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

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Distractions!

Learn How to Focus During an Intense Match

 
 
Distractions might seem trivial, but they can take your focus on the match and off your game-plan.  Common distractions include - bad playing conditions, illegal serves,  a loud competitor on the next table, stalling, and many other things. 
 

Winning Deuce Games!

Learn the keys to making or breaking your next tournament

There are several keys that you must remember when playing deuce games. 
 
#1 The first key to remember is…   what you did right.  You have won 10 points during the game and you must have a clear memory as to which serves won the point outright and which serves setup your game best.  You also must have a clear memory about which locations worked best and what game patters worked best.
 

DEXTERITY

Learn how to improve your game 500 points this year!

DEXTERITY
 
Every table tennis player should strive for dexterity.  This is a skill that some players are naturally more gifted with and some players are not.  The good news is that it can be trained as well.  So what is dexterity???
 
Dictionary Definition of “Dexterity”
dex·ter·i·ty
noun \dek-ˈster-ə-tē, -ˈste-rə-\
 
: the ability to use your hands skillfully
: the ability to easily move in a way that is graceful
: clever skill : the ability to think and act quickly and cleverly
 

Maximizing Improvement

Learn 10 Ways to Immediately Boost Your Table Tennis Game!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maximizing Your Game Under Poor Circumstances
 
True or False Question:
One must play against better players in order to improve?
 
Answer:  FALSE
It is possible to improve your table tennis game even if you don’t have ideal training partners, ideal coaching, and an ideal facility.  In this article, I’m going to suggest TEN ways that you can maximize your game under poor training circumstances.
 

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

The Mental Timeout

Read About One of the Most Neglected Aspects of Table Tennis!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Between Points

Learn about the most under-developed part of table tennis

 
The average match in table tennis takes about 20 minutes.  Out of the 20 min, about 5 min total is spent on rallies.  The other 15 minutes is spent picking up the ball, preparing for the serve, taking towel breaks, taking timeouts, and getting coaching advice.  So, here is the question that I would like for you to consider…
 
If only 25% of the match time is spend playing points, then why do we spend 99.9% of our effort on that portion of the game and we spend about 0.1% of our effort on the dead time???
 

How to Beat Yourself

Learn a New Way to Think

Players often strategize on how to beat their rivals.  They spend endless hours studying video clips of the strategies that their opponents will be using against them.   Instead of focusing merely on your opponent, try to get into your rival’s head and think what he is thinking…
 
Write up a detailed game plan on how to beat yourself!
 
1. What are your main strengths and weaknesses?
2. What are some common game patterns that you use?
3. What kinds of serves do you commonly use?
4. What is your preferred way to return serves?

Poker Face

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You Don't Play Well in Tournaments Because...

Read the Article to Find Out 5 Ways to Maximize Your Performance!

Here is an article that I posted a few years ago.  Check it out...
 
 
 
You don't play well in tournaments because...
You don’t adapt quickly enough!
 
Playing well in tournaments involves 2 major things – being able to perform under pressure and being adaptable to the situation.  In this article, we are going to deal with the second point.  There are 5 things that you can do to learn to become a tough tournament player!
 

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