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

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5 Reasons for the NEW Academy

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New Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy: https://www.gofundme.com/NEW-samson-dubina-table-tennis-academy

Why are we taking the risk and opening a large, full-time training center for table tennis?

There are several reasons that I would like to outline:

How to Beat Yourself

Learn a New Way to Think

Players often strategize on how to beat their rivals.  They spend endless hours studying video clips of the strategies that their opponents will be using against them.   Instead of focusing merely on your opponent, try to get into your rival’s head and think what he is thinking…
 
Write up a detailed game plan on how to beat yourself!
 
1. What are your main strengths and weaknesses?
2. What are some common game patterns that you use?
3. What kinds of serves do you commonly use?
4. What is your preferred way to return serves?

Professional Table Tennis Coaches' Handbook

Check out this book

 
 
 
 
On the flight to the US Open, I enjoyed reading Larry Hodges’ book - Professional Table Tennis Coaches' Handbook.
As we open the NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis academy this spring, we need to focus on continuing to recruit new players and retain existing players. This book did a great job of detailing both! Thanks Larry!
 
 
I would highly recommend Larry's books as well as his weekly blog. 
Check out his blog here:  http://tabletenniscoaching.com/
 

3 Tips from a 6-year-old

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It Ain't Piano

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It Ain’t Piano
By Samson Dubina
 
If you ever took piano lessons, you probably know that there is a very systematic approach for beginners.  Often there is a 30 or 60 min lesson each week.  The student is given a couple songs to perfect during the week.  When he/she goes for the lesson the following week, they will likely get those songs checked off and given new songs to play the following week.  Once you have mastered a song, then you typically don’t go back 3 years later and keep working on the same one because you have moved on…
 

USATT Hopes Camp and Tournament

Check out the NEW Event coming to Ohio!!!

 
 
 
 
 
Dear Friends,
I would like to personally invite you to one of my favorite table tennis clubs in Ohio…  Spin & Smash!  They will be hosting both the USATT Hopes Training Camp and Tournament as well as a USATT sanctioned tournament for players of all ages and all levels! 

Jan 25-26 USATT Hopes Camp
Jan 27 USATT Hopes Tournament
Jan 26-27 USATT Tournament for Everyone

Facebook Live Q & A Session

Sat, Jan 12th

 
Friend me on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/samson.dubina
 
On Saturday, Jan 12th at 5pm, I'll be doing a Facebook Live Session answering your table tennis questions.
We have some very very good questions that have already been submitted.  Join us to find out what they are...
If you have tt questions, feel free to e-mail me at tt@SamsonDubina.com and I'll try to squeeze in time for your answers!

US Men's Ranking!

Ranked #7 in the US!

 
 
 
 
Ranked #7 in the US!

I’m happy to finish off the 2018 season ranked as #7 in the US with 115 ranking points! I was really really close to finishing #5! One of my many 2019 New Year’s Resolutions is to finish in the top 5 in 2019 :)

Thanks to my supporters...
 

5 Levels of Communication

Player / Coach Relationship

 
 
 
 
 
 
To reach your highest potential, you and your coach must communicate on a detailed level realizing that communication is a two-way street.  In this article, I’m going to outline the 5 levels of communication, then briefly discuss how you can reach your peak potential.
 
Level 1 – Hallway Talk
“Hey, what’s up man.  How you doing?” 

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