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

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The Think Circle

Learn the 4-Step Process

 
 
 
 
 
Between pitches in baseball, the batter steps out of the batter’s box to re-focus.
 
The same thing is true in table tennis; the pros often call this the “think circle.”
 
Between points, step back about 4-6 feet away from the table and draw an imaginary circle around yourself and collect your thoughts in your think circle.  Every pro athlete has a different method of processing the points, relaxing, and gearing up for the next point, but I’m going to give you the method that I personally use.
 

Learnin' Experience

Read about 4 main keys to improvement

 
 
 
 
After a poor performance at a tournament, many players go back to the local club and justify their play by saying, “Well, it was a learnin’ experience.”  Often, when questioned what they learned, these players have no club and use very general terms like – my backhand needs work.
 
In order to truly turn a bad tournament into a good thing, you must learn to be specific.  I know that it is painful, but do the following 4 things:
 
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Kids

Learn 5 reasons why your son or daughter should start playing table tennis...

   
 
 
 
     Kids love table tennis.  Even starting as young as five years old, kids love the excitement.  Many parents don’t see the benefit.  They must realize that table tennis training develops character.

More Spin

Read the Tip - Boost Your Game!

 
 
 
 
More Spin
 
What is the main difference between ping pong and table tennis?
 
The main difference is the amount of spin produced.  With the right strokes and modern equipment, an elite table tennis player can produce 8000 rpms.  With a purple ping pong paddle from Wal-Mart, your Uncle Bill probably can’t produce any spin.
 
The Benefits

USOC Award!

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Announcement

USOC Award!

 

After receiving USATT awards in 2015, 2016, and 2017, I’m happy to announce that I have now received an award from USOC! 2018 Technology Coach of the Year!

 

As the new academy opens in the spring of 2019, we hope to continue developing the sport through the latest proven methods as well as innovative new ideas!

 

Here are some things that we have developed and are continuing to develop...

 

-Instant Video Playback System from multiple angles in slow-motion and normal speed, single view or split screen

2019 Ohio Mega Camps!

Hired!

Check out the NEW Coach

 
 
 
Hired!

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.
 
Look

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.

 

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