My dad, brother, and I play...that's about it. Sometimes a cousin or a friend...but mostly just us. We are, however, extremely competitive. My dad and brother have a pretty decent paddle setup themselves. When I got tired of using the backup paddle or one of theirs, I bought this one...based on it's speed and spin rating. I like to play a lot of spin. So does this paddle. It's still really fast, which also plays well with me. I've never felt so in tuned with a paddle before. It knows where I want to put the ball more than I do. Shots that used to just barely miss are now just barely on the table. Remarkable. I've caused a stir. My dad no longer likes his Stiga. I was always loyal to Stiga, but this Donic has won me over and beyond.