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Top Ten Padel Rackets for 2024

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

Adidas Metalbone 3.3

Nox Equation Advanced Series

Bullpadel Hack 03

Babolat Counter Viper

Head Zephyr

Are you struggling to choose the best padel racket? Our team of padel experts have picked our Top 10 padel rackets of 2024 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 Zephyr

Our bestseller!

  • Weight: 350g
  • Head Shape: Round
  • Balance: Head Heavy

The Zephyr range is Head's control series characterised by a round head shape. The Head Zephyr 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 Graphene 360+ construction means this racket has a great feel off a larger sweet spot. Why not check out the other rackets in the Zephyr range too? Pro and UL

“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 Extreme Pro

PDH Offer
£127.99 £160.00

2. Nox Equation Advanced Series

Award winning intermediate racket!

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

One our bestsellers at pdhsports.com, the Nox Equation always sells fast. With a round head shape this racket offers a large sweet spot, which gives forgivesness even on your off-centred shots. The 3D transparent layers on the face give a rough finish to help generate more spin on every shot. Also available in a lighter version

“This racket has been a great seller for us, and now with updated cosmetics this racket is the perfect choice for the intermediate player.”

Reasons to buy: You looking to improve your game and want a racket that will aid this. 
Reasons not to buy: You're just staring padel and want an easy to use beginner racket, check out the Nox X-One. 

PDH Offer
£110.49 £130.00

3. Babolat Counter Viper 24

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 24 offers this!

PDH Offer
£251.99 £280.00

4. Bullpadel Hack 03 24

Maximum power for the advanced player!

  • Weight: 365-375g
  • Head Shape: Diamond
  • Balance: Head Heavy

Made for maximum power, the Bullpadel Hack 03 is the perfect range for the advanced player. It uses Bullpadel's top technologies to create an outstanding ball feel whilst still dominating the rallies. It comes fitted with a Hesacore grip to reduce hitting vibrations and improve your grip. Check out the other models in the Hack range: 03 Hybrid offers increased control, whilst the 03 Comfort offers a softer hitting feel. 

“It shows how great this racket it is, as it is used by many of the top Pros! ”

Reasons to buy: You're an advanced player looking for maximum performance and power. 
Reasons not to buy: You're just getting into padel but want still want a high power racket, check out the Bullpadel Ionic Power

PDH Offer
£260.00

5. Babolat Air Veron 

Outstanding choice for intermediate players!

  • Weight: 355g
  • Head Shape: Teardrop
  • Balance: Even

The Babolat Air Veron is a great choice for the intermediate player looking for a great all-round racket. With a teardrop head shape and even balance, this racket offers the perfect combination of power and control. The 3D Spin surface allows you get more grip on the ball to increase spin potential. If you're more of an attacking player, check out the Technical Veron, and more controlled play, try the Counter Veron

“This racket is used by some of our team and is a great choice for the improving player! It's also currently on a deal making it a brilliant buy right now!”

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 Babolat Storm

PDH Offer
£129.00 £210.00

6. Adidas Metalbone 3.3

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 devastating spin and an Aluminised Carbon Surface for all out power. There is also a Metalbone CTRL 3.3 with an even balance and a Metalbone HRD 3.3 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 Series Light

PDH Offer
£330.00

7. Adidas Drive 3.3

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 3.3 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. 

“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 Drive Light 3.3?

PDH Offer
£70.00

8. Bullpadel K2 Power 24

Great choice for all levels!

  • Weight: 360-370g
  • Head Shape: Diamond
  • Balance: Head Heavy

The Bullpadel K2 Power 24 is a great choice for the intermediate player looking for high power. The diamond head shape and head heavy balance help you hit with dominating power! 

“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 control based racket. Check out the Bullpadel BP10 Evo.  

PDH Offer
£84.99 £100.00

9. Bullpadel Vertex 02 Control

Incredible feel at an amazing price!

  • Weight: 365-380g
  • Head Shape: Round
  • Balance: Head Heavy

If you're looking for the best deal on padel, then look no further than the Bullpadel Vertex 02 Control! With the premium technologies and a round head shape this rackets offers great control, whilst still offering a soft hitting feel.

“If you play regularly and want a great quality racket then this would be my go to choice!”

Reasons to buy:  You want a top of the range racket at a great price.
Reasons not to buy: You're looking to start out padel on a lower budget, check out our other great deals on the the Kult 20 and BP10 LTD

PDH Offer
£138.95 £300.00

10. 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.

PDH Offer
£251.99 £315.00

Prices may vary from the time of publication.

31 January 2024

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