Coach Samson Dubina US National Team Coach 4x USATT Coach of the Year

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Probabilities vs Indicators

Do YOU know the difference?

Probabilities vs Indicators
By Samson Dubina
A probability is what is likely to happen, an indicator is what is happening.  Why is it important to understand these terms?  Because your ability to anticipate properly totally depend on these 2 – probabilities and indictors.  Let me explain…

11 Serving Tips

Read the Article and Watch the Videos!

In this article, I will be outlining 11 ways to perfect your serve:
#1 Use the serves that best setup your game
#2 Train them in a tournament environment
#3 Miss some serves
#4 Use your best serves early
#5 Vary the quality of spin
#6 Serve LOW
#7 Remember to attack
#8 Be willing to sacrifice a couple points
#9 Train them to perfection
#10 Use Visualization
#11 Play practice matches

9 Aspects of Blocking

Blocking Summary

In table tennis, blocking is one of the most under-developed skills for offensive players.  If you learn to position his body correctly and contact the ball at the preferred timing, then it is also easier to learn other skills like counterlooping.  In this article, I'm going to briefly outline 9 aspects that you must consider when perfecting your block.  Check out this short list and see how you are doing...

Puerto Rican Cadet Team

Daily Group Training at the SDTTA

The Puerto Rican Cadet Team is training at the Samson Dubina TT Academy!
Check out the action!



You Don't Play Well in Tournaments Because...

Read the Article to Find Out 5 Ways to Maximize Your Performance!

You don't play well in tournaments because...
You don’t adapt quickly enough!
Playing well in tournaments involves 2 major things – being able to perform under pressure and being adaptable to the situation.  In this article, we are going to deal with the second point.  There are 5 things that you can do to learn to become a tough tournament player!

Squeaky Clean & Opening Soon!

Coming Back Stronger


Re-Opening January 25!!!!

Squeaky clean and newly renovated, the Samson Dubina TT Academy will be ready to open this Monday! I would like to thank my pro shop managers Tim and Joe for doing an awesome job at the facility while we are closed! I can't wait to see it!

Practice at Home

Watch the NEW Videos

Dear Students,
During the 19 days that the academy has been closed, I have been very pleased by hearing of the great lessons that Chance Friend and Mark Hendricks have given at the club.  Additionally, many of you have continued working diligently at home making daily improvements with fitness, robot training, multiball, video analysis, and serve practice.  I'm very happy to see the progress!  

Patty and Si Wasserman Junior TT Tournament

Watch ONLINE this weekend!

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Hi Tournament Participants,

Barbara Wurster Scholarship Program

Coming soon...

Barbara Wurster Scholarship Program
Coming September 2021!!!
The Samson Dubina Educational Table Tennis Academy, Inc 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization is very blessed on many levels.  One of the best things we will be implementing in September 2021 is the Barbara Wurster Scholarship Program.  In the coming months, more details will be posted on  For now, we can say, there are many good things ahead!!!

Bought at a Price

Bible Verse of the Week

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?  For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are Gods.
For Christians, we have been bought with a price – the precious price of the blood of Jesus and have new hearts that love God and desire to please God.