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

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Friction Videos!

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Friction - Part I

Friction - Part II

 

 

 

 

Hired!

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Look. Listen. Feel.

Learn to somewhat-predict the future

 
 
 
If you look, listen, and feel between points, you can have an idea of what your opponent might possibly do in the next rally.
 
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Excuse Monsters

Learn about taking the blame

 
 
 
 
Sally:    Hi Billy, I saw that you lost that tough match out there.
 

Neglected Footwork

Learn About the 10 Situations!!!!

 

 

 

 

In-And-Out Footwork

 

 

About 99% of the time, players practice side-to-side footwork moving from forehand to backhand and backhand to forehand.  I rarely see players practice in-and-out footwork, but in fact…  these players are missing a key element of the game.  In this article, I’m going to outline 10 situations where in-and-out footwork is absolutely necessary.

 

Ohio Table Tennis Clubs

Find a Club Near You!

 
Here in Ohio, there are 20 table tennis clubs.  At various facilities, you can drop in a play a few games, take a private lesson, join a group class, participate in a league, play a major tournament, or possibly even purchase some equipment.  We have posted this listing so that you can find a club in your city and begin sparring against some locals.  Check out the listing...
 
 
 
Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy – Location #1
Address:              355 Hoover Ave Akron, Ohio 44312

The Tactical Mindset

Post-Tournament Analysis

 
 
 
 
 
 
     Just like any other table tennis skills, developing a tactical mindset takes discipline.  As I work through the various styles over the coming weeks and teach you how to play against various opponents, I want you to understand that you too can think of your own tactics.  I’m not very smart, I’m just an average guy.  However, I do spend quality time thinking.  You too can develop this same discipline.

20 Different Opponents!

This year, become a tactical tournament player!

 
 
 
 
Playing the right tactics is one of the vital keys to winning your next match.  In order to know which tactics to play, it is often helpful to label your opponent as a looper, chopper, lobber, blocker, etc.  Once you have placed him in a category, then you can begin making a game-plan.  (please realize that many playing styles overlap)
 
Check out these tactics articles on playing specific opponents:
 

Professional Table Tennis Coaches' Handbook

Check out this book

 
 
 
 
On the flight to the US Open, I enjoyed reading Larry Hodges’ book - Professional Table Tennis Coaches' Handbook.
As we open the NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis academy this spring, we need to focus on continuing to recruit new players and retain existing players. This book did a great job of detailing both! Thanks Larry!
 
 
I would highly recommend Larry's books as well as his weekly blog. 
Check out his blog here:  http://tabletenniscoaching.com/
 

3 Tips from a 6-year-old

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