Nittaku’s Samson Dubina shares the different types of Tournaments Samson explains the difference between Investigating, Implementing and Performing type of tournaments. Knowing what stage of your competition development you are can make a world of difference in how you approach your next event. Samson uses the Nittaku Acoustic Carbon Large Grip Blade with Nittaku FastArc G1 rubber on both sides […]
Table Tennis Tactics for Thinkers Book Review by Samson Dubina $17.95 – Buy Now! Written by Larry Hodges, US Table Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee and Lifetime Achievement Recipient Table Tennis Tactics for Thinkers is one of the best table tennis books that I have ever read. I feel that players of all levels can benefit […]
Nittaku’s Samson Dubina maps out how to improve your doubles play. Samson looks at basic footwork movement for righty-righty and righty-lefty pairs. Use a robot or multi-ball to really force you to get into the best position possible. Using a whiteboard, Coach Dubina illustrates a number of patterns to be aware of and to add […]
2015 & 2016 USATT Technology Coach of the Year, Samson Dubina shares an inexpensive way to improve the amount of spin you can get on your serve. Yes, it will take practice, but this tip will save you tons of time!
When serving, many players focus on height, deception, speed, spin, and placement. These elements are very important. However, the main reason that you need when practicing serving is to develop precision. If you have control over your serve, it is easy to control the rally when you are serving. Here are a few consequences of having poor precision, followed by how to master the skill of precision and control on your serve.
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?!
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