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Every time I am out on the pickleball courts – whether in Margate, NJ, Livingston, NJ or Delray Beach, FL – I see people using many kinds of pickleball paddles. You look around at the paddles and almost everyone has a different brand or style paddle. You don’t see many wood pickleball paddles, that’s true; yet you do see some cheap pickleball paddles that are not helping anyone’s game. Most, though, are made of graphite or composites and are actually very well-made with characteristics that can be advantageous for most players. Different strokes for different folks!

So I wondered what are the top selling pickleball paddles? There are a few websites boasting that they know the answer to this question, but when you actually look at their sites you quickly realize they are at best guessing or at worst just promoting their own brands.

So I decided to search Amazon to see their top selling pickleball paddles because I think this might be the best way to determine the top-selling paddles in general. The information, by the way, is easy to find. In this Review of the 10 Best Selling Pickleball Paddles on Amazon I highlight the specifications and playing features of these paddles.

#1 Amarey Pickleball Paddle


Comes with racket cover

Face: Graphite
Core: Honeycomb Composite
Price: $38.99
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Perfect set for beginner to intermediate players
  • Graphite Face: With the same thickness as a fingernail, Amarey pickleball paddle’s graphite cover provides a firm, long-lasting paddle surface for perfect accuracy.
  • Balanced lightweight extra comfort ergonomic grip: with a light weight of 8 oz., Amarey pickleball paddles strike the perfect balance between great game play, control, power, and maneuverability.

#2 Amazin’ Aces Pickleball Paddle


Set Includes 2 Wood Pickleball Paddles + 4 Pickleballs + 1 Mesh Carry Bag + eBook w/Rules & Tips

Face: Wood
Core: Wood
Price: $24.99
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

  • The perfect set for beginner players
  • This set is lighter than many other wood paddles on the market and features a cushion grip with wrist strap
  • This item is perfect for those seeking a pickleball paddle that is a great value.
  • This bundle is a good choice for schools, YMCAs, rec centers, community centers and other organizations that might provide paddles to groups of pickleball players.

#3 Amazin’ Aces Pickleball Paddle


Set Includes 2 Graphite Paddles + 4 Balls + 1 Mesh Pickleball Carrying Bag

Face: Graphite
Core: Polymer
Price: $69.99
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Designed to be awesome pickleball paddles at an affordable price.
  • The paddles are a great option for both beginners and for players ready to take their game to the next level.
  • The graphite face ensures superior strength that virtually eliminates dinging and denting. The honeycomb polymer core is lightweight yet strong enough to survive countless dinks, volleys and slams.
  • This paddle allows for a perfect blend of power and control while not getting you fatigued like some heavier paddles on the market.
  • A high-quality grip keeps the grip feel dry and solid.
  • The edge guard protects the paddle from ground hits while maintaining maximum paddle playing face.

#4 Niupipo Pickleball Paddle


Set Includes 2 Graphite Paddles + 4 Balls + 1 Mesh Pickleball Carrying Bag

Face: Graphite
Core: Honeycomb Composite
Price: $79.99
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

  • Polymer Honeycomb Core & Graphite Face: High-tech polymer honeycomb can provide excellent power and control. The graphite hitting zone and power comb technology offer high-speed performance while maintaining power. Each pickleball racket includes edge guard which helps provide protection on ground hits.
  • Comfortable Grip: Pickleball racquet has 4.25 inches perfect size sweat absorbent cushioned grip for long-time play. It allows for wrist action, spin, power and quick hand changes. With a light weight of 8 oz., Niupipo pickleball paddles offer the perfect balance in great game play, control, and power. They are suitable for everyone regardless of gender, age or skill level.

Face: Fiberglass Composite
Core: Aramid Honeycomb Composite
Price: $35.99
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Features an ultra lightweight design offering over-the-top speed and maneuverability.
  • The textured graphite surface offers great feedback and longer, livelier play without dead spots.
  • A mid weight 7.6 oz paddle with a textured fiberglass face and durable edge guard
  • Aramid Honeycomb Core: A blend of power and control benefits beginners and experienced players alike
  • 4” Honeycomb Cushion Grip: The paddles feature a soft, sweat absorbing grip to help you hit with confidence.

#6 Rally Meister Beginner Pickleball Paddle


4 Rally Meister Durable Wood Pickleball Paddles + 6 Indoor Jugs Pickleballs

Face: Wood
Core: Wood
Price: $42.99
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Quality Construction – Durable 7-ply alternating grain wood pickleball paddles – lightweight and strong with safety wrist straps and high quality grip
  • Performance – Light weight compared to other clunky wood paddles (9.5-10.5 oz), large sweet spot, performance cushion/comfort grip, quick response
  • Great for beginners and families; commonly used in schools, YMCAs and recreation/senior centers
  • Meets USAPA specifications

Face: Graphite
Core: Nomex Honeycomb
Price: $78.63
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

  • The Onix Graphite Z5 is the most popular paddle in the Onix line because of its outstanding touch and ball control.
  • The graphite face and nomex core give players superior feel of the ball, and with a total paddle weight of 7.5-8.2 oz., the Z5 strikes a perfect balance between power and speed.
  • The widebody shape on the Z5 is great for beginner through advanced level players with its large sweet spot.
  • The Z5 paddle is perfect for the player that is looking for the outstanding ball control of a nomex paddle in a medium-weight graphite paddle.

#8 Kanga Wood Pickleball Paddle


4 Kanga Durable Wood Pickleball Paddles + 6 Green Indoor Pickleballs

Face: Wood
Core: Wood
Price: $42.99
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

  • High quality tennis style ribbed grip and safety wrist strap – great for beginners, clubs, community centers, kids and families
  • Lightweight paddles – approximate weight 9.5-10.5 oz.
  • 1 year warranty

#9 Upstreet Graphite Pickleball Paddle


Paddles Include Paddle Cover

Face: Graphite
Core: Polypro Honeycomb Composite
Price: $29.99 – $64.99
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Responsive, lightweight, soft edged, and wide spread surface impact
  • Polypro honeycomb composite is widely recognized as one of the best pickleball paddle cores in the game. It’s praised for its balance between control and power. With its large sweet spot, it’s the perfect pickleball paddle for intermediate to advanced players.
  • Dimensions: Length: 15.75″, Width: 7.75″, Weight: 8.6 oz
  • 1-year guarantee

#10 Apollo Pickleball Paddle


1 Apollo Paddle + 2 Apollo Pickleball Balls + Apollo Pickleball Paddle PDF Guide

Face: Graphite
Core: Polypro Honeycomb Composite
Price: $36
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

  • 8 oz. lightweight paddle strikes the perfect balance between great game play, control, power, and maneuverability
  • The fine grade polymer honeycomb core provides the racket with strength, optimal performance, and durability.
  • The Apollo paddle’s graphite cover provides a firm, long-lasting paddle surface for perfect accuracy.
  • Each paddle features a specially designed comfort grip that minimizes slipping while maximizing balance and control.
  • Dimensions: Length – 16″, Width – 7 7/8″ Diameter: 10 1/4″
  • Grip Length: 5″ Extra Comfort Grip: 4 1/4’’ Circumference

Conclusion


I believe when you look over the list from Amazon you can tell a lot about who is buying the majority of pickleball paddles right now. The common denominator is surely the beginner or intermediate player, not the advanced or professional. This of course is not surprising because pickleball has gained in popularity so quickly over the past few years you have more people taking up the game, or moving up to a “mid-level” paddle from a “beginner” paddle, than you do seasoned players at the top of their game.

The most expensive single paddle on the list is the Onix Z5, which starts at $59.99, and the least expensive paddle is the Amazin’ Ace’s wood paddle bundle at $24.99. The Onix Z5 is a good beginner or intermediate paddle, don’t get me wrong. but the Amazin Ace’s, well, not so good. I wonder who is buying this because I never see anyone using it.

In a previous article I reviewed paddles in the $40 to $50 range for beginners. I hope you find these reviews helpful. I plan to look closely at another group of paddles $147.99 and up to learn why they are so expensive and whether they are worth the money.

I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment below…anything to do with pickleball paddles or pickleball in general.