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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

Making Peace with the Edge

Learn to deal with half-long balls...

 
 
 
The score was 9-9 in the final game, your opponent served a half-long serve to your backhand, you thought that the serve was long enough to loop, but it wasn’t.  With a full backswing, you looped right into the table!  Ouch!  As blood began to gush from the back of your hand, you wondered to yourself how this could have been prevented.  In this article, I’m going to give you ten tips on how to make peace with the edge of the table.
 
1. Move both feet properly into position

Serve & Return

Serving
Improve both your serve and serve return!

The #1 topic in table tennis is serve & return. This week, I decided to feature some of my videos. Regardless if you are developing a new serve or just perfecting an old favorite, I would highly recommend that you take a minute and check out these videos...

9 Aspects of Blocking

Blocking Summary

 
 
 
 
In table tennis, blocking is one of the most under-developed skills for offensive players.  If you learn to position his body correctly and contact the ball at the preferred timing, then it is also easier to learn other skills like counterlooping.  In this article, I'm going to briefly outline 9 aspects that you must consider when perfecting your block.  Check out this short list and see how you are doing...
 
Timing

The Perfect Stroke?

Take a "4-QUESTION-TEST" to see if you have perfect strokes...

During tournaments, I hear many players commenting about various strokes…
“He has good strokes!”
“His strokes are wrong!”
“How does he have a 2000-rating with strokes like that?”
“His loop is very smooth!”
“He won the tournament, but he doesn’t have the best strokes.”
“His strokes are old-school!”
“Wow, his strokes flow nicely together!”
 

The Thief on the Cross

Read a short Bible passage from Luke 23

 
 
Today, I was pondering the Bible passage about Jesus on the cross as recorded for us in Luke 23.
 
 

Translator

Learn to understand what he means...

 
 
After attending many table tennis tournaments, you will learn to properly interpret what is said after matches.  For example,
 
If someone says… “I lost in the fifth”  
He means…  “I lost badly in the fifth.” (If it was close, he would have told you the score)
 
If someone says…  “I just couldn’t win the close games.”
He means…  “I lost 3-0.”
 
If someone says…  “I just couldn’t return his serves.”
He means… “I lost 3-0 and wasn’t close in any of the games.”
 

Importance of Spin!

Learn to Boost Your Level With Mega Spin

 
Producing more spin is important for several reasons…
 
1. More spin will give you more ball control when pushing allowing you to keep your pushes shorter and sharper.
2. More spin will allow you to hit stronger loops even from a lower position.
3. More spin will allow you to hit more consistent smashes against a variety of lobbing types.
4. More spin will allow you to widen the court with angled curving serves, pushes, lobs, and loops.
5. More spin will allow you to more easily trick your opponent with varying the type and amount of spin.

#1 Most Difficult Rule Change

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Challenge accepted!

Summer Camps

Coming soon....

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!

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