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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.”
 

11 Ways to Improve With Robot Training!

Maximize Your Robot Training!

 
 
Do you have a table tennis robot? Is your robot training boring? Yes, possibly, if you are knocking the same ball into a machine for 6 hours/day. What can you do to make your robot sessions more interesting and more effective for your improvement during this lockdown?
In this new coaching article, I'm going to briefly outline 11 things that you can do to make your robot sessions at home more effective! Try them out and let me know what you think!
 
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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.
 

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