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Our Highest Rated Pickleball Paddles

Pickleball Paddle Reviews By Players Were Used To Select These Paddles

We collect thousands of pickleball paddle reviews each year from our customers, your fellow players. These paddle reviews can help tell you as much about a paddle as anything PickleballCentral or the paddle manufacturer can tell you. Our team decided to curate a category of just our highest rated paddles. In order for a paddle to make it onto this list, it had to meet three criteria. First, it needed to have a 5-Star Paddle Rating. Second, it needed to have at least 20 ACTUAL customer reviews so you could trust the reviews to give you unique insights into the paddle's performance. Finally, the paddle needed to be proven in the field for at least 4 months.
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AMPED Omni X5 FiberFlex Paddle Champion Bundle - two graphite paddles/six balls Titan Pro Black Diamond Series Paddle
Our Price: $149.99

Price $139.99

Price $134.99

AMPED Omni X5 FiberFlex Paddle, choose from aqua, blue, orange or red The Champion Bundle includes two graphite paddles and six outdoor balls. Titan Pro Pickleball Paddle-choose from blue, red, green, gold, and raspberry.
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Elongated paddle face paired with a shorter handle provide increased reach. Thicker core amplifies the power.

Light or Middleweight/Small or Medium Grip
Two graphite paddles and six outdoor balls. A great introductory set.

Middleweight/Small Grip
Sound-absorbing polymer and strong carbon fiber face create the ultimate blend of control and top performance.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
AMPED Epic X5 FiberFlex Paddle GAMMA Needle Graphite Pickleball Paddle Rebel PowerSpin Composite Paddle
Our Price: $129.99

Price $119.99

Price $104.99

AMPED Epic X5 FiberFlex Paddle, choose from blue, green, orange, or red Needle Graphite Pickleball Paddle by GAMMA Rebel PowerSpin Composite, choose from four color combinations.
Supplies Limited, Act Fast!
Traditional shape with vibration dampening technology. Excellent power and control combined with a large sweet spot.

Light or Middleweight/Thin or Medium Grip
Keep your opponent on pins and needles with this elongated, poly-core graphite paddle from Gamma.

Middleweight/Small Grip
The "James Dean" of paddles, this is for non-traditional players. Long face for increased spin capability.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
Evoke Graphite Paddle (Teardrop Shape) Bantam TS-5 Paddle Bantam EX-L Paddle
Price $99.99

Price $98.99

Price $98.99

Evoke Graphite Teardrop Shape is available in blue, red, green, purple or white. Bantam TS-5, choose from red, yellow, or blue geometric design Bantam EX-L, choose from red, pink, purple, or blue geometric design
With outstanding performance on the court and wild colorful design, this paddle makes quite an impression.

Lightweight/Large Grip
A lighter weight and more maneuverable version of the popular Bantam EX-L will provide quicker speed at the net.

Light-Middleweight/Small Grip
The specialized core in this paddle provides more power, control and quieter play for the multi-talented player.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
Magnum Graphite Stealth Paddle Z5 Graphite Paddle Vintage Champion Graphite Series II Paddle
Price $98.99

Price $89.99

Price $79.99

Magnum Graphite Stealth, displaying the flashy burst design players have come to love. Choose from three colors combinations Graphite Z5 Paddle, eye-catching design in eight colors options, black cushion grip Vintage Champion Graphite Series II Paddle
Classic graphite paddle from one of the leading paddle manufacturers, ProLite Sports. Its bold colors stand out!

Lightweight/Medium grip
$5 Charity Donation
These fantastic paddles have a classic shape and superior quality. Extremely popular with seasoned pickleball players.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
Vintage version of a top seller, midweight graphite paddle. Available in multiple colors, choose thin or cushion grip.

Middleweight/Small-Medium Grip
Elite Finesse II Graphite Paddle Power Play Pro Paddle Phoenix Pro Paddle
Price $79.99

Price $79.99

Price $79.99

Elite Finesse II Graphite Paddle, blue or magenta color options Power Play Pro, teardrop design, available in 9 bold colors with black low-profile edge guard. Phoenix Pro Paddle features a vibrant colored vinyl surface. Choose from blue, red, green, yellow, purple, orange, pink, turquoise, and black
The Elite Finesse II features an aerodynamic shape that adds to the speed of this lightweight graphite paddle.

Lightweight/Small Grip
This paddle moved the center of gravity forward, giving you more power when you use your wrist.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
This is a great paddle for the experienced player. It provides controllable power and 'touch' for perfect placement.

Z5 Composite Paddle Element Paddle Encore Composite Pickleball Paddle
Price $79.99

Price $74.99

Price $69.99

Composite Z5 Paddle with familiar "Z" graphic available in blue, red, green, yellow, black, orange, pink or purple Element Paddle has a bold geometric design in four color options: red, blue, yellow or pink The Encore Composite paddle by EngagePickleball-choose from several design options.
This paddle provides power with a classic paddle shape. It features a tennis style grip and excellent workmanship.

Very Heavyweight/Medium Grip
This paddle provides the same stable power but is offered in lighter weight for better maneuverability.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
$5 Charity Donation
The fiberglass hitting surface offers excellent ball control and provides the perfect balance of power and control.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
Champion Graphite 2.0 Paddle
Price $69.99

Champion Graphite 2.0 Paddle, choose from Atlas Blue, Fire Red, Aurora Green or Solar Orange
One of our all-time top sellers, middle weight graphite paddle, available in four color options

Middleweight/Small Grip

How Reviews Can Help You Select The Best Rated Pickleball Paddle

Pickleball Central has over 15,000 reviews from real players.  We are fortunate that our customers LOVE pickleball, and as such, they love to help other players learn about the equipment they use.  There are over 15 paddles on this page, and each of these paddles averages over 100 reviews.  You will see a wide variety of paddle types, from almost all of the major manufacturers.  These are the highest rated models from each company, proven in the field for months and years. Read through the small abstract below each paddle to learn a bit more about that model, and click through to read the actual ratings and reviews from our customers.  Many of the paddles will also include videos from players collected at tournaments, or additional information crafted by our in-house playing staff.  We hope you enjoy the reviews, and hope they help select the best possible paddle for your style of play!