The key to the right pickleball paddle for you is how it feels (and how it makes you feel) when you play with it. Paddles vary by size, shape, weight, distribution of weight, material, etc.
Paddle weight and distribution of weight are important. Simplistically speaking the lighter the paddle the more you control what happens. The heavier the paddle the more the paddle does the work.
Paddles have several jobs. They must absorb shock, consistently give the same bounce, support generation of ball spins, retain their qualities over time, etc. Materials and technologies are continually changing and better pickleball paddles are then developed. The most common type of pickleball paddles are:
We provide you the ability to "try before you buy" as we have demo paddles for every paddle type we carry.
We can counsel you on paddle compositions, weight, balance, grip options, etc.
If you buy a paddle after attending one of our Beginner Clinics, then we will also pay the NC sales tax for you.
BF Pickleball Paddles