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

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Hitting Zone

Read the Article and Check out the Video

Backhand Hitting Zone

One of the most common questions is…
“What are similarities and differences between forehand and backhand loops?

There are many differences, but today I just want to talk briefly about the hitting zone…

Short Push

Check out the video!

When pushing short, most players error in 1 of 2 ways. They either slice it hard with wayyyyy too much energy and the push goes deep OR they simply touch the ball and it falls off their racket. You want to push with enough energy to impart spin but look to impart only spin, not speed. This creative little exercise has helped Sarah Jalli and many others to learn the short push. Check it out!

Forehand Reverse Pendulum Serve

Check out the slow motion video!

Doubles Lecture

Basic movement, advanced movement, simple tactics

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.

FREE Fun Night!

Join us Thursday, Nov 15th!

FREE Fun Night at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy!
FREE Snacks and Drinks
FREE Competitions with prizes!
-Long Serve Competition from the Balcony
-Draw Doubles Competition
-Smashing Competition
-Challenge the Champ Competition
 
Join the action on Thursday, Nov 15th from 6pm-8:45pm!  Bring your friends and family!  No-preregistration is required!

Success

Quiz Yourself on the 12 Aspects of Mental Success!

 
 
 
 
The ITTF Advanced Training Manual lists 12 elements to mental success in table tennis.  Quiz yourself to see how well you are doing on each aspect.  Take 2-3 minutes to ponder each point.  Ask yourself how well you are doing on each point during important tournament matches.  If you aren’t doing well, ask yourself how to improve that aspect. 
 
1. Physical relaxation – muscular tension is closely connected to miserable performance.  On the other hand, feelings of relaxation are associated with top performances.
 

Accommodations

Join us Dec 26-28

 
 
At the Ohio Winter Camp, we offer FREE airport transportation and FREE daily transportation from the area hotels to the venue each day.  Area hotels range from $60-$80/night.  If you want to save money, contact Samson and he will try to pair you with someone to share a room with so you only need to pay $30/night (includes breakfast).  We want to make sure that this camp is affordable for Ohio players as well as those traveling from our of state!  See you soon!
 
Ohio Winter Camp... December 26-28
All Ages - All Levels Welcome!

New Table Tennis Invention - NOW AVAILABLE

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TT-Serve®
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Psalm 139

Bible Verse of the Week

 
 
 
Psalm 139:23-24
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

 
This Psalm is my prayer today; that God would help me to have a pure heart before him and that He would lead me.

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