3 BEST pickleball paddles - Beginner/Budget Paddle
By: CJ Johnson | January 30, 2022 |

3 Best pickleball paddles – Beginner/Budget Paddle

3 BEST pickleball paddles – Beginner/Budget Paddle | Intermediate | Advanced (the one we use)

If you are looking for a pickleball paddle, my friend and partner, Tony Roig from In2Pickle and Better Pickleball, guest start this week and shares three of his favorite paddles.

Our Beginner/Budget Paddle is the Pro Lite Bolt. It is an awesome paddle. Retails for about $40.

You can get your Pro Lite Bolt at at prolitesports.com or calling 888-775-9615.

Pro Lite is the original modern pickleball paddle company. This is one of the best values for paddles on the market.

One of the best all-around paddles available is the Paddeltek Bantam EX-L.

It was the paddle used by Kyle Yates and Irina Tereschenko.

Note: This is the regular Bantam EX-L (Not the Pro). It retails for about $100.

You can get the Bantam EX-L here: https://fromuthpickleball.com/?rfsn=6… Use code 10weare for 10% off your purchase at our friend’s Fromuth Pickleball.

The paddle that Tony, Jill, and I all use is the Diadem Icon.

To be honest, Tony was surprised at how well this paddle played when we first got it.

Diadem is new to pickleball, but the Icon paddle is amazing. You can read our full review of the paddle here. https://betterpickleball.com/diadem-ic…

If you are ready to take the Icon paddle onto the court to do battle, you can get one at DiademPickleball.com. Use the code VIPickleball to get 10% off your purchase.

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CJ Johnson

Hey there — I’m a professional three-sport athlete and coach who has spent my entire adult life earning a living from playing and coaching sports. Since I started coaching more than three decades ago, one thing has remained the same: My commitment to see students not as they are but as what they can become and to move heaven and earth to help them realize their untapped potential. You should know that when it comes to helping pickleball players over 50 live their best lives on and off the courts, I'm an expert. Good pickleball is not just technique; it's the mind and body working holistically. That's why I'm also a personal trainer and weight management specialist. When I’m chillin', you'll find me watching Star Trek with my husband John and our two fur babies, Shirley and Ralph. (Yes, Happy Days)