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11 Ways to Improve With Robot Training!

Maximize Your Robot Training!

 
 
Do you have a table tennis robot? Is your robot training boring? Yes, possibly, if you are knocking the same ball into a machine for 6 hours/day. What can you do to make your robot sessions more interesting and more effective for your improvement during this lockdown?
In this new coaching article, I'm going to briefly outline 11 things that you can do to make your robot sessions at home more effective! Try them out and let me know what you think!
 
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Sarah Jalli - Rated 2516

8 Keys to Success

 
 
 
Sarah Jalli – Rated 2516
Eight Keys to Success
 
 
After a series of great wins in August-September, 14-year-old Sarah Jalli now finds herself rated over 2500 in the Paddle Palace Ohio League here at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy.  So, what is her secret to becoming more and more successful?  Well, there are a number of secrets that I would like to share here.  I have detailed out these secrets with eight simple keys…
 
 
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Check out Samson's final evaluation for his ITTF Level III Certification.
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Shadow Strokes

NEW Article and Video by Samson Dubina

 
 
 
 
If you are trying to change or improve your stroke, sometimes it is difficult when the ball is coming toward you.  Your muscle memory takes over and you easily revert back to how you had been previously stroking the ball.  Also, as you are trying to make contact and must adjust to various placements, speeds, spins, heights, and depths, the strokes often becomes sloppy as you reach/lean for the ball.
 

Incentivizing

New Coaching Policy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Incentivizing
 
Here are the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy we are looking to incentivize the most dedicated students.  So our new price structure involves three levels of pricing. 
 

Kidnapped

I replayed this again and again...

Kidnapped
 
A traumatic incident happened to me when I was 3-years-old…
 

Table Tennis Footwork

Read about Balance, Positioning, and Timing

 
 
 
 
 
Balance, Positioning, and Timing
By Samson Dubina
www.SamsonDubina.com
 
“My arms are long, I can reach for 95% of the balls.
Do I really have to move my feet?”
 
“Yes Bob, you do have to move!  Just because you can reach the ball,
doesn’t mean that you can hit with the proper amount of

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Controllable vs Uncontrollable Factors

Winning Table Tennis

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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.
 
 
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