Constantly outperformed by the girls’ club, the boys’ soft racket club faces disbandment thanks to their poor skills and lack of positive leads to matches. In desperate need of members, Toma Shinjou is looking to recruit capable players, but he fails to scout anyone. Enter Maki Katsuragi, a replacement transfer student who demonstrates great reflexes when he catches a stray cat in his classroom, instantly capturing Toma’s attention. together with his interest piqued, Toma ambitiously asks Maki to hitch the boys’ team but is quickly rejected, as Maki doesn’t wish to hitch any clubs. Toma refuses to backtrack and finishes up persuading Maki only under the condition that Toma can pay him for his participation and canopy other club expenses.
As Maki joins the team, his incredible form and quick learning allow him to right away outshine the remainder of the team. Although this provides rise to conflict among the boys, Maki challenges and pushes his fellow team members to not only continue together with his seemingly natural talent, but also drive them to devote themselves to the sport they once neglected.
This story focuses on the potential of the boys’ soft racket club and their discovery of their own capability, while also enduring personal hardships and handling the darker side of growing up in secondary school.