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Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy

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2262 South Arlington Rd Akron, Ohio 44312
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Monday 5-10pm
Tuesday 5-10pm
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Thursday 5-10pm
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Cost is $5/person per day or $10/family per day!
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NEW Coaching Videos

By Cazuo Matsumoto and Samson Dubina

Breathe Man, Breathe!

This applies to YOU!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
 
Breathe Man, Breathe!
 
Breathing both BETWEEN points and DURING the point is a very important, and often neglected, aspect of the game!  Players who have learned to properly exhale at contact improve their timing, power, mental focus, and endurance.
 
So how do you test it?
 
Just warmup forehand to forehand.  Is it natural for you to exhale with each hit?  If it feels unnatural, you probably haven’t been doing it!  Now play some points, ask a spectator to stand close and listen for the exhale and watch your chest. 

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Optimist vs Pessimist

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Twiddling

Coaching Article by Samson Dubina

 
 
 
 
 
 
Twiddling
-By Samson Dubina
 
In table tennis, spinning the racket in the hand is called twiddling.  For certain playing styles, this skill is an absolute necessity.  In this article, I’m going to briefly describe who should twiddle, when to twiddle, technique for twiddling, twiddling equipment, twiddle training, and twiddle tricks.
 
Who Should Twiddle

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Weak Points

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Weak Points
 
In matches, should you use specific patterns or should you just hit anywhere?  Well, you always want to keep your opponent off-balance while realizing that there are specific shots and locations that commonly cause errors from your opponent.  Today, I’m going to outline a six basic patterns.
(Note:  There are actually hundreds of these patterns.  I’m just listing six as a starting point)
 
 
Example #1

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