How to Choose a Pickleball Paddle?
Pickleball paddles come in many different shapes and sizes for all kinds of players. Some paddles have an extended face, some have a wide face, some have a standard balanced shape, while others may have cutouts or really unique characteristics that make the shape standout. Many players from tennis or other racquet sports may prefer a shape that resembles more from something they're used to. Other players may know they would rather have a wider face paddle for a larger hitting surface while others want an elongated paddle to dig more balls out. Whatever the shape you prefer, we have a large selection of variations to choose from.
Tyson McGuffin playing with a Selkirk Amped Invikta Regal
Designs of paddles may not seem like an important aspect of the paddle but we would suggest that it's great to find a paddle that you have pride and confidence in when on the court. You're going to be using the paddle for a while and it's nice for you to love how it looks. Is it fierce, fun, bright, sleek, minimalistic? Many different design styles are represented on our site so make sure and pick a Pickleball paddle that you enjoy.
Paddles have different weights for different players. Some enjoy lightweight paddles while others like the heavyweight paddles that feel more like a tennis racquet. Paddles typically range from 7oz to 9oz with many in the 7.5 to 8.1oz range. Some players even add lead tape to the edges of their paddles to make them heavier in certain areas of the paddle face. We carry paddles in many different ranges and some have multiple options. Make sure you choose the paddle weight that you prefer when ordering.
Pricing in Pickleball can range from entry level paddles around $50 to high-end paddles from up to $300. You get what you pay for typically reigns true with Pickleball paddles as well and we carry a few different price ranged paddles to look through. The paddle technologies, designs, material, marketing, pro sponsorships, all play into pricing of paddles. You typically get what you pay for as well so look for paddles that fit your budget and preferences well. We carry paddles in many different pricing tiers.
Many paddles are made of similar components and will perform typically around the same range except for the ones that include new technology and engineered with progressive techniques. Polypropylene, carbon fiber, honeycomb polymer, etched graphite, fiberglass, are just a handful of materials you will hear about. Take a look at the technologies and material used in our paddles and you will find one that fits your needs perfectly while elevating your Pickleball game.
Ben Johns sporting his Joola Hyperion CFS 16 Pickleball Paddle