Bantam EX-L Pro Paddle

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The pro series from Paddletek features a thicker core for more increased touch and power. Choose from two grip sizes and five color options.

Middle-Heavyweight/Small or Large Grip

Bantam EX-L Pro Pickleball Paddle

The Bantam EX-L Pro takes the regular Bantam EX-L's control and power to a new level thanks to Paddletek's new, advanced core. This updated polymer core is thicker than before and creates additional touch and pop during play. It also has a 1/4" longer surface so players have a slightly larger face to utilize. The stylish design also shows off the quality that's gone into improving this popular competitive paddle.

The Bantam EX-L Pro weighs 8.2 - 8.8 oz and has a 7-7/8" width. The handle length is 4-1/2" long and can be ordered in either a small or large grip size. It has a composite surface with Paddletek's signature "P" decorating the center of the face. Different patterns are inlaid within the letter and the paddle's background, while the Bantam EX-L Pro name is located in the lower right.

The Bantam EX-L Pro will bring just the right amount of balance to your game so you can be a master of the soft game while still having the capacity to put away shots.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"


Reviews of the Paddletek Bantam EX-L Pro Paddle by Johnson Ranch Pickleball Club:

"I've had the chance to use the Paddletek Bantam EX-L Pro for 15-20 games now and found it to be a top notch paddle. I would say it's one of the lighter paddles I've used, so it inspired confidence in tight situations that required quick reactions. At first I found the grip to feel a bit unusual, but that feeling passed very quickly and I felt the grip was actually more comfortable than many others I've tried.
My favorite thing about the Bantam EX-L Pro is the large sweet spot. I was able to make many shots with a consistency I had not previously enjoyed."

Kelsey (3.0 Player)

Bantam EX-L Pro Review

"The first thing I noticed about the Bantam EX-L Pro was its soft feel. It's great for some, but it was hard for me to get used to it. After playing a little more I seemed to adjust to the paddle, but it still didn't have the pop that I prefer.
On the plus side, the sweet spot on the Paddletek Bantam EX-L Pro was more than adequate and seemed to be helpful when dropping a return over the net using its soft touch. Dinking with this paddle was great too, as the feel and control were very responsive. My serve had a lot of control and plenty of spin that I liked to use.
I would say that most players would love having the Bantam EX-L Pro in their arsenal."
Dean (3.5 Player)

Paddletek Bantam EX-L Pro Paddle Review


Bantam EX-L Pro Technical Specifications
Weight Average: 8.5 ounces
Weight Range: 8.2 - 8.8 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/8" (Small) or 4 3/8" (Large) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Style: high-tack (small thin) or perforated cushion (large)
Grip Length:4 3/4 "
Paddle Length:16"
Paddle Width: 7 7/8"
Paddle Face: Polycarbonate
Core Material: Polymer honeycomb
Core Thickness: 9/16" (0.5625")
Edge Guard: 1/8" overlapping paddle face
Manufacturer: Paddletek
Made in the USA

Reviews (68)

  • paddletek paddle

    Jul 6, 2023

    nice but prefer needle shape

    nick garin

  • Control

    Jun 23, 2023

    Great addle , my placement and and control has been awesome. Love this paddle

    Walter Watts

  • Length of Handle

    May 18, 2023

    The length of the handle is way too short. I'm returning for the Bantam EX-L model instead. ***PBC Response***Hey Diane, thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We know that not every paddle will be right for every player which is why we offer our 30-day no questions asked test drive allowing you to send the paddle back within 30 days of arrival for any reason at all. - Joseph, PBC Team


  • Bantam EX-L - Great Paddle

    Jul 27, 2022

    Paddle is all I hoped for - plenty of power but also have control and very responsive. One month in - very happy with choice.

    John Groskopf

  • Increased power & control.

    Jun 29, 2022

    Increase your power with this racquet as well as control. Top heavy weighted makes it easy to generate power. Only drawback is grip length is under 5" so I had to modify and lengthen grip.

    RIchard Brancato

  • Great all around paddle

    Jan 5, 2022

    Feels very comfortable and has great control. Highly recomend.

    Brian Johnson

  • Solid paddle so I bought a 2nd

    Dec 17, 2021

    Tried several others but this is a great paddle for the price ——just wish PC had sent the balls that were supposed to be a added gift.

    James Propes

  • Pickleball Product Review

    Nov 29, 2021

    Love the paddle… it is a little heavier than my previous Bantam… more power … better touch…

    John Lawless

  • Christmas gift

    Nov 23, 2021

    Kolleen Bennett

  • Bantam EX-L Pro paddle

    Oct 27, 2021

    Excellent feel for soft shots as well as power to drive the ball. Have recommended this paddle to others.

    Al Kabus