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ProKennex Kinetic Ovation Speed II Paddle

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Reduce vibration and impact with this innovative paddle from ProKennex. Choose from black/pink or white/blue.

Middleweight/Small Grip

ProKennex Kinetic Ovation Speed II Pickleball Paddle

The Kinetic Ovation Speed II Paddle is the upgraded model of the original paddle, offering new colors and a new feature. The most innovative feature added is the new Air-O-Guard, a removeable edge guard that allows you to replace a single part rather than replacing your entire paddle if it becomes damaged. Additionally, the Ovation Speed II continues to feature a 7-layer coating on the face that creates spin and makes it easier to gain a competitive edge and control your shots.

Click here to get a replacement Air-O-Guard for your Ovation Speed II paddle.

The Kinetic Ovation Speed II Paddle has a small 4" grip circumference (actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"), and a 4-7/8" long handle. The weight is in the medium range coming in at 7.7 - 8.0 oz for a balanced feel that offers a confidence-inspiring degree of both power and precision. The core material uses honeycomb polymer that is highly impact resistant, combined with ProKennex's Kinetic impact-dampening technology, to help prevent "pickleball elbow" while maintaining consistent touch. It also makes for a quieter sound which is less disruptive to play.

The ProKennex Ovation Speed II Paddle with Kinetic technology has a streamlined and adaptive design that will last as you improve your game.

The Ovation Speed II Paddle with Kinetic is a part of the "Speed" line of ProKennex Pickleball Paddles. This is the upgraded second generation of this paddle line, and the revisions improve upon an already high quality design to provide excellent versatility, touch, and placement. Released in December of 2020, this second generation added the innovative (and replaceable) Air-O-Guard edge protector, and offers two new colors. There are two shapes in the Speed II line - the "Ovation" Shape (oval), and the "Pro" shape (rectangular). Click here to visit the Pro Speed II paddle page.
ProKennex Ovation Speed II Pickleball Paddle Features

Please note: Due to the edgeless design, this paddle may develop wear to the graphic overlay and/or small chips at the edges during play. This is normal wear and tear and is not considered a defect in the product. The Air-O-Guard bumper edge guard will mitigate much of this wear; however, the potential for it to occur remains. This wear does not diminish the performance or playability of the paddle, and in our own internal testing, after hundreds of hours of play, the paddle holds up exceptionally well without any change in play. Consider these scrapes and wear as a badge of honor, earned by hours on the court!
ProKennex Ovation Speed Paddle Normal Edge Wear

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Check out the videos below from the Head Designer at ProKennex, Steve Dawson, and reviews of the paddles by actual players.

Reviews of the Kinetic Pro Flight Ovation Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:

"Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘I wonder why paddle manufacturers haven’t designed a paddle that is just basically the shape of a sweet spot?’ I certainly have, and that question is answered in the Kinetic Ovation Speed 2 from ProKennex. The result? A little of what I expected, and a little of what I didn’t. Much like ProKennex’s Pro Speed model, the Ovation is a highly maneuverable paddle thanks to its slim profile, and the unique shape does indeed seem to ‘grow’ the sweet spot a bit and position it right at the center of the paddle. Think of it, to a certain degree, as replicating the predictable trampoline effect of striking a tennis racket in the dead center. This second generation Ovation retains the grippy surface texture and Kinetic vibration dampening technology that ProKennex paddles have become well-known for, while adding eye-catching new colors and an unobtrusive (not to mention replaceable!) bumper-style edge guard tacked onto the outside edge of the paddle. Because I’m no pro, the top edge of my previous ProKennex paddle took some punishment from court surfaces as I attempted to dig out low balls. This new, light, slim edge guard feature will definitely save me some ‘dang its.’

This is a forgiving paddle which enhances my ability to place dinks with confidence, and the ‘Spin-Grab’ texture turns the action on my cut serves up several notches. I’d be fibbing if I didn’t say I enjoy frustrating my opponents with it! Finally, as a 6’3” tall player with larger-than-average hands and a table tennis background, I appreciate the oval shape accommodating my ‘finger-up’ grip style and the ease with which I can build up the thin 4” handle circumference with a couple rolls of overgrip to achieve that perfect thickness. All in all, I am loving this paddle and already know I’ll be reaching for it often."

Traver, Web Guy (4.0 Player)

Standing Ovation for Pickleball Central
Just purchased the Ovation. Shipped super fast and the extra goodies were a surprise. (Cover and tape) completely fell in love with the paddle. Great feel, no power loss and the kinetic technology is real. My elbow pain seems to have disappeared! 10 stars to Pickleball Central for excellent customer service and 10 stars for the paddle. Brad Otto, Blaine, WA

Love it
I love it. This is a gift you should do for your elbow and your game. I can feel the extra power it gives to me and the control I got in any shots. Before, I played with an Engage Poach Advantage which is an excellent paddle for sure but I still need to wear my elbow brace when I increase my frequence of play. With the Ovation, after 11 days in a row, I could feel a release on my elbow. I think I'm on my way to recover. Now I'm switching paddles back and forth because I love my Poach Advantage as much as my Ovation. The only modification I will do with my Ovation will be add a thicker tape on my handle to allow me to keep my hand more open. It will help me to be more loose on my grip which will allow me to relax my muscles. Chantale Tremblay, Oliver, BC Canada

Best paddle ever
Not only does the Ovation have a huge sweet spot the placement control is excellent. The biggest factor in my excellent rating is the relief I have gotten for my pickleball elbow and shoulder pain. Pro Kinetic got it right in designing a paddle that takes a big share of the shock and not your arm. James Spiegel, ROMOLAND, CA

Ovation Paddle
I ran into Jennifer at the Nationals and asked her why she liked the Ovation. After she explained why, I decided to give it a trial run. I loved it right away and bought it! Wow! What a great little paddle that offers a nice combo of both control and power. It's well-balanced and feels light up at the net which makes it great for fast exchanges, but provides lots of power on my serve and baseline shots. The best benefit is my elbow feels better after the first day of use! Vibration is nil which makes for solid/accurate shots (as well as keeping my arm happy). Mahalo nui...Aloha Leslie, Kona, HI

Crisp, comfortable, control!
Having played for 5 years (female 3.5 level) with many different paddles - polycore, nomex core/aluminum face (superb precision paddle ), aluminum core/carbon face (my favorite for ultimate touch)....
.... I find the Kinetic Ovation to be an exceptional blend of both precision and touch. It offers an impressive sweet spot and the weight distribution is sublime. The bonus comes in the titanium bead dampening system which has resolved my tennis elbow. I highly recommend this paddle. Christy, Ivins, UT

Great Paddle, Great Service!
I really love the Kinetic Ovation paddle. Lightweight with such a great sweetspot! My elbow pain has gone away. PC provided great service when I needed it. I will be ordering more from this store! Thanks Dean Weaver, Franklin, TN


Kinetic Ovation Speed II Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Weight Average: 7.9 ounces
Weight Range: 7.7-8.0 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4” (Small) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Style: High Tack Thin Grip
Grip Manufacturer: ProKennex
Grip Length: 4 7/8"
Paddle Length: 15 3/8”
Paddle Width: 7 5/8"
Paddle Face: carbon/fiberglass hybrid w/Spin-Grab
Core Material: Polypropylene honeycomb matrix with special quiet, high impact resistant Polymer
Edge Guard: Replaceable Air-O-Guard Bumper System
Manufacturer: ProKennex
Designed in San Diego, CA
Made in China

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  • Awesome Paddle

    Aug 17, 2022

    Awesome Pickleball Paddle!!! I love it and I play Pickleball alot!!! It holds up Awesome, no scratches or dents!!! I recommend this Paddle and company!!! I would definitely buy again!!!

    Kristy DeCosta

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  • New Paddle

    Jul 13, 2022

    I love this paddle and it has improved my game with its ease of controlling the ball.

    Brian Falvey

  • Love it!

    Jun 28, 2022

    I chose this paddle because my elbow was starting to hurt like it did years ago when playing a lot of tennis. After about 10 days, the pain has subsided! Pickleball Central has the best information and service. Woul# not even think of ordering anywhere else.

    Jun 28, 2022

  • Great control….love it!

    Apr 15, 2022