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

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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.

US National Ranking Tournament (Ohio)

Ohio is moving up...

Sarah Jalli USA #11
Seth Pech USA #11
Samson Dubina USA #9

ITTF Hopes Tournament

Come to Columbus for the 12-year-old and under training camp and tournament!

 
Hopes Camp and Tournament (Ohio)
USATT is trying to identify the most talented and hardest working young kids in the US. Therefore, they will be having an ITTF hopes training camp and tournament in Columbus, Ohio on April 20-22! This is an amazing opportunity! I would encourage all of my young students to attend! Coach Pieke from California will be the head coach and I'll be his assistant. Please enter this week to reserve your spot!
Cost is $125 for 3 days (2 days training + 1 day tournament)

Equipment

Here are the top 6 table tennis equipment questions

 
 
In this article, I’m going to give detailed answers 6 of the most commonly asked questions about table tennis equipment.  Selecting the proper equipment is one of the best ways to maximize one’s potential.
 
Question #1
What are the advantages/disadvantages of carbon blades verses all wood blades?
 

Tournament Article

By Blake Cottrell

Jishan Liang Wins $3000 Newgy Ohio Open

Friday Tournaments?

Many players are asking...

 
 
 
Friday Tournaments?
 
Many players ask me why the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy holds Friday/Saturday tournaments.  Before I answer that question, I just want to build a little context.
 

Forehand Tips

Check out the video!

Tournament Videos

Check out the finals of the open, u2300, u2000, u1950, u1800, u800

#1 Most Difficult Rule Change

Check it out!

 
 
 
 
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