Coach Samson Dubina 2016 US National Team Coach 2015 - 2018 USATT Coach of the Year
 

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6 Types of Footwork Drills

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6 Types of Footwork Drills
Maximum Improvement with Your Power Pong Robot
By Coach Samson Dubina
 
 
There are several different types of footwork drills that you can and should be doing with your Power Pong Robot.  
 
 
#1 Systematic Side-to-Side Footwork Drills

Devastate the Underdog

Learn Proper Preparation

 
 
 
 
 
I estimate that over 50% of upsets could have been avoided!
Let me explain...
 
 
 
 
As soon as the upset happens, there is usually a whirlwind of excusing flying all across the gym.  Some of them are non-sense.  Some of them are legit.
I have often heard excuses like…
“I didn’t warm-up before the match.”
“I thought he was easy; I won 3-0 last time we played.”
“I was just so hungry, that I couldn’t concentrate.”
“I started off the first game just trying out some new fancy shots.”

Distractions!

Learn How to Focus During an Intense Match

 
 
Distractions might seem trivial, but they can take your focus on the match and off your game-plan.  Common distractions include - bad playing conditions, illegal serves,  a loud competitor on the next table, stalling, and many other things. 
 

800 fishing trips

Thanks to my dad!

 
 
800 Fishing Trips
 
 
I'm very thankful that my dad invested so much time into me and still does to this day.  Growing up, we did many activities together including going on 800 fishing trips during the first 20 years of my life.  Some highlights included catching carp when I was 4 years old, catching walleye when I was 7, catching salmon when I was 9, catching steelhead when I was 12, catching massive sharks and other ocean fish when I was 14, and later going spearfishing as well.
 
 

Winning Deuce Games!

Learn the keys to making or breaking your next tournament

There are several keys that you must remember when playing deuce games. 
 
#1 The first key to remember is…   what you did right.  You have won 10 points during the game and you must have a clear memory as to which serves won the point outright and which serves setup your game best.  You also must have a clear memory about which locations worked best and what game patters worked best.
 

Bible Verses of the Week

Proverbs and James

 
 
 
 
 
Planning for the Future

 

 

I used to consider myself to be a great planner - planning for the future weeks, months, years. I used to consider that to be one of my strong points. This month, God has taught me...

 

 

Proverbs 27:1

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

 

 

James 4:13-14

Re-Opening the SDTTA

Join us this week!!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are happy to announce that the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy will be opening on Monday, June 15th.  Here are the weekly events that we hope you can attend...
 
Daily Drop-In Play
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 4pm-10pm
Wed, Sat noon-6pm
Cost is $5/day/person or $10/day/family
Wednesday is Senior Discount Day ($3/day)
Friday is College Night ($3/day)
Saturday is Kids Play FREE (accompanied by a parent)
 
Monday Intermediate-Advanced Group Training

Root of the Problem

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Root of the Problem
 
Unless you can find the root of the problem – your problem with persist and you will continue losing. I often ask players why they lost a specific match. They often respond with…
 
“It was a bad match.”
“I was just off.”
“I didn’t practice enough.”
“My opponent was on fire.”
 

Improving Your Serves

Through Visualization and Deliberate Practice

Improving Your Serves
By Coach Samson Dubina
 
 
Many players want to develop new serves.  That is great.  I recommend it.
 

NEW Videos

Watch the Action!

 
 
 
 
Check out the latest videos from the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy!
We are officially opening to the public on Monday, June 15th!
Check out all the info here...  https://www.samsondubina.com/coming-back-stronger
 

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