Check out what coaches and players are saying about the Ohio Mega Camps...
“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)
"I have been a professional player for 12 years and traveled throughout Europe. I have never seen a training camp as organized as Samson's Summer Camps." -Robert Eriksson (Swedish Men's Singles Bronze Medalist)
"Samson is one of the most experienced, technically advanced, enthusiastic, and organized coaches around. I worked with him at a USATT Supercamp, and we had a great time and the players learned a lot!" –Larry Hodges, USATT Hall of Famer and Chair of the USATT Coaching Committee
After I started getting coaching from Mr. Samson Dubina, my overall game has improved very significantly. My footwork, strokes, strategy and mental toughness during the game have improved significantly because of his advice, coaching and guidance. Because of his coaching, I won a National title in Las Vegas. -Denethi Wejegunawardana (Regional College Champion).
“Samson integrates sport science and technology very effectively by taking advantage of new and innovative resources to reach students nationwide. His understanding of the science behind the sport in addition to his multi-angle cameras help his students visualize and personally see what is going on." -Angela Guan (North American Junior Champion)
"Samson gave me a better understanding of the game by helping me to understand what went right or wrong during the point." -Burak Cevik (Satisfied Customer)
Mega Camp was so much work and so beneficial! With all of the extra coaches there, we got a great deal of individualized tips, training and pointers. With such a variety of practice partners, we had to learn to adapt. We moved and moved and moved. The importance of moving to the ball so that you can apply the right stroke was very evident when I could see so much improvement by the last day. Shots I could not have gotten at the beginning were becoming more and more in my reach and even routine to a certain extent. I hope to attend more of these to keep up what I accomplished. - Chris Jordan (Camp Participant)
2019 Ohio Mega Camps (click the links below for more info)
Online Entry Form
Coaches and Training Partners
Accommodations Packages ($30/night)
Player Listing (June 10-14)
Player Listing (June 17-21)
Player Listing (July 29-August 2)
Player Listing (August 5-9)
Other Upcoming Events
NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy
Address: 2262 South Arlington Rd Akron, Ohio
Dear Ohio Mega Camp Participants,
We are very excited to have both domestic and international players attending the Ohio Mega Camps. To get the early-bird discount, you must be fully paid by Saturday, June 1st. You can make the payment by mailing a check, sending a paypal payment to tt@SamsonDubina.com, or by paying over the phone to Samson Dubina... phone 330-949-9230. Make sure that you pay by this Saturday to get the lowest price on all 4 weeks of camp!
We are very happy to be at the NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy - a huge 15,000 sq ft facility with 800 lux lighting, nice air conditioning, rubberized enlio floor, free wifi, a workout room, parent's lounge, kids zone, snack bar, and pro shop. The facility will also be available at other hours besides just the camp, so feel free to stick around and play with others. There is no cost to play after-hours, but you need to provide your own balls.
We still have some more openings. If you have friends or family that can attend, please let us know and we will add them to the roster! Remember, both kids and adults are welcome to attend. Everyone will be placed into groups so that each one is working on level-appropriate content.
1st Camp is $440 normal price or $360 with the June 1st Early-bird discount
2nd Camp is $310
3rd Camp is $285
Additional camps and/or family members or $285/camp
June 15th Tournament
We strongly encourage you to practice your new skills. We are having an unsanctioned tournament on Saturday, June 15th featuring $700 in cash prizes and gift cards. This is a two-stage event where you will get 5-9 quality matches. Register now to reserve your spot: https://www.samsondubina.com/paddle-palace-open-tournament
As long as you cancel by June 1st, you can receive 100% refund for any camp. After June 1st, there will be no refunds. However, if you can't make it, you can send a friend or family member in your place or transfer it to a different session of the summer camps.
Coaches / Training Partners
At each training session, there will be at least 3-4 coaches/practice partners. Coach Samson Dubina will be at every session. Due to a scheduling conflict, there has been a slight change in the coaches. The current listing is now on the www.SamsonDubina.com website and is subject to change.
Monday - Doors Open at 8:30am. Session #1 is 9am-noon ($45) and Session #2 is 1:30-4:30pm ($45). Optional match play is 4-10pm. Private lessons can be taken from 4-8pm.
Tuesday - Doors Open at 8:30am. Session #3 is 9am-noon ($45) and Session #4 is 1:30-4:30pm ($45). Optional match play is 4-10pm. Private lessons can be taken from 4-8pm.
Wednesday - Doors open at 8:30am. Session #5 is 9am-noon (FREE) and includes lecture and match play. Session #6 is 3pm-6:30pm ($45).
Thursday - Doors open at 8:30am. Session #7 is 9am-noon ($45) and Session #8 is league play (FREE) from 6:30-9pm.
Friday - Doors open at 8:30am. Session #9 is 9am-noon ($45) and Session #10 is 1:30-4:30pm ($45). Optional match play is 4-10pm. Private lessons can be taken from 4-8pm.
Saturday - Doors open at 10am. Private lessons can be taken from 10am-3pm.
We don't have an official camp hotel. For the June camps, we recommend staying locally at Red Roof Inn or Super 8. The cost of Red Roof Inn is about $58/night plus tax. So if 2 of you share a room, the cost is $29/night/person plus tax. If you need someone to share with, let me know and I'll try to pair you with someone. As long as your hotel is within 5 miles of the academy, we will offer daily transportation for you (for those of you who don't have cars). For the July/August camps, it is the busy season, so we already reserved rooms at the woodspring suites. The cost is $60/night. You can pay us directly to the Ohio Mega Camp #3 and #4 accommodations.
Accommodations for Minors
For minors, most of them are staying with Coach Chance Friend. The cost to stay with him is $30/night and includes staying and includes him driving the player back and forth each day to SDTTA. Kids need to bring sleeping bags and/or air mattresses. The $30/night does not include food.
We offer FREE airport transportation to and from CLE and CAK. If you need a ride, please e-mail me your flight info asap.
June 10-14 our main theme is footwork
June 17-21 our main theme is strokes
July 29-Aug 2 our main theme is serve and return
Aug 5-9 our main theme is match tactics
If you would like additional lesson, Samson is available on Saturdays. Blake and Chance are available Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat. Samson's rates are between $25-$57/30 min. Chance's rates are between $20-$30/30 min. Blake's rates are between $12-$20/30 min. Let me know asap if you would like some additional private lessons from one or all of these coaches and I'll hold your spot.
Thanks and see you soon!!!
Address: 2262 South Arlington Rd Akron, Ohio 44319