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

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Level III Course

Early-bird DEADLINE is June 1st

We are delighted that ITTF, USATT, and the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy will be jointly hosting an ITTF Level 3 Coaches Course from September 4-11, 2019.  
 
The venue will be the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy in Akron, Ohio.  We only have 20 available spots for qualified USATT/ITTF Level 2* Coaches who wish to attend.  Please register EARLY to reserve your spot!  Participants can arrange their own accommodations or choose the accommodations package. 
 

ITTF Hopes Tournament

Come to Columbus for the 12-year-old and under training camp and tournament!

 
Hopes Camp and Tournament (Ohio)
USATT is trying to identify the most talented and hardest working young kids in the US. Therefore, they will be having an ITTF hopes training camp and tournament in Columbus, Ohio on April 20-22! This is an amazing opportunity! I would encourage all of my young students to attend! Coach Pieke from California will be the head coach and I'll be his assistant. Please enter this week to reserve your spot!
Cost is $125 for 3 days (2 days training + 1 day tournament)

New Table Tennis Rule

Read the Details!

 
 
 
Dear Players,
Starting on October 1st, the ITTF rules of table tennis will be changed to permit advice between points. This rule has been tested for several years in the German professional league, and will now apply to almost all competition worldwide.
However, upon advice from various committees, the USATT Board of Directors has voted not to apply the new rule to domestic tournaments. For normal USATT sanctioned tournaments, the old coaching rule will apply; advice between points will not be permitted.

ITTF Trick Shot!!!

Can you play with 3 balls at the same time?

I have submitted my entry for the 2014 ITTF Trick Shot competition.

A Letter From the Instructor

Read some info regarding the ITTF Training Course coming to Ohio!

Hello to all Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy Members,
 
The Academy is hosting an ITTF-PPT Level 1 Coaching Course from July 28 through August 1st.  The Course will be held at the The House of the Lord Gymnasium  -  1650 Diagonal Rd Akron, Ohio.
There will be 30 hours of instruction given over 5 days with two sessions planned each day, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. 
Course Conductor:

New USATT Article and Video!

Read the Article and Watch the Video to Learn the Details of Serve Return!

One of the most commonly asked questions in table tennis is…  “How can I best return no-spin serves?”  No-spin serves appear to be very easy but can be very difficult to return.
 
If you want to loop your opponent’s backspin serve, you will probably be very focused, position your body very low, use lots of spin, and loop the ball onto the table successfully.  Do you have this same  approach when looping a no-spin serve?  Many players do not have the same level of concentration and many players do not use enough spin when returning a no-spin serve.
 

Unknown Table Tennis Rule

Discover an unusual rule in table tennis

Character must come as the highest priority in table tennis, before winning. Table tennis players must give their best at all times, yet still remain honest and have excellent sportsmanship throughout the table tennis match.

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