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

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The First Tournament

Learn 2 Major Keys to Winning Your First Tournament!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Old, young, male, female, fat, skinny…  everyone wants to perform well in their first tournament.  For many players the first tournament will be a make or break event.  The first tournament can spark a desire to be the best or can douse the flame of improvement.  When a student of mine is preparing for his first tournament, I try to have him focus on 2 primary elements:  Control and Spin.
 

2015 Midwest Circuit

Win Big Money in Every Division!

The 2015 Midwest Circuit is about to start.  
If you compete in any of the participating midwest circuit tournaments during 2015, you will be a part of the circuit.
Circuit points are gained by finishing first or second in any USATT rated event.
 
Prize money will be distributed as follows...
over 2000 division 1st $600  2nd $200
under 2000 division 1st $600 2nd $200
junior division 1st $600  2nd $200
 

4 Upcoming Events!

Join the Ohio Tournaments and Clinics!

 
 
 
 
 
 
November 22 Junior Clinic and Tournament
Registration Form:  http://www.samsondubina.com/sites/default/files/RegistrationForms/clinic...
Current Player Listing:  http://omnipong.com/T-tourney.asp?t=100&r=202
 
 
 
January 23-24 Advanced Clinic

What are you Practicing?

Learn why you should play more tournaments!

 
 
What is your ultimate goal in table tennis? 
To make the Olympic Team?
To become the club champion?
To someday break 2000?
To improve your fitness?
To beat your great-uncle Bob?
Most players’ goals involve some type of tournament performance.  As a coach, I must know the goals that my students have and help to guide them in the right direction to meet their goals. 
 
If someone wants to have a good serve, what should they do?  Hmmm…. Maybe practice their serves.

Tournament Coaching

What should you do?!?!?!

 
 
You as the Coach
Part I
 

Additional Tournament Info

New Event, Player Listing, and Host Hotel

 
Official Tournament Hotel:     Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham   7046 Sunset Strip Ave NW North Canton, OH 44720 call 330-966-7551 by Sep 16 to reserve the group rate of $89.  Mention "table tennis".
 
We have added an event  - adult recreational.  If you or a family member would like to join in for the Friday night fun events, please e-mail me asap.  All players who enter both Friday and Saturday will receive a free tt shirt ($25 value).  
 

Four Exciting Events!

Check out these events and see who will be attending!

 
Our tournaments and clinics are almost completely full!
If you need to withdraw, you will receive 100% refund prior to the deadline.  See whose coming - see player listing below!!!!!
 
 
 
Entry Forms
Entry Forms Here:  http://samsondubina.com/active-events
 
 
 
Player Listings
 

Elite Tournament Press Release

The Fight for $3000 in Cash and Prizes!

Come watch elite table tennis here in Akron!!!
 
On Saturday, March 22 Wang Zhen will lead the pack of 95 players striving to take home a portion of the $3000 cash and prizes.  Wang is currently the #1 player in North America who is ranked #60 in the world and a former member of the Chinese Super League.  His tough competition includes:
 

Doubles

Make a Good Choice

When starting a doubles match, the servers and receivers are chosen just like in singles.  One pair hides the ball, and the other pair guesses which hand that the ball is in.  If you choose correctly, I would recommend choosing to receive serve, not to start with the serve.  So why should you choose to receive?
 

Akron Table Tennis Club

Thursdays and Saturdays (time change)

The Akron Table Tennis Club is now meeting on Thursdays from 5pm-8pm and Saturdays from 5pm-8:30pm.  Occasionally, the club is closed.  If you would like to be put on the e-mail loop for the club open/closings, please e-mail or call Pastor Taylor taylor@thotl.org or 330-414-8253.
 
 

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