Pickleball Paddle TOO HEAVY? What You need to know about WEIGHT
By: Tony Roig | June 9, 2023 |

Pickleball Paddle TOO HEAVY? What You need to know about WEIGHT

Most pickleball paddle manufacturers (and players) talk about the Static Weight of a paddle. But it’s the swing weight that makes it playable!

Knowing the difference can help you play better with less stress on your arm.

As you swing the paddle through the air, think about it like, are you swinging it through air or are you swinging it through water? When you’re in water, it’s harder to move your arm.

If the paddle feels like you’re pulling it through water more than another paddle, that paddle has a higher swing weight than the paddle that’s easier to move through the air. A heavier swing rate paddle will give you more power into the ball, but you sacrifice speed and potentially some arm injury.

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0:00 intro

0:44 Determining Static Weight VS Swing Weight

2:04 Which one was heavier?

2:35 The arm problems caused by a heavy swing weight

3:09 The effect of swing weight on reaction time

3:32 The difference between Static and Swing Weight

4:39 The Definitive Pickleball Paddle Guide and the Paddle Optimization Guide

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Tony Roig

Hola. Hello. Konichiwa. After 40 years playing tennis, I am now a full-time pickleball player and professional. As a 5.0 rated Senior Pro Pickleball Player and an IPTPA-certified Master Teaching Professional, my focus is on helping players like you learn to play their best pickleball. In 2016, shortly after starting to play pickleball, my friend Tom and I jumped into the highest division at the first US Open in Naples, Florida. That morning it became clear just how much there is to learn in this seemingly simple sport – a lifetime of learning if you so choose. Since 2018, I have been on a mission to share my knowledge of pickleball so other players can enjoy the game at a higher level and attain their pickleball objectives. When not studying or playing pickleball, I like to travel with my other half, Jill.