Originally Posted by Davie81
I'm definitely doing everything I'm told etc but it just won't work and get my to where I want to be.
There's nothing wrong with finding another instructor, especially when there is no progress being made. I did and within 5 months am playing at a much higher level than I had hoped with my last one.
Sometimes there could be a miscommunication. For instance, your current coach could be telling you to do something and you interpret it differently than he meant. Assumptions made by both parties could lead to problems with learning. You are not in school where you need to conform to the rules of the teacher strictly. You're trying to learn a sport that has enough things making it difficult as it is. Adding another level of potential confusion will just make it that much harder.
If in fact there could be any communication issue, I would try to find another instructor for a second opinion. It really doesn't matter if you aren't learning well enough or if he's just a bad instructor, the fact is you are not communicating your needs and he's not able to help you.