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

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When the Chinese lost...

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Mima Ito Secrets Revealed

When the Chinese teams gets crushed, it is a good day for everyone (including the Chinese players). It is good for the rest of the world because it give us hope that they really are beatable and it is good for the Chinese team because it gives them a challenge. When you always have an all Chinese semifinal and all Chinese final, there is no one to cheer for and no one to cheer against. Great Job Mima Ito! Keep up the good work!

Paddle Palace Winter League

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Join the FUN!

Paddle Palace Winter League
Register NOW: https://www.samsondubina.com/winter-league
• Excellent Venue – Shaw JCC 750 White Pond Dr. Akron, Ohio 44320. New Wood Floor – New LED Lighting!
• Kids – Bring the whole family! There is a free kids class from 6-7pm each Thursday during the league!
• Cost – $15/person or $30/family per night. Payment can be cash, check, credit, or paypal. Shaw JCC members receive a 20% discount! Join the Shaw JCC today!

Weekly Schedule! Check it out!

Upcoming Events!

Thurs-Sat, Dec 26-28 Ohio Winter Camp
Fri-Sat, Feb 15-16 Presper Financial Architect Open (Major USATT Tournament)
 
Weekly Schedule
November
Mon, Nov 19 Open Club Play and Group Classes
Thurs, Nov 22 (No League - thanksgiving day)
Mon, Nov 26 Open Club Play and Group Classes
Thurs, Nov 29 Winter League begins
 
 
December

Ohio Winter Camp Details

Check out the training schedule for the Ohio Winter Camp

Serve Return

Read 5 Helpful Tips!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Serve Return
 
About 95% of all players say that serve return is their biggest problem.
 
#1 Strokes

Chance Friend

We Welcome Chance Friend

Chance Friend
 
Why is he developing into one of the best US coaches?  It isn’t his rating, it isn’t his US ranking, it isn’t his forehand or backhand or footwork.  It is his mind.
 
See, most top players began playing at 7 or 8 years old and the skills were developed at a young age from repetition again and again during structured training programs.  Not for Chance Friend.  He had to work through many things on his own learning skills throughout his teen years and he learned to watch pros, think for himself, and try to develop his own game.
 

Bible Verses of the Week

Mark 8:34-36

Mark 8:34-36
When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?"
-Jesus

Multiball Contest

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Win an Awesome Prize! Anyone can win!

Multiball Contest

The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy wants to see your multiball skills! Video record yourself feeding multiball and post it to youtube, facebook, or instagram. How many balls can you feed per minute? Send the link to Coach Samson Dubina tt@samsondubina.com. The winner will receive a dozen Nittaku Premium Balls sent directly to your house for FREE! Contest goes from Nov 10 through Nov 17. Winner will be publicly announced on Nov 19.

Dumb Questions

Read answers to some of the top questions...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are some of the questions that my readers have been asking lately.  Some of my readers e-mail me saying, “I have a dumb question…”  Actually, these are NOT dumb questions.  These are questions that MANY table tennis players in the US are asking.  So, I decided to answer 10 of the questions today…
 
1.       Defaults
Question:  If I’m too tired to play a match and default, will I lose rating points?
Answer:  If you default before the match has started, you will not lose rating points. 
 

Bang! Bang! Bang!

Learn 3 important tips for smashing!

Read the Opponent’s Spin
All high-balls should not be smashed in the same manner.  When you see a high topspin ball, step back slightly, start your racket high, and smash forward and down.  When you see a high backspin ball, step forward, start your racket lower and the angle more open, while smashing forward and slightly up.
 
Add Spin to Your Smash
A smash with some topspin will possibly be 10% slower, but it will usually have about 50% more control.  Be consistent in smashing – add topspin!
 
Place Your Smash Correctly

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