Congrats to your accomplishments and moving forward in the future!
The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy has been growing and expanding lately. With 28 students taking private lessons and many students taking group lessons, we plan to purchase a very large building in 2016 to host junior programs, private lessons, leagues, and tournaments. We would like to send out a congrats message to some recent accomplishments this year!
Blake Cottrell - State Senior Olympic Singles and Doubles Gold Medalist
Hesam Hamrahian - US Open u2250 semifinalist and US Open u2400 quarterfinalist
Read the local media press release for the Sep 26-27 tournament
On September 26-27, the 8th Newgy Akron Open Table Tennis Tournament will be at a new location this year. Walsh University's main gymnasium will host the 150-player 30-table event featuring the nations top athletes from 8 different states aiming to take home the title and a portion of the $3000 cash prizes.
Table Tennis is changing. And as it is changing with new rules, new ball, etc... the players must change with new techniques, better fitness, and other aspects of the game. I realize that I also need to continue to change and continue to improve my coaching skills. In this short article, I would like to share with you on some of the positive changes that I plan to implement in my coaching during the next year.
Scott Badillo (the ironman) currently holds the title of the most USATT tournament matches played in 2014. He has so much desire to perfect his game that he recently moved from Michigan to Akron, Ohio to receve more lesson from coach Samson Dubina. With a full training and tournament scheduled planned this fall, we are anxious to see some good results from Scott. Welcome to Ohio!
I would like to invite you to church. On August 10th and August 17th I'll be teaching about prayer at Heritage Reformed Baptist Church at 9:30am.
If you live in Northeast Ohio, I would love to see you there. The address is
3077 Mt. Pleasant St. NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
If you will be coming to Ohio for a tournament or clinic somtime in the future and would like to attend our church, please let me know and you can probably get a ride with me sometime.
Sometimes, beating your regular training partners, fellow club members, and best friends in table tennis can be very difficult because it seems that they know your every move. They can predict that your forehand flip will go crosscourt, they can predict that backhand serve will go long to the middle, and they can predict that you will block to the corners. They know your every move because they have played against you hundreds of times. There are 2 solutions to overcome these problems:
At the club level, long and slow serves are easily attacked with strong loops. World class players also serve long sometimes, HOWEVER, their long serves are very fast as a surprise and well placed. Watch this short video demonstrating various serves. Notice how fast the long serves are.