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

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Bible Passage of the Week

Read about a prediction...

Luke 18:31-34
 Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished.  For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon.  They will scourge Him and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.”  But they understood none of these things; this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know the things which were spoken.

A New Twist on Concentration

Try This New Idea At Home!

Your consistency will improve when you are able to focus on the ball as it contacts your racket.  You should watch the ball all the way to contact.  Many players repeatedly say to themselves, “Watch the ball!  Watch the ball!”  However, they still don’t watch the ball until contact.  So how can you train yourself to concentrate more on the contact point? 
 

Train Your Mind

Improve your tt skills by watching these 3 short clips

 
 
Here are 3 new video clips.
The first is a highlight clip from the North American Cup, the second is a training clip with Egyptian National Team Member Sameh Awadallah, and the third clip is demonstration on dealing with no-spin serves.
 
 
Highlight Clip:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC1lwI2BpTA&feature=youtube_gdata
 

Put the Fire Out

Learn to overcome one of the major tournament problems

 
“There is nothing I can do!”
“He is just on!”
“It’s like he is on fire!”
“There is no shame in losing to this guy!”
“He is playing out of his mind!”
“He never misses!”
These are some of the common expression that I hear from low-rated players at tournaments.  When I hear these comments during matches from a student, I know that the student has already mentally conceded the match.
 

Competing Against Girls

Learn to use the proper tactics!

Competing in tournaments against girls is much different than competing in tournaments against guys.  I have played against many top female players including Shen Yanfei, Wang Chen, Gao Jun, Chiharu Yamazaki, Mo Zhang, Watanabe Yuko, Jiaqi Zhang, and many other Olympic level female players.  There are some general strategies that I have learned from competing against them.
 
Use Different Strategy

Bible Passage of the Week

Read Romans 5:6-10

Romans 5:6-10

The Amateur vs The Pro

Boost Your Level By Making Small Adjustments

 
When an amateur player becomes inconsistent with his backhand loop, he just starts pushing…
 
When an amateur player becomes inconsistent with his forehand smash, he just starts blocking…
 
When an amateur player can’t keep his best serve short, he stops serving it…
 
When an amateur player has a problem, he can’t fix it. 
 
When a professional player encounters an inconsistency in his game, he realizes the problem, and immediately fixes it.
 

In the Loop

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You will receive one e-mail per month with updates about coaching, equipment, tournaments, and other news at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy.  Thanks!

Bible Verse of the Week

Read a Passage From Romans 8

 
 
Romans 8:28-30
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.  For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

Eat to Win

Learn the Details About Meals

Most professional athletes have very strict diets.  They feast for breakfast eating heathly food with good carbohydrates, eat normal for lunch, and eat a bit lighter for dinner.
 
Why do they eat so much early in the day?  They eat large amounts of food to fuel their workouts.  Without the proper carbohydrate intake, they cannot give 100% to practice because they run out of energy after 1-2 hours.  The large intake of food in the morning is what fuels their workout. 
 

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