Top Pickleball Paddle Picks for 2024

Our Top Pickleball Paddle Picks for 2024

As we dive into 2024, one question that's frequently asked is: What's the best pickleball paddle on the market? Whilst this sounds like a simple question, the answer is far more nuanced. Finding the perfect paddle isn't a straightforward task. As discussed in our previous blog, the right paddle varies from player to player based on their style and needs. For instance, our pro player Tom Turney seeks power and spin, favouring options like the Selkirk Vanguard Power Air Invikta or the 14mm FS Tour by Franklin (coming soon). On the other hand, double specialists and players like myself, who prioritise control over power, opt for more balanced paddles.

Here are our top pickleball paddle picks to kickstart the 2024 season:

Best All-Round Pickleball Paddle

Ronbus Nova R1 


A newcomer in the paddle realm, Ronbus as a brand aim to revolutionise paddle design for performance-minded players. The Nova R1 stands out for its innovative thermoforming technique that allows trapped air/gas to escape during the cooling process, resulting in a reduction of delamination and core crushing . The new take on thermoforming through patented edge grid technology blends together perfectly with the T700 raw carbon fibre face and 16mm polypropylene core to create a well balanced paddle that performs exceptionally on the court. Don’t believe us, check out the below videos.

Our Video on the Nova

Rackets and Runners Video on the Nova

Pickleball Studio Nova Review

Best Pickleball Paddle for Control

Selkirk Luxx Control Air Epic


Ideal for those seeking a balance of control and versatility, the Luxx offers an expanded sweet spot compared to its predecessor, the Selkirk Labs Project 003. The Luxx is packed full of technology designed to keep the weight down and the control/spin levels high, it's a favourite among players looking for more accuracy and finesse for their game. With the epic shape suiting those with little to no prior racket sport experience.

Best Value for Money Pickleball Paddle

Vatic Pro Prism Flash

Offering exceptional value, this carbon fibre paddle packs performance at an affordable price point. With a 16mm core and a T700 raw carbon fibre face, it provides everything a player needs to compete at the highest level without breaking the bank.

Best Entry Paddle Pickleball Paddle

Paddletek Phoenix G6

A fan favourite among new players, the Phoenix G6 offers a graphite build that supports learning the game while making it easier to master new shots. Its customisable options and comfortable feel make it an excellent choice for beginners. We personally love the G6 and find it a go to for many recreational games or newcomers based on its all round playability.

Best Pickleball Paddle for Power

Paddletek Anna Leigh-Waters Bantam Edition 12.7mm

A highly anticipated arrival to the store, the ALW Bantam 12.7mm delivers effortless, yet measured power thanks to the combination of PT700 carbon fibre and it's renowned Bantam Smart Response Tech (SRT) core. Making its debut through us here in the UK, it has quickly gained attention of players thanks to its exceptional spin generation and playability, making it a top choice for players seeking a competitive edge.

Keep your eye on the horizon as we're constantly on the lookout for the latest innovations and breakthroughs in paddle technology. Stay tuned for future updates as we continue to introduce game-changing paddles and brands.

Why not try our pickleball paddle recommender and find a paddle to suit your style of gameplay.

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