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

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Upcoming Events

Tournament and Clinic Details!

 
 
I would like to invite you to our exciting events here in Ohio.  Click the links below to check out the entry forms and see who else is coming!  
See you soon!
Samson
 
 
Sep 26-27 Tournament Entry Form:  http://www.samsondubina.com/sites/default/files/RegistrationForms/tourna...

Tournament @ Walsh University

Update on the September Newgy Akron Open!

Our September tournament will be staged at Walsh University's main gymnasium.  This state-of-the-art facility was built in 2011 and has 800 lux lighting, very high ceilings, and an amazing wood floor that can accomodate 30 tables.
 
We are now accepting more entries.  Enter today to reserve your spot!!
 
 
Entry Form and Details:
http://samsondubina.com/node/289

Notice the Trends

Learn to Maximize Your Tournament Performance

 
In tournaments, do you notice any trends to your wins and losses?  You must be like a detective and figure out why.  Figure out if there is anything that you can possibly do to fix these losses. 
 

Tournament Results!

Check out the winners from our 4-star tournament!

I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all the players who competed in the May 9-10th 4-star tournament...   Newgy Cincinnati Open.  Here are the results!
 
Open Giant RR
1st Samson Dubina
2nd Tapabrada Dey
3rd Hesam Hamrahian
4th Danny Dulkin
5th-8th Ali Khatami, Alex Averin, Seth Pech, and John Allen
 
U2400 Giant RR
1st Danny Dulkin
2nd Seth Pech
3rd-4th Nick Snider and Tapabrada Dey
 
u2000 Giant RR
1st Harsh Khandelwal
2nd Kosal Tith
3rd-4th Willians Calipo and Greg Smith
 

The Tournament Mindset

Learn the details about how to think properly!

During practice, most players focus 100% on themselves.  They think in detail about their own footwork, their own strokes, and their own serves.  They rarely consider the opponent.  In tournaments, they are mistakenly focused on themselves wondering why they can’t win.
 

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!

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