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

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FREE Open House

Stop by this Saturday!

Join us this Saturday!
Sat, May 21 from noon-7pm for a FREE Open House
FREE Table Tennis all day long!
FREE Pizza 6pm!  FREE Prizes 6:30pm!
Join us on Saturday and bring a friend!

Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy

Hours, Rates, and Directions!

We are now open! 
First Time is FREE!
2262 South Arlington Rd Akron, Ohio 44312
Phone: 330-949-9230
Monday 5-10pm
Tuesday 5-10pm
Wednesday 5pm-10pm
Thursday 5-10pm
Friday 5-10pm
Saturday noon-6pm
Cost is $10/person per day or $18/family per day!
Price includes free paddle and ball rental
Drop-ins welcome!

5 Levels of Communication

Player / Coach Relationship

To reach your highest potential, you and your coach must communicate on a detailed level realizing that communication is a two-way street.  In this article, I’m going to outline the 5 levels of communication, then briefly discuss how you can reach your peak potential.
Level 1 – Hallway Talk
“Hey, what’s up man.  How you doing?” 

Your First Tournament

11 Things You Should Know BEFORE Playing Your First Tournament

NEW Coaching Article by Samson Dubina!!!
The Top 11 Things You Need to Know Before You Play Your First USATT Tournament

  1. Legal Equipment:

You must bring your own legal racket that is USATT or ITTF approved. At tournaments there are no loaner paddles available. We would recommend checking out: for the best equipment known to man. Other suggested equipment to bring is: tournament balls, table tennis shoes, water bottle, snacks, a notebook and backup racket.

NEW Memberships

Starting May 1, 2022


Bible Verse of the Week

Read an Old Testament Prophecy

Isaiah 53:5-6
“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healted.  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”

The Table Tennis Mind

Conscious vs Subconscious Mind



Table Tennis Mental Test

Take the Quiz then Watch the Video!


Mental Test
By Coach Samson Dubina
Rate Yourself 0-10 On Each Question
First, take the 10-question test!
Next, watch the video!


Pitfalls of Anticipation

Check out this 2-min video!


So you want to improve?


Spin Variation with Robot Training

Power Pong Omega