In this video I explain how to do a quick backhand counter-hit, down the line. This is a shot I use often, and it is surprisingly effective.
To make the shot work, you need to contact the ball early, with a short stroke, aiming the ball done the line. The early timing takes time away from your opponent, forcing errors or enabling you to hit outright winners.
In the video I demonstrate how to play the shot, with some slow motion examples and footage of me using the shot in a recent club tournament.