Pickleball Gear For Beginners

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Helpful Info For
All New Pickleballers!

Our Top
New-Player Paddles

Getting into a new sport as popular as pickleball can be daunting!

Your paddle is the key piece of equipment in the game of pickleball. While there are hundreds of options out there, we recommend starting with a balanced paddle while you figure out what playing style works best for you.

How to choose
a Pickleball Paddle

Our experts have compiled this quick guide to help you understand the rules and best practices of the game.

Here is everything you need to know about pickleball paddles and how to choose one that suits you.

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pickleball paddle guide.

Things to look for
In Your First Paddle

• Traditional Shape - 16" by 8" for a good, predictable sweet spot.

• Standard Thickness - 13mm (0.5") for balance of control and power.

• Graphite or Fiberglass face for predictable ball response.

Why Should You
Wear Pickleball Shoes?

Pickleball demands performance sepcific to the sport. It is only natural that you equip yourself with the best tools to help you achieve it.

The best Pickleball shoes on the market offer traction, stability, and support. Our experts put a handy guide together to help you find your perfect pair.

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pickleball court shoes guide.

How to Build Your
Own Pickleball Court

Need help building or lining out your own court? Pickleball Central shows you step by step the "in and outs" and the "how to's" of properly putting one together.

In this quick guide, our experts give you their favorite product suggestions, itemize the tools you'll need, and provide all the info you need to get started.

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pickleball court construction guide.