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Lucky Balls

Learn about returning nets and edges!

 
 
Returning Nets and Edges
 
     Many championship matches are won and lost on “lucky balls” – nets and edges.  At the elite level, returning nets and edges is a skill that takes years to master.  Today, I’m going to give several tips on how to safely land these balls. 
 
Feet First

6 Types of Footwork Drills

Test Your Knowledge!

Six Types of Footwork Drills

There are hundreds to table tennis footwork drills. Most of these drills are in one of the following categories. Before reading the article, can you name the 6 types? (No peeking!!!)

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

Camp Testimonials

Read what players and coaches are saying...

 
 
Check out what coaches and players are saying about the Ohio Mega Camps...
 
“Samson Dubina is one of the best educated and most effective coaches working today in the USA.  If you are looking for a great camp experience, I highly recommend attending any camp that Samson is conducting.”    - Richard McAfee,  (ITTF Course Conductor and Trainer.  USATT Hall of Fame Inductee)

Pips and Anti

Should you use junk rubber?

 
 
 
 
 
There is a myth continually floating around table tennis circles that says, “Anyone who begins using long pips or anti can go up 200 points overnight.”  I have heard this saying at many table tennis clubs over the last 15-20 years.  This statement might be true under two conditions:
 
1.      It might be true if you are playing against a player who thinks that you have normal sticky inverted rubber and doesn’t realize that you have unconventional rubber.

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Tactical Choooing?!?

5 things to consider...

 
 
 
 
 
 
How verbal should you be during a match? 
Is it a waist of energy?
Is it motivating? 
Is it rude? 
In this article, I’m going to outline some instructions for my personal students.
 

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The Perfect Stroke?

Take a "4-QUESTION-TEST" to see if you have perfect strokes...

During tournaments, I hear many players commenting about various strokes…
“He has good strokes!”
“His strokes are wrong!”
“How does he have a 2000-rating with strokes like that?”
“His loop is very smooth!”
“He won the tournament, but he doesn’t have the best strokes.”
“His strokes are old-school!”
“Wow, his strokes flow nicely together!”
 

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