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

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Why I Train With a Robo-Pong Table Tennis Robot

Find Out the Details About the Robo-Pong 2050

 
I have personally been training with the Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 for the last 4 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2l8t3XDuKo   I use the robot a couple hours each day to keep my game sharp.  Here are some of the features that I really appreciate about the 2050:
 
1.  The setup for my robot only takes one minute.  It is always ready for a quick training session at any time of the day or night.
 

What Next?

Developing Game-Winning Strengths

Through my articles, I have often described how to overcome problems and how to develop game-winning strengths.  Strengths in your game are important because they allow you to possibly win 5-6 easy points.  Without strengths, you might need to battle for each point through long rallies.
 
HOWEVER
 

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.
 

Bible Passage of the Week

What should you be meditating on?

Philippians 4:6-9

Tournament Photos!

View hundreds of great photos from the May 9-10 tournament

View the photos from the Newgy Cincinnati Open!  
http://imagery.ampphotoproductions.com/Events/Newgy-Cincinnati-Open/
 
You can also purchase the photos from the above link as well.
 

Ratings

Newgy Cincinnati Open

Dear Tournament Participants,
 
THANK YOU so much for attending the Newgy Cincinnati Open.  If you have any comments or suggestion, please feel free to e-mail me anytime.  We hope to continue having 1 tournament in Cincinnati each year and 2 tournaments in Akron each year.  We hope to continue improving our events. Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 
The ratings have now been processed can be viewed on the USATT website.
 
The tournament photos will be online soon!!!  
 

The Biggest Mistake

Learn how to avoid this costly error!!!!!

Last weekend, a couple of my students made big mistakes at the Newgy Cincinnati Open.  I asked Hesam about his strategy against Tapabrata Dey in the open quarterfinals.  He responded with, "Oh, I think that it will be easy.  I won easily last time and even Ali has beaten him twice."  Without thinking strategy, he went out and lost 3-0.  Tapabrata had been thinking strategy and played excellent the entire match.  Hesam was shocked and couldn't perform at his best.
 

Why Did You Lose?

Learn to answer the million-dollar-question

I often ask my students to analyze their tournament matches.  Our conversations often sound like this...
 
Samson:    "William, why did you lose to Bob?"
William:     "Because Bob is a good player."
Samson:     "Could you be more specific?"
William:     "I lost because Bob has an amazing forehand."
Samson:     "Could you please be more specific?"
William:     "Everytime Bob hit a forehand, I couldn't return the ball.  Is that specific enough?"

Tournament Results!

Check out the winners from our 4-star tournament!

I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all the players who competed in the May 9-10th 4-star tournament...   Newgy Cincinnati Open.  Here are the results!
 
Open Giant RR
1st Samson Dubina
2nd Tapabrada Dey
3rd Hesam Hamrahian
4th Danny Dulkin
5th-8th Ali Khatami, Alex Averin, Seth Pech, and John Allen
 
U2400 Giant RR
1st Danny Dulkin
2nd Seth Pech
3rd-4th Nick Snider and Tapabrada Dey
 
u2000 Giant RR
1st Harsh Khandelwal
2nd Kosal Tith
3rd-4th Willians Calipo and Greg Smith
 

The Right Way

Learn 6 Key Aspects of Building a Solid Foundation!

Learning table tennis begins with…   starting the right way.
Before you develop many bad habits, consider hiring a professional coach to guide you on your journey.  The coach will give you the needed tools to reach a high level as well as advice on tournament, practice routines, and physical training.  It is much easier to start learning a new stroke than it is to change an old habit.
 
Developing solid strokes starts with…   moving the right way.

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