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

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Excuse Monsters

Learn about taking the blame

 
 
 
 
Sally:    Hi Billy, I saw that you lost that tough match out there.
 

Decisions, Decisions

Learn to slow-down your opponent

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IN ORDER TO SLOW DOWN YOUR OPPONENT, YOU MUST FORCE HIM TO MAKE A DECISION.
 
 
 
 
 
Let me explain...
 
During a match, most of the mental toughness comes between points.  Being mentally tough means...
1. Evaluating the previous point for what you did right
2. Evaluating the previous point for what you did wrong
3. Encouraging yourself
4. Planning some general tactics if you are receiving

Story Time!

Learn about Fred's weakest moment!

 
 
 
 
Story #1
Fred dominated the match against Bob with a 3-0 win:  11-2, 11-8, 11-6.  In the last few points of the third game, Bob didn’t even try because he didn’t have an answer for Fred’s dominant forehand smash.  It was just so powerful that Fred hit winners about 80% of the time.  Bob’s only hope was when Fred missed.
 
 
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Story #2

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