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

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4 Mental Tricks

Pre-Match Preparation

 
 
 
 
 
Many tournament matches are won or lost based on your mental approach going into the match.  There are 4 simple mental tricks that I would like to teach you…
 
Nandan Effect…

Inward and Outward

Reactions to Points Won and Lost

 
 
 
 
As you prepare for the US Nationals in Las Vegas, I want you to pause for a moment and consider your mental game...........how do you react inwardly and how do you react outwardly???
 

Mental Strategies - Part 12

Learn How to Become a World Class Player!

 
Question:            Samson, how can I improve my mental game?
 
Answer:               Choose a level-headed, world-class player and copy him.
 
When studying this elite athlete there are several things that you should be looking for.
 
Attitude During Training

Start Thinking the Right Way

Learn a tip from Roger Liu (age 12)

Your mental attitude has a TREMENDOUS influence over the outcome of the game. It can help you beat players rated much higher than you. However it can be a humongous factor in losses against players rated much lower than you. This can set back your goals in table tennis. So how do you fix it?

Mental Strategies - Part 7

Find You Best State of Mind For Every Tournament!

Find Your Best State of Mind
 
Most club players across the US give about 70% effort during club matches while socializing, playing relaxed, and hitting great shots throughout the night.  The average club players try much much harder in tournaments and often play a much different style in tournaments.
 
Sometime, when I see a player at the club hit a very good shot, I will pose the question,
“Could you do that in a tournament?”
 
The answer nearly always come back with, “No.”
 
I respond with, “Why not?”
 

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