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

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Beat the Injured Player

Learn some new tactics

 
 
 
 
 
 
Beat the Injured Player
 
Ok this is officially the weirdest table tennis article I have written…  Beat the Injured Player
 
Think about it, your opponent is already injured, and now you need some fancy tactics to beat him???
 
Come on!  Give him a break!
 
No way!  Absolutely not!  Never!
 

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Peak Performance

Learn about the 4 stages of a training cycle

 
 
 
 
Many professional players peak for certain tournaments each year.  By having a systematic training cycle, these players can perform well at the important tournaments.  There are usually four parts to the six-month season:  Pre-season, in-season, the peak tournament, and post-season.  In this article, I'm going to briefly outline how you can learn to peak for that one important tournament six months from now.
 
Pre-season

Official Hotels!

Stay at Hampton or Red Roof

The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy is happy to announce that we now have two official hotels - Hampton and Red Roof.  To get the best rate, follow the instructions below...
 
Hampton
Call 330-644-6579 and press 0 to be directed to the front desk.  Tell them you would like to get the table tennis discounted rate of $89.
This discounted price includes free breakfast, free parking, free wifi, and free use of the fitness facility.
 
Red Roof

Investigating, Implementing, Performing

Developing a Tournament Goal

 
 
 
 
 
Investigating, Implementing, Performing
Developing a Tournament Goal
 
 
One year at the US National Team Trials, I was leading 3-2 against ***Mark Hazinski and leading 9-3 in the 6th game.  After a series of aggressive mistakes by me, he closed the gap 9-8.  I simply pushed and blocked the next 2 points to win the match 11-8 in the 6th.  Walking off the court, my coach said, “I would rather have you lose the match than to win it like that.”  I replied, “The goal was to win.”
 

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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Camp Review

By Frank Yin

3 Weeks at the Ohio Mega Camps
By: Frank Yin 
 

Camp Review

By Larry Hodges

Two Weeks Training at the Samson Dubina Mega Camp in Ohio
By Larry Hodges
(USATT National Coaching Chairman and USATT Hall of Famer)

THANK YOU

Check out the ACTION from the Ohio Mega Camps

 
 
Thanks!
I would like to thank the players who participated the Ohio Mega Camps this summer as well as the coaches and practice partners who helped everyone so much during the 3 weeks...  Chance Friend, Larry Hodges, Kai Zhang, Bruno Ventura, Sarah Hazinski, Mark Hendricks, AJ Carney, Maria Bogoeva, Derek May, Seth Pech, Anwen Harris, and Parth Nagpure.
 
 
 
Our next camps are scheduled for...
October 12-16
December 28 - January 1
January 4-8
 
 

Ohio Mega Camps

Join the Training

NEW Ohio Mega Camps

 

Where:

NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy 2262 South Arlington Rd Akron, Ohio 44319 USA

 

When:

Oct 12-16, 2020

Dec 28—Jan 1

Jan 4-8, 2021

 

Who:

This camp is open to both kids and adults of all ages and all levels! Each player will be working on level appropriate drills to get the best camp experience!

 

Coaches:

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