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

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Coaching DURING the Game

Learn the 3 Basic Types

 
 
 
 
Coaching DURING the Game
 
The new ITTF rule allows for coaching during the match.  There are 3 basic types – encouragement, informative, and secretive.
 
Encouragement
For the most part, encouragement like “Come on”  “This point”  “Good shot” “Keep fighting”  these were usually allowed under the old rule.  It is good for coaches to continue encouraging the players.  The type and amount of encouragement will differ greatly from player to player.
 
Informative

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Multiball Champions

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In table tennis training, there are times when multiball training is absolutely necessary and there are times when it is over-used.  In this short article, I’m going to give you some advice on when to use it or when not use it.

 

Simplifying for Beginners

For complete beginners who have never played before, sometimes using a robot or multiball is easier because it allows more time between balls.  As soon as the beginner is able to make contact with the ball, I highly recommending transitioning to single ball instead of multi-ball.

Bible Verse of the Week

2 Peter 3:9

 
 
 
 
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slakness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
 

Student of the Month

Congrats to Aiden Norin

 
 
Student of the Month - Aiden Norin

NST Sports Performance

Female Athlete of the Month

Congrats to Sarah Jalli for being the first table tennis athlete to get "Athlete of the Month" at NST Sports Performance. In addition to private lesson, club play, league play, tournaments, robot practice, and fitness at home, Sarah also trains regularly at NST. Keep up the good work! https://www.instagram.com/p/BXoaI5rD-ZF/?taken-by=nstsportsperformance

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Dear Table Tennis Players,

Backhand Footwork

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Typically, playing about 60-65% forehand and about 35-40% backhand will allow you to cover the table best.  However, for some of my students, I give some flexibility as each player/style/age/conditioning/body type is unique.  Because the forehand zone is larger, most players practice forehand footwork or full-table footwork.  I have rarely seen players practicing backhand footwork. 

 

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