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Best Padel Rackets for 2023

Check out our expert selections for the best value and performance rackets for the coming year.

Adidas Metalbone 3.2

NOX Equation WPT Advanced Series

Head Speed Pro X

Babolat Counter Viper

Head Gravity Motion

Are you struggling to choose the best padel racket? Our team of padel experts have picked our Top 10 padel rackets of 2023 to help you to find the most suitable padel racket for your level and style of play.

Whether you're new to padel or an experienced player, we can make it easy for you to find the perfect racket for your game!

1. Head Gravity Motion

Our bestseller!

  • Weight: 355g
  • Head Shape: Round
  • Balance: Head Heavy

The Gravity range is Head's control series characterised by a round head shape. The Gravity Motion has proved to be a super popular racket as it is a light weight for easier manoeuvrability whilst still allowing you to hit with incredible precision. The Auxetic construction means this racket has a great feel off a larger sweet spot. Why not check out the other rackets in the Gravity range too? Pro and Elite

“This racket has been a huge hit with our local customers due the fact it is lighter than other HEAD models! It offers really good control without compromising power.”

Reasons to buy: You're looking to play a more controlled game but still want a racket with a softer feel.
Reasons not to buy: You're a power player, check out the Head Delta Motion

PDH Offer
£139.96 £175.00

2. Robin Soderling Pro Edition

Exceptional advanced player racket. With a longer grip for extended reach too!

  • Weight: 360-375g
  • Head Shape: Diamond
  • Balance: Head Heavy

One of Robin Soderling's top rackets, the Pro Edition Simon Vaquez is a great choice for power players. With a longer handle length and head heavy balance this racket helps you to generate force overhead. The Axis Force technology in the neck increases hitting stability whilst also reducing vibrations through the handle so it is super comfortable to use. 

“I absolutely love the look of this racket and it doesn't disappoint on court. The high balance point gives me power on my smashes and confidence at the net! Overall it has great feel and gives advanced players the perfect blend of everything they need for precise shotmaking.”

Reasons to buy: You want one of the best looking and highest performance padel rackets available for 2023!
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for an easy to use racket for getting into padel, why not try the Robin Soderling Prime Team Edition

PDH Offer
£233.99 £260.00

3. Babolat Counter Viper

Large sweet spot for a great feel!

  • Weight: 365g
  • Head Shape: Round
  • Balance: Head Heavy

With the largest sweet spot in the Babolat Viper Range, the Counter Viper is a great choice for the experienced player who likes to varies their game. The Vibrasorb technology reduces hitting vibrations, but if you're looking for a softer hitting feel, which not check out the Counter Veron

“This racket is a great choice for all-round advanced players! It is a hard feeling racket most suitable for Padel experts wanting to feel every shot they execute.”

Reasons to buy: You're looking for a top of the range racket that performs on every shot.
Reasons not to buy: You more of an attacking player and looking for a powerful diamond head shaped racket. The Babolat Technical Viper offers this!

PDH Offer
£251.99 £280.00

4. Head Speed Pro X

New for 2023 and breaking straight into our top 10!

  • Weight: 375g
  • Head Shape: Teardrop
  • Balance: Head Heavy

Made from Head's premium technology, the Speed Pro X offers incredible power and sensational feel! This version uses the 12k Carbon Hitting surface for ultimate shot execution. The teardrop head shape combines power and control, whilst the heavy weight helps you find your winning edge. Why not check out the full Head Speed range?

“The Dark Knight of padel rackets! Perfect for attacking players making stealth moves, the Speed X has been engineered for dominance on court. With 12k carbon, diamond cut holes, the latest Auxetic construction and unparalleled dampening, no other racket boasts this number of high performance technologies!”

Reasons to buy: You're an improving intermediate or advanced player seeking one of the best and latest rackets on the market which will offer you both power and control.
Reasons not to buy: You're a beginner looking for your first racket, the Head Evo Speed may be a good alternative. 

PDH Offer
£267.75 £315.00

5. NOX Equation WPT Advanced Series 

Outstanding choice for intermediate players!

  • Weight: 360-375g
  • Head Shape: Round
  • Balance: Even

A new addition pdhsports.com, the NOX Equation WPT is an award winning racket for the best padel racket in 2022. It combines manoeuvrability, control and precision wilst still having a large sweet spot for easy playability. A rough face design also helps to add devasting spin to your shots! This racket always sells quickly, so if you're looking for another great choice for intermediate players, check out the Robin Soderling Prime Team

“I can see why this racket was award winning! It's a great choice for the improving player!”

Reasons to buy: You've decided to take your padel to the next level and are looking for a great racket at a mid price point. 
Reasons not to buy: You're new to the game and looking for a racket to get started. Check out the NOX X-One

PDH Offer
£131.39 £146.00

6. Adidas Metalbone 3.2

As used by World No.1 Alejandro Galan!

  • Weight: 345-360g
  • Head Shape: Diamond
  • Balance: Head Heavy

The Adidas Metalbone 3.2 is their flagship model, designed for advanced players. It has a customisable weight and balance system to suit every opponent you face! The Spin Blade technology adds extra grip to the ball for devestaing spin and an Aluminised Carbon Surface for all out power. There is also a Metalbone Control 3.2 with an even balance and a Metalbone Hard 3.2 which uses a harder performance rubber and is aimed at precision players. 

“If you're looking for an incredible power racket, this is the perfect choice! It's loved by intermediate and advanced players as it has a hard feel (but not as hard as other rackets at this level). It looks cool, is used by the World no.1 and you can even customise the balance point.”

Reasons to buy: You're a strong, confident player seeking a top level racket to match!
Reasons not to buy: You're more budget conscious, and looking for an easy-use racket. Check out the Adidas RX 2000 Light

PDH Offer
£325.00

7. Adidas Drive 3.2

Great choice for getting into padel!

  • Weight: 360-375g
  • Head Shape: Round
  • Balance: Even

With a large hitting surface and even balance, the Adidas Drive 3.2 is the ideal choice for your first padel racket. The low-density EVA rubber offers a superb hitting feel whilst still allowing you to control the ball easily. This racket is also available in Yellow

“The best looking racket you will ever see for under £80! Its large hitting area makes this a confidence-inspiring racket that will help anyone new to padel to get the most out of the game without blowing the budget! If you're just getting into Padel, go for this one!”

Reasons to buy: You're looking for your first racket to help develop your game.
Reasons not to buy: You prefer a light feeling racket. Why not try the Adidas Match Light 3.2?

PDH Offer
£75.00

8. Drop Shot Allegra 1.0

Great choice for all levels!

  • Weight: 350-370g
  • Head Shape: Teardrop
  • Balance: Even

The Drop Shot Allegra 1.0 is a great all-round racket. It has an even balance to offer a combination of power and control, whilst the EVA Pro rubber reduces hitting vibrations. The teardrop head shape also provides a great all-round feel. 

“This racket feels great and is one of my go to rackets for intermediate players”

Reasons to buy: The great price, ease of use and consistently good performance!
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for a Tour level racket with the latest technology and are happy to pay a little more to get this.

PDH Offer
£129.60 £144.00

9. Head Flash 

Increased power for the beginner!

  • Weight: 360g
  • Head Shape: 130g
  • Balance: Head Heavy

If you're just starting out with padel, the Head Flash is a great choice. It has a light frame weight for easier manoeuvrability, whilst the Soft Foam technology helps increase hitting power. The oversized, teardrop head shape provides a larger sweet spot, reducing vibrations on off-centred shots. Also available in Blue Pink colourway. 

“If you're an occasional player, this racket would be one of my top choices!”

Reasons to buy:  You're on a budget and looking for a great starter racket. 
Reasons not to buy: You're a regular player, looking for a racket with more advanced technologies, be sure to check out the Head Speed Elite. 

PDH Offer
£51.49 £75.00

10. NOX AT10 Genius Junior

Our number 1 choice for juniors!

  • Weight: 335-345g
  • Head Shape: Round
  • Balance: Even

The NOX AT10 Genius junior racket is the perfect choice for the competitive junior. It has all the technologies of the AT10 Genius 18K, but in a lighter weight model to make it easier for juniors to manoeuvre. This racket also has a thinner handle size for a more secure grip so they can improve their game.

“For kids getting into padel this is a great choice!”

Reasons to buy: You're wanting to help your children improve their game with an advanced racket!
Reasons not to buy: You're buying for a very young junior just starting to play padel, check out the Head Monster Kid which is fun to use and with its bright cosmetic looks appealing too!

PDH Offer
£58.49 £65.00

Prices may vary from the time of publication.

8 December 2022

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