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

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Ten Tactical Timeout Tips

Take 3 minutes to read these 10 tips...

 
 
 
 
 
Ten Tactical Timeout Tips
 
Many international matches have been won or lost based on WHEN the timeout was called and WHAT was said during the timeout.  In this short article, I’m going to give some brief tips about timeouts…
 
#1 Call It Early

More Practice vs Less Practice

Read about a strange phenomenon

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!
 

Coaching Policy

Coaching at Tournaments

 
 
 
 
 

Nittaku Academy

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Monday 4-10pm
Tuesday 4-10pm
Wednesday 10am-3pm
Thursday 4-10pm
Friday 4-10pm
Saturday 10am-3pm

Cost is $5/person per day or $10/family per day!
Drop-ins welcome!
All ages, all skill levels welcome!

2262 South Arlington Rd Akron, Ohio 44312
Phone: 330-949-9230
E-mail: tt@SamsonDubina.com
Website: www.SamsonDubina.com

Upcoming Events!

Join us this week!!!

 
 
 
 
 

We are thrilled to be opening the NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy!   We hope you join us this week!

Upcoming Events!!!

Come Check Out the Action!

 
 
 
 

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
 

Learnin' Experience

Read about 4 main keys to improvement

 
 
 
 
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:
 
#1

Weekly Schedule! Check it out!

September-October

 
September
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
 
October
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

13 Stages

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...
 
13 Stages!
 
"I'm so dumb!"
"I'm a loser!"
"Why can't I just do it?"

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