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

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An article related to improving players table tennis skills.

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The Upset

Pull Off the Upset of the Tournament!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Upset!

 

 

Everyone wants to pull off the biggest upset of the tournament – that is everyone’s aspiration when entering a tournament. In this article, I’m going to outline some of the major keys that can turn your dream into a reality.

 

#1 Forget About It

In-And-Out 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.
 

The Learning Stages

Learn the Recipe For Success!

 
 
 
 
Learning a new skill in table tennis takes time.  Some skills take about a month to develop, but most take about 2-3 years to fully master.  In this blog, I’m going to talk about the steps to perfection.  It is vitally important to go step-by-step, even if it takes a long time.  You can apply this theory to ANY stroke; however, I’m going to use the backhand loop against block as an ILLUSTRATION.
 
Understanding the Need

New Year's Resolutions

by Samson Dubina

Check out Samson's Full List of New Year's Resolutions...
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Year’s Resolution #1
Become a better listener.
Spend less time talking and more time listening.
James 1:19-21

Probabilities vs Indicators

Do YOU know the difference?

 
 
 
Probabilities vs Indicators
By Samson Dubina
www.SamsonDubina.com
 
A probability is what is likely to happen, an indicator is what is happening.  Why is it important to understand these terms?  Because your ability to anticipate properly totally depend on these 2 – probabilities and indictors.  Let me explain…
 

11 Serving Tips

Read the Article and Watch the Videos!

In this article, I will be outlining 11 ways to perfect your serve:
#1 Use the serves that best setup your game
#2 Train them in a tournament environment
#3 Miss some serves
#4 Use your best serves early
#5 Vary the quality of spin
#6 Serve LOW
#7 Remember to attack
#8 Be willing to sacrifice a couple points
#9 Train them to perfection
#10 Use Visualization
#11 Play practice matches

9 Aspects of Blocking

Blocking Summary

 
 
 
 
In table tennis, blocking is one of the most under-developed skills for offensive players.  If you learn to position his body correctly and contact the ball at the preferred timing, then it is also easier to learn other skills like counterlooping.  In this article, I'm going to briefly outline 9 aspects that you must consider when perfecting your block.  Check out this short list and see how you are doing...
 
Timing

Squeaky Clean & Opening Soon!

Coming Back Stronger

 
 

Re-Opening January 25!!!!
 

Squeaky clean and newly renovated, the Samson Dubina TT Academy will be ready to open this Monday! I would like to thank my pro shop managers Tim and Joe for doing an awesome job at the facility while we are closed! I can't wait to see it!
 

Root of the Problem

Are you looking for it?

 
 
 
 
 
Unless you can find the root of the problem – your problem with persist and you will continue losing.  I often ask players why they lost a specific match.  They often respond with…
 
“It was a bad match.”
“I was just off.”
“I didn’t practice enough.”
“My opponent was on fire.”
 
When I ask for specifics, some have no answer, while others somewhat give generalities like…
 
“I missed too many backhands.”
 

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