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

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Dynamic Table Tennis Warmup

Check out this 3-minute stretching routine

Details of Flipping Serves

Read 8 tips!

Details of Flipping Serves
 
Flipping is one of the primary ways to return short serves.  In this article, I’m going to outline the various aspects of developing a professional flip and give some details about each aspect.
 
Reading the Spin
There are 4 primary ways to read the spin…
#1 Watch the racket movement at contact
#2 Listen to the sound at contact
#3 Read the bounce
#4 Watch for the label

USATT Interview

#PongPositive

Match Analysis

Ma Long vs Tomokazu Harimoto

Match Analysis
By Samson Dubina

Many players say that they are planning to do some video analysis during this time of isolation. That’s great! But what are you looking at? There are two general categories (Technique and Tactics) and some subtle smaller categories. Let’s take a look at five elements of the technique and give elements of their tactics.

This outline below can be used to study any player. But for an illustration, we are going to use the 2019 China Open Final between Ma Long and Tomokazu Harimoto game two.

Bible Passage of the Week

2 Corinthians 5

 

New Training Videos

Power Pong 5000

Playing in High Altitudes

7 simple tips!

 
 
 
 
 
Playing in High Altitudes
By Samson Dubina
 
Are you going to Las Vegas this December to compete in the US Open?  Have you considered the fact that the altitude in Las Vegas does have an impact on your performance? 
 

Ten Tactical Timeout Tips

Take 3 minutes to read these 10 tips...

 
 
 
 
 
Ten Tactical Timeout Tips
 
Many international matches have been won or lost based on WHEN the timeout was called and WHAT was said during the timeout.  In this short article, I’m going to give some brief tips about timeouts…
 
#1 Call It Early

Marcos Madrid Interview

Check out the video interview!

Tournament Day Reminders

8 simple things to think about...

 
 
 
Many of my recent coaching articles have been quite long!  Sometimes, I feel that shorter summary articles are better because the key points are easier to remember and apply.  In this article, I'm going to highlight 8 quick reminders that you should consider on the day of a tournament...
 
1. Watch your opponent in a prior match and study his style, his serve, and his serve return.  Before beginning a match, also make sure to check his racket.
 

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