This week, we would like to send a huge congrats to 15-year-old Nandan Naresh! He just landed back in Ohio after a very successful event in in Senec, Slovak Republic. Nandan became the first US Junior boy to make it to the finals of a WTT event! Along the way, he had a massive upset over top seed Nicholas Lum (Men's world ranking #43 / Junior world ranking #10) along with many other wins over Japan and Taiwan national team players.
Nandan Naresh vs Petr Hodina 3-1
Nandan Naresh vs Nicholas Lum 3-1
Nandan Naresh vs Antoine Noirault 3-0
Nandan Naresh vs Wim Verdonschot 3-0
Nandan Naresh vs Chang Ping-Cheng 3-0
Nandan Naresh vs Hung Jing-Kai 2-3
What is his secret?
There are many things that he does well, but the main things that I'm impressed with are his increased training focus and intensity, his willingness to many changes to his game, his ability to make tactical adjustments during the match, and his good fighting spirit!
So what about you?
Are you ready to begin training with an advanced group of players in a professional environment with structured training? If so, send me an e-mail tt@SamsonDubina or shoot me a text 330-949-9230 and I would love to discuss your 2023 training plans! Here at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy we offer daily advanced group training, daily private lessons, fitness programs, weekly leagues, and much much more!
See you soon!
Coach Samson Dubina