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

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Importance of a Dynamic Warmup

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Are You in a Jam?

Learn a New Strategy!

After surveying dozens of club players across the country regarding game strategy, there is one common strategy used across the board.  Most players work the point from corner to corner.  Most players start off by playing against their opponents’ backhands.  If that doesn’t work, then they play to the wide forehand then back to the backhand.

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. 

Camp Schedule

Join the Ohio Mega Camps this SUMMER!

Where:   NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy   2262 South Arlington Rd Akron, Ohio 44319 USA
When:   June 8-12,   June 15-19,   June 22-26,   August 10-14
Who:  This camp is open to both kids and adults of all ages and all levels!  Each player will be working on level appropriate drills to get the best camp experience!  Domestic and International players are welcome to attend!  After payment has been received, Samson will write letters for international players to receive visas.

Choosing a Coach

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Choosing a Coach
4 Factors to Consider
Some cities in the US have only one table tennis coach.  In other areas like LA or NYC, there might be 20 coaches within a 20-mile radius.  So which coach should you choose?  The cheapest? The funniest?  The highest rated?  Well, the choice is yours, but here are 4 factors to consider
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10 Ways to Perfect Your Serve

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Well...  I think that a video is worth a million words.  So, I'm first going to show you a short demo video on the forehand pendulum serve then I'll give you 10 tips on improving every one of your serves.



In this article, I will be outlining ten ways to perfect your serve:

When a ball comes bouncing in your court...

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Table Tennis Footwork

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Footwork Focus
-by Samson Dubina
Everyone agrees that footwork is important in table tennis.
Most players struggle to give a concrete answer to why it is important.  In this article, I’m going to hit the highlights then show a demo video then give you a homework assignment.

Olympic Sport of Table Tennis

Benefits of TT

Olympic Sport of Table Tennis
Table tennis has become one of the most popular sports worldwide with 30 million tournament players and 300 Million recreational players worldwide.  Why is it so popular?  There are several primary reasons…
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