Coach Samson Dubina US National Team Coach 4x USATT Coach of the Year
 

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Details of Flipping Serves

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Details of Flipping Serves
 
Flipping is one of the primary ways to return short serves.  In this article, I’m going to outline the various aspects of developing a professional flip and give some details about each aspect.
 
Reading the Spin
There are 4 primary ways to read the spin…
#1 Watch the racket movement at contact
#2 Listen to the sound at contact
#3 Read the bounce
#4 Watch for the label

Camp Review

By Larry Hodges

Two Weeks Training at the Samson Dubina Mega Camp in Ohio
By Larry Hodges
(USATT National Coaching Chairman and USATT Hall of Famer)

Beat the Lobber

Learn the Tactics!

 
 
 
Devastate the Lobber
 

Rehearsal

NEW Article by Samson Dubina and quotes from Lanny Bassham

 
 
 
 
 
 

Table Tennis Breakfast

Discover Samson's Favorite Training/Tournament Food

From Asia to Africa to Europe and even to the USA, there are thousands of professional table tennis athletes who are aspiring to be the next World Champion. One of the key elements to reaching the top is consistent training six hours per day. Most top players wake up, eat breakfast, train three hours, eat lunch, rest, then train three more hours in the late afternoon. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to fuel an intense early morning session.
Here is the secret recipe for my power-packed breakfast.
For one serving:

Mental Principles

Check out the NEW Video!

 
So you want to improve?
Fabulous!

Making Peace with the Edge

Learn to deal with half-long balls...

 
 
 
The score was 9-9 in the final game, your opponent served a half-long serve to your backhand, you thought that the serve was long enough to loop, but it wasn’t.  With a full backswing, you looped right into the table!  Ouch!  As blood began to gush from the back of your hand, you wondered to yourself how this could have been prevented.  In this article, I’m going to give you ten tips on how to make peace with the edge of the table.
 
1. Move both feet properly into position

The Cheater

Learn How to Beat This Opponent!

 
 
 
 
 
In competitive sports, there are always athletes who want to win so badly, that they will do absolutely anything to accomplish that goal.  Yes, there are cheaters in table tennis too.  Instead of giving you dozens of examples of how cheaters get away with it, I’m going to give you a more general perspective on how you can properly handle any situation that arises.
 

Jet Lag

Traveling To Tournaments

 
 
 
 
 
Regardless if you are traveling across the world or even across the United States to the US Nationals, changing timezone can cause jet lag for anyone.  
Could it affect your performance?  
Absolutely!
There are 5 quick tips that I would like to share...
 

Training Videos

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