Jill Sherlock

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Narrabeen Bridge Club

How did you discover Bridge? When did you first start playing?
I started playing social bridge (bridge at night with wine!!) when I was first married. I did not play bridge seriously until I retired from teaching about ten years ago. I was inspired by Joan McClelland who is a Director and teacher for John Roberts at Palm Beach and Narrabeen. Joan will be 95 this year and she still directs four times a week. I have a black book full of Joan’s tips. John Roberts is an entertaining and inspiring teacher and I still attend his lessons when I can.

Why did you decide to become a Bridge Teacher? 
I am a retired Secondary Science teacher and have always loved teaching. It is very satisfying seeing the pleasure people get from the “light bulb” moment.

What do you enjoy most about playing/teaching Bridge?
I love the intellectual stimulation of playing bridge. I became a Bridge Director in 2013 and I get most pleasure from taking Supervised Duplicate sessions where I can combine the teaching and Directing.

I am Convener of Bridge at Elanora Country Club. We are now a registered Bridge Club and have many Duplicate sessions and interclub events.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you?
I would love to have been in the theatre as a dancer, singer or actor. However as a teacher you are “onstage” every lesson!