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

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Bible Verse of the Week

1 Corinthians

 
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures
 

League Ratings and Videos!

Paddle Palace Ohio League

The Paddle Palace Ohio League here in Akron is now growing bigger and bigger each week. We have recently had players from Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, and Canton compete. Regardless if you live in Ohio or not, we would love to have you come.

Congrats!

USATT Has a New Referee

USATT has a new referee...
Congrats to Blake Cottrell for being the first person in the last decade to get a perfect score on the USATT Written Referee Test and Draw!  The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy is proud to have such a competant person running all of our USATT Tournaments and other area events!  Blake really does so much to help us promote the sport here in Ohio - and we thank him for his service!

Overplaying vs Taking The Risk

Learn to Find the Balance

 
 
 
 
 
 
I have recently written 2 controversial articles about upsetting higher rated players in table tennis.  What is the correct mindset?  Going for broke or playing normal?  In the blog, I have included both articles and a summary of how to harmonize them together to have the best possible result.
 
 
Article #1
Taking the Risk

15 Reasons for Table Tennis

By Mike Boyd

 

 

 

15 Reasons to play Table Tennis in NE Ohio

 

1-Hit-Wonder

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1-Hit-Wonder

Across America, table tennis clubs are filled with players who can hit 1 great shot… a quick flip, an amazing loop, a powerful smash! Wow, what a shot! These shots are called “One-Hit-Wonders.”

Broad Way vs Narrow Way

Bible Passage of the Week

The Bible clearly talks about 2 ways - the broad way leading to destruction and the narrow way leading to eternal life. Listen to this very powerful sermon by Pastor John MacArthur.

Coaching Kids!

Serious? Fun? Both?

When coaching 5-6 year old kids, about 50% of your time should be on fun drills and 50% of your time should be on structured training.

When coaching more serious players, about 5% of your time should be on fun drill and 95% of your time should be on structured training.
Unless they are developing bad habits, fun drills can also be a means of improvement by adding more dexterity and more concentration!

Denethi Interview

Denethi Interview
Short Pips Video

Denethi Wijigunawardana is the 2017 College Regional Champion and current the #1 female player in Ohio. Last year, she won the largest event in USATT history at the US Nationals - the u2100 event with over 250 players. Many 4-star tournaments don't have 250 players, let alone 1 single event having that many players. Blocking and smashing and smashing and blocking, she powered through the competition winning most of her matches easily 3-0 to capture the title.

Important Update

SDTTA News

 
 
 
 
 
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