With a pickleball paddle set, players can enjoy a sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and ping pong. Pickleballers can range from small children to adults in search of casual recreation or advanced players that aspire to tournaments. Below, there is an overview of the best pickleball sets on the market. Each of the entries on our list was selected based on its design, the number of pickle balls and paddles, price, and ease of use and set up.
With its low price compared to other models, this pickleball set may suit newcomers to the sport. Four paddles and three balls come with a 21 foot-long and 2 1/2 ft. high net.
Users slip the net ends into two posts. These are to be filled with water or sand and designed to keep the net and posts upright. Purchasers who give this low marks comment that the net drops or sags and that stakes must be employed to keep the net up and secure.
The net for this pickleball set can turn a hard flat surface into a 44 foot long by 22 foot wide Court. A metal base and poles supply the frame for the net.
Included with the package are for wooden paddles, for pickle balls, rules and instructions for play, and a carry bag with storage pockets for the balls and paddles.
As for the paddles, players generally of most ages can handle the 9 to 10 points 6 oz of weight. The grip length stands 5 1/2 in., with the paddles dimensions registering at 15 1/2 in. long and 7 in. wide.
This pickleball set comes with a net supported and held by a metal frame. Assembly of the net can occur without tools, as the frame pieces snap into place. Customer reviews are very complimentary about the ease of the assembly of the net. Wood constitutes the material for the paddle. Without an edge guard, users who either dive or otherwise hit a surface may eventually see dings in the paddle.
Other components of this kit include a sturdy carry bag with pockets to place the four balls and four paddles. A rules book allows users, especially new ones, to grasp how to play Pickleball.
The two paddles that come with this Amazing Aces pickleball set feature a graphite face and a core made of polymer honeycomb. The weight of each paddle averages 8.6 oz and has a length of 16 in and width of 7 and 7/8 in. Depending on the strength of the player, the nearly 9 lb weight may prove somewhat cumbersome or less preferred 2 lighter weight paddles. Four balls and a mesh bag come with this set, but it doesn’t come with a net.
To prevent damage and other impacts from ground strikes, the paddles come with a 1/8 inch overlapping edge guard. The stats on gripping consists of a medium circumference of 4 3/8 inches and a grip length of 4 and 3/4 inches. Some customers have stated in reviews that this grip is not very optimal for those with large hands.
The Golden Wings pickleball set by Sports Adventure offers a perfect balance of speed and power to step up the game of intermediate and advanced players. The set contains two graphite paddles, four pickle balls, and two high-quality paddle covers.
Being very light, the rackets are designed to lower the stress on elbows & shoulders while not skimping on maneuverability. The 5.25” long handle is very grippy thanks to the sweat-absorbent tech and perforated design. The paddles come with a 5-year limited warranty.
The paddles for this set feature faces of fiberglass, a half-inch Polypropylene honeycomb core and handles offering a four-inch grip circumference and a five-inch length. The paddle face runs 15.75 in. long by 7.875 in. wide. With the edge guard, the paddle does not suffer dings when it strikes a surface. Each paddle’s weight stands at seven ounces.
Many customer reviews compliment the relatively inexpensive price of the two-paddle, four-ball set, which makes the set attractive to new players. According to users, the quality is adequate for the price. Reviewers also caution that the durability is suited mainly for recreational use rather than tournament play.
This budget Amazin’ Aces pickleball paddle set was especially designed for beginners. It contains two wooden paddles and four outdoor pickle balls, which can be used indoors with no problem. Each paddle features a 7-ply maple wood construction and weighs 10.5 ounces.
The 5” handle is cushioned and comes with a wrist strap. The set is packed in a high quality box which makes it ideal as a gift for anyone who would like to take up pickleball, including children. The paddles are not as lightweight as graphite ones but bear in mind that the original pickleballers used only wooden paddles. And not to mention, you can’t beat this starter set’s price.
The A11N Premium Pickleball Paddle Set is great for both beginners and intermediate players. The paddles are surprisingly wide and the grip is comfortable, which makes them ideal for beginning pickleballers. We were impressed with the paddles’ outstanding balance of control and power, grip, and look. They look more expensive than they are and offer plenty of performance.
The graphite surface and polymer honeycomb core will boost the power of your swing while keeping the game extremely quiet. The set is great for areas with noise restrictions. Also, the package includes two paddles, four indoor pickle balls, two overgrip rolls, two cushioned cases for the paddles, a carry bag, and a gift box. We would have like a pair of outdoor balls too, but the manufacturer promised to add them to the next stock. All in all, this pickleball set is a great purchase for beginners or intermediate players that look for a low-cost but high-value product with an expensive feel and look.
The JP WinLook pickleball paddles are very well-made, with a great grip, perfect weight (7.8 oz), and a high-quality graphite carbon fiber surface. They are ideal for beginners, intermediate, and advanced players and very durable – they can take a beating from hitting hard surfaces better than more expensive brands.
To our surprise, everything about this set is of exceptional quality including the accessories, even though most manufacturers skimp on accessories’ quality to keep prices down. The included carry case is high-quality as well. The product is exactly as pictured and its performance has exceeded all our expectations. You just can’t go wrong with this pickleball set.
If these sets were not exactly what you were looking for, you can try and purchase your pickleball gear separately. See our collections of the best pickleball paddles and the best pickleball nets on the market, both portable and classic!
The right pickleball paddle set for you depends on the space you have for the net, your ability to easily handle the paddles, and your preference in the base for the net. Price may also guide your decision, especially if you’re new to pickleball.
Feel free to drop us a line on whether any of these models have worked for you or whether you can suggest another pickleball set.