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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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By Cazuo Matsumoto and Samson Dubina

Breathe Man, Breathe!

This applies to YOU!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
 
Breathe Man, Breathe!
 
Breathing both BETWEEN points and DURING the point is a very important, and often neglected, aspect of the game!  Players who have learned to properly exhale at contact improve their timing, power, mental focus, and endurance.
 
So how do you test it?
 
Just warmup forehand to forehand.  Is it natural for you to exhale with each hit?  If it feels unnatural, you probably haven’t been doing it!  Now play some points, ask a spectator to stand close and listen for the exhale and watch your chest. 

Optimist vs Pessimist

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Bible Verses of the Week

Philippians 2:5-11

 
 
 
 
Philippians 2:5-11
 

Twiddling

Coaching Article by Samson Dubina

 
 
 
 
 
 
Twiddling
-By Samson Dubina
 
In table tennis, spinning the racket in the hand is called twiddling.  For certain playing styles, this skill is an absolute necessity.  In this article, I’m going to briefly describe who should twiddle, when to twiddle, technique for twiddling, twiddling equipment, twiddle training, and twiddle tricks.
 
Who Should Twiddle

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