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

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Photos and Results

Check out the update from our May 6-7 tournament!

 
 
 
Dear Tournament Participants,
We would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to the many players who competed in our tournament last weekend as well as our tournament sponsors (listed below) who supported our event.
Tournament Results: http://omnipong.com/T-tourney.asp?t=103&r=498
Tournament Photos:  http://www.cljstudiosphotography.smugmug.com/Table-Tennis/Akron-Newgy-Op...

Before and After

Learn to fully develop your game

 
 
 
Before and After
 
When developing a specific skill in table tennis, it is very important to think about the shot before and the shot after.  Let me explain…
 
Scenario #1

Old Dogs/New Tricks

Is this saying true?

 
 
 
 
 
You can’t teach old dogs new tricks.  Is it true?
 
Well, I have found that teaching adults new skills isn’t too difficult.  The difficulty comes in changing an old habit.  Changing an awkward grip, changing a stroke, or changing a footwork movement takes time and persistence from both the coach and player.  On the flip side, a new serve or a new serve return technique or a new looping variation can be learned fairly quickly for these same players.
 

2015

...Thinking toward the future...

 
 
 
 
 
 
Last week at the local table tennis club, there were about 10 players rated 1800 and 1 player rated 2100 who was a controlled looper.  I asked the 2100-rated player what he could possibly do to improve to the next level…  After a bit of discussion, we agreed that he needed to learn to play more aggressively and develop his power shots. 
 

USATT Article + Video

Learn various training methods to boost your level

 

 

In table tennis, there are ten common training methods – drilling with a training partner, serving practice, robot training, multiball training, practice matches against a variety of opponents, video analysis of your own game, video analysis of top players, physical training, mental training, and tournaments on a regular basis.  I will talk briefly about the first four and then show you a short video demonstrating each of those elements of training.

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