Played for a month on a borrowed Prince raquet I got used to. Played one day on a different raquet and was miserable as the deadspots on the raquet seemed to be everywhere. Duh, just like tennis, the sweet spot was much smaller. Bought this raquet on a whim and immedietly took to it. Feel like I can put spin on the ball fairly easily and it grabs nicely (tennis and ping pong background). Although I've really only played with 3 different raquets, this one is by far easier to learn on an very forgiving. Playing daily for 6 weeks now and am anxious to get good enough to consider buying another Joola raquet. Compared to other raquets in this price range, I am very pleased with my purchase. Great first raquet!