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

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Shadow Strokes

NEW Article and Video by Samson Dubina

 
 
 
 
If you are trying to change or improve your stroke, sometimes it is difficult when the ball is coming toward you.  Your muscle memory takes over and you easily revert back to how you had been previously stroking the ball.  Also, as you are trying to make contact and must adjust to various placements, speeds, spins, heights, and depths, the strokes often becomes sloppy as you reach/lean for the ball.
 

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6 Types of Footwork Drills

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6 Types of Footwork Drills
Maximum Improvement with Your Power Pong Robot
By Coach Samson Dubina
 
 
There are several different types of footwork drills that you can and should be doing with your Power Pong Robot.  
 
 
#1 Systematic Side-to-Side Footwork Drills

The Missing Key in Table Tennis Footwork

USATT Article and Video!!!

 
     Most club players are unable to excel in table tennis because of their poor footwork.  Many players blame their beer belly or their age or their footwear or their training partners.  However, the aspect of footwork that I will be describing in this short article is an aspect that every player can improve upon, regardless of their age, rating, or physical condition.  Today, I want to show you the importance of anticipation as it relates to footwork in table tennis.  There are three elements that I want you to remember.

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Probabilities vs Indicators

Do YOU know the difference?

 
 
 
Probabilities vs Indicators
By Samson Dubina
www.SamsonDubina.com
 
A probability is what is likely to happen, an indicator is what is happening.  Why is it important to understand these terms?  Because your ability to anticipate properly totally depend on these 2 – probabilities and indictors.  Let me explain…
 

Table Tennis Footwork

Read about Balance, Positioning, and Timing

 
 
 
 
 
Balance, Positioning, and Timing
By Samson Dubina
www.SamsonDubina.com
 
“My arms are long, I can reach for 95% of the balls.
Do I really have to move my feet?”
 
“Yes Bob, you do have to move!  Just because you can reach the ball,
doesn’t mean that you can hit with the proper amount of

Topics - Ohio Winter Camp

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Dec 26-28th  -  Footwork Training Camp
You might think that footwork is just physical…  it isn’t!  There are mental secrets to learning where the ball is going!  The footwork during this camp will be geared around developing an understanding of probabilities and indicators while refreshing you on the basics of how to move and how to move FASTER!  Our team of expert coaches and practice partners are willing and ready to customize the drills to meet your needs!  Regardless of your age or skill level, we welcome you to come!

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