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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 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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Tempest Wave Graphite Paddle Evoke Graphite Paddle (Teardrop Shape) 2018 US OPEN Bantam TS-5 Edition Paddle
Price $128.99

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Price $99.99

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Price $98.99

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Tempest Wave Paddle has a bold swirling design in three color options: red, blue, or pink Evoke Graphite Teardrop Shape is available in blue, red, green, purple or white. Special 2018 US OPEN Edition Bantam TS-5 from Paddletek
This paddle has the popular polymer core from Paddletek along with a more responsive graphite face for great touch.

Middleweight/Medium Grip
With outstanding performance on the court and wild colorful design, this paddle makes quite an impression.

Lightweight/Large Grip
Special Edition for the 2018 US OPEN in Naples, Florida. Same great characteristics of the Bantam TS-5 will provide speed at the net.

Light-Middleweight/Small Grip
Bantam TS-5 Paddle Bantam EX-L Paddle Magnum Graphite Stealth Paddle
Price $98.99

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Price $98.99

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Price $98.99

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Bantam TS-5, choose from red, yellow, or blue geometric design Bantam EX-L, choose from red, pink, purple, or blue geometric design Magnum Graphite Stealth, displaying the flashy burst design players have come to love. Choose from three colors combinations
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
Classic graphite paddle from one of the leading paddle manufacturers, ProLite Sports. Its bold colors stand out!

Lightweight/Medium grip
Encore Composite Pickleball Paddle Z5 Graphite Paddle Vintage Champion Graphite Series II Paddle
Price $94.99

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Price $89.99

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Price $79.99

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The Encore Composite paddle by EngagePickleball-choose from several design options. Graphite Z5 Paddle, eye-catching design in eight colors options, black cushion grip Vintage Champion Graphite Series II Paddle
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/Medium Grip
Vintage version of a top seller, midweight graphite paddle. Available in multiple colors, choose thin or cushion grip.

Middleweight/Small-Medium Grip
Power Play Pro Paddle Phoenix Pro Paddle Z5 Composite Paddle
Price $79.99

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Price $79.99

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Price $79.99

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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 Composite Z5 Paddle with familiar "Z" graphic available in blue, red, green, yellow, black, orange, pink or purple
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.

Middle-Heavyweight/MediumGrip
This paddle provides power with a classic paddle shape. It features a tennis style grip and excellent workmanship.

Very Heavyweight/Medium Grip
Stratus Paddle Element Paddle Elite Finesse II Graphite Paddle
Price $74.99

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Price $74.99

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Price $69.99

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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 Elite Finesse II Graphite Paddle, blue or magenta color options
This is a lighter weight paddle, yet still that familiar Paddletek size and shape. Great touch paddle.

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

Middleweight/Medium Grip
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The Elite Finesse II features an aerodynamic shape that adds to the speed of this lightweight graphite paddle.

Lightweight/Small Grip
Champion Graphite 2.0 Paddle Venom2 Paddle Vintage Champion 1.0 Graphite Paddle
Price $69.99

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Price $59.99

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Price $49.99

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Champion Graphite 2.0 Paddle, choose from Atlas Blue, Fire Red, Aurora Green or Solar Orange The Venom2 Paddle features a menacing scorpion ready to strike.  Choose from blue, red, or orange. Vintage Champion 1.0 Graphite Paddle
One of our all-time top sellers, middle weight graphite paddle, available in four color options

Light-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
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!