Calgary store. Shipping in Canada. The ELITE pickleball paddle is one of the top selling pickleball paddles in Canada. It is popular because it has a small, thin grip that is comfortable in the hands of smaller players, such as women and children. Meanwhile players with larger hands have the option of building the grip up to a larger size by adding a second layer of grip or over grip.
The ELITE also has a longer handle and a more streamlined hitting surface than the CHAMPION paddle. This makes it slightly lighter. The longer handle also gives it a more natural feel for new players coming into the sport from tennis, squash or badminton.
Elite Pickleball Paddle – Construction
Like all 2G pickleball paddles, the Elite 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 Elite, 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.
Elite pickleball paddles with composite cores can be distinguised from Elite 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 Women
Elite pickeball paddles are often preferred by women because they have a smaller, thinner handle than other models. For players with larger hands, increasing the size is a simple matter of adding an extra layer or two of grip.
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
Compostite core Elite pickleball paddles are available with 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 Elite Pickleball Paddles
- Excellent choice for beginners
- Thin handle is ideal for players with smaller hands
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.
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.
HOW TO ORDER Elite 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 bundles of ten paddles to resell locally.
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