How do I choose a padel racket?
To choose a padel racket, you must establish your player level and find out what you want & need.
NB: Expensive does NOT necessarily mean better!
If you are new to the sport, it is best to choose a racket that is not too heavy. We would recommended for beginners that you choose something lightweight, with a round shape, and a large ‘sweet spot’. A lighter racket is easier to use and gives you more control of your strokes. (If you suffer from tennis elbow, a lighter racket is a good option since it is easier on the elbow.)
The 4 important factors to consider are the shape, the balance, the weight, and the material. These are the key factors you should look for when choosing your ideal padel racket! Also, padel rackets can be round, diamond-shaped, or teardrop-shaped. To choose a padel racket’s shape that is right for you, you need to find out what game you prefer, is it power? Or control? This will establish what shape would, either diamond or round. Round padel rackets suit beginners and more experienced players looking for control. More experienced players looking for power should take a look at diamond-shaped rackets. All-round players can benefit from teardrop-shaped rackets.
Try a few rackets and ask yourself this.
- Do you struggle with the weight of the racket?
- Is your arm aching after playing for a while?
- Can you get enough power?
- Are you struggling to get control?
- Are you miss hitting the ball a lot?
A different racket could help here. Speak to our friendly and expert coaches and get a little advice. We have a selection of rackets you can buy in our retail outlet and if we haven’t got your ideal racket in stock they can advise you where to find it.
Here are a few of their recommendations…
One of our top coaches Kai Woodgate (Manager at Padel United Chelmsford) will be paying a visit to Down Hall on Saturday the 19th of November.
With our very exciting announcement with our new Padel venue at Marjon University Plymouth we are offering for the people of Plymouth a chance to win a brand new, Wilson Padel racket!
It’s the racket that I use daily to both coach and play with, and the reason I like it is because it has a great balance between control and power…
Which is it?
You get the all power you need and want from this racket.
Also, it has a great touch for when you want to play those soft shots around the court.
Sam Jones, Team GB Pro Padel Player, reviews his all time favourite padel racket for Padel United UK. Which does he choose?