Coach Samson Dubina 2016 US National Team Coach 2015 - 2018 USATT Coach of the Year
 

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By Angela Guan

 
 
 
 
Book Testimonial - By Angela Guan (US National Team Member)
 
This is such an excellent book and such a fun read whether you're new to table tennis, have played your whole life, or anywhere in between. It is catered to a wide range of audiences and filled with so many fun facts, personal testimonials, cool statistics, and advice. Why Table Tennis has reminded me of how much I love table tennis and how thankful I am for how it has and continues to shape me into who I am.  

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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.
 

The Missing Key in Table Tennis Footwork

USATT Article and Video!!!

 
     Most club players are unable to excel in table tennis because of their poor footwork.  Many players blame their beer belly or their age or their footwear or their training partners.  However, the aspect of footwork that I will be describing in this short article is an aspect that every player can improve upon, regardless of their age, rating, or physical condition.  Today, I want to show you the importance of anticipation as it relates to footwork in table tennis.  There are three elements that I want you to remember.

Success

Quiz Yourself on the 12 Aspects of Mental Success!

 
 
 
 
The ITTF Advanced Training Manual lists 12 elements to mental success in table tennis.  Quiz yourself to see how well you are doing on each aspect.  Take 2-3 minutes to ponder each point.  Ask yourself how well you are doing on each point during important tournament matches.  If you aren’t doing well, ask yourself how to improve that aspect. 
 
1. Physical relaxation – muscular tension is closely connected to miserable performance.  On the other hand, feelings of relaxation are associated with top performances.
 

Distractions

Learn to Control Your Thoughts

 
 
 
 
Distractions are all around us.
Some are preventable, others are not.
 
 
When competing in table tennis, you must do everything possible to avoid the avoidable.
You also must do everything possible to everything possible to block out the unavoidable.
 
 
 

Serve or Receive?

VOTE NOW

 
 
 
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…
 

Re-Opening the SDTTA

By Appointment Only - Starting May 26

Dear Friends,
The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy will be open by appointment only from May 26 - June 14.  I am currently making the schedule for May 26 - June 30.  If you haven't replied with your availability, I really need to hear from you ASAP as the schedule is going out soon.
 
Are you planning to start lessons May 26?
Are you planning to start coming back June 15?
Are you planning to come at a later date?
What day/time is best for you to take private lessons?
 

Scouting Yourself

Check out the latest Coaching Video!

Devastate the Long Pips Blocker

Learn the details!

 
 
 
 
 
 

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