Franklin Pickleball Sweet Spot Training Paddle

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Training paddle with 16mm core and carbon fiber face to feel like a real paddle, while training your hand-eye coordination to minimize mis-hits during real play.

Midweight/Medium Grip

Franklin Sports Sweet Spot Pickleball Trainer

Whether you have been feeling a little off of your game lately, or simply want to continue your progression in the sport, the Franklin Sweet Spot Training Paddle could be just the tool you are looking for. This practice paddle is 15" long by 5.1" wide, placing its head exactly where the sweet spot of your favorite paddle to play games with is. And just like many regulation paddles, this training tool features a 16mm (0.63") thick polymer honeycomb core, T700 Carbon Fiber face, 7.7 oz. weight, and 4.25" handle circumference so it feels very much like your usual paddle on contact.

However, because the head is only the size of the sweet spot, over time your hand-eye coordination naturally improves and trains off-center strikes out of your pickleball game. This smaller surface area will force you to focus on contact, while the textured carbon fiber material will offer realistic spin and control so you know you are still hitting the ball where you are suposed to. Finally, the intentionally extended 7.3" long handle both provides room for two-handed shots, and situates the hitting surface (and therefore the sweet spot) a natural distance from your hand.

The carbon fiber Sweet Spot Pickleball Training Paddle from Franklin Sports feels like your go-to paddle, but offers a hitting surface only the size of the sweet spot so you learn to strike the ball more precisely.

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


Franklin Sweet Spot Training Paddle technical Specifications
Average Weight: 7.7 ounces
Weight Range: 7.5 - 7.8 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/4" Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Grip Style: Premium Cushion Grip
Grip Manufacturer: Franklin Sports
Handle Length: 7.3"
Paddle Length: 15"
Paddle Width: 5.1"
Paddle Face: Textured T700 Carbon Fiber
Core Material: Polypropylene Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 16mm (0.63")
Edge Guard: 1/8" overlapping Paddle Face
Manufacturer: Franklin Pickleball
Made in China

Reviews (5)

  • Just Wow!!

    Nov 25, 2023

    “Are you really playing with that thing? Get you a real paddle.” But after a few matches everyone wanted to get one. I was able to drive the ball with power. Soft game was awesome. Helped a lot with my top spin. I used it for 4 games then went back to regular 6.0 paddle and noticed a huge change in my hits. I could feel every miss hit and hear all my shots. I will buy another to help others better there game.

    Eddie Jones

  • Great training paddle

    Sep 6, 2023

    This paddle makes me watch the ball to the paddle, otherwise I miss or mis hit the ball. The feedback is great. I can feel and see the ball going when I am aiming when I hit the center of the paddle. I can also feel and see the ball not going over the net and going in any direction.

    Douglas S.

  • Great Training Paddle

    Aug 28, 2023

    I love this paddle, because I really have to make an effort to watch the ball hit the center of the paddle on my dinks and volleys. Also, I receive great feedback when the ball hits the edges of the paddle. I have noticed that I am watching the ball to my paddle before looking up to where my ball is going.


  • This thing is an absolute RIOT

    Jun 8, 2023

    Plays awesome, You always get silly looks at the courts when you play with this, but it certainly helps you concentrate on making contact. Its about 1" inside of a standard elongated paddle. it generates spin and has lots of power, it actually feels really refined for a Franklin product. GET ONE!

    T. N.

  • My new favorite training aid

    Apr 19, 2023

    finally a training paddle that feels like a real paddle! Has a modern surface and actually hits the ball, great to play rec games with and hone in the sweet spot. Will be giving these as gifts to my pickleball friends, I only wish it was USAP approved.