Countless pickleball paddles exist, developed by even more numerous manufacturers.
The best way to find your best paddle is to sample as many as you can — swap with your partners!
You may find that you prefer a paddle that is longer, or lighter, or you may head one way or the other on the hardness spectrum – do you want absorbency and power-deadening, or do you want the opposite?
In the end, though, don’t forget that, if you’re going to be playing in a tournament, you’ll need an authorized paddle, and you’ll need to obey the rules regarding alteration of your paddle! See Section 2.E generally, including 2.E.5.
We love to impart spin on the ball, so we love the features of the Onix Graphite Z-5 Widebody.
Onix alone makes many different paddles, but for ball control we go for the Z-5!