How To Choose Your First Pickleball Paddle Ever?

Hello Everyone! I’m Austin from Spoke Pickleball and today I’d like to talk to you about choosing your first pickleball paddle ever!



Remember, there are lots to choose from….

With the great variety of pickleball paddles available, purchasing the right one for you may seem like a daunting task. However, this does not need to be the case. Most likely you’ve already tried a friend’s paddle and thinking of purchasing the same model or you would like to do some comparisons and check out other paddles that are available in the market.

For example, the Paddletek Tempest Wave is one of the top tier pickleball paddles in the market today.

Making a first purchase can seem a bit confusing due to technical factors like surfaces, composite fiberglass graphite paddle, polymer aluminum and other paddle sizes. There are also a lot of great brands out there!

There are a variety of sizes of pickleball paddles. That’s all too much to worry about. There’s a simpler way of finding your first paddle ever! When it comes to purchasing your first pickleball paddle it can be as simple as choosing an appropriate weight, feel and grip.

  1. Lightweight paddles are generally six-and-a-half to 7 ounces.
  2. Medium weight paddles are between seven and eight ounces.
  3. Heavy pickleball paddles are 8 ounces or more.

Within the different weight classes of paddles, there are some that designed for more power, some are designed for more control and many paddles in between.

In addition to weight, choosing the right grip is important for the overall feel of the paddle. Paddle’s come with different grip sizes, so it’s important to find the one that feels right in your hand. Each paddles weight and grip give it a distinctive feel and that feel is the most important thing to consider when choosing your first paddle.

For a beginner, you can start from a heavy paddle so you have more power to your shots with your limited technique. But once you have enough experience playing pickleball, I suggest that you buy a lightweight paddle for more control and comfortability!

And lastly once you find the paddle with the right combination of weight, grip and feel and maybe even color, you’ll be all set to go out on the court and play the fun and challenging game of pickleball! Now, go grab a paddle and play!