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Our Highest Rated Pickleball Paddles

Over 15,000 Actual Player Pickleball Paddle Reviews We 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 25 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 6 months.
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Champion Bundle - two graphite paddles/six balls Pro S1G Polymer Graphite Pickleball Paddle Tempest Wave Graphite Paddle
Price $139.99

Price $129.99

Price $109.99

The Champion Bundle includes two graphite paddles and six outdoor balls. Pro S1G Polymer Graphite Pickleball Paddle, choose from middle or heavyweight and thin or standard grip. Tempest Wave Paddle has a bold swirling design in three color options: red, blue, or pink
Two graphite paddles and six outdoor balls. A great introductory set.

Middleweight/Small Grip
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Options abound in this poly-core graphite paddle. Choose from thin or standard size grip and middle or heavy weight.

Middle-Heavyweight/Medium or Small Grip
This paddle has the popular polymer core from Paddletek along with a more responsive graphite face for great touch.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
Titan Pro Black Diamond Series Graphite Paddle 300A XL+ Plus Aluminum Honeycomb Core Graphite Paddle Encore Pro Composite Pickleball Paddle
Price $106.24

Price $99.99

Price $98.99

Titan Pro Graphite Pickleball Paddle-choose from blue, red, green, gold, and raspberry. Selkirk 300A XL +Paddle displays the trademark "S" logo in four vibrant colors options. The Encore Pro Composite paddle by EngagePickleball-choose from red, purple,green or black fade design
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Sound-absorbing polymer and strong carbon fiber face create the ultimate blend of control and top performance.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
All the same great features of the popular 300A, now with added weight for more power.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
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The specialized skin of this heavier version of the Encore offers excellent ball control and more power.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
Bantam EX-L Paddle Encore Composite Pickleball Paddle Magnum Graphite Stealth Paddle
Price $89.99

Price $88.99

Price $84.15

Bantam EX-L, choose from red/yellow, purple, or blue/green geometric design The Encore Composite paddle by EngagePickleball-choose from several design options. 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/Small Grip
FREE Dura 3-Pack
The fiberglass hitting surface offers excellent ball control and provides the perfect balance of power and control.

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

Lightweight/Medium grip
Elite Finesse Graphite Paddle Power Play Pro Paddle Phoenix Pro Paddle
Price $79.99

Price $79.99

Price $79.99

Elite Finesse Graphite Paddle, tangerine 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 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 Stratus Paddle Element Paddle
Price $79.99

Price $74.99

Price $74.99

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

Very Heavyweight/Small Grip
This is a lighter weight paddle, yet still that familiar Paddletek size and shape. Great touch paddle.

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

Middleweight/Small Grip
Evoke Graphite Paddle (Teardrop Shape) Bantam TS-5 Paddle Z5 Graphite Paddle
Price $74.50

Price $71.99

Price $71.99

Evoke Graphite Teardrop Shape is available in blue, red, green, purple or white. Bantam TS-5, choose from red, yellow, or blue geometric design Graphite Z5 Paddle, eye-catching design in eight colors options, black cushion grip
Plus 2 FREE Onix Fuse Balls!
With outstanding performance on the court and wild colorful design, this paddle makes quite an impression.

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

Light-Middleweight/Medium Grip
Plus 2 FREE Onix Fuse Balls!
These fantastic paddles have a classic shape and superior quality. Extremely popular with seasoned pickleball players.

Middleweight/Small Grip
Champion Graphite 2.0 Paddle Vintage Champion Graphite Series II Paddle 200P Polymer Honeycomb Core Composite Pickleball Paddle
Price $69.99

Price $59.99

Price $59.99

Champion Graphite 2.0 Paddle, choose from Atlas Blue, Fire Red, Aurora Green or Solar Orange Vintage Champion Graphite Series II Paddle The Selkirk 200P Polymer Honeycomb Composite Pickleball Paddle available in several vibrant colors.
One of our all-time top sellers, middle weight graphite paddle, available in four color options

Light-Middleweight/Small Grip
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Vintage version of one of our top sellers, middleweight graphite paddle. Available in green, red, blue, purple or black. Choose from thin or cushion grip.

Middleweight/Small-Medium Grip
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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
Blaster 2 Alloy Paddle Venom Paddle Legacy Paddle
Price $57.99

Price $54.99

Price $49.99

Blaster 2 Alloy features a dynamic graphic in seven colors: blue, red, green, yellow, purple, pink and orange. 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.
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This paddle combines an aluminum core and fiberglass face with the traditional shape beloved by many!

Lightweight to Middleweight/Small Grip
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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
Vintage Champion 1.0 Graphite Paddle
Price $39.99

Vintage Champion 1.0 Graphite Paddle
While supplies last!
Vintage version of one of our top sellers, middleweight graphite paddle. Thin Grip only.

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!