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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 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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Kinetic Flight Pro Pickleball Paddle by ProKennex Kinetic Pro Flight Paddle

FREE Grip, Paddle Cover + Balls ($35.97 Value)
Reduce vibration and impact with this innovative paddle from ProKennex. Choose from blue or pink.

Light-Midweight/Small Grip

Price $179.95

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The Tempest Wave Pro Paddle is available in two grip sizes and two colors. Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Paddle

NEW US OPEN EDITION
FREE Paddle Cover + 3 Balls ($27.98 value)
The Pro version of the popular Tempest paddle offers softer play via a thicker core for increased control and touch.

Light-Middleweight/Small or Large Grip

Starting At: $169.99

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

NEW US OPEN EDITION
FREE Paddle Cover + 3 Balls ($27.98 value)
The specialized core in this paddle provides more power, control and quieter play for the multi-talented player.

Middle-Heavyweight/Medium Grip

Starting At: $99.99

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Kinetic Ovation Speed II Pickleball Paddle by ProKennex Kinetic Ovation Speed II Paddle

FREE Grip, Paddle Cover + Balls ($35.97 Value)
Reduce vibration and impact with this innovative paddle from ProKennex. Choose from black/pink or white/blue.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $159.95

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Bantam TS-5, choose from blue, green, purple, red, yellow. Bantam TS-5 Paddle

NEW US OPEN EDITION
FREE Paddle Cover + 3 Balls ($27.98 value)
A lighter weight and more maneuverable version of the popular Bantam EX-L will provide quicker speed at the net.

Light-Middleweight/Medium Grip

Starting At: $99.99

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Bantam TS-5 Pro Composite Pickleball Paddle, choose from 2 weights, 2 grips sizes and five colors. Bantam TS-5 Pro Composite Paddle

FREE Paddle Cover + 3 Balls ($27.98 value)
This composite paddle from Paddletek features a thick poly core, allowing a softer game. Choose from two grips, two weights and five colors.

Light or Middleweight/Small or Large Grip

Price $149.99

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Tempest Wave II Paddle is available in 5 color options Tempest Wave II Graphite Paddle

FREE Paddle Cover + 3 Balls ($27.98 value)
This paddle offers reduced vibration from the polymer core. The textured graphite surface allows you to put the ball right where you want it.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $129.99

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Kinetic Pro Speed II Pickleball Paddle by ProKennex Kinetic Pro Speed II Paddle

FREE Grip, Paddle Cover + Balls ($35.97 Value)
Reduce vibration and impact with this innovative paddle from ProKennex. Choose from green or pink.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $159.95

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Unparalleled consistency, midweight paddle VANGUARD Hybrid S2 Paddle

Free Premium Paddle Case ($19.99 value)
Large sweet spot, gentle touch and double reinforced carbon fiber surface. Choose from two weights.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $199.99

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Kinetic Ovation Flight Pickleball Paddle by ProKennex Kinetic Ovation Flight Paddle

FREE Grip, Paddle Cover + Balls ($35.97 Value)
Reduce vibration and impact with this innovative paddle from ProKennex. Choose from blue or pink.

Light-Midweight/Small Grip

Price $179.95

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The Elite Pro Composite paddle by EngagePickleball-choose from red or white Elite Pro Composite Paddle

The paddle behind impressive wins at the 2017 US OPEN. Choose from Standard or LITE options.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $134.99

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The Elite Pro Maverick Paddle paddle by EngagePickleball Elite Pro Maverick Pickleball Paddle

This paddle was developed in conjunction with top players, the longer handle delivers increased torque and spin.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $134.99

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The Rally PX Graphite with polypropylene core and graphite face, choose from blue green, red or yellow. Rally PX Graphite Pickleball Paddle

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This paddle features a graphite/fiberglass hybrid face along with a generous hitting surface. Choose from four colors.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

MSRP: $79.99
Sale Price: $69.99

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Champion Graphite X Paddle, choose from blue, gray, purple or red Champion Graphite X Paddle

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Connect with the ball and conquer your opponent with the large sweet spot on this poly-core paddle. Available in 4 colors.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

MSRP: $84.99
Sale Price: $59.99

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

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

Light-Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $109.99

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The Encore Pro Composite paddle by EngagePickleball-choose from green, blue, purple or red Encore Pro Composite Pickleball Paddle

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

Middle-Heavyweight/Medium Grip

Price $109.99

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Graphite Z5 Paddle, eye-catching design in ten 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

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AMPED S2 X5 FiberFlex Paddle, choose from blue, green orange or red AMPED S2 X5 FiberFlex Paddle

New 2021 Colors Available
With the largest sweet spot, this paddle is destined to be your favorite. The thicker core combined with softer face provide control as well as power.

Middle-Heavyweight/Small or Medium Grip

Price $149.99

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AMPED Epic X5 FiberFlex Paddle, choose from blue, green, orange, or red AMPED Epic X5 FiberFlex Paddle

New 2021 Colors Available
Traditional shape with vibration dampening technology. Excellent power and control combined with a larger sweet spot make this paddle a sure winner.

Middleweight/Small or Medium Grip

Price $149.99

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AMPED Invikta X5 FiberFlex Paddle, choose from blue, charcoal, purple or red AMPED Invikta X5 FiberFlex Paddle

New 2021 Colors Available
The thicker X5 core provides softer play, delivering an extreme amount of control. Available in two weight options.

Middle-Heavyweight/Small or Medium Grip

Price $149.99

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Mirage Composite Pickleball Paddle by GAMMA Mirage Composite Paddle

FREE Grip, Paddle Cover + Balls ($35.97 Value)
Transport yourself to the oasis of victory. GAMMA polymer core paddle features textured composite face.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $89.99

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AMPED Omni X5 FiberFlex Paddle, choose from aqua, blue, orange or red AMPED Omni X5 FiberFlex Paddle

New 2021 Colors Available
The elongated paddle face paired with a shorter handle provide increased reach. Revolutionary thicker core amplifies the power. Choose from four colors.

Light-Middleweight/Small or Medium Grip

Price $149.99

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Needle Graphite Pickleball Paddle by GAMMA Needle Graphite Paddle

FREE Grip, Paddle Cover + Balls ($35.97 Value)
Keep your opponent on pins and needles with this elongated, poly-core graphite paddle from Gamma.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $119.99

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Radical XL Graphite Paddle, polymer core and graphite face. Radical XL Graphite Paddle

All the same great features of the Radical paddle with a longer surface for increased reach. Ergonomic HydroSorb Pro Grip.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $104.95

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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 $89.99

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Poach Icon Pickleball Paddle-Choose from Blue, Purple, Red or Black Poach Icon Pickleball Paddle

This paddle offers maximum power with a soft feel, but slightly less power than its predecessor.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $154.99

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Champion Eclipse Graphite Pickleball Paddle-poly core paddle, middle weight. Choose from three colors Champion Eclipse Graphite Pickleball Paddle

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This versatile paddle in the Champion line of products features a classic shape and polymer core. Great entry-level paddle.

Middleweight/Small Grip

MSRP: $49.99
Sale Price: $44.99

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Middleweight, polymer-core paddle, great for entry level up to pro level. Rally Flare Graphite Pickleball Paddle

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This graphite paddle is perfect for those entering the sport. Light-middle weight poly-core paddle offers great control and quick reaction time.

Middleweight/Small Grip

MSRP: $49.99
Sale Price: $44.99

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Legend Composite Pickleball Paddle by GAMMA GAMMA Legend Composite Pickleball Paddle

FREE Grip, Paddle Cover + Balls ($35.97 Value)
Features thicker large-celled core to provide a soft and quiet responsive feel. Textured composite face enhances power.

Middle-Heavyweight/Small Grip

Price $119.99

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The Rally Graphite Power 5.0 with polypropylene core and graphite face, choose from blue green, red or yellow in thicker core for increased power. Rally Graphite Power 5.0 Pickleball Paddle

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Powerful polymer core and graphite/fiberglass hybrid face. Designed to offer a large sweet spot and generous playing surface.

Middleweight/Small or Medium Grip

MSRP: $89.99
Sale Price: $79.99

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V550 Hybrid Pickleball Paddle by Vulcan Vulcan V550 Hybrid Paddle

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The elongated design of this paddle from Vulcan allows you to generate more speed and spin off the face.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

MSRP: $139.99
Sale Price: $125.99

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Response Pro Composite Paddle by Prince Pickleball, choose from 2 weights, 2 grips sizes and five colors. Response Pro Composite Pickleball Paddle

FREE US Open Gift Pack! ($35.97 value)
With years of expertise in racquet sports, Prince Pickleball brings us this poly-core composite paddle.

Light or Middleweight/Small or Large Grip

Price $128.99

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Outbreak Graphite Pickleball Paddle, graphite reinforced face and polymer core. Outbreak Pickleball Paddle

Features a graphite-reinforced face and polymer core. ONIX's TeXtreme Technology delivers increased durability without adding weight.

Middleweight/Large Grip

Price $129.99

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The Babolat REBEL Pickleball Paddle with polypropylene core and fiberglass face, choose from touch or power models. Babolat RBEL Pickleball Paddle

Powerful polymer core and graphite face. Designed for a variety of players providing comfort, protection, and control.

Middleweight/Heavyweight and Small Grip

Price $119.00

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Evoke Pro Composite Paddle featuring ONIX Superior Tacky grip, available in several great colors Evoke Pro Composite Paddle

This paddle is great for intermediate to advanced players who want more power. Slightly heavier than its predecessor.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $99.99

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Compass Graphite Pickleball Paddle by GAMMA GAMMA Compass Graphite Pickleball Paddle

FREE Grip, Paddle Cover + Balls ($35.97 Value)
Navigate your way to a win with this elongated paddle from Gamma, featuring a thicker core and textured graphite face.

Middle-Heavyweight/Small Grip

Price $139.99

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