Coach Samson Dubina 2016 US National Team Coach 2015 - 2018 USATT Coach of the Year
 

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800 fishing trips

Thanks to my dad!

 
 
800 Fishing Trips
 
 
I'm very thankful that my dad invested so much time into me and still does to this day.  Growing up, we did many activities together including going on 800 fishing trips during the first 20 years of my life.  Some highlights included catching carp when I was 4 years old, catching walleye when I was 7, catching salmon when I was 9, catching steelhead when I was 12, catching massive sharks and other ocean fish when I was 14, and later going spearfishing as well.
 
 

Winning Deuce Games!

Learn the keys to making or breaking your next tournament

There are several keys that you must remember when playing deuce games. 
 
#1 The first key to remember is…   what you did right.  You have won 10 points during the game and you must have a clear memory as to which serves won the point outright and which serves setup your game best.  You also must have a clear memory about which locations worked best and what game patters worked best.
 

Bible Verses of the Week

Proverbs and James

 
 
 
 
 
Planning for the Future

 

 

I used to consider myself to be a great planner - planning for the future weeks, months, years. I used to consider that to be one of my strong points. This month, God has taught me...

 

 

Proverbs 27:1

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

 

 

James 4:13-14

Re-Opening the SDTTA

Join us this week!!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are happy to announce that the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy will be opening on Monday, June 15th.  Here are the weekly events that we hope you can attend...
 
Daily Drop-In Play
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 4pm-10pm
Wed, Sat noon-6pm
Cost is $5/day/person or $10/day/family
Wednesday is Senior Discount Day ($3/day)
Friday is College Night ($3/day)
Saturday is Kids Play FREE (accompanied by a parent)
 
Monday Intermediate-Advanced Group Training

Root of the Problem

Check out the coaching article...

 
 
 
 
 
 
Root of the Problem
 
Unless you can find the root of the problem – your problem with persist and you will continue losing. I often ask players why they lost a specific match. They often respond with…
 
“It was a bad match.”
“I was just off.”
“I didn’t practice enough.”
“My opponent was on fire.”
 

Improving Your Serves

Through Visualization and Deliberate Practice

Improving Your Serves
By Coach Samson Dubina
 
 
Many players want to develop new serves.  That is great.  I recommend it.
 

NEW Videos

Watch the Action!

 
 
 
 
Check out the latest videos from the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy!
We are officially opening to the public on Monday, June 15th!
Check out all the info here...  https://www.samsondubina.com/coming-back-stronger
 

Out of SYNC

Can you relate???

 
 
 
 
Out-of-Sync
 
After not playing for a few weeks, you might feel a bit sluggish or out-of-sync with your game.  In this article, I want to explain why and give a few helpful tips that you can use to quickly restore and build your playing-level!  When you don’t play at all, these are the first three things that you usually lose…    timing, footwork, and serve return.
 
Timing

Instagram Live

Tin-Tin Ho and Samson Dubina

Hi Friends,
While many of your are still at home, I thought you might enjoy learning from the pros by watching some interviews.  In addition to the archived interviews, I also did an interview this week with the England National Champion...   Tin-Tin Ho. 
Interview Link to Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/p/CA-d0JfH-kU/
 
 

Richard McAfee Testimonial

Check it out!

Book Review By Richard McAfee
 
How many times have you had a friend ask, “why do you play Table Tennis”? Ever
have a parent ask you, “why should my child take up the sport of Table Tennis”?
How about a reporter ask you for facts on the benefits that our sport offers?
When this happens to me, I normally rack my brain to come up with a few
answers knowing that I am leaving out so much of the greatness of our sport.
Finally, there is now a short easy reading book that has captured the many

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