gear recommendations

a curated gear guide brought to you by our team of pickleball connoisseurs (including tour pros)

Gear Recommendations


Pro Graphite


Skill : Advanced

Style : power

Electrum claims to be the Apple of paddles. We wouldn't go that far, but their signature gritty surface makes this paddle ideal for advanced players who want to pick apart their opponents with spin and power. These paddles also feature a minimalist matte black aesthetic, if that's your thing.

Encore Composite


Skill : Intermediate

Style : power

One of our pros described this paddle as "way better than anything below $100." Encore's textured surface makes it ideal for spin, but this paddle still packs a punch. Great for intermediate players looking to take the next step.

Tyro 2 Pro


Skill : Beginner

Style : Control

This paddle is a great low-cost option with a nicely textured surface that will add spin and control to your game. We recommend it for those just getting into pickleball—perhaps you've been borrowing your friends' paddles and are ready for a piece of equipment to call your own!