This is how you can win deuce games – Table Tennis Tips by Samson Dubina

This is how you can win deuce games - Table Tennis Tips by Samson Dubina

There are several keys that you must remember when playing deuce games.

#1 The first key to remember is…   what you did right.  You have won 10 points during the game and you must have a clear memory as to which serves won the point outright and which serves setup your game best.  You also must have a clear memory about which locations worked best and what game patters worked best.

#2 The second key to remember is…   what you did wrong.  You have lost 10 points during the game and you must have a clear memory as to which serves didn’t work well to setup your game and which serves or patterns that your opponent used to win points.  Step back and ask yourself, “If my opponent serves that same tricky serve again, what would I do differently to return it?”

#3 The third key to remember is…   to stay within your means.  Don’t try something that you aren’t capable of and don’t try sometime that is extremely risky.  Play your best game and perform well, but don’t overplay.

#4 The next point to remember is…   to take your time between points.  Winning close game is mostly about your mental performance.  You have already showed that you can perform at the same level as this other player during the last 20 points.  If you are able to take your time, think clearly, and play smart, you should be able to win.  Also, consider taking a timeout near the end of the game as well.

#5 The next point to remember is…  that winning ugly is ok.  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 try to play for the highlight film.
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Samson Dubina
Samson started table tennis at age 12 in Canton, Ohio at a local church then progressed to the Canton Table Tennis Club at the YWCA. He then continued sharpening his skills as a training partner for the Olympic team of Canada from 2004-2007. In recent years, Samson has achieved many titles while traveling to Europe, Asia, and throughout North America competing in nearly 400 tournaments over the last 20 years. Currently Samson is training, competing in tournaments, coaching the top players in the state of Ohio, and is now coaching the top players in America. Coach Samson Dubina has been awarded the 2015, 2016, and 2017 USATT Technology Coach of the Year and was also a 2016 US National Team Coach.
http://www.samsondubina.com/
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