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Jacob Boyd - Rising Star

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Jacob Boyd - Rising Star



13-year-old Jacob has been working hard all year at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy and at home!  Even during the lockdown, he was training daily with his dad, with his table tennis robot, and running up to 5 miles/day.  Back at the academy, he worked hard at the Ohio Mega Camps making daily improvements, and now his work is paying off.



New Tactics Article on Beating the Unknown Opponent

The tournament published the draws the night before the event.  You found out that you are going to play against Hou Yingchao in your opening match of men’s singles at 9am.  You immediately take out your pen and paper and write down some note of how to play him.  You arrive in the gym at 7:45am and train accordingly. 
Just then…
Without warning…

$3000 Nittaku Ohio Open

Tournament Article, Photos, Videos, and Results

$3000 Nittaku Ohio Open
USATT Sanctioned Tournament
Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy
Akron, Ohio

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Tournament Results

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Check out the results from the $3000 Nittaku Ohio Open

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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!


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