Improving Your Table Tennis Game Through Post Match Analysis

By Samson Dubina. During the last month, I have played four table tennis tournaments. After each competition, I analyze my game in detail about what went right and what went wrong. In this article, I want to share some of my victories and some of my struggles.

Continue reading

Designing Your Table Tennis Game Plan: Samson Dubina Coaching Tips

To improve your table tennis game you’ll need to make your practice sessions more effective. In this article, I’m going to ask you many questions about your game. Once you’ve answered them, it will be easy for you to design and write a “practice plan” detailing what you need to do to improve your game.

Continue reading

What are the Advantages/Disadvantages Between Large and Small Headed Table Tennis Blades?

What are the advantages/disadvantages between large and small head blades?  Answer by: Samson Dubina, Rated 2461, 2009 US Men’s National Finalist. Generally, larger head table tennis blades are heavier and smaller head blades are lighter.  The close-to-the-table attackers often use small blades because they are easy to maneuver for serve,…

Continue reading

Stage Three – Table Tennis Training for the Olympic Trials

It’s now October 1st, and I’m eagerly moving forward to stage three of my table tennis training for the Olympic trials. This article will outline some details about stage three: my drills, my physical training, my tournaments, and my improvements.

Continue reading

12 Table Tennis Drills I Use on a Daily Basis, by Samson Dubina

In this blog, I’m going to describe the types of table tennis drills I use on a daily basis: Systematic; Semi-Systematic; Open-Ended; Randon; Multiple Locations; Serve and Free Point; Serving; Serve Return; Multiball; Two Table; Robot; and Matches.

Continue reading

Scouting Your Table Tennis Opponent, by Samson Dubina

Whether you want to make the US Olympic Team, win the senior games, or beat your Uncle Bob; it is always a great idea to scout out your competition. In this article, I’m going to describe two separate methods of scouting your table tennis opponent. The first is the long-term method.

Continue reading