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

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An article related to improving players table tennis skills.

Reverse Preparation

reverse preparation
Prepare Differently This Season

 
Many table tennis athletes begin the season with refining their basic technique and working on developing a solid base for footwork and consistency with many systematic drills.  As they get closer to their peak tournament, they then begin a more tactical approach.  When they know which exact opponents they will compete against, then they begin specific tactical preparation for that exact opponent. 
 
This is good, but I’m going to propose a slightly different approach for you…
 

Weekly Schedule! Check it out!

September-October

 
September
Thursday, Sep 6th Fall League Begins
Monday, Sep 10th (Gym Closed for Rosh Hashana)
Thursday, Sep 13th Fall League
Monday, Sep 17th Mini-Group Classes and Open Club Play
Thursday, Sep 20th Fall League
Monday, Sep 24th Mini-Group Classes and Open Club Play
Thursday, Sep 27th Fall League
 
October
Monday, Oct 1st Mini-Group Classes and Open Club Play
Thursday, Oct 4th Fall League
Monday, Oct 8th Mini-Group Classes and Open Club Play
Thursday, Oct 11th Fall League

Lateral vs Deviation

Learn about various sidespin serves

Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder

How do you react to a loss?

 
 
 
 
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
 

#1 Most Difficult Rule Change

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Challenge accepted!

Devastate the Cheater

Learn the Step-By-Step Approach

 
 
 
 
 
In competitive sports, there are always athletes who want to win so badly, that they will do absolutely anything to accomplish that goal.  Yes, there are cheaters in table tennis too.  Instead of giving you dozens of examples of how cheaters get away with it, I’m going to give you a more general perspective on how you can properly handle any situation that arises.
 

Weak Points

weak points
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Weak Points
 
In matches, should you use specific patterns or should you just hit anywhere?  Well, you always want to keep your opponent off-balance while realizing that there are specific shots and locations that commonly cause errors from your opponent.  Today, I’m going to outline a six basic patterns.
(Note:  There are actually hundreds of these patterns.  I’m just listing six as a starting point)
 

HIGHLIGHTS!

Check out the action from the Ohio Mega Camp!

Tournament Tough in 20 Steps

tournament tough
Learn how to train your mind and body!

 
 
#1
Prep work:       Set Goals

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

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