This shot is extremely testing
to play against but is rarely played enough.
It is most effective when hit well along the side wall, then
the front wall and dying away from the opponent (Shot A).
It should be played fairly infrequently and in conjunction
with the cross court drive - into the opposite diagonal of
the court as in Shot B.
Ideally, both the reverse angle and the cross court drive
should be played with a similar stance, thereby further creating
doubt and increasing the effectiveness of both shots. It will
add value to the good cross courts you play and also help
to take some pressure off the bad ones.
It should not be played when too far forward - which would
bring the ball back toward yourself - or when too far back
and possibly dangerous.
Played correctly, it will normally force the opponent to
play a loose cross court return, allowing you to play deep
and straight into the gap or back across the court as your
opponent attempts to cover straight.