Coach Samson Dubina US National Team Coach 4x USATT Coach of the Year

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5 New Power Pong Drills!


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Grip Pressure

3 Tips From Samson Dubina


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5 Aspects of Ball Selection

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How do you react to a loss?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Nets and Edges

Learn 5 Key Elements to Returning Some of the Most Difficult Balls!

Returning Nets and Edges
Many championship matches are won and lost on “lucky balls” – nets and edges.  At the elite level, returning nets and edges is a skill that takes years to master.  In this blog, I’m going to give several tips on how to safely land these balls. 
#1 Feet First

April Lessons


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I have been very impressed with the improvements that I have seen lately. We now have a total of 90 players who are taking private lessons and/or group training! I have updated all of the calendars with the April private lessons. If you are on a daily training program, then check your personal calendar. If you don't have a personal calendar, check the master calendars for the April schedule with Coach Jeff, Coach Chance, and myself:



Tournament Day Reminders

8 simple things to think about...

Many of my recent coaching articles have been quite long!  Sometimes, I feel that shorter summary articles are better because the key points are easier to remember and apply.  In this article, I'm going to highlight 8 quick reminders that you should consider on the day of a tournament...
1. Watch your opponent in a prior match and study his style, his serve, and his serve return.  Before beginning a match, also make sure to check his racket.

The Talent Trap

Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset

The Talent Trap
By Jim Thompson
Carol Dweck of Stanford University, Author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, has identified 2 distinctly different mindsets of most coaches – the fixed mindset and the growth mindset.
The first is the “Fixed Mindset,” in which an athlete sees ability as set.  Either you have talent or you don’t.  Either you are smart or you aren’t.  This mindset is a dead-end because whether you succeed or not is determined by something totally outside you control

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Breakthrough for Andrew Cao

Champion of the u2450!

Congrats to 14-year-old Andrew Cao for having a breakthrough tournament this past weekend winning both the u14 event and the u2450 event!  He also had fabulous results in the u2500 making the quarterfinals and nearly upsetting Ojo Onaolapo (2602) in the open singles with a near 3-2 match.  Keep up the good work!


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