The Best Pickleball Paddles for Advanced Players

Last update in January, 2023

Pickleball paddles are mostly made of three materials: wood, composite, and graphite. Wooden paddles are the heaviest and least expensive. For beginning players or those who are afraid to spend money on equipment, the temptation to purchase a wood paddle could be great. This is OK, but remember the weight issue. Composite paddles provide a decent compromise. They come in a variety of weights and sizes and are fairly priced. Graphite is used to manufacture the priciest paddles, which may also make them sturdy and light.