Shorter and quicker than the forehand drive which means it could be a powerful weapon in table tennis if properly executed. The purpose of this stroke is to play aggressively and stop your opponent from playing an attacking stroke or weaken that stroke. Properly executed backhand drive goes as follow:
Feet shoulder width apart square to the line of play. With the bat held at a slightly closed angle, the stroke starts slightly to the left of the abdominal. Elbow at about 90 degrees slightly lower than the bat and wrist bend downwards. Bat moves forward in an upward direction and striking the back of the ball at the peak of the bounce. The wrist should be turning at the point of contact. Free arm should point towards the ball to assist with your balance.