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

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What Next?

Developing Game-Winning Strengths

Through my articles, I have often described how to overcome problems and how to develop game-winning strengths.  Strengths in your game are important because they allow you to possibly win 5-6 easy points.  Without strengths, you might need to battle for each point through long rallies.

Bible Passage of the Week

What should you be meditating on?

Philippians 4:6-9

Tournament Photos!

View hundreds of great photos from the May 9-10 tournament

View the photos from the Newgy Cincinnati Open!
You can also purchase the photos from the above link as well.


Newgy Cincinnati Open

Dear Tournament Participants,
THANK YOU so much for attending the Newgy Cincinnati Open.  If you have any comments or suggestion, please feel free to e-mail me anytime.  We hope to continue having 1 tournament in Cincinnati each year and 2 tournaments in Akron each year.  We hope to continue improving our events. Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
The ratings have now been processed can be viewed on the USATT website.
The tournament photos will be online soon!!!  

The Biggest Mistake

Learn how to avoid this costly error!!!!!

Last weekend, a couple of my students made big mistakes at the Newgy Cincinnati Open.  I asked Hesam about his strategy against Tapabrata Dey in the open quarterfinals.  He responded with, "Oh, I think that it will be easy.  I won easily last time and even Ali has beaten him twice."  Without thinking strategy, he went out and lost 3-0.  Tapabrata had been thinking strategy and played excellent the entire match.  Hesam was shocked and couldn't perform at his best.

Why Did You Lose?

Learn to answer the million-dollar-question

I often ask my students to analyze their tournament matches.  Our conversations often sound like this...
Samson:    "William, why did you lose to Bob?"
William:     "Because Bob is a good player."
Samson:     "Could you be more specific?"
William:     "I lost because Bob has an amazing forehand."
Samson:     "Could you please be more specific?"
William:     "Everytime Bob hit a forehand, I couldn't return the ball.  Is that specific enough?"

Tournament Results!

Check out the winners from our 4-star tournament!

I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all the players who competed in the May 9-10th 4-star tournament...   Newgy Cincinnati Open.  Here are the results!
Open Giant RR
1st Samson Dubina
2nd Tapabrada Dey
3rd Hesam Hamrahian
4th Danny Dulkin
5th-8th Ali Khatami, Alex Averin, Seth Pech, and John Allen
U2400 Giant RR
1st Danny Dulkin
2nd Seth Pech
3rd-4th Nick Snider and Tapabrada Dey
u2000 Giant RR
1st Harsh Khandelwal
2nd Kosal Tith
3rd-4th Willians Calipo and Greg Smith

The Right Way

Learn 6 Key Aspects of Building a Solid Foundation!

Learning table tennis begins with…   starting the right way.
Before you develop many bad habits, consider hiring a professional coach to guide you on your journey.  The coach will give you the needed tools to reach a high level as well as advice on tournament, practice routines, and physical training.  It is much easier to start learning a new stroke than it is to change an old habit.
Developing solid strokes starts with…   moving the right way.

Bible Passage of the Week

A Psalm of David


23 The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

The Draws are Posted!!!!

Check out the upcoming matches for the May 9-10 Newgy Cincinnati Open

Here are the draws for the May 9-10 Newgy Cincinnati Open!