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

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6 Types of Footwork Drills

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Six Types of Footwork Drills

There are hundreds to table tennis footwork drills. Most of these drills are in one of the following categories. Before reading the article, can you name the 6 types? (No peeking!!!)

Beat the Lobber

Learn 8 elements to beating this opponent

 
 
 
 
 
 
Many people think that lobs are easy to deal with.  Actually, lobbers can be very difficult opponents.  I have several tips for you about how to play against lobbers…
 
#1 Be Serious
Before beginning any match, be serious and be focused on your strategy.  Don’t start off the match against a lobber without your full focus.
 
#2 Adjust Your Body

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Check out what coaches and players are saying about the Ohio Mega Camps...
 
“Samson Dubina is one of the best educated and most effective coaches working today in the USA.  If you are looking for a great camp experience, I highly recommend attending any camp that Samson is conducting.”    - Richard McAfee,  (ITTF Course Conductor and Trainer.  USATT Hall of Fame Inductee)

Themes - Ohio Winter Camp

Find out what you will be improving!

 
 
 
 
 
Ohio Winter Camp (December 28 - January 1)
 
Footwork…  Often times, when we hear the word footwork, we think of…  endless multiballs sessions with the coach feeding thousands of gutwrenching balls, dreaming of the ability to move like Xu Xin, wishing that we wouldn’t have gone to the McDonalds’ drive through, and somehow hoping that we will keep our 2021 New Year’s Resolutions!
Think Again!
 

Presper Financial Architects Open

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Hi Friends,

We are thrilled to have a great turnout for the Presper Financial Architects Open (Nov 20-21) table tennis tournament!  Our goal is to give you a safe and fun experience throughout the weekend!

Pips and Anti

Should you use junk rubber?

 
 
 
 
 
There is a myth continually floating around table tennis circles that says, “Anyone who begins using long pips or anti can go up 200 points overnight.”  I have heard this saying at many table tennis clubs over the last 15-20 years.  This statement might be true under two conditions:
 
1.      It might be true if you are playing against a player who thinks that you have normal sticky inverted rubber and doesn’t realize that you have unconventional rubber.

Role Model

Sarah Jalli has now reached the top 10 in the US for Women's Rankings

Success!  For every table tennis academy, one of the primary keys to success is having the right role models there who can show dedication, hard work, respect, teamwork, and set the bar high for many others to follow!  Today, I'm giving an achievement award to 14-year-old Sarah Jalli, not simply because she reached the top 10 in the nation in the women's rankings, but more importantly for the example she is setting for all the members of the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, both kids and adults.  Here is my personal experience coaching Sarah Jalli…
 
#1 Dedication

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