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

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Beat Your Friends

Learn 2 new strategies!

Sometimes, beating your regular training partners, fellow club members, and best friends in table tennis can be very difficult because it seems that they know your every move.  They can predict that your forehand flip will go crosscourt, they can predict that backhand serve will go long to the middle, and they can predict that you will block to the corners.  They know your every move because they have played against you hundreds of times.  There are 2 solutions to overcome these problems:

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!!!!!
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Written by Coach Burair Kothari


The Power of Serving!

Read the article and watch the video!


At the club level, long and slow serves are easily attacked with strong loops.  World class players also serve long sometimes, HOWEVER, their long serves are very fast as a surprise and well placed.  Watch this short video demonstrating various serves.  Notice how fast the long serves are.  



The Prodigal Son

The Bible Passage of the Week is from Luke 15

Luke 15:11-32

Learning from Mistakes

Written By Roger Liu

I was playing an event at the US Open. I already lost my first two matches. I knew regardless if I had won or lost that match I would not have advanced. This was in the under 2250. In this event, I was playing a match where I was down 2-0 and 8-0 in the 3rd game.  I gave up and lost.

Fuel for the Fire

Learn to energize your next training session!

It is 2pm on a Saturday afternoon.  You are just about to leave for the table tennis club and practice hard from 3pm-6pm.  You need some extra energy to fuel your training session.  What should you get?  A triple-thick chocolate milkshake from McDonalds?  Three candy bars from Wal-Mart?  A Java Monster from Speedway?  I would recommend a high-energy fruit smoothie. 
Here is my newest mixture that I have recently been enjoyed over the past 1-2 months…
1 cup of ice
1 cup of fresh mango (cut up)
½ cup of fresh strawberries

What about Anxiety?

Learn what the Bible says about this difficult topic

Philippians 4:6
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let you requests be made known to God, and the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

A Letter From the Instructor

Read some info regarding the ITTF Training Course coming to Ohio!

Hello to all Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy Members,
The Academy is hosting an ITTF-PPT Level 1 Coaching Course from July 28 through August 1st.  The Course will be held at the The House of the Lord Gymnasium  -  1650 Diagonal Rd Akron, Ohio.
There will be 30 hours of instruction given over 5 days with two sessions planned each day, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. 
Course Conductor:

Two Important Questions

Samson Dubina Interviewed by Rahul Acharya

I had a chance to see, talk to, and learn from some top international and national table tennis players. In this and the next couple of posts, I will share interviews with the experts.

I saw Samson Dubina (#1 player in Ohio and top 20 men in US (over 30)) stretching in preparation for a match and asked him for advise that I thought many of us could use.