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

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Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy

Hours, Rates, and Directions!

 
We are now open!  Check out the SAFETY INFORMATION and join us today!  
First Time is FREE!
 
 
 
2262 South Arlington Rd Akron, Ohio 44312
Phone: 330-949-9230
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.SamsonDubina.com
 
Monday 4-10pm
Tuesday 4-10pm
Wednesday noon-6pm
Thursday 4-10pm
Friday 4-10pm
Saturday noon-6pm
 

Healthy for the Mind!

Merry Christmas from the Samson Dubina TT Academy

On behalf of the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and just thank you for your support throughout 2020.  It has been a tough year, yet you have continued to send us encouraging e-mails, continued with regular donations, and continued attending our events!  Without you, we could not continue.  As a Christmas gift from us, we decided to share a portion of our new book with you.  Check it out below and consider purchasing your own copy (It would make a great stocking stuffer)!
 

501(c)(3)

Samson Dubina Educational Table Tennis Academy, Inc.

 
 
501(c)(3)
 
The Samson Dubina Educational Table Tennis Academy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to take the Olympic sport of table tennis to the next level here in Ohio through professional coaching, elite tournaments, world class equipment, and promoting sportsmanship on and off the court.
 
Within 1-2 weeks, we will be officially a 501(c)(3) organization.  Every donation made to our academy will be 100% tax deductible, and you will be given a receipt for supporting us with your contribution.
 
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Ed Ivory

Samson Dubina TT Academy Player of the Month

 

Ed Ivory - player of the month

 

 

Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy

 

Congrats to Ed Ivory for being the December Player of the Month! In the last 30 days he had nearly perfect attendance and played over 100 matches. We love his enthusiasm to play with anyone and everyone that walks through the door. He is willing to play with the youngest member as well as the most experienced member.

 

 

Twiddling

Coaching Article by Samson Dubina

 
 
 
 
 
 
Twiddling
-By Samson Dubina
 
In table tennis, spinning the racket in the hand is called twiddling.  For certain playing styles, this skill is an absolute necessity.  In this article, I’m going to briefly describe who should twiddle, when to twiddle, technique for twiddling, twiddling equipment, twiddle training, and twiddle tricks.
 
Who Should Twiddle

The Perfect Stroke

Read about the 4 Elements!

 
 

 
 
What is the perfect stroke anyway?

New Videos!

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Online Student Notes

Check out his homework for the week

I recently gave one of my online students an assignment to write down a listing of ways he can improve his mental game during a training session.  Many players think that tournament play is when they become "tournament tough" but this student is learning that some of the foundational principles and routines can (and should) be applied to practice sessions as well!!!
 
Hi Coach Samson,
 
Here are some things I came up with for “becoming mentally tough during practice”:
 

Targeting the Transition

Check out these new drills!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Targeting the Transition
 
 
“You need to attack his middle.”
“I recommend that you play 80% of your hits to his transition point.”
“Hunt the elbow – play the elbow – your opponent gets jammed easily!”
 

20 Different Opponents!

This year, become a tactical tournament player!

 
 
 
 
Playing the right tactics is one of the vital keys to winning your next match.  In order to know which tactics to play, it is often helpful to label your opponent as a looper, chopper, lobber, blocker, etc.  Once you have placed him in a category, then you can begin making a game-plan.  (please realize that many playing styles overlap)
 
Check out these tactics articles on playing specific opponents:
 

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