NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy

$37,100 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 3 months
NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy

Dan Ives once said, “You take an average coach and put him with a group of players in the right environment, and you will produce amazing results.  You take the world’s best coach and put him in a bad training environment, and he will never produce good players.”

During the last 11 years, we have done our best to produce great players.  But training in Samson’s basement everyday and only having a gym available two times per week isn’t enough.  We need daily training opportunities.  That is why we are opening…  The BRAND NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy! 

What can you expect from the new academy???

From the very moment that you step inside the BRAND NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, you will notice a difference.  We aren’t trying to be just another full-time club.  We are a community of individuals and families that are passionate about giving each person a fun and unique experience – regardless if you are Sarah Jalli competing for another international title or an average recreational Joe pinging around with his blue jeans and purple paddle. 

During the last 11 years of social media marketing, we have been very optimistic in our approach.  But the reality is, it isn’t easy to grow the sport here in Akron, Ohio.  That is why we desperately need your support.   Your money will be used for more than just building the academy.  Your money will be used to begin a new trend nationwide.  Academies across the country are copying our marketing approach with social media promotions, tournament ideas, coaching techniques, and training camps.  As we grow and expand, the entire country grows and expands.

We need to raise $30,000 in startup money before the academy opens.  This money will be used for the big ticket items of new lighting, rubberized flooring, pro shop, and office equipment.  
+ Read More
Check out the 1-min video tour of the NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy!

We have plenty of renovations to do in the next 6 weeks...

-removing the old carpet
-skim coating the cement
-installing the rubberized flooring
-installing new 800 lux LED lights
-window graphics
-renovating restrooms
-renovating offices
-building the pro shop
-building the snack bar
-painting all the walls

Once the renovations are complete, we will be all set for our... GRAND OPENING! SUMMER CAMPS! TOURNAMENTS! and more...

For all the daily updates, make sure to check out my website: www.SamsonDubina.com or www.OhioPingPong.com
+ Read More
Hours of Operation

One of the big questions about the NEW Samson Dubina TT Academy has been… “What will be your hours of operation?” We will officially be open 34 hours per week for drop-in open club play. In addition to these hours, we will be open extended hours of private lessons, camps, tournaments, etc…

Monday 4pm-10pm
Tuesday 4pm-10pm
Wednesday 10am-3pm
Thursday 4pm-10pm
Friday 4pm-10pm
Saturday 10am-3pm

In the near future, we are excited to extend these hours longer each day to give players even more options!

We really really appreciate your financial support and we really need your attendance as well! Your participation in summer camps, tournaments, league, private lessons, group sessions, and open club play is what will allow us to continue our success and grow the sport even more! Thank Again and I’ll see you at the Open House in May!

Thursday, May 2nd League
Friday, May 3rd FREE Open House 4-10pm
Saturday, May 4th FREE Open House 10am-3pm (FREE food 11:30-3pm)
Saturday, May 4th Paddle Palace Open Tournament

+ Read More
We are thrilled to announce the NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy will be opening soon! Come celebrate with us and enjoy FREE food, prizes, and friendly competition!

Thursday, May 2nd League
Friday, May 3rd FREE Open House 4-10pm
Saturday, May 3rd FREE Open House 10am-3pm (FREE food 11:30-3pm)
Saturay, May 3rd Paddle Palace Open Tournament


Just show up Friday night or Saturday morning for some FREE FUN! Also, sign up for the league and friendly tournament with cash prizes in every division!

See you soon!
+ Read More
Official Nittaku Academy!

We are delighted to sign a 5-year contract with Nittaku/Paddle Palace making the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy the 1st official Nittaku Training Center in the US! The facility might not look amazing yet, but it will soon be decked out!

• 15,000 Sq Ft Facility
• 800 LUX Lighting
• 20 Brand New Nittaku Tables
• Brand New Nittaku Barriers
• Gerflor Rubberized Flooring on All Courts
• Spacious Court Sizes
• Nittaku Pro Shop / Snack Bar
• Newgy Robot Training Available
• Workout Zone for Players and Parents
• Amazing Seating
• Parent’s Lounge
• FREE High Speed WIFI
• Restrooms / Changing Room
• Parking for over 200 cars
• Grand Opening Week… May 1-4, 2019
• Visible from the Highway!
• In the same plaza as Compass North Church and GT Sports Performance Gym

The first week of May will be the official GRAND OPENING of the NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy! Mark your calendars! The grand opening event is one that you don’t want to miss!!!

+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$37,100 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 71 people in 3 months
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
8 days ago (Offline Donation)
Anthony Quintana
8 days ago (Offline Donation)
22 days ago (Offline Donation)
Siri Tatineni
24 days ago (Offline Donation)
Roy Dietz
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
Ron Arcaro
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
Vishal Shah
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
Kevin Posey
1 month ago
Aydin Aykanat
1 month ago
Jordan Jacobs
1 month ago
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.