Coach Samson Dubina US National Team Coach 4x USATT Coach of the Year
 

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Making Peace with the Edge

Learn to deal with half-long balls...

 
 
 
The score was 9-9 in the final game, your opponent served a half-long serve to your backhand, you thought that the serve was long enough to loop, but it wasn’t.  With a full backswing, you looped right into the table!  Ouch!  As blood began to gush from the back of your hand, you wondered to yourself how this could have been prevented.  In this article, I’m going to give you ten tips on how to make peace with the edge of the table.
 
1. Move both feet properly into position

Table Tennis Recognition

Learn about the importance and pitfalls of recognition

 
 
 
 
 
In the table tennis world, giving players recognition is very important.  I think it is great when tournaments have an award podium and make the awards ceremony very official.  The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy will be promoting more and more recognition in the sport as we continue to grow.  However, some players only play for the recognition from others.  IF THIS IS YOUR MINDSET, IT WILL HINDER YOUR PROGRESS!!!

 

The Cheater

Learn How to Beat This Opponent!

 
 
 
 
 
In competitive sports, there are always athletes who want to win so badly, that they will do absolutely anything to accomplish that goal.  Yes, there are cheaters in table tennis too.  Instead of giving you dozens of examples of how cheaters get away with it, I’m going to give you a more general perspective on how you can properly handle any situation that arises.
 

11 Serving Tips

Read the Article and Watch the Videos!

In this article, I will be outlining 11 ways to perfect your serve:
#1 Use the serves that best setup your game
#2 Train them in a tournament environment
#3 Miss some serves
#4 Use your best serves early
#5 Vary the quality of spin
#6 Serve LOW
#7 Remember to attack
#8 Be willing to sacrifice a couple points
#9 Train them to perfection
#10 Use Visualization
#11 Play practice matches

Best CHRISTMAS Gift

Power Pong Omega

 

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.

The Tactical Mindset

Post-Tournament Analysis

 
 
 
 
 
 
     Just like any other table tennis skills, developing a tactical mindset takes discipline.  As I work through the various styles over the coming weeks and teach you how to play against various opponents, I want you to understand that you too can think of your own tactics.  I’m not very smart, I’m just an average guy.  However, I do spend quality time thinking.  You too can develop this same discipline.

GoFundMe

Thanks for your support!

Click the link!  https://www.gofundme.com/f/growing-the-sport
 
Great job table tennis friends!  We have now raised $47,000!  We only have 2 more hours left to go!  Please consider partnering with us this season!
 
Today, I would like to answer 2 main questions...
 
 
#1 Where is the money going?
#2 How does it grow table tennis?
 
 
WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?

Annual Fundraiser

Samson Dubina Educational TT Academy, 501(C)(3)

Click the link!  https://www.gofundme.com/f/growing-the-sport
 
The Samson Dubina Educational Table Tennis Academy, Inc. 501(C)(3) Non-Profit is taking the Olympic sport of table tennis to the next level here in Ohio!
 
The $60,000 is critically needed to support the daily training group of serious kids and adults looking to make major progress in 2022!
 

Coaches and Practice Partners

Ohio Winter Camps

 
 
 
 
 
Head Coach Samson Dubina
USOPC Coach of the Year
4x USATT Coach of the Year
ITTF Level III Certified Coach
US National Level Certified Coach
Coach of the 2021 Gold Medal Pan Am Boys Team
 
Assistant Coach Chance Friend
Full-Time at the Samson Dubina TT Academy
Former Professional Player
 
Assistant Coach Blake Cottrell
ITTF Level II Certified Coach
USATT Regional Level Coach
 
Training Partner Jessica Yamada
2021 Brazilian Olympian

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