Bantam TS-5 Paddle

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A lighter weight and more maneuverable version of the popular Bantam EX-L will provide quicker speed at the net.

Light-Middleweight/Medium Grip

Bantam TS-5 Composite Pickleball Paddle

The Bantam TS-5 is the same beloved paddle as the Bantam EX-L that we all know and love – it just went on a diet. It’s the same in virtually every aspect except for the weight; this paddle is just a slimmed down version of the unbelievably popular Bantam EX-L. Inside, the polymer core is responsive to your every move, making this paddle perfect for the control freak in all of us. The face is silk screened with the familiar geometric pattern that Paddletek is known for, and features swatches of matching colors against a gray square.

The Bantam TS-5 is a great blend of power and finesse. Weighing 7.0 to 7.5 ounces, its control is so great you’ll need to play with it to believe it. The medium grip size with a 5” handle length make this paddle a perfect fit for the average hand. The 7-7/8” wide face combined with a 15-1/2” overall length provide ample hitting surface for players of every level.

The Bantam TS-5 is the perfect paddle for players who want all the power of a heavier paddle without the increased weight.

Available in the following colors: blue, green, purple, red and yellow.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".


Player Reviews of the Bantam TS-5 Paddle


Video #1 Transcript - Anna Waters


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.


Bantam TS-5 Paddle Technical Specifications
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
Manufacturer: Paddletek
Made in the USA

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  • 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.


  • Bantam TS5

    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.

    Lynn Simpkin

  • Expeditious

    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 16, 2022