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Pickleball Paddles For Beginners

Beginners, here is the category designed specifically for making your decision easier. These paddles work great for beginners due to their cost-effectiveness, great sized face or ideal weight. They range from simple wood to advanced graphite. We know that some folks just are not ready to commit to an expensive paddle, so we’ve gathered the best paddles for beginners who just want to dip their toes in the pickleball water without jumping fully in. Whether you’re wanting a huge paddle face or just something affordable, you’ll find it here. We’re happy to help you choose a paddle; just call us at (888) 854-0163.
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The VERSIX Strike 4F Composite Paddle from Pickleball Central is available in blue, green, orange, or pink. VERSIX Strike 4F Composite Paddle

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A light weight, easy to maneuver, poppy composite paddle for pickleball players who are developing their skills or seeking a fantastic value.

Lightweight/Small Grip

MSRP: $39.99
Sale Price: $27.99

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Champion PolyPro Pickleball Paddle-poly core paddle, middle weight. Choose from two colors Champion PolyPro Pickleball Paddle

This paddle has a classic paddle shape and a polymer honeycomb core and polycarbonate face.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $69.99

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Champion Spark Pickleball Paddle-poly core paddle, light weight. Choose from two colors Champion Spark Pickleball Paddle

A great value for the beginner or younger player. Features a durable polymer core and polycarbonate face.

Lightweight/Small Grip

Price $49.99

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

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

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $54.99

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Lightweight, no-frills paddle, great for the beginner. Rally Tyro 2 Composite Paddle

Basic economical starter paddle, middle weight, versatile, poly-core paddle. Choose from single paddle, 6 or 12 count.

Lightweight/Small Grip

Price $44.99

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

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

Price $54.99

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V510 Hybrid Pickleball Paddle by Vulcan Vulcan V510 Hybrid Paddle

This mid-weight, thick-core paddle from Vulcan offers exceptional control and good power.

Middleweight/Large Grip

Price $79.99

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Vulcan V330 Hybrid Graphite Pickleball Paddle, choose from lime green or purple laser designs behind a big black "V" logo. Vulcan V330 Hybrid Pickleball Paddle

Graphite surface with polymer core creates a reactive yet controllable combo. Balanced weight, traditional shape, with small grip.

Light-Midweight/Small Grip

Price $59.99

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Oneshot X Composite Pickleball Paddle with a polypropylene core, fiberglass face, and classic shape. Available in eye-catching blue or black designs. Oneshot X Paddle

Lightweight paddle with a fiberglass face and polymer honeycomb core that features a generous 8.2" width resulting in a fantastic sweet spot and powerful responsiveness.

Lightweight/Medium Grip

Price $49.99

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Vulcan V320 Hybrid Pickleball paddle, available in either blue or pink behind a big black "V" logo. Vulcan V320 Hybrid Pickleball Paddle

Lightweight paddle with weight biased toward the handle, making this one of the easiest-to-maneuver paddles with tons of "pop" that newer players enjoy.

Lightweight/Small Grip

Price $49.99

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Paddle Candy Sugar Skull by Vulcan Paddle Candy Sugar Skull by Vulcan

Made in the design of the Vulcan V510, this paddle offers a blend of both power and control for jack-of-all-trade players with a beautiful design.

Middleweight/Large Grip

Price $89.99

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Illuminate 2.0 Pickleball Paddle-choose from blue or coral. Illuminate 2.0 I-Series Graphite Paddle

A light-to-midweight paddle with a textured surface to enhance spin on many of your best shots.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $79.99

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Middleweight, polymer-core paddle, great for entry level up to pro level. Choose from two color options. Rally Tyro 2 Pro Paddle

Responsive paddle with great control. Versatile middle weight offering a large sweet spot.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $64.99

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Trident Composite Pickleball Paddle Trident Composite Pickleball Paddle

The generous sweet spot on this paddle will give you maximum control over your shots when combined with Engage's GripTEK skin.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $89.99

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The Diadem Hero Composite Fiberglass Pickleball Paddle is available in either blue or orange color options, each with a 2-sided design. Diadem Hero Composite Paddle

Easy to handle for beginners, offers great spin capabilities and more control through its textured HMT glass fiber surface.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $49.95

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The Response Graphite Picklebal Paddle available in blue, purple, green or red and features the Prince logo. Response Graphite Pickleball Paddle

Circular paddle that provides large amounts of control and surface area with a graphite face and longer 5-1/2" handle length.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $79.95

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The Spectrum Graphite Pickleball Paddle is available in blue, purple, green or red and features a white Prince logo. Spectrum Graphite Pickleball Paddle

Round paddle with a broad 8-1/4" graphite face. Gentle feel that maintains considerable responsiveness with a 5" long handle.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $79.95

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The Response Graphite 2-Paddle Bundle by Prince Pickleball includes two paddles in your choice of colors, two Prince paddle covers, and four neon outdoor pickleballs. Response Graphite 2-Paddle Bundle – Paddles/Balls/Covers

Includes two rounded Prince Response Graphite Paddles with longer handles, two paddle covers and four outdoor pickleballs.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $159.99

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SLK Graphite Atlas Control Widebody Paddle, available in two colors. Selkirk SLK Atlas Graphite Control Widebody Paddle

Dual-Layer Graphite Paddle provides ultimate control and power.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $79.99

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The Spectrum Graphite 2-Paddle Bundle by Prince Pickleball includes two paddles in your choice of colors, two Prince-brand paddle covers, and four outdoor neon pickleballs. Spectrum Graphite 2-Paddle Bundle – Paddles/Balls/Covers

Two Prince Spectrum Graphite Paddles with large sweet spots and an adaptable design, two paddle covers and two outdoor pickleballs.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $159.99

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SLK Graphite Latitude Widebody Paddle, available in two colors. Selkirk SLK Latitude Graphite Widebody Paddle

Comfort, balance, and affordability, light feel with extra "pop"

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $59.99

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The Response Graphite 4-Paddle Bundle by Prince Pickleball includes four paddles, one each in blue, red, green, and purple, four Prince paddle covers, and four neon outdoor pickleballs. Response Graphite 4-Paddle Bundle – Paddles/Balls/Covers

Four Prince Response Graphite Paddles with circular faces and longer handles, four paddle covers and four outdoor pickleballs to get started playing.

Middleweight/Small Grip

MSRP: $317.99
Sale Price: $254.39
Selkirk SLK Atlas 2-Paddle Bundle - includes two paddles, 3 outdoor balls and bag. SLK Atlas 2-Paddle Bundle

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Quality graphite paddle bundle featuring 2 Selkirk SLK Atlas paddles, 3 outdoor pickleballs, and a sling bag. Excellent value!

Middleweight/Medium Grip

MSRP: $184.71
Sale Price: $165.99

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The Spectrum Graphite 4-Paddle Bundle by Prince Pickleball includes four paddles, one each in red, green, purple, and blue, four Prince paddle covers, and four neon outdoor pickleballs. Spectrum Graphite 4-Paddle Bundle – Paddles/Balls/Covers

Four durable and responsive Prince Spectrum Graphite Paddles, four paddle covers and four outdoor pickleballs.

Middleweight/Small Grip

MSRP: $317.99
Sale Price: $254.39

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Selkirk SLK Latitude 2-Paddle Bundle - includes 1 Lakeside Lime and 1 Raspberry Orange paddles, 3 balls and bag. SLK Latitude 2-Paddle Bundle

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Graphite paddle bundle from Selkirk includes 2 SLK Latitude paddles, 3 balls and a bag.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

MSRP: $142.97
Sale Price: $128.67

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

Free ONIX Paddle Cover
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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Stryker 4 Graphite Pickleball Paddle, poly-core and graphite face. Stryker 4 Graphite Paddle

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This is a lightweight graphite paddle, perfect for beginner or intermediate players. Features polymer core.

Light-Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $79.99

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Rally Meister Bundle- includes two wood paddles with premium cushion grip and four indoor balls Rally Meister Bundle - two wood paddles/four balls

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This is a great option for those just starting with this sport. Two great wood paddles and four pickleballs.

Heavy-Super Heavyweight/Medium Grip

MSRP: $29.99
Sale Price: $20.99

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Dart Composite Pickleball Paddle by GAMMA Dart Composite Pickleball Paddle

This poly-core paddle from Gamma offers a lightly textured face and honeycomb grip.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $69.99

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Rally Meister Wood Paddle Deluxe Bundle- includes four wood paddles and 6 indoor pickleballs Rally Meister Wood Paddle Deluxe Bundle - 4 paddles/6 balls

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Bundle includes four durable wood paddles and 6 indoor balls. This economical bundle will get you out on the pickleball court without breaking the bank.

Heavyweight/Medium Grip

MSRP: $54.99
Sale Price: $38.49

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The Babolat XPLR Pickleball Paddle with half-inch thick polypropylene core and fiberglass face comes in a youthful red-blue-yellow color combination, and is offered in one weight and grip option. Babolat XPLR Pickleball Paddle

Composite fiberglass provides pop, while polymer core delivers a solid feel for all-court play. Medium weight range with 5" long handle.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $79.00

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Kanga Wood Paddle Deluxe Bundle- includes four wood paddles and 6 indoor balls Kanga Wood Paddle Deluxe Bundle - 4 paddles/6 balls

Bundle includes four durable wood paddles and six indoor pickleballs. Great way to save money while playing doubles.

Heavyweight/Medium Grip

Price $44.99

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The Kanga wood paddle is cut from white maple with a high quality perforated, black cushion grip. Features our pickleball playing Kangaroo logo! Kanga Wood Paddle

Great for clubs, schools and YMCAs. Features our sporty pickleball playing kangaroo design.

Heavy to Super Heavyweight/Medium Grip

Starting At: $15.99

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Stryker 4 Composite Pickleball Paddle, poly-core and fiberglass face. Stryker 4 Composite Paddle

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This is a lightweight composite paddle, perfect for beginner or intermediate players. Features polymer core.

Light-Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $69.99

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Kanga Wood Paddle Bundle- includes two wood paddles and four balls Kanga Wood Pickleball Bundle - two paddles/four balls

Our newest wood paddle packaged in a bundle is an affordable way to introduce new players to the sport. Includes two wood paddles and four pickleballs.

Heavy to Heavyweight/Medium Grip

Price $24.99

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Swinger Wood Paddle Deluxe Bundle- includes four wood paddles and four balls Swinger Wood Paddle Deluxe Bundle - 4 paddles/6 balls

Bundle includes four durable wood paddles and four pickleballs. Get on the courts without breaking the bank!

Heavyweight/Small Grip

Price $54.99

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Swinger Wood Paddle Bundle- includes two wood paddles and four balls Swinger Wood Paddle Bundle - 2 paddles/4 balls

Bundle includes two durable wood paddles and four balls. Get on the courts without breaking the bank!

Heavyweight/Small Grip

Price $29.99

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Diller Wood Pickleball Paddle 2 Pack with 4 pickleball balls. Diller Wood Paddle Two Pack with Four Balls

Bundle includes two wood paddles, four pickleballs and rule sheet.

Heavyweight/Medium Grip

Price $26.99

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The Aviox Fiber Poly Pro Pickleball Paddle by STIGA features a composite fiberglass face with stylish design featuring the STIGA logo in the center with a poly-core. Available in red or green color options. STIGA Aviox Fiber Poly Pro Paddle

A diamond-shaped paddle that provides a large sweet spot with an aerodynamic feel. 10.5mm core provides power and consistency.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $89.90
The Rally Meister wood paddle is cut from white maple with a high quality perforated, black cushion grip. Colorful orange and blue graphics are protected with satin varnish. Rally Meister Paddle

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This paddle is lighter than most other wood paddles and has a high quality cushion grip for increased comfort.

Heavy to Super Heavyweight/Medium Grip

MSRP: $15.99
Starting At: $11.19

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The Diadem Hero Composite Pickleball Starter Kit features 2 fiberglass composite paddles, one each in blue and orange, two pickleballs, and mesh carrying bag. Diadem Hero Pickleball Starter Kit

2 composite fiberglass Diadem Hero Paddles, 2 indoor/outdoor pickleballs, and a mesh carrying bag provide a fun and affordable beginner's option.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Price $74.95

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Diller Wood Paddle 4-Pack Bundle Diller Wood Paddle 4-Pack Bundle

Four Diller wood paddles and four Jugs indoor balls. Great for new players or those on a budget.

Heavyweight/Medium Grip

Price $48.99

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The Baddle Junior Composite Paddle features fun and funky geo or ripple designs in a variety of color options including green, orange, blue, and pink. Light weight and easy to control for young, developing players. Baddle Junior Composite Paddle

A 14-1/2" long paddle for kids in the 6-12 age range. Reduced dimensions while retaining high quality and SpinGrit texture. Two fun graphical design options, each in three color options.

Lightweight/Small Grip

Price $50.00
Franklin X-1000 Composite Pickleball Paddle has a fiberglass surface, polymer honeycomb core, and an extra-wide 8.25-inch face. Available in blue or red. X-1000 Pickleball Paddle

A composite paddle with a broad 8-1/4" face, so players can make the most of the large sweet spot. Great all-court paddle value for beginner to intermediate players.

Standard Weight/Medium Grip

Price $49.99
The VERSIX Ascent 5C Graphite Pickleball Paddle features a stylish, textured design that is available in blue, orange, purple, and teal. VERSIX Ascent 5C Graphite Paddle

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Stable, shock-dampening paddle with a balanced design that suits a wide variety of playing styles. Maintains high levels of speed and accuracy.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

MSRP: $59.99
Sale Price: $41.99

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The Paddle Candy Freak Paddle features a rainbow array of spiky-haired hooligans against a black backgroun, with the graffiti-styled "Freak" name at the top. Wide, carbon fiber face and 16-inch overall length. Paddle Candy Freak Paddle

A bright, pop art paddle with a graffiti-esque look and consistent play that balances offensive strikes with a sturdy defense.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $89.99
The Paddle Candy Monster Paddle features a spooky, shadowy figure looming in front of a striking brick wall background with the "Monster" name at the top, in a black, red, and lime green color combination. 16 inches long and 8 inches wide. Paddle Candy Monster Paddle

A spooky shadow looms in front of a striking background on this punchy paddle with reliable touch. Tacky grip promotes security and comfort.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $89.99
Outlaw Paddle features the Paddle Candy "P" logo bending jail cell bars in an attempt to escape, with the “Outlaw” name at the top, and a blue, black, and red color combination. 8 inches wide by 16 inches long. Paddle Candy Outlaw Paddle

Break loose from the rest of the competition with this fierce paddle made to balance precision with durability and speed.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $89.99
Paddle Candy Psych Paddle featuring a skeleton with a neon green glow amid a field of wild lightning bolts. The "Psych" name is printed in a sharp, equally electric style in magenta and black across the top. Measures 8 inches wide by 16 inches long. Paddle Candy Psych Paddle

Ride the lightning with this metal-inspired paddle and its electrifying skeleton graphic. Wide face allows for easy defense with the ability to quickly put away points.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $89.99
Paddle Candy Rave Paddle features a magenta wave of people grooving at the bottom with a swirling rainbow graphic converging on the "Rave" name in the center. 8 inches in width, by 16 inches in length. Paddle Candy Rave Paddle

Move to the music and swing to your own beat with this rainbow swirled, fast-acting paddle. Durable carbon fiber face and poly core for great control.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

Price $89.99
   
 
All sizes and weights listed are approximate.