Sometimes players will work very hard over the summer training many hours each day. At the end of the summer, they play a tournament and are very disappointed with their results. They might have spent thousands of dollars traveling to China, hiring pro coaches, and giving great effort… but still they didn’t have the expected results.
Yet other times, players will take a break for a few weeks and practice very little. Without expecting much from their first tournament of the season, these players are sometimes surprised with amazing results!
We are thrilled to be opening the NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy! Until we open, we will be continuing our Monday classes and Thursday leagues at the Shaw JCC. From May 2nd onward, we will be open Monday-Saturday at the new location.
From now through April 25th Shaw JCC 750 White Pond Dr. Akron, Ohio
Starting May 2nd NEW Samson Dubina TT Academy 2262 South Arlington Rd Akron, Ohio
After a poor performance at a tournament, many players go back to the local club and justify their play by saying, “Well, it was a learnin’ experience.” Often, when questioned what they learned, these players have no club and use very general terms like – my backhand needs work.
In order to truly turn a bad tournament into a good thing, you must learn to be specific. I know that it is painful, but do the following 4 things:
Thursday, Sep 6th Fall League Begins Monday, Sep 10th (Gym Closed for Rosh Hashana)
Thursday, Sep 13th Fall League
Monday, Sep 17th Mini-Group Classes and Open Club Play
Thursday, Sep 20th Fall League
Monday, Sep 24th Mini-Group Classes and Open Club Play
Thursday, Sep 27th Fall League
Monday, Oct 1st Mini-Group Classes and Open Club Play
Thursday, Oct 4th Fall League
Monday, Oct 8th Mini-Group Classes and Open Club Play
Thursday, Oct 11th Fall League
Develop a systematic approach to learning a new skill
A few years ago, I wrote this article. During a skype lesson tonight, one of my students was asking me to re-post it! I hope you enjoy re-reading it! This systematic approach is helpful for players of all ages and levels. As you begin your journey, think about these 13 stages...
"I'm so dumb!"
"I'm a loser!"
"Why can't I just do it?"