Bantam TS-5 Composite Pickleball Paddle
Endorsed by National Champion Anna Leigh Waters, the Paddletek Bantam TS-5 is very similar to the Bantam EX-L that we all know and love—it just went on a diet. This slimmed down version of the unbelievably popular Bantam EX-L offers a touchy polymer core that is responsive to your every move, making this paddle perfect for the control freak in all of us.
The Bantam TS-5 is a great blend of power and finesse. Weighing 7.0 to 7.5 ounces, it offers easy maneuvering control when you are returning tricky dinks near the kitchen. The medium grip size with a 5” handle length makes this paddle a perfect fit for the average hand and offers leverage that adds power to overhead slams. Finally, the 7-7/8” by 10 ½” face backed up by a large sweet spot helps you make contact with more returns and keep the ball in play to win more points.
Get ready to rip it like Anna Leigh with the Bantam TS-5 by Paddletek—a great paddle for players who want all the power of a heavier paddle, without the increased weight.
Actual grip size may vary up to 1/8".
Video Transcript of Anna Waters and the Bantam TS-5
"Hi, I'm Anna Leigh Waters and I'm from Delray Beach, Florida and I love this paddle because I feel I have control and power at the same time. I love the thickness of this paddle so I don't feel it's so cumbersome and I don't have a lot of weight to slow down the speed of the paddle so I can hit the ball harder than with a thicker paddle."
Most Useful Customer Reviews
Bantam TS-5 Paddle
Have used this paddle 6 times now and I love it. Light, nicely balanced, ball springs off face. Big updgrade from my previous paddle.
Just received my Bantam TS-5 in Purple Aurora, it's beautiful and required no break in time. I'm 5' tall and my hands are small and old, the paddle caused no pain in my wrist or hands, had great control and power. I've played pickleball for 8 years and have a locker full of paddles, this is the most comfortable I've ever had. Thank you Pickleball Central for all your help.
Light and Great Touch
Reviewer: Make Orwell Fiction Again
After I saw Anna Leigh Waters playing with this, I had to have it. I am an older guy and she’s a 15-year-old girl, but I still wanted to try it. It did not disappoint. Reaction time and touch are just sublime. I use the prince response pro in some situations, but I really enjoy this Bantam paddle, and the price is pretty good. Overall I can’t complain, and I get good power up the lines
Purchased for My Wife (Petite)
This paddle made an immediate improvement and enjoyment in her play over her amazon paddle. Not knocking amazon paddles to get people started and they are very affordable. But with this paddle had markedly improvement in her serves and returns.
Bantam TS-5 Paddle
Reviewer: Robert Carey
Light, good feel, large sweet spot, great control, played better than I have with the same model I bought 2 years ago.
Reviewer: Raquelle LeBlanc
I like the power shots with this paddle. The handle is a little on the short side so make sure you measure. Perfect for my small hands but a little shorter than my old one. Good quality and love the purple!
Weight Average: 7.3 ounces
Weight Range: 7.0-7.5 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/4" - (Medium) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Tack: Medium
Grip Style: Cushion, Perforated
Grip Length: 5"
Paddle Length:15 1/2"
Paddle Width: 7 7/8"
Paddle Face: Fiberglass
Core Material: Polymer Honeycomb
Edge Guard: 1/8" overlapping paddle face
Made in the USA
Love this paddle!
Nov 16, 2023
I'm going for a slightly heavier paddle next, but this is an excellent choice overall if around 7.3 oz is right for you.
Paddletek Bantam TS-5
Sep 23, 2023
Love it! No more tennis elbow.
Bantam TS5 red 7oz
Aug 4, 2023
Extremely light, quick reflexes, great pop, great for neutralizing play and slowing the game down
Paddletek Bantam Ts-5
Jul 18, 2023
Love this paddle as it is much lighter than any I've used. Feel better about my game after only 2 wks of using it.
Paddletek Bantam TS-5
Dec 11, 2022
Best lightweight paddle. Older player, easier on shoulders and very maneuverable when playing at net. Always purchase paddles and shoes from Pickleball Central. Great company.
Nov 30, 2022
I needed a light weight paddle, was using the Wave and liked it, so stuck with Paddletek, and selected the 7.0 TS5. Not used it enough to know if love it , but definitely like how quickly it can be moved in my hands to a new position. It is easier to hit balls down at people’s feet than the other paddles I have used. Am hoping when I learn all its secrets , it will be an awesome paddle for all occassions.
Sep 3, 2022
Ordering was easy and delivery was prompt.
Happy new pickleballer
Aug 4, 2022
Great paddle for multiple experience levels. Quick delivery.
A+ shopping experience
Jul 16, 2022
I am impressed by their excellent post-purchase customer service and very happy with the paddle. Thank you!
Jul 2, 2022