I grew up playing ping pong with older brothers. Had a 40 year tennis career until a shoulder injury ended my serve. Found the best sport ever and haven't looked back. I started with a Needle, CP7 Gearbox, Selkirk Omni...obviously favoring elongated paddles. Then, since my first day on the pickleball court have used a ping pong grip (forefinger on paddle), I Google "paddles for pickleball players "...Joola radius is THE BEST. The others are great paddles but are getting dusty.