Having the killer instinct

Table Tennis Mental Preparation

Last updated 9 years ago

Wayne Sy

Wayne Sy Asked 10 years ago

Hi coach, I've been playing many matches recently and I found a problem. Right now, I'm really concerned with my games because I noticed that I don't have the killer instinct. Is there any way how to transform my mind from being a negative thinker who seldom does the offence to being a positive thinker with the intent to kill the ball at all times? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Wayne,

I think that the "killer" instinct is something that develops with your focus and desire to win a particular match.

Try to break down the matches into points and see if you can focus on winning each point.  This will all lead to more desire to win each point.

Playing matches is more about focus and aiming to do well each time you play.


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Julio Torres

Julio Torres Posted 10 years ago

the killer instinct is just to hit the ball every time, and to be able to win the point fastest as possible...


Wayne Sy

Wayne Sy Posted 10 years ago

thanks coach, and thanks too sir Julio


ryan spintastic penner

ryan spintastic penner Posted 10 years ago

I think if you practice your topspin loop the killer within you will come out.  It is inherent to the shot itself.  The two are together.


Jonathan Huynh

Jonathan Huynh Posted 9 years ago

just don't try to kill every single ball. espically those who have a lot of back or side spin. play it carefully until you see a chance to kill and go for it!



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