Coach Samson Dubina US National Team Coach 4x USATT Coach of the Year

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Don't Make Me Mad...

Mentally Strong vs Mentally Weak

Some Random Stranger, “He definitely shouldn’t have done that!!!”
Samson, “Shouldn’t have done what?”    
Some Random Stranger, “He shouldn’t have chooooooed so loudly every time he hit the net or edge with a lucky shot!!!  He made me mad!  When I’m mad, I play so determined!”
Samson:  “So what happens when you aren’t mad?”
As you can see, the random stranger was mentally weak.  I’m going to say it again – this guy was MENTALLY WEAK.  When he was playing normally, he was about 80% focused on winning.  When he was mad, he was then 100% focused and began playing much much better.
Remember this:   YOU need to be in control of YOUR OWN mental game.
If your opponent’s cheating or your opponent’s loud chooing or your opponent’s mr-nice-guy approach or your opponent’s politeness or your opponent’s mannerism make you play better or worse, then you will not be able to play your best every match.  You need to be in control of your own mental game.  You need to give yourself mental reminders before and after every point to stop, reflect, clear, plan, and prepare for the next point.

We would love to have YOU join us at one of our weekly events or one of our major upcoming tournaments!  Click on the links below or send me an e-mail and I would love to get you signed up!

Major Tournaments!
Nittaku Ohio Open Entry Form
Nittaku Ohio Open Player Listing
$6000 Presper Financial Architects Entry From
$6000 Presper Financial Architectst Player Listing

Weekly Events
Paddle Palace Ohio League
Kids Classes
Adults Classes
Advanced Classes
Homeschool Classes
Private Lessons
Open Play

See you soon!
Samson Dubina

Hours of Operation:

  • Mondays 4pm-10pm
  • Tuesdays 4pm-10pm
  • Wednesdays noon-6pm
  • Thursdays 4pm-10pm
  • Fridays 4pm-10pm
  • Saturdays noon-6pm

Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy
Phone: 330-949-9230
Address: 2262 South Arlington Rd Akron, Ohio 44319