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

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Tournament Officials

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Before I begin this article, I need to first say that table tennis umpires and referees are present at tournaments for your own good.  Without rules and officials, table tennis would be chaos.  With that said, I want to give you a few tips that I have learned during the last 400 tournaments that I have played.
 
Talk Before Your Play

Playing Table Tennis at High Elevation

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Serve or Receive?

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If you win the toss, which do you choose?  Serve or Receive?
 
This article starts off seemingly insignificant but concludes with the main point.  You must read the full article to understand the thought process…
 

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20 Different Opponents!

This year, become a tactical tournament player!

 
 
 
 
Playing the right tactics is one of the vital keys to winning your next match.  In order to know which tactics to play, it is often helpful to label your opponent as a looper, chopper, lobber, blocker, etc.  Once you have placed him in a category, then you can begin making a game-plan.  (please realize that many playing styles overlap)
 
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Beat the STRANGER

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…
 

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Thanks to Chris Jordan from CLJ Studios, we now have some amazing photos online from the $6000 Nittaku Ohio Open!  Check them out:  https://cljstudiosphotography.smugmug.com/Table-Tennis/Nittaku-Ohio-Open...

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