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.

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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.

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Samson Dubina’s Four Stages To Peak Table Tennis Performance: Stage Two

The second stage (August-September) mainly consists of intense footwork practice. Throughout this phase of training, I’m combining my physical preparation from stage one with daily table tennis practice. The focus during these two months is to play long rallies and develop strong footwork, yet also to continue strength and endurance training.

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Should I Buy a Table Tennis Training Robot?

Should I Buy a Training Robot?  Answer by: Jasna Rather, Texas Wesleyan University CoachIn the US where there are not so many organized places for practice, it is good to have robot because you can always have some form of practice. If you get any coaching in clubs, you can…

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What is the difference between a light and a heavy table tennis blade?

What is the difference between a light and a heavy blade?
The differences between a light and a heavy blade can effect your play in many ways. Our panel of experts talks about those effects, benefits and drawbacks of each type of blade.

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Four Stages to Table Tennis Peak Performance: Samson Dubina

Over the next six months, I’ll be practicing for the 2012 Olympic Trials. Right now, I just finished the first stage of my training program, and I’m now moving forward with anticipation to the second stage. In each blog posting, I’ll be describing how my training progressed during the previous month and what I hope to accomplish in the next stage

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