What should you look for in a beginner Pickleball Set?
The three things you should look for in a beginner pickleball paddle set are:
- Honeycomb Core (not wood)
What Type of pickleball paddle set is best for beginners?
For beginner pickleball players, you will be more comfortable and strike the ball more consistently with a honeycomb core paddle as opposed to wood. Wooden Paddles almost always have small sweet spot and a smaller total surface area making it difficult to strike the ball consisently. Honeycomb Core Paddles "absorb" the ball and give you more control. You will also want a "traditional" paddle face (as opposed to elongated) which gives you the largest sweet spot which is ideal for beginners.
What should I pay for a beginner pickleball paddle set?
It is understandable if you are just starting out in pickleball that you do not necessarily want to spend a large amount of money on pickleball paddles. But there is also a danger of going "too cheap". One thing you probably want to avoid is buying wooden paddles. You are better off spending 10-20 extra bucks to purchase a paddle that will last you years than a wooden paddle that breaks in a couple of weeks.
Paddle sets allow you to save on the price per paddle and supply you with everything you need to head to the courts! All Pickleball Sets on this list range from $79.99 to $165.99 and feature 2 paddles, 3 pickleballs, and a bag. You can also choose to purchase a set in person at your local Costco!