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Best Pickleball Paddles for 2024

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

Head Extreme Elite

Adidas RX 20

Diadem Warrior V2

Gamma Legend

Diadem Icon V2

Are you struggling to choose a new pickleball paddle? Our team of pickleball experts have picked our Top 10 pickleball paddles of 2024 to help you to find the most suitable paddle for your level and style of play.

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

1. Head Extreme Elite

Great choice for starting Pickleball!

  • Weight: 220g
  • Thickness: 11mm

With its diamond head shape, the Head Extreme Elite offers great control! The honeycomb core also gives incredible feel for players of all levels. The ergonomic foam handle offers enhanced hitting comfort.

“This racket has proved extremely popular in store as it offers good levels of control and power as well as being easy to use. If you're just getting into Pickleball, this is a fantastic option at a great price!”

Reasons to buy: You're starting out Pickleball and want an all-round racket to get started.
Reasons not to buy: You've been playing for a while a looking for a more advanced paddle, check out the Head Extreme Tour Lite.  

PDH Offer
£42.49 £50.00

2. Diadem Warrior V2

Diadem's most technically advanced paddle!

  • Weight: 8.25oz (approx. 234g)
  • Thickness: 19mm

This paddle is perfect for the serious Pickleball player looking for the ultimate performance. The edgeless design gives better consistency when hitting shots near the edges, whilst the thick 19mm face gives an incredible hitting feel. Also available in Pink

“This is an awesome racket for advanced players looking for precision and feel on their dinks! With its premium construction it truly packs a punch when you go for hard shots! I also love the striking cosmetic.”

Reasons to buy: You want one of the best looking and highest performance pickleball paddles available for 2023!
Reasons not to buy: You're a casual a player and looking for a great value for money paddle. Check out the Diadem Riptide instead.  

PDH Offer
£189.95

3. Adidas Adipower Attack 3.2

Large sweet spot for a great feel!

  • Weight: 215g
  • Thickness: 14mm

With Spin Blade technology, this paddle offers incredible spin potential whilst also allowing you to hit with great power from the high sweet spot. 

“This racket delivers brilliant power and spin for intermediate to adavanced players. It has a soft hitting feel due to the honeycomb core which I also really enjoyed.”

Reasons to buy: You're looking for a top of the range paddle that performs on every shot.
Reasons not to buy: You more of a precision player, looking for more control from your paddle, check out the Adidas Adipower Control 3.2

PDH Offer
£139.99 £175.00

4. Gamma Legend

Great choice for starting Pickleball!

  • Weight: 8.0oz (approx. 226g)
  • Thickness: 15mm

The Gamma Legend has a 25% larger celled core which gives a responsive feel whilst also being quieter than other paddles. The textured composite face gives extra power and grip on the ball for better performance. 

“If you're looking for great feel and a quieter racket this an excellent option.”

Reasons to buy: You're an improving intermediate or advanced player looking for a great power paddle. 
Reasons not to buy: You'ree more budget conscious, but still want a power paddle, check out the Gamma Atomic 5.0.

PDH Offer
£125.99 £140.00

5. Franklin Carbon STK

Outstanding spin and control!

  • Weight: 7.7oz/8.1oz (approx. 218/228g)
  • Thickness: T14.5/17mm

The Franklin Carbon STK is the idea choice for the improving player. With a Carbon Fibre face this paddle offers exceptional hitting feel. The solid polyproplyene core gives great durability. This paddle is available in two thicknesses; the 14.5mm is slightly lighter and offers slightly more control and manoeuvrability whilst the 17mm offers maximum power and comfort from a heavier weight. 

“A new addition to our Pickleball range, the Franklin Carbon STK is already selling fast and hugely popular in the US. You can also select the spec which is most suited to your game!”

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 prefer a thinner paddle for maximum touch and control. 

PDH Offer
£107.99 £120.00

6. Adidas RX 20

Intermediate player choice!

  • Weight: 215g
  • Thickness: 14.28mm

With a Fibreglass face, the Adidas RX 20 is our number one choice for intermediate players. With a light paddle weight, it is very easy to manoeuvre whilst still being able to hit with high precision from the rough surface. 

“One of the rackets I instantly recommend to intermediate players as it has sold so well for us since we introduced it to our range. It's easy to use and you can genearte spin with ease!”

Reasons to buy: You're enjoying your pickleball and looking for a great paddle to help you improve your game. 
Reasons not to buy: You've started to play casually and looking for a beginners paddle, check out the Adidas Drive Light 3.2.

PDH Offer
£71.99 £90.00

7. Diadem Icon V2

Incredible feel!

  • Weight: 8.0oz (approx. 227g)
  • Thickenss: 13.7mm

Made with high-grade Japanese carbon fibre, the Diadem Icon V2 offers ultimate power and control. The 3xL Core reduces hitting vibrations for comfortable hitting. This paddle is also available in White, and an extended length (16.5inches) here: Black XL and White XL.

“This one of the best control rackets out there! The high grade construction means you can be confident of its consistency!”

Reasons to buy: You like to play a precision game.
Reasons not to buy: You prefer a thicker paddle for more power in your shots, check out the Diadem Edge 18k

PDH Offer
£149.95

8. Head Gravity Tour

Massive sweet spot!

  • Weight: 230g
  • Thickness: 14mm

With a distinctive design, the Head Gravity Tour doesn't just look great on court but also performs exceptionally. The hybrid hitting surface blends power, comfort, control and stability to give you maxmium performance on every shot! If you're looking for more manoeuvrability there is also a lighter weight version here: Gravity Tour Lite

“This racket feels great and is one of my go to rackets for intermediate players looking for excellent all round performance”

Reasons to buy: You're looking for an all-round racket packed with technologies.
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for a power based paddle. Check out the Head Radical Range.  

PDH Offer
£107.99 £120.00

9. Wilson Juice Energy 

Reduced hitting vibrations!

  • Weight: 7.8oz (approx. 221g) 
  • Thickness: 14mm

The Wilson Juice Energy offers a large sweet spot which is ideal for doubles players. The fibreglass face offers excellent responsiveness whilst the bumper guard helps increase the paddle's durability. 

“If you're a doubles player this racket would be one of my top choices!”

Reasons to buy:  You mainly play doubles and looking for an easy-to-use paddle. 
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for a high performance paddle, check out the Wilson Juice Carbon with a carbon fibre face! 

PDH Offer
£93.49 £110.00

10. Gamma Fusion LE

A fantastic option for beginners!

  • Weight: 8.0oz (approx. 226g)
  • Thickness: 12.7mm

Looking for a great-priced starter pickleball paddle? The Gamma Fusion LE should always be a contender. At a mid frame weight this paddle offers all-round playability, whilst the fibreglass surface improves ball feel. 

“For anyone just getting into Pickleball this is another great choice!”

Reasons to buy: You're wanting a great quality paddle to start your game!
Reasons not to buy: You've been playing pickleball for a while now and looking for an intermediate paddle, check out the Gamma RZR

PDH Offer
£49.49 £55.00

Prices may vary from the time of publication.

1 February 2024

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