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Bantam EX-L Composite Pickleball Paddle

The Bantam EX-L Composite Pickleball Paddle by Paddletek is one of our most popular paddles. This paddle has a specialized, polymer core which was specifically made for pickleball playing. This core was designed to provide greater power, more control and hits that are strong yet quieter than Nomex core paddles. Paddletek created the Bantam to be a winner at a lighter weight. The abstract, geometric vinyl decal is laid on top of the high tech fiberglass face. Inside, the strong polymer core provides a sturdy basis for lots of pickleball play.

The Bantam EX-L paddle is in the sweet zone for many players, weighing 7.7 to 8.4 ounces. At this weight, players still have natural power from the paddle but can also impart spin and control. The 7-7/8” wide face provides a good amount of room on the face, while the 5 1/8” long handle is long enough for reach but not overly-extended. This paddle measures 15-5/8” from the top of the paddle to the bottom. The small-sized grip is padded, keeping a player’s comfort in mind.

Choosing to play with the Bantam EX-L is a decision that no player will ever look back on with regret.

Available in the following colors: red, blue, purple, pink

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Video #1 - Kyle Yates
Video #2 - Bantam EX-L Review
Video #3 - Alex Hamner
Video #1 Christine McGrath
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Transcript of Video #1 - Kyle Yates

I'm Kyle Yates. I'm from Fort Myers, Florida. I use the Paddletek Bantam EX-L. I've been playing with this paddle for about five years now. I fell in love with it right away. As soon as I hit the ball it felt so powerful, I felt like I had so much control and I haven't been able to play with anything else since.

Transcript of Video #2 - Ben Larson

My name is Ben Larson. I play with the Alaska Pickleball Club, and my paddle of choice is the Bantam EX-L. So, I like this paddle for a lot of reasons. I'm a tennis player, so I like the paddle to have a little bit of weight and this paddle is a little bit on the heavier side, which is nice. It gives me a lot of feel on the harder shots. It's a really solid paddle. Every time you hit the ball, especially on those volleys, it comes off with a lot of pop. It feels really nice hitting through the ball, and this paddle just offers a lot of flexibility. What I mean by that is basically every kind of shot that you want to hit; touch, spin, power, serve, whatever you want this one can do it and it feels really nice.

Transcript of Video #3 - Alex Hamner

Hey all you pickleball players, I'm Alex Hamner, Professional Pickleball Player. I've been playing about eight years, and today I'm at Pickleball Central's Pickleball Station, their fantastic four indoor courts and that's why I don't have my hat on or my big old visor maybe you've seen me play in. This is the real me! I'm here to talk to you about the Bantam EX-L paddles by Paddletek. It's been my paddle of choice for well over a year. Love playing with it. It gives a lot of power, whereas I don't have to swing really hard. The weight is evenly weighted. It gives a nice swing, plenty of pop, but I also have pretty good control with it. My drop shots, I love that shot. Dinks are good. Lobs have plenty of control, so it's great because I get the power and the control. Helps you win medals at those tournaments.

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Usual fast delivery!!! July 31, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Emmitsburg, MD United States  
Obviously, there are plenty of places I could have purchased this paddle.  But why would I go elsewhere when I have ALWAYS received great service from Pickleball Central!!!!

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Excellent quality paddle July 19, 2019
Reviewer: Marc from Durham, NC United States  
I am a 3.0 level club player, and this is my first Paddletek paddle.  I like the traditional shape and the medium weight.  It gives me good accuracy and control, and when I need to hit hard, it delivers.

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Good service from Pickleball Central June 17, 2019
Reviewer: Karen from Troy, MI United States  
My pickleball paddle order was damaged during shipping.   I received prompt, curteous assistance from Pickleball Central.  Thank you.

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Bantam EX-L Paddle Blue new design June 11, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Holmdel, NJ United States  
Great paddle, requested 8oz, power hit and control, highly recommend.  Wished grip was more textured.

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June 7, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Fairfield, CT United States  


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