We are looking for some friendly volunteers for our Sep 26-27 Tournament at Walsh University.
Here are the jobs that we are still looking to fill...
Player Transportation - Airport Pickup (Friday night)
Table Moving (Friday morning and Saturday night)
Tournament Work (Friday 4pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-9pm)
Scorekeeping (Friday 4:30pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-9pm)
Kanak Jha, Xue Feng Jia, Khoa Ngyuen and many others are coming...
If you have not signed up for the September Newgy Akron Open, be sure to do so in the next few days! This exciting event staged at the prestigious Walsh University will showcase the nations top players including:
Kanak Jha - Current North American Men's Champion (age 14)
Khoa Ngyuen - 2x US Olympian
Xue Feng Jia - pro player from China flying to Ohio for this tournament
Many many other top US players competing for the title and the cash prizes.
I am very happy for Lily Zhang who just won a bronze medal in the Youth Olympic games. She is the first American ever to win a medal in table tennis for the US at any Olympic games. I feel that Lily is really a role-model in several aspects...
1. Training. Even if Lily can only practice a couple times per week, she does it with all of her heart. There isn't waisted time with lobbing, trick shots, and chatting with the other coaches and players. It is obvious to see during her practices that she has a goal and it focused on that goal.
Learn various training methods to boost your level
In table tennis, there are ten common training methods – drilling with a training partner, serving practice, robot training, multiball training, practice matches against a variety of opponents, video analysis of your own game, video analysis of top players, physical training, mental training, and tournaments on a regular basis. I will talk briefly about the first four and then show you a short video demonstrating each of those elements of training.
Congrats to your accomplishments and moving forward in the future!
The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy has been growing and expanding lately. With 28 students taking private lessons and many students taking group lessons, we plan to purchase a very large building in 2016 to host junior programs, private lessons, leagues, and tournaments. We would like to send out a congrats message to some recent accomplishments this year!
Blake Cottrell - State Senior Olympic Singles and Doubles Gold Medalist
Hesam Hamrahian - US Open u2250 semifinalist and US Open u2400 quarterfinalist
Read the local media press release for the Sep 26-27 tournament
On September 26-27, the 8th Newgy Akron Open Table Tennis Tournament will be at a new location this year. Walsh University's main gymnasium will host the 150-player 30-table event featuring the nations top athletes from 8 different states aiming to take home the title and a portion of the $3000 cash prizes.