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Devastating John Doe

New Tactics Article on Beating the Unknown Opponent

 
 
 
 
 
The tournament published the draws the night before the event.  You found out that you are going to play against Hou Yingchao in your opening match of men’s singles at 9am.  You immediately take out your pen and paper and write down some note of how to play him.  You arrive in the gym at 7:45am and train accordingly. 
 
Just then…
 
Without warning…
 

Jet Lag

Traveling To Tournaments

 
 
 
 
 
Regardless if you are traveling across the world or even across the United States to the US Open, changing timezone can cause jet lag for anyone.  
Could it affect your performance?  
Absolutely!
There are 5 quick tips that I would like to share...
 

Excessive Celebration

How Loud Should You Be?

     
 
 
Today, I would like to share a few tips with you regarding table tennis celebration.  These principles can apply to you regardless if you are competing in your first recreational tournament, competing in an average USATT tournament, or playing for a gold medal in the Olympics.

Serve or Receive?

VOTE NOW

 
 
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If you win the toss, which do you choose?  Serve or Receive?
 
This article starts off seemingly insignificant but concludes with the main point.  You must read the full article to understand the thought process…
 

When the Chinese lost...

mima ito
Mima Ito Secrets Revealed

When the Chinese teams gets crushed, it is a good day for everyone (including the Chinese players). It is good for the rest of the world because it give us hope that they really are beatable and it is good for the Chinese team because it gives them a challenge. When you always have an all Chinese semifinal and all Chinese final, there is no one to cheer for and no one to cheer against. Great Job Mima Ito! Keep up the good work!

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November
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December

Serve Return

Read 5 Helpful Tips!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Serve Return
 
About 95% of all players say that serve return is their biggest problem.
 
#1 Strokes

Chance Friend

We Welcome Chance Friend

Chance Friend
 
Why is he developing into one of the best US coaches?  It isn’t his rating, it isn’t his US ranking, it isn’t his forehand or backhand or footwork.  It is his mind.
 
See, most top players began playing at 7 or 8 years old and the skills were developed at a young age from repetition again and again during structured training programs.  Not for Chance Friend.  He had to work through many things on his own learning skills throughout his teen years and he learned to watch pros, think for himself, and try to develop his own game.
 

Multiball Contest

table tennis multiball
Win an Awesome Prize! Anyone can win!

Multiball Contest

The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy wants to see your multiball skills! Video record yourself feeding multiball and post it to youtube, facebook, or instagram. How many balls can you feed per minute? Send the link to Coach Samson Dubina tt@samsondubina.com. The winner will receive a dozen Nittaku Premium Balls sent directly to your house for FREE! Contest goes from Nov 10 through Nov 17. Winner will be publicly announced on Nov 19.

Bang! Bang! Bang!

Learn 3 important tips for smashing!

Read the Opponent’s Spin
All high-balls should not be smashed in the same manner.  When you see a high topspin ball, step back slightly, start your racket high, and smash forward and down.  When you see a high backspin ball, step forward, start your racket lower and the angle more open, while smashing forward and slightly up.
 
Add Spin to Your Smash
A smash with some topspin will possibly be 10% slower, but it will usually have about 50% more control.  Be consistent in smashing – add topspin!
 
Place Your Smash Correctly

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