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

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Devastate the Short Pips Attacker

Learn the Details!

 
 
 
 
 
     The short pips smasher is often described as one of the scariest opponents in the game, unless you use the proper tactics!  You give a weak push – bang! It gets smashed at 90mph!  You give a weak loop – bang! It gets smashed at 90mph!  You block the smash and it go into the bottom of the net!  Wow, how frustrating! 

20 Different Opponents!

This year, become a tactical tournament player!

 
 
 
 
Playing the right tactics is one of the vital keys to winning your next match.  In order to know which tactics to play, it is often helpful to label your opponent as a looper, chopper, lobber, blocker, etc.  Once you have placed him in a category, then you can begin making a game-plan.  (please realize that many playing styles overlap)
 
Check out these tactics articles on playing specific opponents:
 

Denethi Wijegunawardana Videos

Smashing with PIPS and TT-SERVE Review

Denethi Interview

Denethi Interview
Short Pips Video

Denethi Wijigunawardana is the 2017 College Regional Champion and current the #1 female player in Ohio. Last year, she won the largest event in USATT history at the US Nationals - the u2100 event with over 250 players. Many 4-star tournaments don't have 250 players, let alone 1 single event having that many players. Blocking and smashing and smashing and blocking, she powered through the competition winning most of her matches easily 3-0 to capture the title.

Pips in a Nutshell

Understand your opponent's weapon

 
 
 
 
 
In this article, I’m going to classify all table tennis rubbers into one of three basic categories.
 
 
Grippy Inverted Rubbers
What you see is what you get.  If your opponent strokes the ball with a topspin stroke, the ball will be topspin to some degree or another.  Same principle applies to backspin or sidespin.
 
 
Recreational Rubbers, Short Pips, and Long Pips with Grip

Various Game Styles

Strategies for Sep 26-27

 
 
 
For those of you who are preparing for our Sep 26-27 tournament, I would highly recommend that you carefully read this article and takes notes in order to mentally prepare for the competition.  I posted this article in the past, but decided to re-post it as a refresher...
 
 

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