Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Paddle

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The Pro version of the popular Tempest Wave paddle offers softer play via a thicker core for increased control and touch.

Light-Middleweight/Small or Large Grip

Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Pickleball Paddle by Paddletek

The Tempest Pro Graphite Paddle uses Smart Response Technology to strengthen the feel and sensitivity of the original Tempest Wave. You get the same responsive touch, but with a broader and more forgiving sweet spot which translates to consistent responsiveness across the face of the paddle. In short, this is a control-oriented paddle that doesn't sacrifice the power you have become accustomed to in the venerable Tempest model line.

The Tempest Pro Graphite Paddle comes with either a thin or thick grip so you can choose the style which best suits your needs. The handle is 5-1/4" long which offers enough extra space to adjust your grip for either more reach or control. The 8" wide graphite face creates a large sweet spot that will feel smooth no matter where you hit.

The Tempest Pro Graphite Paddle will take both your skill shots and slams to a new level with its high quality materials.

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

As of February 2021, the Tempest Wave Pro is part of the Expanded Tempest Pro line. The line has expanded to create multiple shape options for the players, allowing them to use the same beloved 5-Star rated paddle technology, but giving the choice in shape to best suit their game. The Tempest Wave Pro is a traditionally shaped paddle with a wider sweet spot, and sets the industry benchmark for control. It's counterpart, the Tempest Reign Pro is a slightly longer, slightly more narrow version of the Wave Pro graphite paddle, giving more power with s longer (but slightly narrower sweet spot). The two shapes share the same core and face technology - here's how they compare:

Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Pickleball Paddle by Paddletek

Below are some video reviews from strong amateur and pro players describing their experience with the Tempest Pro - these videos may have been shot before the launch of the latest colors, so while the paddles may not look the same, they play the same as the current model.


Reviews of the Tempest Pro Graphite Paddle

Video Transcription - Maggie Remynse

Hi, my name is Maggie Remynse. I am originally from Michigan but right now I live in upstate New York in Buffalo. So, I play with the Tempest Pro. I've been playing with this paddle since December when it was first released. What I really love about this paddle is, it really joins being able to play the soft game and getting some power on it. So, I used to play with the Tempest, just the regular, and I love the fact that I can get some really good dinks with it, and my 3rd's were great but I didn't get as much power as I liked, so with this paddle I get to join the power of the Bantam with the soft game of the Tempest and this is what I love about this paddle.

Video Transcription - Shari O'Quinn

Hi, my name is Shari O'Quinn. I live in Gig Harbor, Washington. This is the Tempest Pro. I fell in love with this paddle the moment it was put in my hand. It has incredible balance. I think it's one of the best balanced paddles out there. I love the touch and the control that I get when I play with the Tempest Pro, love this paddle.

Video Transcription - Sarah Yates

Hi, my name is Sarah Yates-Parker. I'm originally from Ft. Meyers, Florida but moved to North Carolina when I played soccer in college. I use the Tempest Pro made by Paddletek. I recently changed to this paddle because of the touch and feel. It's a little lighter than what I'm used to but is very helpful when in defensive mode so that's why I use the Tempest Pro.


Tempest Pro Graphite Paddle Technical Specifications
Weight Average: 7.8 ounces
Weight Range: 7.6-8.0 ounces
NOTE: Weights are calculated with a large (cushion) grip. Choosing a Small grip will reduce the weight by approximately .2 ounce
Grip Circumference: 4 1/8" (Small)
Grip Circumference: 4 3/8" (Large) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Style: Thin or cushion
Grip Manufacturer: Paddletek
Grip Length: 5 1/4”
Paddle Length: 15 7/8”
Paddle Width: 8”
Paddle Face: Graphite
Core Material: Polymer Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 9/16" (0.5625")
Edge Guard: 1/8” overlapping paddle face
Manufacturer: Paddletek
Made in USA

Reviews ()

  • Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Paddle

    Jul 25, 2023

    This is my second Tempest Wave Pro. At 8.0 ounces, this one is heavier, but I like the weight. Paddle balance is great, and to me, there is less vibration when hitting the ball than there is in other brands that promote that feature. Appreciate that it is made in the USA.


  • Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro

    Jul 22, 2023

    Good all around paddle. Good control with just enough power without excess weight. I have bought three and recommended to many other players who have purchased, all are happy with their paddle.


  • A little heavy.

    Jul 14, 2023

    I've had other paddle tek paddles and like them. This was a little heavier than I expected so I returned it. Pickleball Central does a great job making returns easy, though I didn't expect to have to pay for the return shipping.

    Kathleen Greenmun

  • Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Paddle

    May 30, 2023

    The Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Paddle is extremely lightweight and allows me to pop and place the ball exactly where I want it to go. I truly love this Paddle and the control it gives me at the net and at the baseline. I would recommend this paddle for Seniors who want to play younger players and show them just how good we are with the right equipment.

    George Gregory

  • Paddletek wave pro

    Apr 16, 2023

    Great replacement paddle if you are using Paddletek paddle. Played and felt the same. Love the smaller grip and light weight


  • Pickleball paddle

    Feb 26, 2023

    Just received paddle a few days ago, so will update after playing with it. No matter outcome, I love Pickleball Central because if I am not satisfied with the paddle I can return it within 30 days for a total refund.


  • Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Paddle

    Feb 23, 2023

    Love this paddle! I was looking for more control with the "short game" and this paddle delivered! Great pop off the face, love the large grip and lightweight feel, and love the graphics - I chose the Badger color.

    Tammy Ehle

  • Great paddle

    Feb 11, 2023

    This is my second paddle which is the same as the one I purchased 3 years ago. I wanted a backup and the Tempest Wave Pro meets my needs with power and touch combined. The grip is slightly longer to accommodate a 2 handed grip. I started with Paddletek 8 years ago and have been pleased with their paddles.

    Arlene Deardorff

  • Tempest Wave Pro Graphite

    Feb 2, 2023

    I thought I would love this paddle but it promoted a great deal of vibration up my arm. Might work for others just not for me. ***PBC Reply*** Hi Noell, thanks for the feedback! As you may already know, this is exactly why we offer our 30-day Paddle Test drive, so you can return your paddle up to 30 days after purchase, for any reason, no matter how much you've played with it. Our only desire is for customers to end up with the right equipment for them. Thanks again! - The Pickleball Central Team

    Noell Jackson

  • Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Paddle

    Jan 1, 2023

    This is my favorite paddle. It has enough power and plenty of touch. I wore the first one out in 12 months time, so, this is my second Tempest Wave Pro Graphite Paddle because I loved the first one I bought.

    Jeff Letterman