Coach Samson Dubina 2016 US National Team Coach 2015 USATT Coach of the Year
 

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Setting Goals

setting goals
Drill by Drill

Making Peace with the Edge

Learn to deal with half-long balls...

 
 
 
The score was 9-9 in the final game, your opponent served a half-long serve to your backhand, you thought that the serve was long enough to loop, but it wasn’t.  With a full backswing, you looped right into the table!  Ouch!  As blood began to gush from the back of your hand, you wondered to yourself how this could have been prevented.  In this article, I’m going to give you ten tips on how to make peace with the edge of the table.
 
1. Move both feet properly into position

The Perfect Stroke?

Take a "4-QUESTION-TEST" to see if you have perfect strokes...

During tournaments, I hear many players commenting about various strokes…
“He has good strokes!”
“His strokes are wrong!”
“How does he have a 2000-rating with strokes like that?”
“His loop is very smooth!”
“He won the tournament, but he doesn’t have the best strokes.”
“His strokes are old-school!”
“Wow, his strokes flow nicely together!”
 

Ohio Mega Camps!!!

ohio mega camps
Register NOW and save $80!

Ohio Mega Camps
Registration Form
 
Come for the week or come for the entire summer!  The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy welcomes players of all ages and skill levels to attend!  Register now for our Mega Camps and save $80 per week!!!
June 4-7 Online Registration
June 12-15 Online Registration

US National Ranking Tournament (Ohio)

Ohio is moving up...

Sarah Jalli USA #11
Seth Pech USA #11
Samson Dubina USA #9

Tournament Article

By Blake Cottrell

Jishan Liang Wins $3000 Newgy Ohio Open

2 Tournaments!

Join us Feb 16-17!!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We have 2 exciting tournaments here in Akron, Ohio!  Register now to reserve your spot!
 
Feb 16-17 USATT Sanctioned $3000 Tournament
 
Feb 17 Fun Recreational Ping Pong Tournament
 
Shaw JCC (Akron, Ohio)
Giant Round Robin Events
FREE Lunch
FREE Dinner
 
Tournament Sponsors

2 Tournaments!!!

Join us Feb 16-17!!!

We have 2 exciting tournaments here in Akron, Ohio!  Register now to reserve your spot!
 
Feb 16-17 USATT Sanctioned $3000 Tournament
 
Feb 17 Fun Recreational Ping Pong Tournament
 
Shaw JCC (Akron, Ohio)
Giant Round Robin Events
FREE Lunch
FREE Dinner
 
Tournament Sponsors

Satoko Hayashi Interview

Watch the video!

3:1 Principle

Learn to evaluate your training sessions!

 
 
 
3:1 Principle
 
Inconsistency is likely the main reason for your poor performance in tournaments.  Will doing more drills help you?  Possibly.
 
Here at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, we aren’t just concerned with the number of hours, we are also concerned about the quality of the hours realizing that each individual player might need to adjust his/her drills slightly.  In this article, I’m going to briefly outline the 3:1 principle that we have developed.
 

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