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  • Paddle Weight: 7.5 - 7.8 oz

  • Paddle Face Material: T700 Carbon Fiber

  • Paddle Shape: Training Paddle

  • Paddle Length: 15 1/2''

  • Paddle Width: 5 1/2''

  • The elongated handle helps players preserve their natural swing path with the smaller paddle head and also allows players to easily practice making two handed shots


Franklin Sweet Spot Training Pickleball Paddle
The Sweet Spot Trainer Pickleball Paddle from Franklin Sports is the perfect training paddle to help you practice your swing! Designed to specifically target the sweet spot, this mini paddle head is the same size as the typical paddle sweet spot to help you practice making solid contact. The pickleball surface is made from premium T700 carbon fiber to help control and spin your pickleball shots as you learn to improve your accuracy and sweet spot precision. The 16MM thick paddle core helps mimics the performance and weight of official high-end pickleball paddles so that you can train how you play! Designed with an elongated handle to help pickleball players practice two handed shots and preserve their swing path with the smaller paddle head. Practice consistently hitting the sweet spot for clean, powerful shot making when you're on the pickleball court. Take your game to the next level with Franklin Sports' Sweet Spot Trainer Pickleball Paddle today!


Average Ratings Based on 4 Customer Reviews

4.75 Stars:Overall Rating
4.5 Stars: Comfort
5 Stars: Durability
5 Stars: Playability
5 Stars: Sweet Spot
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5 Stars: Overall Rating
5 Stars: Comfort
5 Stars: Durability
5 Stars: Playability
5 Stars: Sweet Spot
Franklin sweet spot paddle Edward Intermediate

Pros: Nice training tool Long handle Great for two handed backhand Make you watch the ball and focus on point of contact Very powerful Surprisingly produced very good top and under spin Feels easier on wrist and elbow, since only sweet spot available to hit the ball

Cons: None

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4 Stars: Overall Rating
4 Stars: Comfort
4 Stars: Durability
5 Stars: Playability
4 Stars: Sweet Spot
Good Training Paddle Douglas S. Intermediate

Pros: The size of the paddle face makes me have to watch the ball hit the paddle every time, otherwise I mis hit the ball on the edges of the paddle or miss the ball entirely.

Cons: I wish that this training paddle came in a standard length (15-3/4”) and an elongated length (16-1/2”). You can customize the training paddle with lead tape to customize it to the weight of paddle that you are using.

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4 Stars: Comfort
5 Stars: Durability
5 Stars: Playability
5 Stars: Sweet Spot
Already making a difference David Ramirez Intermediate

Pros: This training paddle really helps you focus on how you take your shots and the overall positioning of the paddle. Whether it be in the ready position, or as you swing. Personally, I think the paddle has the perfect dimensions for training purposes. Once you have your swing dialed in you can get good topspin and backspin from the paddle as well. Highly recommend it, and if you use it in an actual game you will have a lot of fun and laughs with it.

Cons: I only have two issues with the paddle. The first is the construction of the handle. The two sides of the handle feel hollow and aren't as comfortable as most modern pickleball paddles. The second "con" is more of a personal preference thing. These paddles are lighter than normal paddles, and much lighter than mine. At first, I was having a lot of issues switching between this and then going to my regular paddle for games. I ended up adding a lot of lead tape to the paddle, which has been holding up well on the edge guard, but since the paddle head is so high it makes the paddle head heavier than the balance I have with my paddle. Not a huge deal, but something to maybe make note of since adding the weight to the head makes drops a lot more difficult.

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5 Stars: Comfort
5 Stars: Durability
5 Stars: Playability
5 Stars: Sweet Spot
Great Training Aid that's Very Practical Dana Forseth Beginner

Pros: Can see instant results after only 1 practice session. Very comfortable grip. Swing weight and "feel" mimics that of a full size paddle. Has definitely assisted me with my control and technique. Can actually play real pickleball with it.

Cons: Would have been nice if an option for a cover was available. Maybe adding a couple different color options.

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About the Brand

Franklin Sports got its start in 1946 as a regional brand of sporting goods products. Irving H. Franklin, who co-founded Franklin Sports with his brother Sydney Franklin, brought the innovative idea of centering a complete line of products on a single athlete - Joe Namath. Over the years Franklin has affiliated with the best in sports, including world-class athletes like Sugar Ray Leonard, David Robinson, and Barry Bonds.

The breakthrough for Franklin and the batting gloves came when Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt and Irving Franklin teamed up to create the basic design that is still the preferred glove of most major league hitters. Irving Franklin went to Clearwater, Florida, to meet with Schmidt during spring training in 1983. Together, they worked tirelessly to make sure that the materials and design were perfected, so collaboratively the two were the first authors. At that time, most players wore no gloves. A few wore a single golf style glove, but no company offered a product specifically designed for the needs of professional players. Franklin today is the industry leader as the premier batting glove company, and custom fits batting glove for MLB players.

In 1982, when Franklin signed Mike Schmidt, Irving Franklin asked: "How can I get the name Franklin on field at the Major League level?" Schmidt suggested putting the name on the back to maximize exposure, and then helped to design the glove for lasting success at the major league level.

Paddle Properties

Franklin Sweet Spot Training Pickleball Paddle
Color Black
Core Material Polypropylene
Core Thickness Thick
Experience Level Beginner Intermediate Professional
Face Material Carbon Fiber
Grip Size Standard (4 1/8" - 4 3/8")
Handle Length Long
Paddle Weight Middleweight
Player Type Balanced Power Touch
Vendor Franklin
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