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


 
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Price $128.99


Product Code: PRC100


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Prince Response Pro Pickleball Paddle

The Response Pro Paddle brings a innovative shape to the world of pickleball with its highly rounded design. This creates an exceptionally large sweet spot with a gentle touch that will keep your hold on the paddle firm. A thick polymer core generates high amounts of power in every swing while still making it easy to control pickleballs' speed and direction. This unique paddle was used by Simone Jardim during the 2018 US Open in Naples, Florida to win four gold medals, including the coveted "Triple Crown" winning the Open Pro Womens Doubles, Mixed Doubles, and Womens Singles events. .

The Response Pro Paddle has a 8-1/4" width and a slim edge guard to provide a large amount of usable space. Our testers have noted that this paddle has one of the largest ever sweet spots - consistent is performance across face of the paddle side to side, and tip to close to the neck. Its handle is 5-1/2" long, allowing for impressive reach and plenty of space for players' hands regardless of size, and works well for those players that use a two handed backhand (like Simone). The paddle can be ordered with either a small Grip or medium Grip grip size and multiple weight ranges to best complement your play style. The face features a large "p" for Prince overlaid on a subtle zigzag background.

The Response Pro "Salute to Service" paddle honors US veterans with it's camo green theme and "Support Our Troops" yellow ribbon. Ten dollars from every purchase of the Salute to Service Response Pro Paddle is donated to a non profit serving US veterans. The Salute to Service paddle was designed by pro player Alex Fox.

The Response Pro Paddle's broad face gives players ample opportunity to return any shot with a high amount of pop, control and speed.
Available in light (7.2 - 7.7 oz.) or standard weight (7.8-8.3 oz.), small or large grip. Colors choices are blue, green, purple and orange.
Please note: Blue and Red versions feature Simone Jardim's signature in the design, purple and orange do not have signature.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".

Click here to purchase the Salute to Service Response Pro Paddle and support US veterans.

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PickleballCentral Expert's Corner:

Reviews of the Prince Response Pro Pickleball Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:


"I love playing with poly core/fiberglass face paddles that give me power, and the Response Pro offers a good amount of control for players who want a touch more power than you'd get with traditional graphite paddles. The control comes from its consistency. The Response Pro has lots of power for hard passing shots, serves, and deep returns. The ball pops off of the paddle consistently (but with power). The face gives me confidence to work a ball with spin. I found I could manipulate the ball extremely well with this grippy faced paddle. What really astounded me about this paddle was the speet spot. This paddle has one of (if not) the biggest, sweetspots in the game. It's sweet spot is both very powerful, and well distributed throughout the paddle because of its unique curved shape. This is an impressive leap forward in pickleball paddle shaping. The paddles felt really balanced, with the thicker grip feeling a bit more handle heavy, but the thin grip slightly more head heavy - that could be just some minor weight differences in the test models, but overall they play slightly lighter than they weigh. They are very, very easy to move around and whip into position for blocks and quick poaching putaways. I will be recommending this paddle to players looking to increase their power, while maintaining a paddle with lots of consistency in the sweet spot. To me this is one of the few paddles on the market that give you everything you want in a defensive paddle (great blocking, huge sweet spot when scrambling or hitting on the move) with everything you want in a an offensive paddle (power and hard hitting accuracy.) Overall, this paddle could help players from first day beginners to seasoned pros. Truly impressive."
Arne, Pro-Shop Staff (4.5 Player)


"I am a total paddle geek - I keep 3 or 4 in my bag at any time, and love the fact that I get to write about paddles every day for my job. I've been playing with the Response Pro for the last 3 weeks, and I have to say I am now grabbing it more often from my bag than any other paddle. It is a truly confidence inspiring paddle that has improved my game. I have traditionally been a fan of softer playing poly-core graphite paddles because they give me confidence on mis-hits and help me avoid popping up balls on volleys, third shot drops, & dinks. This paddle from Prince is the first fiberglass paddle that I've played with that gives me the control of a graphite paddle, while also giving me some of the power fiberglass paddles are famous for. At this year's US Open I got to play some rec games at night, and playing in the warm, humid, windy conditions, I found that the paddle gave me more power to play into the wind, but also gave me confidence on third shot drops and defensive volleys. The sweet spot on this paddle enormous, and also very consistent, with shots hit off center not suffering from less power, and shots in the center not being too powerful. I loved the fact that I could get this in a thin grip (I prefer a 4 and 1/8" grip), and it's weight range is exceptional. I prefer the 7.5 ounce paddle, but I have to say in fast defensive blocking drills, the paddle plays lighter than 7.5 ounces. I felt like I could whip the paddle around super fast on blocks, and it felt balanced in weight (not head heavy.) For a player like me striving to hit 4.0, I found this paddle a perfect game improvement upgrade paddle, and the fact that I keep pulling it out of my bag is a testament to how much confidence it inspires."
Edward, Marketing (3.5 Player)


"This is my favorite of the Prince Paddles. The longer handle creates a paddle face that is slightly smaller than the Spectrum, but results what feels to me like a truly maximized sweet spot. What I loved about playing with the paddle is that even my mis-hits (yes there were quite a few) ended up over the net. And when I hit the center of the paddle the ball jumps AND goes where Iím aiming. It gave me the confidence to try more shots that I normally would. The paddle has reshaped my game, making me a better and more assertive player. It feels good to be on the offensive side of the net."
John, Sales (3.5 Player)

Transcript of Video - Simone Jardim

Hi, I'm Simone Jardim. I'm originally from Brazil. I was born and raised there, but I moved to the United States about 20....oh my goodness, a long time ago, let's not talk about that. Anyhow, I moved to America to play college tennis, and then about four years ago I discovered this crazy game called pickleball, and that actually got me to quit my job where I was at Michigan State coaching tennis and then I moved here to Naples, Florida. It's a great place to live to raise my two children and to enjoy some pickleball. I'm currently with the Prince Response Pro, my signature paddle, and the reason why it is my signature paddle is because its got a longer handle. I have a two-handed backhand and it helps to fit my hands. I still have a callous now, but I used to get blisters because I didn't have enough room so for me the grip is extremely important. It's got a little bit wider grip, as well, to find my continental grip and then my semi western for my forehand. As far as the surface, I love it because it gave me a lot more power but I still have touch and control with the paddle. The shape of it makes the sweet spot much larger, which coming from tennis we all love our sweet spot, and that's what this paddle is all about. And then, who doesn't like something that looks awesome, so if you look at the design the paddle itself looks amazing. It's got the "P" and then just a really classy design which I love.

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5 of 5 Great paddle October 13, 2020
Reviewer: Lisa from Cornelius, NC United States  
Lightweight and has a comfortable grip.

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5 of 5 Prince Produces Perfect Pickleball Paddle! September 29, 2020
Reviewer: Ori Hoffer from Arlington, VA United States  
I have been a longtime Prince tennis racquet user, so when I saw they were now making pickleball paddles, I was intrigued. Lots of research showed raves about it, so I thought I'd give it a try. The lighter weight and longer handle make me both quicker at the net and give me the ability to put a little extra snap into my shots.

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5 of 5 Paddle September 28, 2020
Reviewer: Nathan King from Seattle, WA United States  
Exact weight requested!

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1 of 5 Disappointed September 23, 2020
Reviewer: TomR from Solana Beach, CA  
Just returned my paddle.  It did not live up to the reviews.  Sweet spot is small.  Any ball hitting outside the center radius of 3-4 inches doesn’t have much pop.  Very little power and control was just OK.  There are better paddles out there. ***PBC Reply*** Hi Tom, thanks for the review. While the Response Pro enjoys some great reviews and a 5-star rating overall, you are right in that not every paddle is the best one for every type of player. You did the right thing taking advantage of our 30-day Paddle Test Drive policy and returning it for a full refund. We want our customers to be completely delighted with their paddle purchases! Best wishes, The PickleballCentral Team

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5 of 5 Excellent paddle September 20, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Houston, TX United States  
I am an intermediate level player and wanted to move on from the garden variety community paddles at our courts. I purchased response pro and noticed that i was executing a lot of shots that i was only thinking of earlier. I played against some advanced players and won 10 out of 11 games over 2 days. Definitely worth the price.

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