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Our Highest Rated Pickleball Paddles

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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 35 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 6 months.
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Venom Paddle Legacy Paddle 200P Polymer Honeycomb Core Composite Pickleball Paddle
Price $54.99

Price $59.99

Price $59.99

The Venom Paddle features a menacing scorpion ready to strike.  Choose from blue, red, green or orange. The Legacy Paddle was named in tribute to the birthplace of Pickleball, Bainbridge Island, Washington. Fresh new design. The Selkirk 200P Polymer Honeycomb Composite Pickleball Paddle available in several vibrant colors.
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This paddle features a long handle and a sleek design for increased power, control and finesse.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
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This is a classic shaped paddle with fiberglass face and Nomex core, perfectly balanced.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
This paddle has a great weight balance. Players looking for a little more power to their hits will appreciate the results.

Middle-Heavyweight/Medium Grip
Vintage Champion Graphite Paddle Champion Graphite 2.0 Paddle Element Paddle
Price $59.99

Price $69.99

Price $74.99

Vintage Champion Graphite Paddle Champion Graphite 2.0 Paddle, choose from Atlas Blue, Fire Red, Aurora Green or Solar Orange Element Paddle has a bold geometric design in four color options: red, blue, yellow or pink
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Vintage version of one of our top sellers, middleweight graphite paddle. Available in green, red, blue, or black. Choose from thin or cushion grip.

Middleweight/Small-Medium Grip
One of our all-time top sellers, middle weight graphite paddle, available in four color options

Light-Middleweight/Small Grip
This paddle provides the same stable power but is offered in lighter weight for better maneuverability.

Middleweight/Small Grip
Z5 Composite Paddle Phoenix Pro Paddle Ultra Composite Pickleball Paddle
Price $79.99

Price $79.99

Price $84.99

Composite Z5 Paddle with familiar "Z" graphic available in blue, red, green, yellow, black, orange, pink or purple Phoenix Pro Paddle features a vibrant colored vinyl surface. Choose from blue, red, green, yellow, purple, orange, pink, turquoise, and black The Ultra from Engage Pickleball is available in blue, red or purple fade.
This paddle provides power with a classic paddle shape. It features a tennis style grip and excellent workmanship.

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

Lightweight aluminum core paddle with fiberglass skin for optimum control and touch. Choose from four colors.

Lightweight/Small Grip
300A XL+ Plus Aluminum Honeycomb Core Graphite Paddle Encore Composite Pickleball Paddle Z5 Graphite Paddle
Price $84.99

Price $88.99

Price $89.99

Selkirk 300A XL +Paddle displays the trademark "S" logo in four vibrant colors options. The Encore Composite paddle by EngagePickleball-choose from several design options. Graphite Z5 Paddle, eye-catching design in eight colors options, black cushion grip
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All the same great features of the popular 300A, now with added weight for more power.

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

Middleweight/Medium Grip
These fantastic paddles have a classic shape and superior quality. Extremely popular with seasoned pickleball players.

Middleweight/Small Grip
Bantam EX-L Paddle Bantam TS-5 Paddle Magnum Graphite Stealth Paddle
Price $89.99

Price $89.99

Price $98.99

Bantam EX-L, choose from red/yellow, purple, or blue/green geometric design Bantam TS-5, choose from red, yellow, or blue geometric design Magnum Graphite Stealth, displaying the flashy burst design players have come to love. Choose from six electrifying colors combinations
The specialized core in this paddle provides more power, control and quieter play for the multi-talented player.

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

Light-Middleweight/Medium Grip
Classic shape graphite paddle from one of the leading paddle manufacturers, ProLite Sports. Bold colors make this paddle an easy choice!

Lightweight/Medium grip
Evoke Graphite Paddle (Teardrop Shape) Tempest Wave Graphite Paddle Champion Bundle - two graphite paddles/six balls
Price $99.99

Price $109.99

Price $139.99

Evoke Graphite Teardrop Shape is available in blue, red, green, purple or white. Tempest Wave Paddle has a bold swirling design in three color options: red, blue, or pink The Champion Bundle includes two graphite paddles and six outdoor balls.
With outstanding performance on the court and wild colorful design, this paddle makes quite an impression.

Lightweight/Large Grip
This paddle has the popular polymer core from Paddletek along with a more responsive graphite face for great touch.

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

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!