First paddle I bought to start playing 6 months ago. I played quite a bit of racquetball back in the day and this was recommended to me to start with. Has a lot of pop to it and and is very forgiving. Control at the net for me was no problem with the oversized face. I will say that it has not held up as much as I would have expected being the the edge guard formed a crack after only playing with it for 3 months. Would still recommend though!