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

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Topics for Week 2

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Topics for Week 1

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Discount Days

Discounts Available Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

 
 
 

We are happy to announce that the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy is NOW Open!

Daily Drop-In Play
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 4pm-10pm
Wed, Sat noon-6pm
Cost is $5/day/person or $10/day/family

Wednesday is Senior Discount Day ($3/day)
Friday is College Night ($3/day)
Saturday is Kids Play FREE (accompanied by a parent)

 

Monday Intermediate-Advanced Group Training
Training 6:30-8:30pm
Optional Fitness 8:30-9pm
Player Limit 20
 

FastArc Comparison

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New Regulations

Join us today at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy

 
 
 

We are happy to announce that the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy is NOW Open!

Hours of Operation:

How to create robot drills...

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Pedagogy

Read an Excerpt From the ITTF Advanced Coaching Manual

It is very difficult for the players to imagine a motor action that is only described with words.  Nothing can replace the image.  It is therefore strongly recommended to put the proposed exercises into an image either by letting the players or the coach demonstrate it or by showing a video of a high level player.
 
Questioning is an important part of the pedagogy employed because it allows to rephrase what has been said and to get a better idea of the player’s understanding of the instructions they are meant to follow.
 

Don't Make Me Mad...

Mentally Strong vs Mentally Weak

 
 
 
 
 
Some Random Stranger, “He definitely shouldn’t have done that!!!”
Samson, “Shouldn’t have done what?”    
Some Random Stranger, “He shouldn’t have chooooooed so loudly every time he hit the net or edge with a lucky shot!!!  He made me mad!  When I’m mad, I play so determined!”
Samson:  “So what happens when you aren’t mad?”
 

Playing System

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Ohio Mega Camps (August 3-21, 2020)

Shadow Strokes

NEW Article and Video by Samson Dubina

 
 
 
 
If you are trying to change or improve your stroke, sometimes it is difficult when the ball is coming toward you.  Your muscle memory takes over and you easily revert back to how you had been previously stroking the ball.  Also, as you are trying to make contact and must adjust to various placements, speeds, spins, heights, and depths, the strokes often becomes sloppy as you reach/lean for the ball.
 

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