Slam Dunk with the Perfect Pickleball Racket


So, you've caught the pickleball bug, huh? Just like catching lightning in a bottle, the thrill of the game can be electrifying! But wait a minute, before you dive headfirst into the court, let’s take a moment to chat about something as essential as butter to toast: the pickleball racket. And hey, while we’re at it, why not delve a bit into the scoring system? After all, what's a game without a little competition?

The Rundown on the Pickleball Racket

You might be thinking, "It's just a racket, right? What's the big deal?" Well let’s just say that is a big deal! It’s like saying a golf club is just a golf club. Anyone that plays golf will agree that equipment based on your specific physical attributes, needs and expectations play a major role in choosing the right golf equipment. The same holds true for pickleball. Now, let’s take a deeper look at. 

  • Material Matters: From wood to composite, the material of your pickleball racket can be the difference between a good game and a great one. There’s wood, composite, carbon, fiberglass, pp honeycomb, kevlar, eva, etc. the list goes on and on.

  • Grip Size: Just like Cinderella’s shoe, the grip size has to be just right. Too big or too small, and you’re setting yourself up for a pickle of a time.

  • Weighty Decisions: A lightweight racket? Or something with a bit more heft? The decision could make or break your game.

Scoring: Not as Tricky as It Sounds

Ever heard the saying, “It's not about how you start, but how you finish?” Well, in pickleball, it's a smidge different. It's all about how you score. Confused? Fret not! Let’s break it down:

  • Serving Side: Only the serving side can score. If the serving side commits a fault, the service goes to the other side.

  • Double Trouble: In doubles, both players get a chance to serve before it's handed to the opposite team.

  • Game Point: First to 11 points with at least a 2-point lead, takes the cake! And if you’re thinking, "Piece of cake, right?", remember it's not always as easy as pie!


  • Why is the pickleball racket so important?
    • Think of it as your trusty steed in battle. You wouldn’t go charging into battle on a donkey, would ya? Your racket choice can influence your performance.

  • Can I serve underhand in pickleball?
    • You betcha! In fact, underhand serves are the way to go in pickleball. Just make sure the paddle face is below the wrist when struck, or you’ll find yourself in a bit of a pickle.

  • Is there a specific weight for an ideal pickleball racket?
    • Well, that's like asking if there's an ideal ice cream flavor. It’s a matter of personal preference! Some folks prefer light as a feather while others go for the gusto with a heavier racket.

The Big Dink: The Unbeatable All-Rounder

When it boils down to making the top pick for an all-around pickleball paddle, "The Big Dink" stands out like a sore thumb, but in a good way! Its impeccable balance of weight, sturdiness, and precision makes it a dream for players of all skill sets, from the greenest newbie to the seasoned pro!  Moreover, its ergonomic design ensures that every swing feels natural and every shot is on point. But it's not just about the technical specs. What truly seals the deal is its versatility; whether you're dinking at the net or smashing from the baseline, this paddle has got your back. So, why choose The Big Dink? Well, that’s up to you, but it’s our recommendation for the best paddle available.  It’s without a doubt our favorite that we have tested.  I feel that it’s more than just a paddle; it's a partner, perfect for every twist and turn in the thrilling game of pickleball. So, for all you pickleball enthusiasts out there, no matter where you stand on the skill ladder, The Big Dink is the ace up your sleeve!


Finding the perfect pickleball racket might seem like searching for a needle in a haystack, but with the right information, we’re hoping to make it a bit easier.  Now, the ball’s in your court. Grab that pickleball racket, hit the court, and remember – it's all fun and games until someone loses... and then it’s just a rematch! So, are you game? Are you ready to play? Not sure about you but I’ve go The Big Dink in my hand and ready to play some pickleball! Who wants to play first game??? See you on the courts!