Posts Tagged ‘attack’

The “First Strike” Principle

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Attack First

Seventy-five percent of the time, whoever attacks first wins the point (this statistic applies to two offensive players in competition). One of the questions players most frequently ask me is, “Samson, how can I attack first?” Here are four tips for the beginning player on how to initiate the attack. Read more

Serving to Set Up the Attack

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011


A discussion I had with Dan Seemiller (5-time U.S. Men’s Champion) has always stuck out with me. It was back in 1990-1991, when I spent two summers staying at his house all summer as his assistant coach for all his summer camps. He said that the thing that confused him the most about players was why so many didn’t understand this simple concept: The purpose of the serve is to set up your attack. If you aren’t attacking off your serve, then something’s wrong.

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