Our Story

The Concept

It was 1987, and my twin brother Matt was a punter in college...

IIn 1987, Paul’s twin brother Matt, a college punter, grew tired of chasing footballs in their Montclair, NJ neighborhood. He constructed a punting net in their parents' backyard, pioneering the "S" shaped frame design and ball return feature that defines The Net Return today. Post-college, life events like marriage and relocation put their dream of creating the ultimate sports training net on hold. Matt moved to Myrtle Beach, S.C., embracing golf, while Paul settled in Glen Rock.

Continued Innovation

Introducing the Pro Series

In 2008, The Net Return officially unveiled the Pro Series at the PGA Merchandise Show in January, the world’s largest golf industry show. The response was overwhelmingly positive. This was good news… the bad news was The Net Return team lacked clarity on key elements for scaling, pricing and manufacturing.

Moving Forward

Where Better Begins

In April of 2024, The Net Return embraced a fresh, modern rebrand to reflect its commitment to innovation and athlete development. With a new look and the launch of cutting-edge technology integrations, the company continues to empower athletes of all levels to elevate their game through high-quality, multifunctional training tools, seamlessly blending tradition with the future of athlete performance.