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

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Summer Camps

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The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy will be having summer training camps in June and August - all ages and all levels welcome! Dates and other info will be announced very soon! Please subscribe below for detailed updates!

Advice to Coaches

Type A, Type B, Type C

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advice to Coaches
 
Each year, I write one article directed to coaches.  For my 2018 article, I’m only going to give one piece of advice.  But before I give it, I’m going to build some context. 
 
Most table tennis players believe that there are two types of coaches – type A and type B.  It is true, that 99% of the coaches that I personally have met fall roughly into one of these categories.  Today, I’m going to present type C. 
 
Type A

TT-Serve® (New Product)

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TT-Serve®
The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy is proud to announce that we have launched our 2nd table tennis invention. We just finalized the provisional patent and are nearly ready to begin the manufacturing process. If you can pre-order now, you can greatly assist in funding this project plus you can get a $40 discount (only available from Jan 23 - Feb 17). Check out the videos below and pre-order now!
MSRP $99
Pre-Order Special of only $59 plus you get FREE domestic and international shipping plus FREE carrying case!

6 Types of Footwork Drills

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Six Types of Footwork Drills

There are hundreds to table tennis footwork drills. Most of these drills are in one of the following categories. Before reading the article, can you name the 6 types? (No peeking!!!)

Tournament Hotel

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Call the Radisson Akron/Fairlawn Hotel 330-666-9300 right now and reserve your room by Feb 1st to receive the discounted rate of $79/night.
 
Includes FREE Breakfast
$5 Entry Free Rebate (paid at the tournament venue)
Indoor Pool
Whirlpool Tub
FREE wifi
 
Radisson Akron/Fairlawn Hotel 200 Montrol W Ave Akron, Ohio 44321
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Winning Deuce Games!

Learn the keys to making or breaking your next tournament

There are several keys that you must remember when playing deuce games. 
 
#1 The first key to remember is…   what you did right.  You have won 10 points during the game and you must have a clear memory as to which serves won the point outright and which serves setup your game best.  You also must have a clear memory about which locations worked best and what game patters worked best.
 

Weekly Classes

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We are now accepting more students for our weekly mini-group classes (2-5 students per class). If you would like to join, just send me a personal e-mail tt@SamsonDubina.com and I'll get you signed up. The cost is $250-$350 per season of classes.

7 weekly events at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy
High Performance Training
Intermediate Group Training
Beginner Junior Group Training
Beginner Adult Group Training
Private lessons
Open Club Play
Paddle Palace Ohio League

Nets and Edges

Learn 5 Key Elements to Returning Some of the Most Difficult Balls!

 
 
 
 
Returning Nets and Edges
 
Many championship matches are won and lost on “lucky balls” – nets and edges.  At the elite level, returning nets and edges is a skill that takes years to master.  In this blog, I’m going to give several tips on how to safely land these balls. 
 
#1 Feet First

Shaw JCC Mega Camp - Highlights

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As we wrapped up 8 footwork sesions here at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, the main question from the Mega Camp participants was, "When is the next Mega Camp?"

Day 4 (Shaw JCC Mega Camp)

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Today was the best day because the players had a much more in-depth understanding of footwork and how footwork is closely related to every aspect of the game - from receiving serves, to pushing, to looping, to blocking, to smashing, to counterlooping AND they learned about the various types of movements.  With all this knowledge, we were about to piece together the puzzle implementing some drills involving both players attacking and defending during the same point as well as some tactical drills involving probabilites and indicators.  Nearly all of the players took several pages of notes an

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