Pickleball paddles continue to become stronger, more durable, and more technologically advanced as manufacturers push the envelope of R&D to find the next big thing in pickleball. As the evolution of paddles continues, the paddles become more powerful, more spin-friendly, and are designed to have the biggest sweet spot possible while maintaining balance and stability. With that said, USA Pickleball has paddle restrictions in place to help protect the integrity of the game. These rules are designed to keep the paddle from becoming too big, too powerful, or creating too much spin. A paddle, per USA Pickleball, should not exceed 24” in combined width and length, while not exceeding 17” in length. (This means if a paddle is 16” in length, it cannot be more than 8” in width. If a paddle is 17” in length, it cannot be more than 7” in width, etc.)
If you’re on the hunt for a paddle with a large sweet spot, you’ll want to look for paddles that are classified as standard-shaped pickleball paddles. If you see a paddle that is very long and thin, or very short and wide, you might find their sweet spot is responsive but smaller. From our experience, we’ve found that paddles between 16-16 ½” in length and 7 ½-8” in width have the most universal sweet spots, offering forgiveness while not giving up other important characteristics you need from your pickleball paddles like length, width, power, control, and maneuverability. With that said, here is the list of our Paddle Expert's picks of pickleball paddles with the biggest sweet spots. Let's dive in.
Gearbox CX14E Pickleball Paddle - Paddle Expert Jason S.
“The edgeless design on the CX14E helps extend the sweet spot to the edges without edge guard interference. And the Solid Span Technology truly makes the paddle feel super responsive no matter where you hit the ball on the paddle face.”
Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro Pickleball Paddle - Paddle Expert Max L.
“The Tempest Wave Pro has the largest sweet spot on a pickleball paddle that I have had the chance to play with. Coming from a ping pong background the wide shape and sweet spot allows me to place my shots easily. At the net, nothing beats the Tempest Wave Pro.”
PROLITE Supernova LX Pickleball Paddle
“I really like the feel of the PROLITE Supernova. With the woven carbon fiber material, I have a
great sense of touch and can generate quite a bit of spin. Also, this paddle’s face is one of the
largest I have seen! This combined with the woven carbon fiber creates a huge sweet spot with no mis-hits whatsoever!”
Engage Encore EX 6.0 Pickleball Paddle - Ben C.
“To me, the forgiveness of the EX 6.0 is a game-changer. It’s got a very soft feel, and I’m more confident knowing that even on mis-hits, this paddle is going to feel strong and forgiving. Overall the 6.0 just has a phenomenal feel through the big sweet spot.”
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