What to wear when playing. Comfortable court shoes are a must; sneakers or running shoes do not supply the right kind of support for the side-to-side action inherent in pickleball.  Players wear just about anything comfortable and appropriate for the climate: athletic shorts, sweatpants, wicking apparel, t-shirts, etc. Tennis-style dresses and skirts for women are common.




Players need a pickleball paddle normally made of lightweight composite materials. Before you purchase a paddle, we recommend you choose one from the list developed by Del-Webb’s Sun City Grand in Arizona, with acceptable noise levels. http://pball.grandpickleball.org/paddlerule.pdf


Choosing what paddle is best for you can be a bit overwhelming. The best way to narrow the choices is to try out various paddles or for a beginners’ first paddle, we recommend choosing one of the following:

For more information to how to choose a paddle and paddles available use this link:

http://www.pickleballcentral.com/Pickleball_Paddle_Guide_s/49.htm



 RockStar Composite Paddle by Pro-Lite, $49.

 NEO Composite Pickleball Paddle by Selkirk Sports, $50

 Spartan Pickleball Paddle by EngagePickleball, $65

 Element Pickleball Paddle by Paddletek, $75


For more information to how to choose a paddle and paddles available use this link:

http://www.pickleballcentral.com/Pickleball_Paddle_Guide_s/49.htm