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

The Pro version of the popular Tempest paddle offers softer play with a thicker core for increased power and touch.

Light-Middleweight/Small or Large Grip

Price $159.99

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

This composite paddle from Paddletek features a thick poly core, allowing a softer game. Choose from two grips, two weights and four colors.

Light or Middleweight/Small or Large Grip

Price $149.99

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

Free $59.99 Value Onix Backpack With Purchase!
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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Kinetic Ovation Pickleball Paddle by ProKennex Kinetic Ovation Speed Pickleball Paddle

Free Paddle Cover
Reduce vibration and impact with this innovative paddle from ProKennex. Choose from blue, pink or red.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $159.95

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Mirage Composite Pickleball Paddle by GAMMA Mirage Composite Pickleball Paddle

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Transport yourself to the oasis of victory. GAMMA polymer core paddle features textured composite face.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $89.99
Sale Price: $67.49

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The Poach Advantage paddle by EngagePickleball-choose from two weights and four colors. Poach Advantage Paddle

$30 Off + Free Hat
This paddle features a proprietary skin and 6 powerful layers. Choose from Standard or Lite weight options and several colors.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $149.99
Sale Price: $119.99

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

15% Off + Free Hat
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
Sale Price: $109.65

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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

Price $69.99
Sale Price $59.99

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

$26 Off + FREE Hat!
This paddle was developed in conjunction with top players, the longer handle delivers increased torque and spin.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $129.99
Sale Price: $103.99

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

$30 Off + FREE Hat!
This paddle offers maximum power with a soft feel, but slightly less power than its predecessor.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $149.99
Sale Price: $119.99

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

Free Selkirk Hat
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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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.

Middle-Heavyweight/Medium Grip

Price $99.99

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

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

$26 Off + Free Hat
The paddle behind impressive wins at the 2017 US OPEN. Choose from Standard or LITE options.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $129.99
Sale Price: $103.99

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Radical Pro Composite Pickleball Paddle, polymer core and fiberglass face. Radical Pro Composite Pickleball Paddle

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Bring more power to the court with this composite paddle from HEAD, experts in racquet sports!

Middle-Heavyweight/Medium Grip

Price $89.95
Sale Price: $79.95

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

$25 OFF + FREE Balls
The specialized skin of this heavier version of the Encore offers excellent ball control and more power.

Middle-Heavyweight/Medium Grip

Price $104.99
Sale Price: $79.99

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

$25 OFF + FREE Balls
The fiberglass hitting surface offers excellent ball control and provides the perfect balance of power and control.

Light-Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $94.99
Sale Price: $69.99

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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

Price $49.99
Sale Price $44.99

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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

Free Selkirk Hat
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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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/Medium Grip

Price $99.99

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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.

Middle-Heavyweight/Medium Grip

Price $78.99

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

Free Selkirk Hat
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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The Elite Pro X-Series Paddle paddle by EngagePickleball Elite Pro X-Series Pickleball Paddle

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A well-balanced paddle with the same specialized skin found on the popular Elite Pro but with the Encore shape.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $129.99
Sale Price: $103.99
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 $119.99
Sale Price: $89.99

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React Graphite Paddle, hyper-lite performance allows for quick reaction at the net.  Choose from black or green. React Graphite Pickleball Paddle

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This polymer core paddle from Onix Sports features a Nomex insert to amplify the sweet spotl!

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $109.99
Sale Price $93.49

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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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Composite Evoke XL Paddle featuring Onix Superior Tacky grip, available in several great colors Evoke XL Composite Paddle

This paddle is great for intermediate to advanced players who want a lot of pop. Well balanced with a classic paddle shape.

Light-Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $79.99

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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

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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

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PRIME Epic X4 Paddle in four eye-catching colors, blue, green, purple and red. PRIME Epic X4 FiberFlex Paddle

Bold and colorful graphics are sure to make you stand out during play. Paddle features Selkirk's FiberFlex face for greater control and power.

Middleweight/Small or Medium Grip

Price $79.99

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