gear recommendations

a curated gear guide brought to you by our team of pickleball connoisseurs (including tour pros)

Gear Recommendations




Skill : Beginner

Recess's Classic paddle comes in a variety of chic, Austin-inspired patterns for the aesthetically-minded player. It's lightweight and a little bouncy, great for beginners and those who play pickle for the social aspect.

Tyro 2 Pro


Skill : Beginner

Style : Control

This paddle is a great low-cost option with a nicely textured surface that will add spin and control to your game. We recommend it for those just getting into pickleball—perhaps you've been borrowing your friends' paddles and are ready for a piece of equipment to call your own!



Skill : Beginner

If you're just getting started, pick up one of the cheap composite or graphite paddles from Amazon. Anything from $25 for 1 to $60 for 2 should work. (We recommend Niupipo, although it's likely that other brands are made in the same factory.) Just don't buy a wood paddle!