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

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Overplaying vs Taking The Risk

Learn to Find the Balance

 
 
 
 
 
 
I have written 2 controversial articles about upsetting higher rated players in table tennis.  What is the correct mindset?  Going for broke or playing normal?  In the blog, I have included both articles and a summary of how to harmonize them together to have the best possible result.
 
 
Article #1
Taking the Risk

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Devastate the Lobber

Learn the Tactics!

 
 
 
Devastate the Lobber
 

Winning Table Tennis

Check out the NEW Coaching Article

 
 
 
 
 
Winning Table Tennis
NEW Coaching Article
By Coach Samson Dubina
 
 
A missing key in table tennis is a proper understanding of between-game analysis and between-point analysis.  In this article, I’m going to mention the three keys – understanding the problem, finding a solution, and encouraging yourself with the benefit of implementing the solution.
 
 
#1 The Problem

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My Story

The Life of Samson Dubina

 
 
 
 
 

Serve Return Disasters

You CAN'T Return It!

 
 
 
Serve Return Disasters
 
“You can’t return that serve!”
“I’m sorry!”
“You can’t!”
“I don’t care if you pay me $1000 for this secret 1-hour lesson.  You can’t consistently return that deep spinny sidespin serve with 10 variations because you don’t have real strokes.  You are trying to chisel and block back those serves that are 2000 rpms, and it isn’t going to happen.”
 
 
This is the conversation with many new students that I get on a daily basis.

Serve Return Simplified

Try this 1 weird-simple trick!

 
 
 
Serve Return Simplified
 
 
There are 2 primary ways to read the spin – watch the racket and watch the bounce.  The pitfall that devastates most beginner/intermediate players is the timing.  When they don’t know the spin, they panic and trap the ball too quickly.  The correct move is to wait.  Wait.  If you couldn’t tell the spin from the contact point when your opponent touched the ball, then wait.  Let the ball rise, then even drop a bit before returning it. 
How does that make the return easier?  There are 5 ways…
 
 

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