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Multiball Training with Samson Dubina and Sarah Jalli

 

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Thank You to Parents

 
 
 
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During the last few days, I have been reflecting on all the many things that I'm thankful to God for.  An often overlooked aspect of the sport is...

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Lucky Balls

Learn about returning nets and edges!

 
 
Returning Nets and Edges
 
     Many championship matches are won and lost on “lucky balls” – nets and edges.  At the elite level, returning nets and edges is a skill that takes years to master.  Today, I’m going to give several tips on how to safely land these balls. 
 
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6 Types of Footwork Drills

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Six Types of Footwork Drills

There are hundreds to table tennis footwork drills. Most of these drills are in one of the following categories. Before reading the article, can you name the 6 types? (No peeking!!!)

Beat the Lobber

Learn 8 elements to beating this opponent

 
 
 
 
 
 
Many people think that lobs are easy to deal with.  Actually, lobbers can be very difficult opponents.  I have several tips for you about how to play against lobbers…
 
#1 Be Serious
Before beginning any match, be serious and be focused on your strategy.  Don’t start off the match against a lobber without your full focus.
 
#2 Adjust Your Body

Camp Testimonials

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“Samson Dubina is one of the best educated and most effective coaches working today in the USA.  If you are looking for a great camp experience, I highly recommend attending any camp that Samson is conducting.”    - Richard McAfee,  (ITTF Course Conductor and Trainer.  USATT Hall of Fame Inductee)

Themes - Ohio Winter Camp

Find out what you will be improving!

 
 
 
 
 
Ohio Winter Camp (December 28 - January 1)
 
Footwork…  Often times, when we hear the word footwork, we think of…  endless multiballs sessions with the coach feeding thousands of gutwrenching balls, dreaming of the ability to move like Xu Xin, wishing that we wouldn’t have gone to the McDonalds’ drive through, and somehow hoping that we will keep our 2021 New Year’s Resolutions!
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Pips and Anti

Should you use junk rubber?

 
 
 
 
 
There is a myth continually floating around table tennis circles that says, “Anyone who begins using long pips or anti can go up 200 points overnight.”  I have heard this saying at many table tennis clubs over the last 15-20 years.  This statement might be true under two conditions:
 
1.      It might be true if you are playing against a player who thinks that you have normal sticky inverted rubber and doesn’t realize that you have unconventional rubber.

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