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

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Squeaky Clean & Opening Soon!

Coming Back Stronger

 
 

Re-Opening January 25!!!!
 

Squeaky clean and newly renovated, the Samson Dubina TT Academy will be ready to open this Monday! I would like to thank my pro shop managers Tim and Joe for doing an awesome job at the facility while we are closed! I can't wait to see it!
 

Root of the Problem

Are you looking for it?

 
 
 
 
 
Unless you can find the root of the problem – your problem with persist and you will continue losing.  I often ask players why they lost a specific match.  They often respond with…
 
“It was a bad match.”
“I was just off.”
“I didn’t practice enough.”
“My opponent was on fire.”
 
When I ask for specifics, some have no answer, while others somewhat give generalities like…
 
“I missed too many backhands.”
 

Good, Better, Best!

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Most table tennis players have Good practice sessions on a weekly basis but it isn’t THEIR VERY BEST! Many players continue practicing the same things over and over without pushing themselves to improve their spin, placement, variation, power, and shot selection.

Top 10 Ways to Make Improvements This Year!

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Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Level THIS YEAR!
 
There are some short-cuts that you can do for a quick improvement in your game right now, some elements that you can improve this year, then some aspects that take 5-10 years to fully develop.  In this article, I’m going to talk about mid-range improvements that you can make during the next 12 months.
 
#1 Time-Management

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Stroke Considerations

Should you CHANGE your stroke?

 
 
 
 
 
 
Stroke Considerations
-By Coach Samson Dubina
 
If you have played for many years with the incorrect stroke, should you change it OR should you keep it and improve other aspects of your game?  This is a tough question.  Personally, I feel that YOU need to be on the one to answer this question.  But as you think to answer it, there are some stroke considerations that you should make in evaluating your own stroke and evaluating how a change would help or hurt your progress both short term, mid range, and long term.

Winning and Learning

By Samson Dubina, Jacob Boyd, and Sarah Jalli

 
On behalf of the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year and just thank you for your support throughout 2020.  It has been a tough year, yet you have continued to send us encouraging e-mails, continued with regular donations, and continued attending our events!  Without you, we could not continue.  As a Christmas gift from us, we decided to share a portion of our new book with you.  Check it out below and consider purchasing your own copy!
 

Learnin' Experience

Read about 4 main keys to improvement

 
 
 
 
After a poor performance at a tournament, many players go back to the local club and justify their play by saying, “Well, it was a learnin’ experience.”  Often, when questioned what they learned, these players have no club and use very general terms like – my backhand needs work.
 
In order to truly turn a bad tournament into a good thing, you must learn to be specific.  I know that it is painful, but do the following 4 things:
 
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Ok With Losing?

An interesting perspective...

Ok With Losing?
New Coaching Article by Samson Dubina
 
Each week, I talk to many different coaches, players, and parents from across the US and around the world about different aspects of the sport.  One of the parents recently mentioned something that is often a mis-understood principle.
 
Losing
 

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