After a series of great wins in August-September, 14-year-old Sarah Jalli now finds herself rated over 2500 in the Paddle Palace Ohio League here at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy. So, what is her secret to becoming more and more successful? Well, there are a number of secrets that I would like to share here. I have detailed out these secrets with eight simple keys…
Back in the day, Amanda Graber was a nationally ranked table tennis athlete who represented the US at the World University Championships. After getting married and having 5 kids, Amanda took a decade away from the sport to focus on family and homeschooling. Amanda just recently returned to the competition scene as a way of getting fit and spending time with her kids who are now playing. They train regularly at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, play at home with each other, and even train with their Newgy robot in the basement.
Just like some players are right handed and some are left handed… in the same way, some players are right footed and others left footed and they don’t even realize it! Without knowing it, one of former US Olympians had a very severe problem with it (being very much right footed). If he had a problem, you too could have the same issue.
In table tennis, the core is considered to be the foundation of everything.
By strengthening your core you can...
1. Produce better weight transfer
2. Maintain better balance
3. Transition faster between forehand and backhand
4. Prevent injuries