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

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Ohio Winter Camp Details

Check out the training schedule for the Ohio Winter Camp

Serve Return

Read 5 Helpful Tips!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Serve Return
 
About 95% of all players say that serve return is their biggest problem.
 
#1 Strokes

Chance Friend

We Welcome Chance Friend

Chance Friend
 
Why is he developing into one of the best US coaches?  It isn’t his rating, it isn’t his US ranking, it isn’t his forehand or backhand or footwork.  It is his mind.
 
See, most top players began playing at 7 or 8 years old and the skills were developed at a young age from repetition again and again during structured training programs.  Not for Chance Friend.  He had to work through many things on his own learning skills throughout his teen years and he learned to watch pros, think for himself, and try to develop his own game.
 

Bible Verses of the Week

Mark 8:34-36

Mark 8:34-36
When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?"
-Jesus

Multiball Contest

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Win an Awesome Prize! Anyone can win!

Multiball Contest

The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy wants to see your multiball skills! Video record yourself feeding multiball and post it to youtube, facebook, or instagram. How many balls can you feed per minute? Send the link to Coach Samson Dubina tt@samsondubina.com. The winner will receive a dozen Nittaku Premium Balls sent directly to your house for FREE! Contest goes from Nov 10 through Nov 17. Winner will be publicly announced on Nov 19.

Dumb Questions

Read answers to some of the top questions...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are some of the questions that my readers have been asking lately.  Some of my readers e-mail me saying, “I have a dumb question…”  Actually, these are NOT dumb questions.  These are questions that MANY table tennis players in the US are asking.  So, I decided to answer 10 of the questions today…
 
1.       Defaults
Question:  If I’m too tired to play a match and default, will I lose rating points?
Answer:  If you default before the match has started, you will not lose rating points. 
 

Bang! Bang! Bang!

Learn 3 important tips for smashing!

Read the Opponent’s Spin
All high-balls should not be smashed in the same manner.  When you see a high topspin ball, step back slightly, start your racket high, and smash forward and down.  When you see a high backspin ball, step forward, start your racket lower and the angle more open, while smashing forward and slightly up.
 
Add Spin to Your Smash
A smash with some topspin will possibly be 10% slower, but it will usually have about 50% more control.  Be consistent in smashing – add topspin!
 
Place Your Smash Correctly

Choosing a Blade!!!

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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...

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