3. Find the right sized grip. You use the same process as for a tennis racquet grip size and our How to Measure Grip Size guide is especially helpful for this. If you can’t quite find the right size, buy one size smaller and follow our guide on Increasing Grip Size.
4. Understand your playing ability and experience. If you are a raw beginner, buying a heavy paddle made for professionals and advanced players will probably have a smaller sweet spot therefore frustrating the rookie. The opposite is also true. An experienced player will not get the results they expect from a lighter paddle due to the lesser power.
5. Understand your general fitness and strength levels.Its important to do a candid reality check. While there isn’t as much running as in tennis or squash, this is still a sport requiring exertion. Buying a paddle that is too heavy could result in injury. The whole objective of pickleball is to have fun and get some exercise.
6. Color and design scheme do not impact the player using the paddle. There are some people who believe that having a color that blends in with the color of the ball and the color of the surroundings will affect the competition’s ability to read your shots.
More quality choices means good news for consumers even if it creates a bit of confusion. New courts are opening up. More and more people are playing regardless of age, size, physical condition, gender, or previous experience in sports of any kind. Adaptive pickleball groups including wheelchair players and groups for veterans are growing in number every day. You too can have fun playing pickleball. And you can start today.
Tennisracquets.com is here to help you whether you are a beginner or an advanced professional or anything in between. Check out our Getting Started with Pickleball guide. Call us with questions. We love to help!