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

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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!”
 

National Ranking Tournament Videos

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Samson Dubina - Ranked #9 in the US

Three Drills

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US #1 Ranked 12-year-old shows her 3 favorite footwork drills

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.
 
 

Location

Where is the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy?

 
 
 
 
 
Last year, players came to our camps from California, Texas, New Mexico, Mississippi, Minnesota, Wiscounsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, and even Canada.  This year we are expecting both domestic and international players to participate.  Here is the driving distance from various US locations...
Pittsburgh 2 hours
Columbus 2 hours
Cincinnati 4 hours
Toronto 5.5 hours
Baltimore 5.5 hours
Washington DC 5.5 hours

Schedule

Ohio Mega Camps
Check out the training schedule for the Ohio Mega Camps...

 
 
 
 
 
Ohio Mega Camps

Normal Rate is $360/Camp
Early-Bird Rate is $280/Camp (Register by May 1st to save $80)

Camp Outline

Read the themes of the week

 
 
 
 
 
Ohio Mega Camps
 
Regardless if you are on the US Olympic Team or just arriving from your
basement, we welcome you to come learn new skills, meet new friends, and experience one of the best training camps in the US!  Check out the camp summary below then read the details of each camp in the rest of the flier.  All ages and all skill levels welcome!
 
June 4, 5, 6, 7, 2018
Strokes and Drills Camp

Video Lectures

Accommodations

Come stay with us!

Cost is $80/day single occupancy room  
Cost is $60/day/person double occupancy room
We are now offering accommodations which include room, breakfast, 24 hour supervision, aiport transportation, daily transportation to and from the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, and tentatively sightseeing during hte week (cost not included for sightseeing).  For the June camp, the accommodations will be in the newly renovated dorm rooms at Walsh University (2 min walk from venue).  For the July camp, we will be renting 2 houses for the players to stay.

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