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

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Serve & Return

Serving
Improve both your serve and serve return!

The #1 topic in table tennis is serve & return. This week, I decided to feature some of my videos. Regardless if you are developing a new serve or just perfecting an old favorite, I would highly recommend that you take a minute and check out these videos...

New Opportunity for YOU!

Coaching at Your Next Tournament!

 
 
 
 
 
Coaching at Tournaments
 
 
Great News!  New Opportunity for you!
The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy coaches are now offering coaching to students of the academy as well as players who are not students of the academy.  Contact Samson Dubina for a list of options for you to receive tactical advice at your next event.  Arrangements need to be made prior to the tournament.  Payment is made at the conclusion of the event depending on how many matches you receive advice during the event. 
 

Importance of Spin!

Learn to Boost Your Level With Mega Spin

 
Producing more spin is important for several reasons…
 
1. More spin will give you more ball control when pushing allowing you to keep your pushes shorter and sharper.
2. More spin will allow you to hit stronger loops even from a lower position.
3. More spin will allow you to hit more consistent smashes against a variety of lobbing types.
4. More spin will allow you to widen the court with angled curving serves, pushes, lobs, and loops.
5. More spin will allow you to more easily trick your opponent with varying the type and amount of spin.

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Five New Additions to the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy
 
In addition to visiting coaches and practice partners helping us with the summer camps, the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy is happy to welcome both Mark Hendricks and Seth Pech to the coaching team at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy. 
 
If you would like to schedule a lesson with Seth or Mark, please reach out to them directly...
 

Coaching DURING the Game

Learn the 3 Basic Types

 
 
 
 
Coaching DURING the Game
 
Yes, you are allowed to coach your student during the game!  In this short article, I want to outline the 3 basic types of coaching that can and should sometimes be done DURING THE GAME – encouragement, informative, and secretive.
 
Encouragement
Encouragement like “Come on”  “This point”  “Good shot” “Keep fighting”  are very helpful.  The type and amount of encouragement will differ greatly from player to player.
 
Informative

A Unique Coaching Method

Learn questions that you should be asking yourself everyday!

 
 
 
During a private lesson at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, I usually ask my student about 20-30 questions. 
 
So why do I ask them questions? 
 
Aren’t I getting paid to answer questions? 
 
Let me explain...   If a student keeps looping my push into the net, I will ask him…
 
A. Why is your backhand loop continually going into the net?
B. Were you watching my racket?
C. Did you read the amount of spin that I put on the ball?

Advice From Heather Dubina

Hear From Samson's Wife

 
 
 
Seven Ways to Boost Your Immune System
By Heather Dubina
 
With the recent covid-19 virus and the subsequent stay at home orders across the country, you might be wanting to boost your immune system as you start to get back to your normal activities, including playing table tennis!
 
1. Get plenty of rest- resting helps your body fight off infections and helps your daily performance. Sleeping for 6-8 hours replenishes and strengthens your physical body and helps you think clearly.
 

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