Places To Shop

Places To Shop

“Where can I demo and buy a Pickleball Paddle?”

Listed below is a list of places in the greater Charlotte area to Shop for Pickleball Paddles and other equipment and supplies.

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Choosing a paddle has become increasingly complicated. There are so many shapes, sizes, materials and brands that it’s confusing for both beginner and advanced players. Below is some basic guidance for buying a Pickleball paddle.

Pickleball paddles have a core construction and an applied surface material. Most paddles manufactured today have a honeycomb polypropylene plastic core construction. Paddle surface materials are usually made from Fiberglass, Carbon Fiber and Raw Carbon.

Higher-quality paddles with the newest technology use a Carbon Fiber or Raw Carbon surface material that produces greater control and spin.

Lighter-weight paddles (under 8.0 oz) are easier to swing and give you more control. Heavier paddles (8.0+ oz) will give you more power on your shots.

Expect to spend between $70 and $100 for a nice paddle. Paddles with the latest technology will cost between $150 and $225.

Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. It is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Pickleball is played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. The format of play can be singles or doubles, with doubles being the most popular. The governing body for Pickleball is the USA Pickleball Association.

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