Wood. Wood paddle cores are generally the best option for pickleball beginners. A wood paddle core is the least expensive option but is the heaviest and offers less playability.
Subsequently, how do you pick a pickleball paddle?
Moreover, which pickleball paddle has the largest sweet spot?
With a shorter handle than the Epic, the S2 has a larger surface area on the face of the paddle. In fact, the S2 has the largest sweet spot in the Pickleball industry! The extra large surface area improves the overall power and control of the paddle, giving every shot more consistency.
Is a heavier pickleball paddle better?
Pickleball paddles range anywhere from 6 ounces to 14 ounces, and the weight will affect power and control. A lighter paddle gives you more control but less drive. Conversely, a heavier paddle gives you less control but more power and drive.
What is a good weight for a pickleball paddle?
|Pickleball Paddle Weight Ranges|
|Lightweight Paddles||Under 7.3 oz|
|Mid-weight Paddles||7.3 to 8.4 oz|
|Heavy Paddles||8.5 oz and over|
Can you wear tennis shoes for pickleball?
Currently there are only a couple Pickleball specific shoes and they’re only available in the USA. What we recommend is to use a tennis shoe for pickleball if you are playing on hard courts and a squash / badminton shoe if you are on a softer surface such as a gym floor or wooden equivalent.