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September Newgy Akron Open Table Tennis Tournament

Filed under: Newgy,Samson Dubina — Tags: , , , — by Jena on August 25, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

 

The September Newgy Akron Open Table Tennis Tournament will be Friday, September 26 – Saturday, September 27, 2014 and is open to both recreational players and USATT players.

Walsh University will host the concluding event of the Ohio Circuit.

Walsh University is located at 2020 East Maple Street, North Canton, Ohio 44720 and has space for 30 ping-pong tables and 300 spectators.  The venue features air conditioning, 28′ ceilings, 800 lux lighting and a beautiful wood floor to play on.

Tournament features:
$3,000 in Cash, Trophies and Other Great Prizes!
FREE Tournament Shirts!
FREE Meals, FREE Snacks, FREE Drinks!
Discounted Hotels!
Discounted Flights!

Tournament Sponsors: Newgy, Studio 330, Wil-Cut, Paddle Palace, Nittaku, PongTrac, Butterfly and Simplex Creative.

Sign up soon as space is limited!

Click here for more information and for the Entry Form.

Click here to see a list of the players already signed up.

Featured Club: SMC Woodbury Table Tennis Club

Filed under: Newgy — Tags: , , , — by Jena on August 19, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

 

The SMC Woodbury Table Tennis Club is the premier place to play and train on Long Island, New York. It features 8 new ping-pong tables in a 7500 square feet air conditioned facility.

Table tennis coaching is available with the club’s coach Sameh Awadallah. Sameh was a top ranked professional table tennis player and national team member in Egypt before moving to the USA five years ago. He coaches all levels from beginner to advanced. He is known for having “the best backhand in America.”

The club is open for League Night on Tuesdays and for Open Play on Fridays.

SMC Woodbury is hosting a table tennis clinic on August 29-30 with pro table tennis players/coaches Samson Dubina and Sameh Awadallah. The clinic will be geared toward intermediate and advanced level players.

To learn more about this table tennis club, visit www.woodburytabletennis.com.

2014 Transplant Games of America – Table Tennis

Filed under: Newgy — Tags: , , — by Jena on July 23, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

 

The 2014 Transplant Games of America were held July 11-15 in Houston, Texas.  The multi-sport festival event promotes the need for Organ and Tissue donation. Eligible athletes have received a life-saving transplant. The competition includes 18 different sports and games including table tennis, bowling, basketball, cycling, trivia challenge and more.

The Table Tennis Tournament included Men’s and Women’s divisions, ages 11-70+.

Congrats to our friend Gay Eisen of Nashville, Tennessee, who won the Silver in her age group. She practices on her Robo-Pong ping pong robot and has trained with Newgy’s Coach Roger Dickson for several years at the Newgy Table Tennis Center.

For complete tournament results, click here.

2014 U.S. Open Table Tennis Championship Results

Filed under: Newgy — Tags: , , , , , — by Jena on July 13, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

700 top table tennis players from around the world competed in the 2014 U.S. Open Table Tennis Championship last week. About 100 ping-pong tables were filled with some of the best players at the DeVos Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Congrats to all the winners in the more than 80 event divisions, which included Men’s and Women’s Singles, Doubles, Hardbat, Sandpaper, Wheelchair, Junior Boys and Girls and many more.

Wenzhang Tao of China took home the Gold in the Men’s Singles division and Yuko Fujii of Japan earned the Gold in the Women’s Singles division.

A special congratulations to Newgy’s sponsored player and friend, Sameh Awadallah (Boshra) for earning 2nd Place in the 030 Men’s Division.

For complete tournament results, click here.

The Attacking Mindset in Table Tennis

Filed under: Samson Dubina — Tags: , , , , — by Jena on July 9, 2014 @ 8:00 am

If you are an offensive table tennis player, there are two aspects of the game that you need to master.

The first aspect is – Creating the opportunity to attack first.  I hear many table tennis club players telling themselves throughout the night, “Just use your attack!”  Well that sounds nice, but how are you going to create the opportunity.  There are several ways.

  1. Try to loop long serves
  2. Try to loop half-long serves
  3. Try to serve short and push short so that your opponent can’t easily loop first
  4. Try to loop most of the long pushes
  5. Try to loop most of the flips

After you make the opening attack, try to continue attacking by following up with another ball and another ball.  Against a good table tennis player, it will likely take 3-4 strong attacks to win the point.

The second aspect is – Being consistent in your attack.  Even if you can create the opportunity to attack, that doesn’t mean that you will win; that merely means that you have the ability to attack.  Your target should be to make 80-90% of your attacks on with both your backhand and your forehand.  If you are making 100% of your opening attacks on and still losing, then you possibly need to give more spin variation, speed variation, and placement variation.  If you are inconsistent on your attacks, then consider adjusting your technique in the following ways.

  1. Try to move into position better
  2. Try to read the amount of spin that your opponent is giving you
  3. Try to adjust the height of your backswing based on the spin and based on the height of the ball
  4. Try to adjust the length of your swing based on the speed of the ball
  5. Try to adjust your racket angle based on the spin on the ball
  6. Try to focus on spin as your primary weapon and use speed as your secondary weapon

You should significantly see your attacking game improve if you focus on these key areas. Good luck!

Samson Dubina

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