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

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10 tough questions about table tennis rules

 
 
 
I have been asked hundreds of table tennis questions by fans around the world.  Many of these questions have been related to the rules.  
So, I have compilied the top 10 hardest table tennis rules questions and National Umpire Jacek Wisniewski has agreed to give us answers.
 
 
 
 
QUESTION #1
 
My opponent got a net ball during the point and apologized during the really, his talking distracted me and I missed the shot.  What happens when my opponent talks during the point?
 
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Seth Pech Interview

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Interview with Champion Seth Pech
 
 
Major Titles: 2016 Aurora Cup u2400 Champion
2016 Aurora Cup u2600 3rd Place
2015 Paddle Palace Open Champion
Currently Ranked: #2 in Ohio
Former Ohio Junior Champion
 
 
Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio
DOB: August 16, 1995
Favorite Food: Pasta
Sponsors: Paddle Palace
Numbers of Years Played: 12 years
Playing Style: Two-Wing Attacker
 
Q1.  In 2015, you trained for 5 months in Sweden. Tell me about your training.

A Unique Coaching Method

Learn questions that you should be asking yourself everyday!

During a private lesson at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, I usually ask my student about 20-30 questions.  So why do I ask them questions?  Aren’t I getting paid to answer questions?  For example, if a student keeps looping my push into the net, I will ask him…
A. Why is your backhand loop continually going into the net?
B. Were you watching my racket?
C. Did you read the amount of spin that I put on the ball?
D. If I give you the same push again, what will you do differently?

Table Tennis Quiz

Test your knowledge about current table tennis facts!

Table Tennis Quiz
 
 
1.  When did table tennis become an Olympic Sport?________
a. 1988  b. 1996  c. 2012
 
2.  According to the International Olympic Committee, table tennis is now the _______ sport in the world, based on total tournament players.
a. #1      b. #2      c.#3
 
3. Spin is the main factor that distinguishes recreational ping pong from professional table tennis.  The ball can spin up to__________ rotations per minute.
a. 78       b. 780    c. 7800
 

Understanding Your Mistakes

table tennis blog
By Coach Carl Hardin

 
 
 
 
 
Coach Carl Hardin is both a table tennis coach and a top-level bowling coach.  This week, we had a brief conversation on the phone.  At the end of the talk, I asked him to summarize what he was explaining in article form so that you could see the difference.  If you have ever come to one of my classes, you will understand that Coach Carl Hardin's approach has had a huge impact on my coaching.
 
 
Understanding Your Mistakes
By Coach Carl Hardin

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