On behalf of the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year and just thank you for your support throughout 2020. It has been a tough year, yet you have continued to send us encouraging e-mails, continued with regular donations, and continued attending our events! Without you, we could not continue. As a Christmas gift from us, we decided to share a portion of our new book with you. Check it out below and consider purchasing your own copy!
Regardless if you are traveling across the world or even across the United States to the US Nationals, changing timezone can cause jet lag for anyone.
Could it affect your performance?
There are 5 quick tips that I would like to share...
The short pips smasher is often described as one of the scariest opponents in the game, unless you use the proper tactics! You give a weak push – bang! It gets smashed at 90mph! You give a weak loop – bang! It gets smashed at 90mph! You block the smash and it go into the bottom of the net! Wow, how frustrating!
At some point in your playing career, you have probably encountered a bad slump. How long will the slump last? …sometimes a day, a month, or a year. In this article, I’m going to give you several tips on how to get out of a slump.
Read the Opponent’s Spin
All high-balls should not be smashed in the same manner. When you see a high topspin ball, step back slightly, start your racket high, and smash forward and down. When you see a high backspin ball, step forward, start your racket lower and the angle more open, while smashing forward and slightly up.
Add Spin to Your Smash
A smash with some topspin will possibly be 10% slower, but it will usually have about 50% more control. Be consistent in smashing – add topspin!