by Pickleball Superstore February 18, 2023
When buying a pickleball paddle, there are a lot of factors you’ll want to consider. Generally, the more expensive the paddle, the more specific you will likely become when choosing it. But for now, we recommend taking a look at these three categories to get a quality, well-rounded paddle for a low price. Remember that choosing the perfect paddle can be subjective and so they are listed below.
Also, a great resource with a lot more detailed information can be found here: THE ULTIMATE PICKLEBALL PADDLE BUYING GUIDE
Choosing a reputable pickleball brand is always a good place to start.
It’s important to understand that less expensive paddles won’t always have the most premium materials. Checking out materials like graphite, carbon fiber, fiberglass, composite, and other high-end materials will offer everything you need in a great paddle.
Some less-expensive paddles are made of wood or cheaper metallic materials, making the paddle very heavy. When looking for an inexpensive paddle, consider finding a paddle within 7.0-8.5 ounces to maximize the versatility of the paddle.
The DIADEM ICON MID WEIGHT PADDLE was produced to elevate your pickleball game. Utilizing high grade Japanese sourced carbon fiber the face is the best blend of strength and comfort for a fragile yet astounding feel. In the center core Diadem's 8mm Polypropylene honeycomb technology lets you to play with comfort from the baseline with effortless power. SPIN RP, Diadem's two section polyurethane coating allows the Icon Mid Weight to be the most spin obliging USAPA approved pickleball paddle accessible. Perfectly offset and superbly arranged with a smooth edge guard and best in class outlines. The Diadem Icon Mid Weight is an exceptional option for intermediate to advanced level pickleball players!
Franklin Sports is raising the bar for Pickleball paddles everywhere with the introduction of our Signature Pickleball Paddle. The premium quality paddle features our brand new MaxGrit™ textured surface technology designed for maximum spin and reduced vibration. The MaxGrit™ surface material is USA Pickleball approved and is designed to provide greater traction on the surface of the ball to increase spin rate for optimal control. Additionally, the polypropylene core and fiberglass surface layer ensure a strong, durable base with an oversized sweet spot for dependable, effortless contact shot after shot. This paddle is the new pinnacle of performance and is USAPA certified for competitive and tournament play. Elevate your game today.
Featuring a vibrant and timeless design, the ROKNE Curve Classic pickleball paddle is a medium weighted paddle crafted from the finest materials and engineered for exceptional balance and control.
The PROGrit textured fiberglass surface creates extreme friction for an enhanced spin rate and exquisite shot-making.
The advanced polypropylene honeycomb core technology features a responsive sweet spot that provides a consistent feel and absorbs vibrations.
ALL DAY COMFORT
Play longer with the premium soft touch contoured cushion handle and breathable grip.
The Onix Graphite Z5 is the most popular paddle in the Onix line because of its outstanding touch and ball control. The graphite face and nomex core give players superior feel of the ball, and with a total paddle weight of 7.5-8.2 ounces, the Z5 strikes a perfect balance between power and speed. The Widebody shape on the Z5 is great for beginner through advanced level players with its large sweet spot. The Z5 paddle is perfect for the player that is looking for the outstanding ball control of a nomex paddle in a medium-weight graphite paddle.
PP Core — Polypropylene Honeycomb technology provides a soft consistent feel for the athlete looking for more control and consistency on drop shots and around the net. THE POINT also offers plenty of power when driving the ball. This paddle has zero break in time. Unwrap it, warm up and you’re ready to go!
RTS Graphite Face — RTS Graphite was designed for increased ball spin, soft feel and long-lasting durability.
Edge Guard — Low profile, seamless, one-piece design increases durability and protection.
BERK Paddle Grip — Premium textured grip for increased traction and elevated moisture wicking capabilities.
The SLK Atlas Control Widebody Pickleball Paddle is a great option for the improving player! This medium weight paddle offers a generous hitting surface and sweetspot making it easier to get more balls back in play. The dual-layer graphite surface offers a soft feel for dialing in touch and precision while the polymer core provides added punch. A slightly longer-than-average length handle allows for extra reach and provides enough room for using a two-handed backhand. Beginner to intermediate players will enjoy a balanced blend of characteristics that will allow them to dial in their technical game.
The DIADEM HERO PADDLE is the ideal paddle for the first time pickleball player. Minimal expense and agreeable to utilize, this pickleball paddle is a great option for beginners who are new to the pickleball game. Its wide face gives you the greatest surface region to contact the ball as you are learning. Using a similar HMT fiber as the Diadem Riptide line, the Diadem Hero is light weight and simple to swing. The thicker guard protects damage during your learning days on the court. Generating power is easy to come by thanks to the .55 inch thickness and 8mm honeycomb core. The next pickleball champion begins here!