It’s the Holidays! Read here for the latest pickleball gift guide…

Nov 26, 2021

Now is the time to gear up for all your pickleball needs for 2022. And save money at the same time! LSI is a proud sponsor of USA Pickleball and provides quality lighting where you play. And Pickleball Central is a sponsor as well! Can you say Black Friday? Check out the link below to see how you can save money through Pickleball Central on all your holiday purchases. Use your USA Pickleball login information to access these discounts. Plus, we are giving you a few tips for your paddle purchases. Happy Shopping!

Pickleball Paddle Weight – A heavier paddle is going to make driving the ball easier, but you will lose a little control. Many players prefer a paddle weight somewhere in between.

Lightweight        under 7.3 oz

Mid-weight        7.3 to 8.4 oz

Heavy                  8.5 oz and over

Paddle Grip Size – Grip size is such a personal preference! Thin grip is best for small hands, thick grip for larger hands. Keep in mind thicker grips have more cushion, which is best for those susceptible to tennis elbow or arthritis.

If you are under 5’2 you need a 4’’ grip

If you are 5’3 to 5’8 use a 4 ¼ grip

If you are 5’9 or taller use a 4 ½ grip