Membership Benefits, Tips, Tricks and More
Help Students Find You
As an ABTA teacher, you will be listed in the Find a Teacher Directory on this website. This valuable marketing tool helps direct potential students to your classes. If you have a professional website, you can share this information with us and we will make it available on the directory.
Network and Exchange Ideas
You already know that networking with other bridge teachers is an important part of your growth as a professional bridge teacher. An ABTA membership connects you to the bridge teaching world, with numerous opportunities to develop your teaching practice, build your business, and find friends who share your passion for teaching bridge.
Networking opportunities for ABTA members include our Annual Convention, Networking opportunities for ABTA members include our Annual Convention and our new website Blog.
Enhance your Resume
You will show students and employers your commitment to your profession when you add ABTA Member to your name, and your resume. In addition to gaining a listing in the ABTA Find a Teacher Directory. Members can order an ABTA name badge. Click here for full details
ABTA Master Teacher Accreditation
Experienced teachers are encouraged to apply for the ABTA Master Teacher designation, the highest recognition in the North American bridge teaching the community. Show your students that you know your stuff and have the expertise they are looking for. Click here for more information on the Master Teacher Program. Click here for more information on the Master Teacher Program
ABTA MPP Teacher of the Year Award
The ABTA Master Point Press Teacher of the Year Award honors and celebrates the teachers who go the extra mile for their students, the bridge teachers who make the game come alive, who keep students coming back for more. See full details about this award here.
Access Unique Resources for Bridge Teachers
ABTA Quarterly Magazine
The ABTA Quarterly Magazine is designed to support ABTA members, and articles focus on topics that are relevant to bridge teachers, such as: marketing and business development, teaching strategies, book reviews, ABTA events and announcements, and bridge news and opinion. With an ABTA membership, you’ll receive a subscription to the ABTA’s Quarterly Magazine. Back issues are also available on request and are available for downloading in the members’ area.
Benefit from Teacher-only Discounts
By using your ABTA membership card to validate that you are a professional teacher, you can also get significant discounts from several online suppliers. For example, Great Game Products provides a 50% discount to ABTA teachers on some materials including Pat Harrington’s CD, Audrey Grant’s CDs, and Bridge Baron.
Resource and Article Library
The ABTA website is a rich source of material for bridge teachers, whether you are looking for a little bridge humour to make your class laugh, want to know about how to work on a cruise, or you need some quizzes to check your students’ knowledge. We are always adding great content from around the web!
Apple Basket Teaching Tips
After you join, go to the members’ area to check some of these fantastic teaching tips, submitted by ABTA teachers at our annual convention. You’ll find tons of great ideas to use today!
Check our Sample Apple Basket tip here.