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

To see this website as it was intended, please update to a modern browser!

-->

Choosing a Blade!!!

acoustic carbon
Search by looking at 8 different criteria...

Choosing the right blade is one of the most important equipment decisions you will ever make.  Thankfully, the Paddle Palace catolog lists the exact desciptions of each blade they sell.  In this article, I’m going to talk about the details of various shakehands blades.
 
Handle Shape

More Practice

Two BAD WORDS

Two Bad Words…
 
MORE PRACTICE!
Why are they bad words? 
These 2 words seems so harmless. 
Doesn’t everyone in the US need to practice more? 
 
No, US players don’t need to ONLY practice more.  They need to have a plan of what to practice, they need details on what to focus on during practice, they need a structure to understand how their games should progress, and they need more practice in the right environment practicing the right aspects.
 

Our Mission

The Gospel
The Gospel

 
 
 
 
 
 
If the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy never produces a world champion or Olympic Gold medalist... But the Gospel goes out into the whole world and disciples are being made, I can say that my job is complete.
 
Jesus' final words...

Hitting Zone

Read the Article and Check out the Video

Backhand Hitting Zone

One of the most common questions is…
“What are similarities and differences between forehand and backhand loops?

There are many differences, but today I just want to talk briefly about the hitting zone…

Short Push

Check out the video!

When pushing short, most players error in 1 of 2 ways. They either slice it hard with wayyyyy too much energy and the push goes deep OR they simply touch the ball and it falls off their racket. You want to push with enough energy to impart spin but look to impart only spin, not speed. This creative little exercise has helped Sarah Jalli and many others to learn the short push. Check it out!

Forehand Reverse Pendulum Serve

Check out the slow motion video!

Doubles Lecture

Basic movement, advanced movement, simple tactics

TT Tactics for Thinkers

By Larry Hodges

 
 
 
 
 Table Tennis Tactics For Thinkers
By Larry Hodges
 
 
Book Review by Samson Dubina
 
     Table Tennis Tactics for Thinkers is one of the best table tennis books that I have ever read.  I feel that players of all levels can benefit from the details of serve tactics, receive tactics, rallying tactics, doubles tactics, and tactics against various grips, rubbers, and styles.

FREE Fun Night!

Join us Thursday, Nov 15th!

FREE Fun Night at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy!
FREE Snacks and Drinks
FREE Competitions with prizes!
-Long Serve Competition from the Balcony
-Draw Doubles Competition
-Smashing Competition
-Challenge the Champ Competition
 
Join the action on Thursday, Nov 15th from 6pm-8:45pm!  Bring your friends and family!  No-preregistration is required!

Success

Quiz Yourself on the 12 Aspects of Mental Success!

 
 
 
 
The ITTF Advanced Training Manual lists 12 elements to mental success in table tennis.  Quiz yourself to see how well you are doing on each aspect.  Take 2-3 minutes to ponder each point.  Ask yourself how well you are doing on each point during important tournament matches.  If you aren’t doing well, ask yourself how to improve that aspect. 
 
1. Physical relaxation – muscular tension is closely connected to miserable performance.  On the other hand, feelings of relaxation are associated with top performances.
 

Pages