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Top Pickleball Paddles For Beginners

Pickleball is taking the world by storm! Courts are filling up and more newcomers than ever before are getting into the game. Let’s welcome all beginners and newcomers to the great sport of pickleball! 

Pickleball Paddles For Beginners

If you are just starting your pickleball journey, I am sure you are filled with questions. So, where to start? We think it’s important to begin with the pivotal piece of equipment you need for pickleball, the pickleball paddle! With thousands of pickleball paddle options available on the market, shopping for your “perfect paddle” can feel overwhelming. Don’t worry though, we are here to help! For newcomers or players looking to casually dabble in America’s fastest growing sport, we have assembled an alphabetical list of some of the top pickleball paddles for beginners to consider!  

Armour INVIGOR Graphite Pickleball Paddle

  • 5 star review from JustPaddles customer - “Lightweight for maneuverability, sufficient power without compromising control.”
  • Armour Oversized Hitting with Propriety Shape. Great for all skill levels, this paddle offers a wide surface area and maneuverability for a consistent feel while making your shots.  

Babolat XPLR  Hybrid Pickleball Paddle

  • The paddle’s composite skin is made of fiberglass to offer superior tolerance, control, and spin.
  • The shock-resistant bumper is a strong edge guard that protects your paddle when the game gets rough. Great for players entering the game as it will reduce unwanted vibrations, mishits, and limit the chance of elbow and wrist soreness.

Diadem Hero Composite Pickleball Paddle

Engage Trident Composite Pickleball Paddle

  • Proprietary 5-Layer GripTEK Composite Skin paddle face provides power with every shot.
  • Wide Body for maximum surface area and an enormous sweet spot.

GAMMA Conqueror Graphite Pickleball Paddle

  • Textured Graphite for ultimate control, precision, and ability to hit shots with spin.
  • Take over the court with confidence! 

Gearbox GH7 Plus Composite Pickleball Paddle

  • The GH7+ will get you on the court playing your new favorite sport of pickleball! Start your game at an advantage and bring your best to the court.
  • Hand-Laid Fiber H7 Technology offers unbeatable, long-lasting durability. 

HEAD Radical Elite Composite Pickleball Paddle

  • Standard paddle shape for comfort and confidence!
  • The leaders in tennis are now making a name in pickleball!

Nexxed Prime Composite Pickleball Paddle Bundle

  • Get everything you need to head to the court! This bundle features 4 balls, a Nexxed bag, and two Nexxed Prime Composite Pickleball Paddles.
  • Grab a fun gift by adding the Nexxed Mini Composite Pickleball Paddle to your next order! 

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Oneshot Juniorshot Composite Youth Pickleball Paddle

  • Get your young pickleball star out on the court with Oneshot’s youth models.
  • 5 star review from JustPaddles customer - “My daughter saw me playing pickleball and wanted a paddle for herself. Rainbow is her favorite color, so we set out to find that. Couldn't believe it when I found a kid paddle that had rainbow coloring!”

Onix Stryker 4 Lightweight Graphite Pickleball Paddle

  • Perfect option for beginners and professionals alike! 
  • The graphite face offers lightweight characteristics for added speed, pop, and maneuverability! It’s a beginner's dream, with control and top-level performance.

Paddletek Phoenix G6 Composite Pickleball Paddle

  • The Phoenix G6 boasts a large sweet spot along with better accuracy, forgiveness, and control.
  • Professional level performance at a great price for those just entering the sport! 

PBPRO Tour Widebody Composite Pickleball Paddle

  • The hitting surface features proprietary spin control technology, giving any beginner ability for controlled spin spots.
  • With options at 8.3 oz and 7.8 oz, grab your partner and head to the court!

Pickleball International Tidal Wave Graphite Pickleball Paddle

Prince Response Composite Pickleball Paddle

  • The paddle’s circular shape gives players a very large sweet spot that will respond effectively no matter where a shot makes contact with the paddle.
  • The handle length allows comfortable two-handed shots and extends the player’s reach for those transitioning from tennis.

PROLITE Bolt Carbon Fiber Pickleball Paddle

  • Lightweight, powerful, and has a slightly textured face to help put a spin on the ball.
  • 5 star review from JustPaddles customer - “I really enjoyed playing with this paddle last weekend. Played for about 4 hours and never got tired. Nice sweet spot and excellent spin control. Highly recommend!”

Selkirk SLK Graphite Pickleball Paddle

  • Widebody paddle shape offers an enormous sweet spot.
  • With a lightweight feel and durable construction, this paddle lets you jump into the action on any court.

Third Shot Drop Tyche Composite Youth Pickleball Paddle

  • Get your youngsters involved in the game you love with this lightweight, high performance youth paddle!
  •  Recommended for youth players (ages 5-12).

TOPP XJ-900 Composite Pickleball Paddle

  • This paddle complements players of all skill levels thanks to its generous face and extra-large sweet spot.
  • Great for setting up that third shot dink or driving hard from the baseline.

Vulcan V510 Hybrid Pickleball Paddle

  • Designed for players who are mixing in a variety of shots. Players new to the sport can find their favorite shots on the court with this paddle.
  • Colorful colorway to stand out on the court! 

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If you haven’t already, get out to a local pickleball court and try one of the paddles on our top pickleball paddles for beginners list. We understand that choosing the perfect paddle can be intimidating and that’s why our trained team of JustPaddles Paddle Experts are standing by! If you need more information, give us a call at 1-866-382-3465, email us at, or utilize our live chat to speak with a Paddle Expert today. We’re JustPaddles, and we’re with you from Click to Court!

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