When should you play a backhand drive? You’d normally play a backhand drive close to the table when your opponent’s return is a little high.
How To Play Table Tennis – Backhand Drive
How to Play a Backhand Drive in Table Tennis – with Tao Li
What is the backhand drive technique in table tennis?
The backhand drive is a basic table tennis stroke. To execute a backhand drive, start in an athletic stance with your feet shoulder-width apart and your weight balanced evenly on both feet. From this position, take a backswing by lifting your racket arm up and across your body. As you swing, snap your wrist to generate power. At the same time, step forward with your non-racket foot and transfer your weight onto that foot. As you make contact with the ball, keep your elbow close to your body and follow through with your swing. Finish the stroke by returning to the athletic stance.
The backhand drive is a versatile stroke that can be used for both offense and defense. It is an important stroke for any table tennis player to master. With practice, you will be able to execute the backhand drive with precision and power.
What is forehand and backhand in table tennis?
In table tennis, there are two basic strokes: the forehand and the backhand. The forehand stroke is executed by swinging the racket around your body so that you hit the ball in front of you, while the backhand stroke is done by swinging the racket across your body so that you hit the ball behind you.
Both strokes can be used to hit the ball with topspin, meaning that the ball will rotate forwards as it moves through the air. This causes the ball to dip down into the table, making it harder for your opponent to return it.
However, the two are different because players raise their arms higher so the ball goes a little higher than a topspin in this type of shot.
For a forehand drive, you will need to use the front of your hands to produce this stroke, but the backhand drive requires ls players to use the backside of their hands.
While both strokes are important in table tennis, most players have a preferred stroke that they feel more comfortable using. As a result, many players focus on developing their forehand or backhand rather than trying to master both.