It Ain’t Piano By Samson Dubina If you ever took piano lessons, you probably know that there is a very systematic approach for beginners. Often there is a 30 or 60 min lesson each week. The student is given a couple songs to perfect during the week. When he/she goes for the lesson the following […]
Six Types of Learners by Samson Dubina For decades, table tennis coaches worldwide have been teaching all of their students in a similar way. As we open the NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy in the spring of 2019, we will be re-structuring the daily training in both private lessons and group classes to meet the […]
Sometimes players will work very hard over the summer training many hours each day. But at the end of the summer, they play in a table tennis tournament and are very disappointed with their results. They might have spent thousands of dollars traveling to China, hiring pro coaches, and giving great effort… but still they didn’t have the expected results. Yet other times, players will take a break for a few weeks and practice very little. Without expecting much from their first tournament of the season, these players are sometimes surprised with amazing results! Why?!
Stellan Bengtsson certainly knew how to achieve his goal when he won the 1971 World Table Tennis Championships as a teenager. He certainly knew the secret to success when he coached world-class champions to their highest level. In this video, Stellan talks about how and why these players succeed.
Stellan Bengtsson knows a lot about table tennis, both from the perspective as a player who won the World Championships in 1971, and as a world-class coach who has coached some of the top players in the world. On this video, Stellan talks about playing styles and trends of the game.
Tahl Leibovitz first picked up a table tennis racket at the South Queens Boys Club when he was 14 years old, but his talent in the sport did not come easy. With benign bone tumors throughout most of his body – including his playing arm, it was difficult for Leibovitz to play. “Table tennis kept me out of trouble, and it had a strong mental component that I continue to enjoy.” Leibovitz says he will continue to play by this motto: “In order to succeed, one must dare to fail.”
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