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

To see this website as it was intended, please update to a modern browser!

-->

An article related to improving players table tennis skills.

Jumping to NEW Heights!

Learn how to peak for your next tournament!

In this blog, I will be outlining five vital steps in a peaking for a tournament 30 days from now.
 
#1 Same Equipment
Every time you change equipment, it takes 2-3 weeks to fully adjust.  During those 2-3 week, your game will go down slightly.  Make sure that you keep using the same rubber, blade, glue, and shoes during those final 30 days before your big event.
 
#2 Same Strokes

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

#8 in the World

Sarah Jalli World Success

 
Sarah Jalli #8 in the World!
-Article by Samson Dubina
 

Improvement

Four Primary Keys

 
 
IMPROVEMENT
 
-New Coaching Article by Samson Dubina
 
Will YOU improve this year?
 

Ten Tactical Timeout Tips

Take 3 minutes to read these 10 tips...

 
 
 
 
 
Ten Tactical Timeout Tips
 
Many international matches have been won or lost based on WHEN the timeout was called and WHAT was said during the timeout.  In this short article, I’m going to give some brief tips about timeouts…
 
#1 Call It Early

Investigating, Implementing, Performing

Developing a Tournament Goal

 
 
 
 
 
Investigating, Implementing, Performing
Developing a Tournament Goal
 
 
One year at the US National Team Trials, I was leading 3-2 against ***Mark Hazinski and leading 9-3 in the 6th game.  After a series of aggressive mistakes by me, he closed the gap 9-8.  I simply pushed and blocked the next 2 points to win the match 11-8 in the 6th.  Walking off the court, my coach said, “I would rather have you lose the match than to win it like that.”  I replied, “The goal was to win.”
 

Tournament Coaching

Book your coach today!

 
 
 

Beat the Lobber

Learn 8 elements to beating this opponent

 
 
 
 
 
 
Many people think that lobs are easy to deal with.  Actually, lobbers can be very difficult opponents.  I have several tips for you about how to play against lobbers…
 
#1 Be Serious
Before beginning any match, be serious and be focused on your strategy.  Don’t start off the match against a lobber without your full focus.
 
#2 Adjust Your Body

Memberships

Join Today!

Hi Members,
 
Yes, the 2022-2023 Nittaku Team Uniforms have arrived from Japan!  I took them to the printer this week and they will be here this Friday.
 
When you pay for your 2022-2023 SDTTA membership, you can get your team uniform.  For some of you, your membership expires this month.  For others, it doesn't expire until April or May or June.  Once the 2022-2023 membership has been paid, you can pickup your uniform.  
 

The Mental Timeout

Read About One of the Most Neglected Aspects of Table Tennis!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Coaching