Key Things to Consider When Buying a Paddle

Graphite or composite?  

 

Graphite paddles have a hard surface similar to tight strings on a tennis racket. These paddles are recommended for touch and placement accuracy.  

 

Composite paddles typically have a little more power like loose strings on a tennis racket. Composite paddles have a softer touch and feel, and typically you can generate more power. 

Weight

Pickleball paddles range in weight from 6.0 - 12.0 oz.  ATLPBA recommends that most women players consider a paddle that weighs between 7.4 - 8.0 oz, and men should consider a paddle that weighs between 7.7 - 8.5 oz.

 

Grip Size

 

Small is between 4 - 4 1/8 inches

Medium is  4 1/4 inches

Large is 4 1/2 inches

 

ATLPBA recommends that women consider the small grip circumference, and men consider small to medium.

Ultimately, the paddle you choose should feel good in your hand.

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