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

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Mental Strategies - Part 20

Four Steps to Tournament Success!

 
Before the start of each point, you should encourage yourself with 1-2 things such as…
“After my serve, I need to keep attacking first and rally mainly to his backhand or middle.”
“I need to keep my feet moving and stay close.”
“I need to move into position and loop his long serve, if he serves short, then I need to be ready to receive to his backhand.”
 
After the point, you should step away from the table, and give yourself a quick recap of what just happened, such as…

Major Event Change

Sep 26-27 tournament update

Our September tournament filled so quickly that we decided to expand the event size and rent a larger gym.  
We hope that you can attend our major event!
 
 
Sep 26-27 
same events
same entry fees
same prize money
FREE lunch and Dinner
FREE Snacks and Drinks
Address and other info will be available within 1-2 weeks
 
player listing...  http://omnipong.com/T-tourney.asp?t=102&r=66&h=

Five Ways to Dominate!

Match Reminders

In table tennis, there are five different ways to win points…
 
1. Speed
2. Spin
3. Placement
4. Variation
5. Consistency
 

Timeout

Samson gives coaching advice about when to call a timeout during your big games.

You are playing the most important match of your life in the final round, crowds have gathered, big money is at stake, you are preparing to serve, the score is 9-9… should you call timeout?
 
This article gives some helpful tips on when to call timeout. The question above could be answered “YES” or “NO” depending on the circumstance. In the above situation, you should possibly call timeout if:
 
1. You need to consult your coach. If you are unsure on what to serve or what strategy to use, ask your coach.
 

Tournament Results!

Check out the winners from the 3-Star Newgy Akron Open!

Results From the Newgy Akron Open!
Thanks to the 96 players who attended!  We look forward to seeing many of you at the May tournament in Cincinnati and the September tournament in Akron.  We would like to give a huge thanks to...
 
Our Sponsors!
Newgy, Wil-Cut, Clear Choice, Simplex Creative, Paddle Palace, and CLJ Studios
 
Our Staff!
Greg Thompson, Perry Wilson, Pierce Scott, Sam Dubina, Nancy Dubina, Cathy Steele, Raymond Johnston, Orlando McEwan, Karen Pon, David Bussey, and Ron Arcaro
 
Our Photographer!

Elite Tournament Press Release

The Fight for $3000 in Cash and Prizes!

Come watch elite table tennis here in Akron!!!
 
On Saturday, March 22 Wang Zhen will lead the pack of 95 players striving to take home a portion of the $3000 cash and prizes.  Wang is currently the #1 player in North America who is ranked #60 in the world and a former member of the Chinese Super League.  His tough competition includes:
 

Promotion Video!!!

Preview the 3-Star Tournament Coming to Akron This March!

Before registering for a tournament, I would like to see the venue.  Words on an entry form can only somewhat describe the conditions.  In future years, I would love to see short promotional videos for every major event across the US.
 

Arnold Table Tennis Challenge

Entry form now available

The Arnold Table Tennis Challenge
February 28 - March 2
Columbus Ohio
2-star USATT Sanctioned Tournament
Increased Prize Money
 
 
 
click below for entry form:
http://rockfordttc.com/uploads/2014_Arnold_Entry_UTI.pdf

Devastate Your Opponent

Learn How to Build Your Confidence!

In table tennis, try your best to build an early lead in points, try your best to win the first game, try your best to win the match 3-0. 
 
One of my students recently lost to a player who had an amazing forehand and a terrible backhand.  This opponent’s forehand was at least 1900-level and his backhand was around 800-1000 level.  After losing, I asked my student why he played so many balls to the forehand.  He responded by saying, “Well, I didn’t want my opponent to know that I knew his weak point.”  What a terrible way to lose a match. 
 

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