19 Top Pickleball Paddle of 2018 by Price & Customer Satisfaction

 

19 Top Pickleball Paddle of 2018 by Price & Customer Satisfaction

 

1. Pro-Lite - Crush PowerSpin Composite Paddle with SPINtac™ - Blue (Slightly Blemished)

The CRUSH is ProLite's newest paddle release build on the company's most successful paddle shape - the Magnum. The interior of the CRUSH is constructed of QuadCore polymer honeycomb, sandwiched between two sheets of ProLite's new, durable, SPINtac fiberglass panels.  (Slightly Blemished)*

  • A quiet paddle build for spin, with an oversized face, plenty of control and tons of power.
  • Smaller grip size adds control on those inside-out net shots.
  • Exclusive ProLite MicroEdge guard is unobtrusive yet it adds to the overall balance.
  • Approved for quiet zone, noise restricted communities. Made in the USA. USAPA tested and approved.
  • * A blemished item will have visual flaws that don't impact the playability of the product, but are such that they can't be sold at full retail price. Paddles might have minor scratches, incorrect colors, faded or inconsistent paint from the printing process, or other odd attributes.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Style - Exclusive ProLite MicroEdge guard. QuadCore polymer honeycomb cell technology
  • Paddle Dimension - 15 1/4" L X 7 7/8" W
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.4-7.8 ounces.
  • Grip Size - 4 1/8"  Handle Length - 5 1/2 " Comes with a bright red No-Slip Thin Grip.
  • Face - Composite

 

2. ProLite - Cypher Pro - Pickleball Paddle - Black

For the newest addition to the Black Diamond Series, ProLite has combined its exclusive, top of the line, 100% pure carbon fiber facing material along with the longest paddle shape to provide the most powerful and controlled paddle on the market.

  • This paddle offers an extremely aerodynamic, elongated design that has been perfected to offer the largest sweet spot available in a teardrop shape.
  • The woven carbon fiber-faced polymer honeycomb core serves to soften impact even from the fastest hits.
  • The Cypher Pro's unique shape is specifically engineered for POWER! It creates more torque and flexibility at impact than any paddle in pickleball.
  • The paddle weighs 7.3 – 7.6 oz and is 15-5/8” long overall.
  • No-Sweat Diamond Grip which pulls moisture away from the hand and reveals points of color underneath the black material.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Dimension - 16 5/8” long with a face width of 7 5/16”
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.3 - 7.6 ounces.
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 4 3/4"
  • Face - Graphite (carbon fiber).
  • Core Material: Polymer honeycomb.
  • Edgeguard: Ultra thin, low-profile.
  • Made in the USA

3. ProLite - Chrome - N-R-G Series - Paddle - Blue

The ProLite Chrome N-R-G Pickleball Paddle will help you get more power on your swings and better placement during dinks. The Chrome N-R-G Paddle will make covering the court easier than ever before and help you maintain control over the ball.

  • For power hitters or single’s players, its QuadCore™ polymer honeycomb core delivers the smackdown like no other.
  • The Chrome N-R-G Paddle has a reasonable 7.6 - 8.0 oz. range which can either offer a balanced, stress-free mid weight or heftier option.
  • Its width of 7-5/16" creates an aerodynamic feel while still providing enough room to comfortably return balls.
  • A gel-coated, triple-layer fiberglass hitting surface allows the ball to stay on the paddle a bit longer during soft play for disciplined, purposeful placement.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Dimension - 16 5/8” long with a face width of 7 5/16”
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.6 - 8.0 ounces
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 4 1/2"
  • Face - Fiberglass, vinyl gel-coat
  • Core Material: QuadCore (TM) polymer honeycomb
  • Edgeguard: Low profile MicroEdge (TM) guard
  • Made in the USA

4. ProLite - Chrome - N-R-G Series - Paddle - Silver

The ProLite Chrome N-R-G Pickleball Paddle will help you get more power on your swings and better placement during dinks. The Chrome N-R-G Paddle will make covering the court easier than ever before and help you maintain control over the ball.

  • For power hitters or single’s players, its QuadCore™ polymer honeycomb core delivers the smackdown like no other.
  • The Chrome N-R-G Paddle has a reasonable 7.6 - 8.0 oz. range which can either offer a balanced, stress-free mid weight or heftier option.
  • Its width of 7-5/16" creates an aerodynamic feel while still providing enough room to comfortably return balls.
  • A gel-coated, triple-layer fiberglass hitting surface allows the ball to stay on the paddle a bit longer during soft play for disciplined, purposeful placement.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Dimension - 16 5/8” long with a face width of 7 5/16”
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.6 - 8.0 ounces
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 4 1/2"
  • Face - Fiberglass, vinyl gel-coat
  • Core Material: QuadCore (TM) polymer honeycomb
  • Edgeguard: Low profile MicroEdge (TM) guard
  • Made in the USA

5. ProLite - Titan Pro - Black Diamond Series Graphite Paddle - Yellow (Slightly Blemished)*

The ProLite Titan Pro Black Diamond Series Graphite Pickleball Paddle aims to become one of the most professional paddles on the pickleball court.The Titan looks amazing with sharp, clean lines and a bold design that is sure to resonate with most players.  (Slightly Blemished)*

  • The Titan Pro has an extra-large hitting surface and razor-thin edge guard which is made from premium materials.
  • The black carbon fiber face provides ample pop while the polymer core inside is full of sound-absorbing properties.
  • The Titan Pro Black Diamond Series Pickleball Paddle is a middleweight paddle, weighing between 7.6 and 8.3 ounces.
  • The Titan looks amazing with sharp, clean lines and a bold design that is sure to resonate with most players.
  • * A blemished item will have visual flaws that don't impact the playability of the product, but are such that they can't be sold at full retail price. Paddles might have minor scratches, incorrect colors, faded or inconsistent paint from the printing process, or other odd attributes.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Dimension - 15 3/8” long with a face width of 7 5/8”
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.6 - 8.3 ounces.
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 5"
  • Face - Carbon Fiber
  • Core Material: Polymer honeycomb
  • Edgeguard: Ultra thin, low-profile. Pro-Lite Diamond Grip.
  • Made in the USA

6. Onix - Z5 Paddle - Graphite - Yellow

The Onix Z5 Graphite is the most popular paddles in the Onix line because of its outstanding touch and ball control while still delivering concentrated power in a medium-weight design for all-around performance. The Graphite Z5 has a large hitting area thanks to its 8-1/8” wide face.

  • Graphite face offers lightweight characteristics for added speed, pop and maneuverability.
  • Its Nomex Honeycomb Core provide excellent power and finesse while maintaining control.
  • Wide body shape and tennis feel, extends the width of an oversized paddle shape for the largest sweet spot.
  • Designed for outdoor play in mind, but adored by indoor pickleballers too!
  • The handle is wrapped with top-of-the line cushion grip which is extremely popular in high-end paddles.
  • Medium-weight balances power and speed for all-around performance.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Style - WideBODY w/ Edge Guard - 1/4" Overlapping Paddle Face
  • Paddle Dimension - 15 1/2" L X 8 1/8" W
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.6-8.4 ounces.
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 5 "
  • Face - Graphite
  • Available Colors - Blue, Yellow & Red

 

7.Gamma - Needle Elongated Paddle - Graphite

With the Needle, GAMMA advances into the elongated blade paddle market. Extending the length of the paddle enables you, the player, to reach shots that were once unreachable, while sacrificing less than an inch of width. Engineered so the weight and sweet spot still exist in the center of the paddle (instead of being top-heavy), the Needle is perfect for players looking for balance and control in their play.

  • The Needle Graphite Pickleball Paddle is 7-1/8” wide, making it slim enough to maneuver with ease while providing a solid amount of surface area to defend against power players.
  • The Sensa Poly Core dampens vibration so you can hold the paddle steady and ensure precise placement.
  • At a lengthy 16-5/8” long, you’ll be able to go after any shot without hurting your positioning or power.
  • The hardy graphite face causes balls to fly back off the surface with minimal effort required.
  • Needle’s average weight is 7.6 oz, making it quick at the net with plenty of pop. The tacky grip has a small circumference which can be built up if desired.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Dimension - 16.5/8"L x 7.1/8"W
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.5 - 7.8 oz.
  • Face - Graphite Face
  • Core Material: Sensa Poly Core
  • Grip Length: 4 1/4"
  • Grip Circumference: 4 1/8” (Small)
  • Made in USA

8. TOPP - Reacher Graphite Blade - Pickleball Paddle - Purple/White

The Reacher Graphite Blade allows players to react quicker, stretch farther and get the most out of every inch of this lengthy paddle. The Graphite Reacher allows you to hit those hard to reach shots and still soften up that precise dink in the KITCHEN!

  • The Reacher Graphite Blade weighs an average of 7.6 – 7.9 oz and measures 16” in length with a 7-1/2” width.
  • The paddle is made of a high-performance grade Graphite skin and Polymer core that brings an extra level of control to your game.
  • The polymer core helps to minimize vibration in the paddle and creates a durable interior.
  • The extended “blade” design works to move the sweet spot near the top of the face so that you can hit lobs, cross-shots and drop shots with more precision than ever before.
  • The Reacher Graphite Blade will ensure you can respond to changing circumstances during games and slip pickleballs through other players’ defenses.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Dimension - 16” long with a face width of 7 1/2”
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.6 - 7.9 ounces.
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 4 3/4"
  • Face - Graphite
  • Core Material: Polypropylene
  • Edgeguard: Yes
  • Made in the USA

9. Pro-Lite - Crush PowerSpin Composite Paddle with SPINtac™ - Blue (Slightly Blemished)*

The CRUSH is ProLite's newest paddle release build on the company's most successful paddle shape - the Magnum. The interior of the CRUSH is constructed of QuadCore polymer honeycomb, sandwiched between two sheets of ProLite's new, durable, SPINtac fiberglass panels.  (Slightly Blemished)*

  • A quiet paddle build for spin, with an oversized face, plenty of control and tons of power.
  • Smaller grip size adds control on those inside-out net shots.
  • Exclusive ProLite MicroEdge guard is unobtrusive yet it adds to the overall balance.
  • Approved for quiet zone, noise restricted communities. Made in the USA. USAPA tested and approved.
  • * A blemished item will have visual flaws that don't impact the playability of the product, but are such that they can't be sold at full retail price. Paddles might have minor scratches, incorrect colors, faded or inconsistent paint from the printing process, or other odd attributes.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Style - Exclusive ProLite MicroEdge guard. QuadCore polymer honeycomb cell technology.
  • Paddle Dimension - 15 1/4" L X 7 7/8" W
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.4-7.8 ounces.
  • Grip Size - 4 1/8"  Handle Length - 5 1/2 " Comes with a bright red No-Slip Thin Grip.
  • Face - Composite.

10. Onix - Summit C-1 Paddle - Composite - Red/Orange

The Onix Summit C-1 Composite Paddle has the same impressive reach and control as the standard Summit, but takes advantage of its composite surface to produce extreme spin. If you love setting the pace of play and adding an element of unpredictability to the action, the Summit C1 will perfectly complement your style.

  • Elongated paddle shape gives players a longer reach.
  • Table tennis handle allows players to deliver more spin than ever before.
  • Composite face give pickleball more spin and maximum control.
  • Polypropylene honeycomb core provides excellent touch, power, and pop.
  • Paddle Dimensions: 16.3"L x 7.5"W x 1.5"H; Medium Weight 7.8 to 8.2 oz.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Dimension - 16.3"L x 7.5"W x 1.5"H
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.8 - 8.2 oz.
  • Face - Composite Face - Screen Printed Fiberglass
  • Edge Guard - Low Profile Vinyl Edge
  • Available Colors - Red/Orange

 

11. TOPP - Reacher Composite Blade - Pickleball Paddle - Pink/Blue

Want to ADD a little REACH to your GAME?  Check out the all NEW TOPP Composite Reacher. The Reacher has an extended face which will allow you to return just about any shot while maintaining a solid grip on your paddle. 

  • The Reacher Composite Blade ranges from 7.6 - 8.2 oz. Due to its weight, the Reacher provides extra heft in every swing without tiring out its user's wrists.
  • The Reacher has an extended face which will allow you to return just about any shot while maintaining a solid grip on your paddle.
  • The longer length of the paddle will also give you more leverage to your shots and serves in terms of pace and depth.
  • The handle length is a standard 4-3/4" length with a medium grip circumference.
  • The Reacher Composite Paddle combines power, control and flexibility into one design that will complement players who want to "do it all."

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Dimension - 16” long with a face width of 7 1/2”
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.6 - 8.2 ounces
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 4 3/4"
  • Face - Fiberglass
  • Core Material: Polypropylene
  • Edgeguard: Yes
  • Made in the USA

12. Gamma - Pin Elongated Paddle - Composite

The Pin adds another elongated blade-style paddle into the GAMMA lineup. Different than the Needle, the Pin features a composite fiberglass face that provides pop off of the paddle. The weight is also closer to the top of the paddle, ensuring your swing contains maximum power.

  • The GAMMA Pin Paddle has a textured composite face which contributes to a high level of control and uses a top-weighted design to ensure extra power during swings.
  • The elongated shape allows for versatility during play and reduces the amount of movement needed to reach across the court or bend down for groundstrokes.
  • The GAMMA Pin Paddle is 16-5/8” long with a still generous 7-1/8” width. The paddle’s sweet spot is particularly noticeable near the end of the paddle.
  • The GAMMA Pin Paddle is an unstoppable force that can strengthen your net game while offering a surprising amount of speed from a distance.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Dimension - 16 5/8” long with a face width of 7 1/8”
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.9 - 8.1 ounces
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 4 1/8"
  • Face - Fiberglass/Composite
  • Core Material: Sensa Poly Core
  • Made in the USA

13. Onix - Phantom Paddle - Composite - Blue (Closeout Price)

The Onix Phantom Composite paddle offers incredible power with a heavy-weight paddle design and widebody shape that maximizes the hitting surface and sweet spot for powerful hitting from every position.

  • The 8” wide face on the Composite Phantom Widebody paddle helps reduce the chance of players missing the ball while swinging, thanks to the oversized body.
  • A shorter handle length of 4-1/2” allows for greater torque in the wrist, as well as giving greater allotment of the total 15-1/2” paddle length to the face.
  • This paddle has a huge hitting surface, which many players adore.
  • The aluminum core provides lots of the much-loved “pickleball pop”, while the fiberglass face gives players incredibly fast return speed.
  • The lightly-textured face gives players the ability to add spin when desired.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Style - WideBODY w/ Edge Guard - 1/4" Overlapping Paddle Face
  • Paddle Dimension - 15 1/2" L X 8 1/8" W
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 8.5–9.1 ounces.
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 4.5 "
  • Face - Composite
  • Available Colors - Blue & Yellow. Made in USA

14. Gamma - RZR Premium Paddle - Blue - Graphite

The GAMMA RZR is equipped with our new Sensa Poly Core technology that delivers balance, power, and touch like you have never experienced in a mid-weight pickleball paddle. The textured graphite face combined with the GAMMA Honeycomb Cushion grip raises the level of your play, enhances ball bite, and promotes perfect placement from the baseline.

  • This beautiful paddle combines the responsiveness of a graphite face with GAMMA’s special Sensa Poly Core.
  • The internal honeycomb design will make your hits feel as gentle as a feather—but in reality, they’ll be rebounding off your paddle in the blink of an eye!
  • The cushioned medium grip creates helpful traction while the slim edge guard allows for a broad sweet spot.
  • The RZR Graphite Pickleball Paddle not only looks sharp, but it will greatly improve the reliability of your play.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Dimension - 15 7/8” long with a face width of 8”
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.5 - 7.9 ounces
  • Grip Size - 4 3/4"  Handle Length - 4 1/4"
  • Face - Graphite
  • Core Material: Sensa Poly Core
  • Made in the USA

15. Onix - Phantom Paddle - Composite - Yellow (Closeout Price)

The Onix Phantom Composite paddle offers incredible power with a heavy-weight paddle design and widebody shape that maximizes the hitting surface and sweet spot for powerful hitting from every position.

  • The 8” wide face on the Composite Phantom Widebody paddle helps reduce the chance of players missing the ball while swinging, thanks to the oversized body.
  • A shorter handle length of 4-1/2” allows for greater torque in the wrist, as well as giving greater allotment of the total 15-1/2” paddle length to the face.
  • This paddle has a huge hitting surface, which many players adore.
  • The aluminum core provides lots of the much-loved “pickleball pop”, while the fiberglass face gives players incredibly fast return speed.
  • The lightly-textured face gives players the ability to add spin when desired.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Style - WideBODY w/ Edge Guard - 1/4" Overlapping Paddle Face
  • Paddle Dimension - 15 1/2" L X 8 1/8" W
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 8.5–9.1 ounces.
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 4.5 "
  • Face - Composite
  • Available Colors - Blue & Yellow. Made in USA

16. TOPP - XJ-900 Composite Widebody - Pickleball Paddle - Red/Blue

The XJ-900 Composite Widebody paddle is the first paddle released by TOPP. The larger surface hitting area allows for a bigger sweet spot, which gives the paddle more power, and more control to your shots due to less off-center hits.  

  • The XJ-900 Composite WideBody Paddle complements players of all levels thanks to its generous face and extra large sweet spot.
  • This paddle provides both finesse and an extra boost of power when needed. Great for setting up that third shot dink or driving hard from the base line.
  • The paddle has an impressive 8-3/8" widebody and comes with a control-centric polymer core.
  • Its weight range is a broad 7.6 - 8.2 oz so that you can choose your ideal match.
  • The XJ-900 Composite WideBody Paddle will give you everything you need to improve your control while remaining versatile enough to win point after point.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Dimension - 15 1/2” long with a face width of 8 3/8”
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.6 - 8.2 ounces.
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 5"
  • Face - Fiberglass
  • Core Material: Polypropylene
  • Edgeguard: Yes
  • Made in the USA

17. Gamma - Pin Elongated Paddle - Composite

The Pin adds another elongated blade-style paddle into the GAMMA lineup. Different than the Needle, the Pin features a composite fiberglass face that provides pop off of the paddle. The weight is also closer to the top of the paddle, ensuring your swing contains maximum power.

  • The GAMMA Pin Paddle has a textured composite face which contributes to a high level of control and uses a top-weighted design to ensure extra power during swings.
  • The elongated shape allows for versatility during play and reduces the amount of movement needed to reach across the court or bend down for groundstrokes.
  • The GAMMA Pin Paddle is 16-5/8” long with a still generous 7-1/8” width. The paddle’s sweet spot is particularly noticeable near the end of the paddle.
  • The GAMMA Pin Paddle is an unstoppable force that can strengthen your net game while offering a surprising amount of speed from a distance. 

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Dimension - 16 5/8” long with a face width of 7 1/8”
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.9 - 8.1 ounces
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 4 1/8"
  • Face - Fiberglass/Composite
  • Core Material: Sensa Poly Core
  • Made in the USA

18. ProLite - SuperNova Pro - Black Diamond Series Carbon Fiber Paddle - Red (Slightly Blemished)*

The ProLite Titan Pro Black Diamond Series Graphite Pickleball Paddle aims to become one of the most professional paddles on the pickleball court.The Titan looks amazing with sharp, clean lines and a bold design that is sure to resonate with most players.  (Slightly Blemished)*

  • The Titan Pro has an extra-large hitting surface and razor-thin edge guard which is made from premium materials.
  • The black carbon fiber face provides ample pop while the polymer core inside is full of sound-absorbing properties.
  • The Titan Pro Black Diamond Series Pickleball Paddle is a middleweight paddle, weighing between 7.6 and 8.3 ounces.
  • The Titan looks amazing with sharp, clean lines and a bold design that is sure to resonate with most players.
  • * A blemished item will have visual flaws that don't impact the playability of the product, but are such that they can't be sold at full retail price. Paddles might have minor scratches, incorrect colors, faded or inconsistent paint from the printing process, or other odd attributes.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Dimension - 15 3/8” long with a face width of 7 5/8”
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.6 - 8.3 ounces.
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 5"
  • Face - Carbon Fiber
  • Core Material: Polymer honeycomb
  • Edgeguard: Ultra thin, low-profile. Pro-Lite Diamond Grip.
  • Made in the USA

19. Onix - Z5 Paddle - Graphite - Yellow

The Onix Z5 Graphite is the most popular paddles in the Onix line because of its outstanding touch and ball control while still delivering concentrated power in a medium-weight design for all-around performance. The Graphite Z5 has a large hitting area thanks to its 8-1/8” wide face.

  • Graphite face offers lightweight characteristics for added speed, pop and maneuverability.
  • Its Nomex Honeycomb Core provide excellent power and finesse while maintaining control.
  • Wide body shape and tennis feel, extends the width of an oversized paddle shape for the largest sweet spot.
  • Designed for outdoor play in mind, but adored by indoor pickleballers too!
  • The handle is wrapped with top-of-the line cushion grip which is extremely popular in high-end paddles.
  • Medium-weight balances power and speed for all-around performance.

Technical Specifications:

  • Paddle Style - WideBODY w/ Edge Guard - 1/4" Overlapping Paddle Face
  • Paddle Dimension - 15 1/2" L X 8 1/8" W
  • Paddle Weight - Approximately 7.6-8.4 ounces.
  • Grip Size - 4 1/4"  Handle Length - 5 "
  • Face - Graphite
  • Available Colors - Blue, Yellow & Red