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

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Dear Tournament Participant

Important info for the Newgy Cincinnati Open

Dear Tournament Participant,
 
Thank you for entering the Newgy Cincinnati Open!  Your participation is what makes this event possible. There are several news items that I would like to share with you...
 
#1 Player Listing
Please check the list and make sure that you are entered in the correct events http://omnipong.com/T-tourney.asp?t=102&r=91&h=  If you know someone else who has mailed the form and is not on the list, please have them contact me asap.
 
#2 Payment

Learn WHAT?

Maximizing Your Tournament Performance

 
 
In order to maximize your performance, it is important that you learn how to win and that you learn how to lose?
 
You might be thinking to yourself, “Samson, if you saw me at the last tournament, then you would say that I already have enough experience losing!!!”
 
Actually, that’s not what this article is about…
 
This article is about the post analysis of a match.  Sitting down in the bleachers after an awesome win and knowing what to do next.  OR…   Sitting down in the bleachers after a terrible loss and knowing what to do next.

The Perspective

Does the Bible mention table tennis?

Bible Verse of the week
 

1Timothy 4:8  For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.
 
I am training very hard to reach my table tennis goals, and I really believe that it is a good thing.  However, I must keep the right perspective that tt is temporary.  Serving and loving God has major spiritual benefits in this life and also in the life to come. 
 
 

 

Online Magazine

The Spring 2014 USATT Magazine is Now Available for FREE

The USATT Magazine is now online!  Check it out by clicking the link below!
 
http://issuu.com/tabletennisnow/docs/usattspring2014?e=10765080/7528209

Mental Strategies - Part 23

Learn How to Hurdle Some Mental Pitfalls!

In a recent tournament, Shreyans Bafna and I were able to upset a very strong doubles team – Cheng Li (rated 2590) and Yi Chi Zhang (rated 2580).  I’m writing this article, not to brag about our win, but to show you some of the problems that they encountered.  You might encounter some of these exact same problems when playing a lower-rated opponent.
 
Problem #1 Lack of Focus

The Good News of Jesus Christ - Part 14

Learn what the Bible says about God's moral law

The reason the Jesus came to earth was to pay for our sins.  So what is sin? 
 
Sin (by definition) is - transgression of the law.  By law, it means the moral law of God, as summarily found in the 10 commandments.
 
In Romans 7:7 the Apostle Paul says, “I would not have known sin, except through the law.”
 

USATT Article

Read an article from the next issue of the USATT Magazine

The Newgy Akron Open set the record for the largest tournament in NE Ohio during the last 10 years.  Leading the pack of 96 players was Wang Zhen (rated 2822) who just return from training in China and Germany.  The 2-day event began on Friday with warm-up events and concluded Saturday with the Giant Round Robin events.

Ohio Circuit

Any level player can earn CASH from participating in Ohio Circuit Tournaments!

2014 Ohio Table Tennis Circuit is for players from any state or country for four tournaments located in Ohio: (1) Arnold 
Table Tennis Challenge; Columbus, OH, March 1-2; (2) Akron Open; Akron, OH, March 21-22; (3) Cincinnati Open; Cincinnati, 
OH May 9-10; and (4) Newgy Open, Akron, OH, September 26-27. See Circuit Rules below. 
 
 
Circuit Rules: 
Division 1 is for USATT rating 2000 and above as of March 1 
Division 2 is for USATT rating 1999 and below as of March 1 
Division 3 is for 18 years old or younger as of January 1 
 

The Tournament Mindset

Learn the details about how to think properly!

During practice, most players focus 100% on themselves.  They think in detail about their own footwork, their own strokes, and their own serves.  They rarely consider the opponent.  In tournaments, they are mistakenly focused on themselves wondering why they can’t win.
 

Easter

Read about the witnesses of the resurrection of Jesus Christ

 
 

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