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

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NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy!

Opening in the Spring of 2019!

Donation Campaign: www.gofundme.com/new-samson-dubina-table-tennis-academy

A MIND-BLOWING DONATION of $16,900 from an anonymous donor just arrived!!!

The Tactical Mindset

Post-Tournament Analysis

 
 
 
 
 
 
     Just like any other table tennis skills, developing a tactical mindset takes discipline.  As I work through the various styles over the coming weeks and teach you how to play against various opponents, I want you to understand that you too can think of your own tactics.  I’m not very smart, I’m just an average guy.  However, I do spend quality time thinking.  You too can develop this same discipline.

Earthly vs Eternal

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Philippians 3:7-9

 

Philippians 3:7-9

But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith

 

 

What is the most important thing in your life?

 

Rating points?

 

Bible Verses of the Week

Philippians 2:5-11

Philippians 2:5-11

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:
 

5 Reasons for the NEW Academy

Check out the Article and Videos!

New Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy: https://www.gofundme.com/NEW-samson-dubina-table-tennis-academy

Why are we taking the risk and opening a large, full-time training center for table tennis?

There are several reasons that I would like to outline:

How to Beat Yourself

Learn a New Way to Think

Players often strategize on how to beat their rivals.  They spend endless hours studying video clips of the strategies that their opponents will be using against them.   Instead of focusing merely on your opponent, try to get into your rival’s head and think what he is thinking…
 
Write up a detailed game plan on how to beat yourself!
 
1. What are your main strengths and weaknesses?
2. What are some common game patterns that you use?
3. What kinds of serves do you commonly use?
4. What is your preferred way to return serves?

Professional Table Tennis Coaches' Handbook

Check out this book

 
 
 
 
On the flight to the US Open, I enjoyed reading Larry Hodges’ book - Professional Table Tennis Coaches' Handbook.
As we open the NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis academy this spring, we need to focus on continuing to recruit new players and retain existing players. This book did a great job of detailing both! Thanks Larry!
 
 
I would highly recommend Larry's books as well as his weekly blog. 
Check out his blog here:  http://tabletenniscoaching.com/
 

3 Tips from a 6-year-old

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It Ain't Piano

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Check out the NEW Article

It Ain’t Piano
By Samson Dubina
 
If you ever took piano lessons, you probably know that there is a very systematic approach for beginners.  Often there is a 30 or 60 min lesson each week.  The student is given a couple songs to perfect during the week.  When he/she goes for the lesson the following week, they will likely get those songs checked off and given new songs to play the following week.  Once you have mastered a song, then you typically don’t go back 3 years later and keep working on the same one because you have moved on…
 

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