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Sarah Jalli - Rated 2516

8 Keys to Success

 
 
 
Sarah Jalli – Rated 2516
Eight Keys to Success
 
 
After a series of great wins in August-September, 14-year-old Sarah Jalli now finds herself rated over 2500 in the Paddle Palace Ohio League here at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy.  So, what is her secret to becoming more and more successful?  Well, there are a number of secrets that I would like to share here.  I have detailed out these secrets with eight simple keys…
 
 
Key #1
Steady Progress

Beat the Injured Player

Learn some new tactics

 
 
 
 
 
 
Beat the Injured Player
 
Ok this is officially the weirdest table tennis article I have written…  Beat the Injured Player
 
Think about it, your opponent is already injured, and now you need some fancy tactics to beat him???
 
Come on!  Give him a break!
 
No way!  Absolutely not!  Never!
 

Peak Performance

Learn about the 4 stages of a training cycle

 
 
 
 
Many professional players peak for certain tournaments each year.  By having a systematic training cycle, these players can perform well at the important tournaments.  There are usually four parts to the six-month season:  Pre-season, in-season, the peak tournament, and post-season.  In this article, I'm going to briefly outline how you can learn to peak for that one important tournament six months from now.
 
Pre-season

Investigating, Implementing, Performing

Developing a Tournament Goal

 
 
 
 
 
Investigating, Implementing, Performing
Developing a Tournament Goal
 
 
One year at the US National Team Trials, I was leading 3-2 against ***Mark Hazinski and leading 9-3 in the 6th game.  After a series of aggressive mistakes by me, he closed the gap 9-8.  I simply pushed and blocked the next 2 points to win the match 11-8 in the 6th.  Walking off the court, my coach said, “I would rather have you lose the match than to win it like that.”  I replied, “The goal was to win.”
 

Camp Review

By Frank Yin

3 Weeks at the Ohio Mega Camps
By: Frank Yin 
 

Camp Review

By Larry Hodges

Two Weeks Training at the Samson Dubina Mega Camp in Ohio
By Larry Hodges
(USATT National Coaching Chairman and USATT Hall of Famer)

THANK YOU

Check out the ACTION from the Ohio Mega Camps

 
 
Thanks!
I would like to thank the players who participated the Ohio Mega Camps this summer as well as the coaches and practice partners who helped everyone so much during the 3 weeks...  Chance Friend, Larry Hodges, Kai Zhang, Bruno Ventura, Sarah Hazinski, Mark Hendricks, AJ Carney, Maria Bogoeva, Derek May, Seth Pech, Anwen Harris, and Parth Nagpure.
 
 
 
Our next camps are scheduled for...
October 12-16
December 28 - January 1
January 4-8
 
 

Ohio Mega Camps

Join the Training

NEW Ohio Mega Camps

 

Where:

NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy 2262 South Arlington Rd Akron, Ohio 44319 USA

 

When:

Dec 28—Jan 1

 

Who:

This camp is open to both kids and adults of all ages and all levels! Each player will be working on level appropriate drills to get the best camp experience!

 

Coaches:

Developing New Skills

Am I describing you?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Developing New Skills
By Samson Dubina
 
 
This article is based on a quote from my friend Don Hamilton.  He said, “Every time I step up to the table, I’m able to learn something or improve something during the course of the match.”
 
 
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August 2020

To book your private lesson with Samson or Chance, call or text Samson at 330-949-9230 or e-mail tt@SamsonDubina.com

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