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

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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

Backhand Footwork

Video and Article

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Pips and Anti

Should you use junk rubber?

 
 
 
 
 
There is a myth continually floating around table tennis circles that says, “Anyone who begins using long pips or anti can go up 200 points overnight.”  I have heard this saying at many table tennis clubs over the last 15-20 years.  This statement might be true under two conditions:
 
1.      It might be true if you are playing against a player who thinks that you have normal sticky inverted rubber and doesn’t realize that you have unconventional rubber.

Promo Video

Samson Dubina and Tom Presper

National Coach

Moving Forward

 
 
 
Today, USATT gave me my certification as a National Coach.
 
Moving forward, what are my goals?
 
1.     Perspective
Keep everything in perspective, giving God the glory for it all in word and deed.  Colossians 3:17 says…  And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
 
2.     Training

Blocking

Learning the details of blocking spinny loops

Hawkeye Open

August 18-20

 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Friends,
 
I would like to encourage you to participate in the Hawkeye Open.  Come to Iowa August 18-20 and participate in the clinic as well as play in the 2-day tournament.  This event features wood floor, high ceiling, featured courts, it is worth the drive!!!
 
Entry Form and Player Listing
 
Event Highlights

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