Coach Samson Dubina 2016 US National Team Coach 2015 - 2018 USATT Coach of the Year
 

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Don't Don't Don't

Do This vs Don't Do That

 
 
 
 
 

Beat the Pick-Hitter!

Learn tactics to beat this difficult opponent

 
 
 
 
 
In this article, I’m going to briefly describe the tactics that you should use to beat a pick-hitter.  A pick hitter is usually a rather defensive player who suddenly attacks as a surprise.  In order to best understand your opponent, you need to start off by analyzing him in detail by asking yourself the following questions in regards to your opponent.  You should ask yourself these questions when you are studying your opponent prior to the match or during the first few points of your match.
 

Devastate the Underdog

Learn Proper Preparation

 
 
 
 
 
I estimate that over 50% of upsets could have been avoided!
Let me explain...
 
 
 
 
As soon as the upset happens, there is usually a whirlwind of excusing flying all across the gym.  Some of them are non-sense.  Some of them are legit.
I have often heard excuses like…
“I didn’t warm-up before the match.”
“I thought he was easy; I won 3-0 last time we played.”
“I was just so hungry, that I couldn’t concentrate.”
“I started off the first game just trying out some new fancy shots.”

The Mental Timeout

Read About One of the Most Neglected Aspects of Table Tennis!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9 Serving Tips

Check out the article and video!

Many players have watch this video and asked for my notes.
Watch the video then check out the notes below

Improving your serve is the fastest way to progress your table tennis game. In this article, I will be outlining nine ways that I personally use to perfect my serve:

#1 Use the serves that best setup your game

#2 Train them in a tournament environment

#3 Miss some serves

#4 Use your best serves early

Mental Game

Problems...

Mental vs Physical

 

 

 

 

Serve Return Disasters

You CAN'T Return It!

 
 
 
Serve Return Disasters
 
“You can’t return that serve!”
“I’m sorry!”
“You can’t!”
“I don’t care if you pay me $1000 for this secret 1-hour lesson.  You can’t consistently return that deep spinny sidespin serve with 10 variations because you don’t have real strokes.  You are trying to chisel and block back those serves that are 2000 rpms, and it isn’t going to happen.”
 
 
This is the conversation with many new students that I get on a daily basis.

Mental Toughness

FREE Session

 
 
 
 
 
Dear Friends,

Shockingly...
A recently online poll showed that 81% of table tennis players believe that TT is more mental than physical!  However, these same players spend 99% of their time working on strokes, footwork, and spins and spend very little time training the mental side of the game.  In the final 2 camps this summer, we will be focusing on the mental side of the game!

Not convinced yet?
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Serve Return Simplified

Try this 1 weird-simple trick!

 
 
 
Serve Return Simplified
 
 
There are 2 primary ways to read the spin – watch the racket and watch the bounce.  The pitfall that devastates most beginner/intermediate players is the timing.  When they don’t know the spin, they panic and trap the ball too quickly.  The correct move is to wait.  Wait.  If you couldn’t tell the spin from the contact point when your opponent touched the ball, then wait.  Let the ball rise, then even drop a bit before returning it. 
How does that make the return easier?  There are 5 ways…
 
 

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