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

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Scripture of the Week

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Have you ever heard of the good samaritan?
I'm sure that you didn't know the real meaning of the story. Watch this video as Pastor John MacArthur explains it from the Bible...

Forehand Controversy

Straight or Circular

Among coaches, there has always been a controversy about the forehand loop technique.

Should the stroke for an exact straight line or should it be somewhat circular? From watching many, many, MANY top players, it is clear to me that the motion should be somewhat circular. I have chosen this short video clip to show you Rye Seung Min's forehand from multiple angles. Go to settings, and watch this youtube video using google chrome on the slowest slow motion.

Goal-Setting For Drills

Read the Article and Watch the Video!

 

 

 

 

When doing a private lesson, I usually have my student begin with a slight footwork drill for warm-up, consistency, and confidence. After a couple minutes, I’ll usually have him start with serve or serve return for the remainder of the drill. Many of my students are “bummed” when we start the drill with the serve because it “messes up” the drill. Before reading the rest of this article, I want you to watch a very short video of me doing a drill without the serve then doing the drill combining it with a tournament serve.

 

The Professional Forehand

Watch this video and perfect your forehand loop!!!

Results and Video

Paddle Palace Akron Open

Paddle Palace Akron Open
USATT Santioned 2-Star Tournament
Dec 11-12, 2015

Title Sponsor: Paddle Palace
Food Sponsor: Subway
Table Sponsor: Butterfly
Facility: The House of the Lord

We would like to thank the 71 players who participated in our weekend tournament playing over 400 matches on 13 tables. We would also like to thank our workers - Blake Cottrell, Ron Arcaro, Sam Dubina, Samson Dubina, Chen Cottrell, Scott Cottrell, and our wonderful photographer Chris Jordan. Tournament photos will be available soon. Check back for updates!

Photos and Video

Train Your Mind

Improve your tt skills by watching these 3 short clips

 
 
Here are 3 new video clips.
The first is a highlight clip from the North American Cup, the second is a training clip with Egyptian National Team Member Sameh Awadallah, and the third clip is demonstration on dealing with no-spin serves.
 
 
Highlight Clip:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC1lwI2BpTA&feature=youtube_gdata
 

The Best Serve

Explanation and Video

The best serves in table tennis are low with good placement as well as good variation in the type of spin and degree of spin.
So how can your read the spin on a good serve?
 
There are 4 ways:
1. Watch the direction of the racket
2. Watch the bounce of the ball
3. Listen for the sound at contact
4. Look for the logo on the ball
 
In this short video, I give some tips about how to read the racket on a forehand tomahawk serve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqLxc6mxj6I
 

The Good News of Jesus Christ - Part 12

The Gospel of Jesus Christ
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This morning, I was meditating on the fact that the Bible says that God justifies the ungodly.  Many people think that they can earn their way to heaven by being good, by not committing any felonies, or by being a good husband or a good wife or a good father or a good mother.  They think that surely God will see their good deeds and be satisfied.

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.
 

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