Coach Samson Dubina 2016 US National Team Coach 2015 - 2018 USATT Coach of the Year
 

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An article related to improving players table tennis skills.

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Coaching at Tournaments

 
 
 
 
 

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mini-steps for HUGE IMPROVEMENT

Watch this new video clip!

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, I think that a video is worth a million words. Instead of writing an article this time about footwork, I thought that I would show you a very short demonstration of some essential footwork that you might be missing.

Don't Don't Don't

Do This vs Don't Do That

 
 
 
 
 

BEAT the Top Dog

Pull Off the Upset of the Tournament!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Devastate the Top Dog!

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Everyone wants to pull off the biggest upset of the tournament – that is everyone’s aspiration when entering a tournament. In this article, I’m going to outline some of the major keys that can turn your dream into a reality.

 

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Beat the Pick-Hitter!

Learn tactics to beat this difficult opponent

 
 
 
 
 
In this article, I’m going to briefly describe the tactics that you should use to beat a pick-hitter.  A pick hitter is usually a rather defensive player who suddenly attacks as a surprise.  In order to best understand your opponent, you need to start off by analyzing him in detail by asking yourself the following questions in regards to your opponent.  You should ask yourself these questions when you are studying your opponent prior to the match or during the first few points of your match.
 

Devastate the Underdog

Learn Proper Preparation

 
 
 
 
 
I estimate that over 50% of upsets could have been avoided!
Let me explain...
 
 
 
 
As soon as the upset happens, there is usually a whirlwind of excusing flying all across the gym.  Some of them are non-sense.  Some of them are legit.
I have often heard excuses like…
“I didn’t warm-up before the match.”
“I thought he was easy; I won 3-0 last time we played.”
“I was just so hungry, that I couldn’t concentrate.”
“I started off the first game just trying out some new fancy shots.”

The Mental Timeout

Read About One of the Most Neglected Aspects of Table Tennis!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9 Serving Tips

Check out the article and video!

Many players have watch this video and asked for my notes.
Watch the video then check out the notes below

Improving your serve is the fastest way to progress your table tennis game. In this article, I will be outlining nine ways that I personally use to perfect my serve:

#1 Use the serves that best setup your game

#2 Train them in a tournament environment

#3 Miss some serves

#4 Use your best serves early

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