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

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World Class Fun

Fiona Dubina
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World Class Fun

Upcoming Tournament!

Oct 5-7

Oct 5-7 Tournament
Check out the upcoming tournament at Spin & Smash!
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Encouragement of the Week

Psalm 139

 
 
Psalm 139

139 O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.

Edgeball!

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One of the most exciting US tournaments is just around the corner...

Devastate the Lobber

Learn the Tactics!

 
 
 
Devastate the Lobber
 

Details of Flipping Serves

serve return
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Details of Flipping Serves
 
Flipping is one of the primary ways to return short serves.  In this article, I’m going to outline the various aspects of developing a professional flip and give some details about each aspect.
 
Reading the Spin
There are 4 primary ways to read the spin…
#1 Watch the racket movement at contact
#2 Listen to the sound at contact
#3 Read the bounce
#4 Watch for the label

Ping Pong League

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Recognition

What every player needs!

Recognition

In table tennis, recognition is very important...  regardless if you are a beginner 7-year-old, senior citizen trying to make progress, or Olympic gold medalist.  Last year, I was racking my brain trying to figure out a way to feature the beginners at our weekly league.  How can I put them in the spotlight for 5 min?  How can I feature a 1500-rated play or a 500 rated player can make him the champion for the night?

Thinking...  thinking... thinking...

Ohio Clubs

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Here in Ohio, there are 19 table tennis clubs.  At various facilities, you can drop in a play a few games, take a private lesson, join a group class, participate in a league, play a major tournament, or possibly even purchase some equipment.  We have posted this listing so that you can find a club in your city and begin sparring against some locals.  Check out the listing...
 
 
 
Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy – Location #1
Address:              355 Hoover Ave Akron, Ohio 44312

5 Common Ping Pong Injuries and How You Can Avoid Them

injuries
By Sam Rosario

Sam Rosario requested that I post his coaching article.  Check it out below...
 
 
5 Common Ping Pong Injuries and How You Can Avoid Them
Few people consider ping pong – also known as table tennis - to be a sport that comes with a high risk of injury.
After all, how much pain can batting around a light plastic ball really cause?
The answer to that, at least in my case is: quite a bit.

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