As I lead the team here at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, I would really like to get some quick feedback from you. Could you spare 60 seconds of your time to take a 4-Question-Safety-Survey for me? (click the link below)
After a series of great wins in August-September, 14-year-old Sarah Jalli now finds herself rated over 2500 in the Paddle Palace Ohio League here at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy. So, what is her secret to becoming more and more successful? Well, there are a number of secrets that I would like to share here. I have detailed out these secrets with eight simple keys…
Many professional players peak for certain tournaments each year. By having a systematic training cycle, these players can perform well at the important tournaments. There are usually four parts to the six-month season: Pre-season, in-season, the peak tournament, and post-season. In this article, I'm going to briefly outline how you can learn to peak for that one important tournament six months from now.
Investigating, Implementing, Performing
Developing a Tournament Goal
One year at the US National Team Trials, I was leading 3-2 against ***Mark Hazinski and leading 9-3 in the 6th game. After a series of aggressive mistakes by me, he closed the gap 9-8. I simply pushed and blocked the next 2 points to win the match 11-8 in the 6th. Walking off the court, my coach said, “I would rather have you lose the match than to win it like that.” I replied, “The goal was to win.”
Do you have a table tennis robot? Is your robot training boring? Yes, possibly, if you are knocking the same ball into a machine for 6 hours/day. What can you do to make your robot sessions more interesting and more effective for your improvement during this lockdown?
In this new coaching article, I'm going to briefly outline 11 things that you can do to make your robot sessions at home more effective! Try them out and let me know what you think!