Playing Lessons are
one of the best tools for improving your bridge game. Playing with an
experienced partner in a duplicate bridge game is both exciting and
- Beginning Classes are intended for students who may have played card games before, but may never have played bridge before. I will have you playing bridge in the very FIRST lesson!
- Intermediate/Advanced Classes are intended for students who understand the basics of playing bridge and are ready to look deeper into specific aspects of the game.
- Customized Classes are suitable for BOTH Beginning or Intermediate/Advanced groups but all the students the class should play at approximately the same level; Robin will customize the material for YOUR group.