Coach Samson Dubina US National Team Coach 4x USATT Coach of the Year

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The Mental Timeout

Read About One of the Most Neglected Aspects of Table Tennis!


US National Team Trials


The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy would like to send out a huge CONGRATS to the following players who performed well at the US National Team Trials and Pan Am Junior Team Trials!
Sarah Jalli #2 at the US National Women's Team Trials (7 players made the team)
Sarah Jalli #2 at the Pan Am Junior Team Trials (2 players made the team)
Chance Friend #9 at the US National Men's Team Trials (7 players made the team)
Sid Naresh #3 at the Pan Am Junior Team Trials 

Choosing a Coach

New Coaching Article

Choosing a Coach
4 Factors to Consider
Some cities in the US have only one table tennis coach.  In other areas like LA or NYC, there might be 20 coaches within a 20-mile radius.  So which coach should you choose?  The cheapest? The funniest?  The highest rated?  Well, the choice is yours, but here are 4 factors to consider
#1 Communication

Playing in High Altitudes

7 simple tips!

Playing in High Altitudes
By Samson Dubina
Are you going to Las Vegas this July for the US Nationals?  Have you considered the fact that the altitude in Las Vegas does have an impact on your performance? 


NEW Article by Samson Dubina and quotes from Lanny Bassham


TT Tactics for Thinkers

By Larry Hodges

 Table Tennis Tactics For Thinkers
By Larry Hodges
Book Review by Samson Dubina
     Table Tennis Tactics for Thinkers is one of the best table tennis books that I have ever read.  I feel that players of all levels can benefit from the details of serve tactics, receive tactics, rallying tactics, doubles tactics, and tactics against various grips, rubbers, and styles.

Bible Verses of the Week

Romans 1:16-17

Bible Verse of the Week
Romans 1:16-17
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, fot itis the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greeek.  For in it the rightousnesss of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is writtten, "The just shall live by faith."
In reference to the word "believes" Pastor John MacArthur gives some commentary...

Table Tennis Breakfast

Discover Samson's Favorite Training/Tournament Food

From Asia to Africa to Europe and even to the USA, there are thousands of professional table tennis athletes who are aspiring to be the next World Champion. One of the key elements to reaching the top is consistent training six hours per day. Most top players wake up, eat breakfast, train three hours, eat lunch, rest, then train three more hours in the late afternoon. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to fuel an intense early morning session.
Here is the secret recipe for my power-packed breakfast.
For one serving:

Tournament Article

Barbara Wurster Memorial Open

The Barbara Wurster Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament
Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy
May 14-15, 2021
Tournament Article – By Samson Dubina

Mental Principles

Check out the NEW Video!

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