Paddles

Pickleball paddles began to evolve when Arlen Paronto decided to employ the material used by Boeing to construct their aircrafts.   This ‘honeycomb’ design used in the construction of the aircraft was transposed by Arlen onto the pickleball paddle.  This paved the way for more technologically-advanced designs which we see in new pickleball paddles today. 2020...
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Putting spin on the ball can be advantageous when playing pickleball.  It’s a great tactic for keeping the ball low when dinking or hitting a third shot drop.  Players who hit heavy top spin have an advantage when trying to keep their opponent deep in the back court.  When I chose my first pickleball paddle,...
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As Pickleball players we have hundreds of Pickleball paddles to choose from.  More come on the market each month so it’s hard to know which one too choose.  Since I’m in the market for a new paddle, I did an exhaustive review of Pickleball paddles to understand which ones consistently have great reviews across the...
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Companies like Selkirk, Paddletek, and Prolite have designed and pioneered countless innovations in the game and continue to do so today! But there’s one paddle manufacturer that’s brought something completely new to the game and revolutionized the way paddles are made.  Engage Pickleball paddles are the result of the manufacturer being the ‘crazy scientist’ of...
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One of the many great things about Pickleball is you don’t need a lot of expensive equipment to get started.  In fact, you can purchase a Pickleball paddle set with two paddles and balls for under $80.  If your have local courts you don’t even need a net.  If you don’t have courts nearby, I...
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Let’s face it.  The transition from playing tennis to Pickleball is one of the easiest to make when you first start playing the game.  If you look at the pro Pickleball players, many of them also have a collegiate or professional tennis background.  As a result, numerous Pickleball paddles are designed to suit tennis players. ...
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When I first started out to write this updated post, I decided to focus on Pickleball paddles used by pros. I figured the best players are using the best Pickleball paddles. However, I quickly learned the paddles favored by the pros may not be the favorite of most other Pickleball players. I compiled a list...
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Technology changes all the time and Pickleball paddles are no different.  The original Pickleball paddles were made of wood.  While wood paddles are still manufactured, most paddles today are made of materials which make the paddle lighter and have more power.  Knowing that paddle manufacturers are looking to improve their paddles, let’s take a look...
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Have you ever wondered what pickleball paddles do the pros use? I’m in the market for a new paddle as I’ve played for a year now and am looking to see what paddle is the best for my game. I currently use the Onix Z5 which is both a great starter paddle and one that...
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I remember shopping for my first Pickleball paddle.  I was trying to find the best Pickleball paddle for beginners.  While I knew about racquetball racquets, I didn’t know a thing about Pickleball paddles. At the time, I didn’t know any Pickleball players either. So, I did my research on the internet to find my first...
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