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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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The Champion Bundle includes two graphite paddles and six outdoor balls. Champion Bundle - two graphite paddles/six balls

Two graphite paddles and six outdoor balls. A great introductory set.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $139.99

Titan Pro Pickleball Paddle-choose from blue, red, green, gold, and raspberry. Titan Pro Black Diamond Series Paddle

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

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $134.99

Rebel PowerSpin Composite, choose from four color combinations. Rebel PowerSpin Composite Paddle

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

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $104.99

Evoke Graphite Teardrop Shape is available in blue, red, green, purple or white. Evoke Graphite Paddle (Teardrop Shape)

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

Lightweight/Large Grip

Price $99.99

Magnum Graphite Stealth, displaying the flashy burst design players have come to love. Choose from three colors combinations Magnum Graphite Stealth Paddle

Classic graphite paddle from one of the leading paddle manufacturers, ProLite Sports. Its bold colors stand out!

Lightweight/Medium grip

Price $98.99

Bantam TS-5, choose from red, yellow, or blue geometric design Bantam TS-5 Paddle

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

Light-Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $97.99

Bantam EX-L, choose from red, pink, purple, or blue geometric design Bantam EX-L Paddle

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

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $97.99

Needle Graphite Pickleball Paddle by GAMMA GAMMA Needle Graphite Pickleball Paddle

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Keep your opponent on pins and needles with this elongated, poly-core graphite paddle from Gamma.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $95.99

The Encore Composite paddle by EngagePickleball-choose from several design options. Encore Composite Pickleball Paddle

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

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $94.99

Graphite Z5 Paddle, eye-catching design in eight colors options, black cushion grip Z5 Graphite Paddle

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

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $89.99

Vintage Champion Graphite Series II Paddle Vintage Champion Graphite Series II Paddle

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

Middleweight/Small-Medium Grip

Price $79.99

Elite Finesse II Graphite Paddle, blue or magenta color options Elite Finesse II Graphite Paddle

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

Lightweight/Small Grip

Price $79.99

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

This paddle provides power with a classic paddle shape. It features a tennis style grip and excellent workmanship.

Very Heavyweight/Medium Grip

Price $79.99

Power Play Pro, teardrop design, available in 9 bold colors with black low-profile edge guard. Power Play Pro Paddle

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

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $78.99

Phoenix Pro Paddle features a vibrant colored vinyl surface. Choose from blue, red, green, yellow, purple, orange, pink, turquoise, and black Phoenix Pro Paddle

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


Price $78.99

Element Paddle has a bold geometric design in four color options: red, blue, yellow or pink Element Paddle

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

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $73.99

Champion Graphite 2.0 Paddle, choose from Atlas Blue, Fire Red, Aurora Green or Solar Orange Champion Graphite 2.0 Paddle

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One of our all-time top sellers, middle weight graphite paddle, available in four color options

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $69.99


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!