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

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Inspect Your Opponent's Racket

5 main tips!

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Dec 22-24 Advanced Clinic
Dec 22-24 Foundational Clinic
Feb 10-11 Tactical Clinic
Feb 17-18 Major USATT Tournament
 
 
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Equipment

Here are the top 7 table tennis equipment questions

 
 
In this article, I’m going to give detailed answers 7 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?
 

Tournaments

Preparing for Success

 
When playing at a local table tennis club, a player generally needs his racket and shoes.  However, there are some other items that he might want to include when traveling to a tournament.  Below is the list of items that I generally bring:
 
Racket
Shoes
Spare racket – identical and assembled
Extra rubber
Balls
Video camera
Tripod
Hand towel
Floor towel
Glue
Glue sponge applicator
Scissors
Snacks
Drinks
Money
USATT Membership Card
USATT Rule Book

Choosing a Beginner Racket

5 Things to Look For

Choosing a Beginner Racket
 
When choosing a beginner racket, there are several key elements to look for.
1. Surface
Choose a racket that has inverted rubber.  It should have sponge that is about 1.5 mm with a pips-in topsheet that is slightly grippy.
 
2. Speed
The speed should be medium-low to allow for best ball control and stroke development.
 
3. Weight
The weight should be fairly light, especially for juniors.
 
4. Approved
For tournament use, the rubber must say “ITTF Approved”. 
 
5. Type

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