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

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FREE Interactive Lectures

Mega Camp Dec 27-30 (FREE Lectures)

Shaw JCC Mega Training Camp (Dec 27-30)
Event Info
In addition to the 2 sessions per day of training (5 hours) and sightseeing, there will also be some free interactive lectures during the week.  
Both of these sessions are FREE to those players who register by Nov 1.
The first interactive lecture will be on tactical analysis.  After watching a match of 2 world-class players, Coach Samson will talk for a few minutes about what to look for when scouting a future opponent.

Detailed Outline

20 hours of instruction at the Shaw JCC Dec 27-30!

Nov 1st Early-Bird Discount!
Entry Form and Player Listing:

Subtle Variations

New Video!

Variations at 100 Balls/Min
Can you notice the subtle, very subtle variations?

Samson vs Seth

Check out the video from the Open Singles Final RR at the Millcreek Open

2 Pittsburgh Tournaments!

Oct 28 and Nov 18-19

Hi Guys,
I really hope that many of you can make plans to attend these 2 upcoming events in Pittsburgh!
Oct 28 Tournament:
November 18-19 Tournament:
Check out all the details and support these local events!

3:1 Principle

Learn to evaluate your training sessions!

3:1 Principle
Inconsistency is likely the main reason for your poor performance in tournaments.  Will doing more drills help you?  Possibly.
Here at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, we aren’t just concerned with the number of hours, we are also concerned about the quality of the hours realizing that each individual player might need to adjust his/her drills slightly.  In this article, I’m going to briefly outline the 3:1 principle that we have developed.

Title Sponsor

Feb 16-17 Tournament

The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy would like to thank Presper Financial Architects for being the title sponsor of our September event.  They were so happy with the publicity received that they are planning to again be our title sponsor in September 2018!  For now, we are looking to finalize a title sponsor for our February event.  If you know of a company that is interested, please e-mail Samson Dubina
Sponsorship Packages range from $100-$2000 and include items like...

Between Points

Learn about the most under-developed part of table tennis

The average match in table tennis takes about 20 minutes.  Out of the 20 min, about 5 min total is spent on rallies.  The other 15 minutes is spent picking up the ball, preparing for the serve, taking towel breaks, taking timeouts, and getting coaching advice.  So, here is the question that I would like for you to consider…
If only 25% of the match time is spend playing points, then why do we spend 99.9% of our effort on that portion of the game and we spend about 0.1% of our effort on the dead time???

Which Events Should I Enter?

Samson Offers Answers to a Common Tournament Question...

In tournaments, many players want to play in higher-rated events.  Many 1200 players like to play in the u1800 and u2000 events.  Many 1800 players like to play in the u2300 and u2500 events.  Playing in these high-rated events can be beneficial or it can be harmful.  Here are some benefits and risks…