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Definition: A drive in table tennis is a stroke that has medium to fast forward speed, and from no topspin to a medium amount of topspin. Any topspin on the ball will cause it to dip towards the playing surface (although not as quickly as a loop).

A very fast drive with little or no topspin is often called a smash.

Also Known As: counterhit, counter-hit, smash
Glossary of Table Tennis Terms
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