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

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Training and Tournament

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Roger has been making great progress recently winning the u2300 in Highland and u2400 in Erie! Also, he nearly upset the #1 player on the US National Men's Team with a close 3-2 battle in Highland.
Keep up the good work Roger! Your best days are yet to come!

Overplaying vs Taking The Risk

Learn to Find the Balance

 
 
 
 
 
 
I have recently written 2 controversial articles about upsetting higher rated players in table tennis.  What is the correct mindset?  Going for broke or playing normal?  In the blog, I have included both articles and a summary of how to harmonize them together to have the best possible result.
 
 
Article #1
Taking the Risk

1-Hit-Wonder

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1-Hit-Wonder

Across America, table tennis clubs are filled with players who can hit 1 great shot… a quick flip, an amazing loop, a powerful smash! Wow, what a shot! These shots are called “One-Hit-Wonders.”

Footwork Detective

Look at your shoes!

Leg Training

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I know that you have a busy schedule; you can't make it to the gym 3 hours per day. I want you to do this leg workout 3 times per week for 10 minutes.
That's it!
Just 10 minutues!
Give me 10 minutes of effort per day and I guarantee that your footwork will improve within 2 weeks. Just turn on this clip and discipline yourself to follow along and follow my verbal instructions.

Here!

We!

Go!

Blocking Footwork

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Crossover Step

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Footwork

Training vs Warm-Up Article and Video

In table tennis, every drill should have a purpose. One distinction that needs to be made is the difference between training and warm-up. When you see professional players warming-up at tournaments, they might do some forehand, backhands, and a simple footwork drill. That might be about it at tournaments. However, their daily training routine might look drastically different. Here are a couple thoughts on this concept.

Ladder Drills

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Check out these ladder drills perfectly designed to improve your tt footwork....

80 MPH Forehand

Learn to put yourself in a difficult situation

Most of your practice time in table tennis should consist of doing game-situation drills. Game-like drills consist of a serve, return, and rally. HOWEVER, there are times during practice that you should put yourself in a bad situation to push yourself to the limit, to push yourself HARDER than you actually would go in a match.

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