Winning Deuce Games, by Samson Dubina

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How do you pull out a deuce game to victory? Samson Dubina shares several keys to keep in mind during the last points of the game, making the difference between victory and defeat. For example: “You don’t have to finish the match with a jaw-dropping, standing-ovation, counterloop roller around the net. Do what you need to do to win. Don’t try to play for the crowd and don’t play for the highlight film.”

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Coaching Tip: Body Movement During the Forehand Loop

Daniel from West Virginia emailed me the following question: “One of the things that I am struggling to understand is the relationship between rotation versus right-to-left leg weight transfer when looping. I saw in one of your earlier blog entries that you compare forehand looping with “rotating around a pole” that runs from the ceiling down to the floor. I’ve watched this video of Wang Liqin over and over and he seems to be generating most of his power with rotation rather than right-to-left leg weight transfer. Both of his feet stay pretty much rooted in the ground at all times during the stroke:”

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