The JOOLA Essential Duel Racket and Ball Set includes 2 rackets and 3 one-star balls. The rackets are hardbat style, meaning pips out rubber with no sponge. This results in slower shots and reduced spin, creating a more strategic game. New to JOOLA, the JOOLA Essentials Series is a line of budget-friendly table tennis products for beginners, because learning the basics shouldn't be expensive. We are committed to creating quality products for all players, at any level, with the hope that they develop the same passion for table tennis.