by Samson Dubina on Mon, 2016-09-12 08:51
The Common-Sense Way to Adjust
Winning tournaments primary consists of playing your best while adjusting your tactics based on your opponent’s strengths, weaknesses, and overall playing style. The last thing that you want to be doing in tournaments is adjusting to strange equipment. If you want to play your best in the next tournament, please, please, please, do this one thing for me…
Practice for at least 2-3 weeks with the tournament ball!
by Samson Dubina on Wed, 2016-05-04 10:56
Check out the update from our May 6-7 tournament!
by Samson Dubina on Sat, 2016-04-09 23:24
Learn to fully develop your game
Before and After
When developing a specific skill in table tennis, it is very important to think about the shot before and the shot after. Let me explain…
by Samson Dubina on Thu, 2015-03-12 06:00
You can’t teach old dogs new tricks. Is it true?
Well, I have found that teaching adults new skills isn’t too difficult. The difficulty comes in changing an old habit. Changing an awkward grip, changing a stroke, or changing a footwork movement takes time and persistence from both the coach and player. On the flip side, a new serve or a new serve return technique or a new looping variation can be learned fairly quickly for these same players.
by Samson Dubina on Fri, 2014-12-26 22:15
...Thinking toward the future...
Last week at the local table tennis club, there were about 10 players rated 1800 and 1 player rated 2100 who was a controlled looper. I asked the 2100-rated player what he could possibly do to improve to the next level… After a bit of discussion, we agreed that he needed to learn to play more aggressively and develop his power shots.
by Samson Dubina on Tue, 2014-08-12 21:07
Learn various training methods to boost your level
In table tennis, there are ten common training methods – drilling with a training partner, serving practice, robot training, multiball training, practice matches against a variety of opponents, video analysis of your own game, video analysis of top players, physical training, mental training, and tournaments on a regular basis. I will talk briefly about the first four and then show you a short video demonstrating each of those elements of training.