Champion Pickleball Paddle – 8.6 ounces/243 grams
The Champion pickleball paddle is a classic 2G paddle and is one of the top selling pickleball paddles in Canada and around the world. Many new players choose the Champion paddle as their first non-wooden paddle and play with it until they are ready for a more competitive paddle like the Apike.
Champion Pickleball Paddle – Construction
Like all 2G pickleball paddles, the Champion pickleball paddle is made of up layers. In this case there are two outside layers, called facings, made of graphite or fiberglass. Between these two layers is a core made of either cardboard composite or aluminum.
Aluminum vs. Composite
While it is virtually impossible to tell the two cores apart when playing with the Champion, both cores make distinctively different sounds when hitting the ball. Players who play indoors are generally warned against choosing aluminum core paddles due to the higher decibel levels measured on contact with the ball.
Champion pickleball paddles with composite cores can be distinguished from Champion pickleball paddles with aluminum cores by examining the colours of the exterior paint. Those with solid, coloured backgrounds and white or black logos/lettering have composite cores. Those with beige or off-white backgrounds and coloured logos/lettering have aluminum cores.
Preferred by Beginners
Champion pickeball paddles are often preferred by beginners because they have a larger hitting surface. This larger surface is combined with a narrow, rectangular handle that helps new players direct the ball to where they want it to go.
Guards and Grips
This light-weight and durable paddle comes with a silicone edge guard and your choice of a regular grip or a cushioned grip. Coloured grips are also available upon request.
Champion Pickleball Paddles – Colours
Composite core Champion pickleball paddles are available with black, yellow, red, green, blue, green or purple backgrounds. Aluminum core paddles are beige with blue, red, green or purple logos/lettering on their faces.
Features of Champion Pickleball Paddles
- Excellent choice for beginners
- Larger head covers up mistakes
Pickleball Paddle Warranties
Pickleball paddles do not have warranties. Racquet Network is not able to provide replacement paddles, but will assist customers in contacting the manufacturer in the event of factory defects or other quality control issues.
Due to the large number of state, provincial and national pickleball associations now operating world wide, Racquet Network no longer tracks which paddles are considered “legal” and which are considered “illegal” under their various and constantly changing rules. If this issue is important to you, please contact these organizations before making your purchasing decisions. Racquet Network does not issue refunds for paddles on the basis of their acceptance or lack thereof by any local, state, provincial or national pickleball organization.
HOW TO ORDER Champion Pickleball Paddles
Order directly from our website by selecting your product and clicking ADD TO CART below. Order by telephone during regular business hours (Mountain Time). In Calgary, please call 403-238-0687. Long distance, please call 1-888-505-5295. Community centres, schools and other institutional buyers in Canada may also set up accounts and order via purchase orders or invoices. Club reps and teaching pros may order discounted bundles of ten paddles to resell locally.
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