How Do I Know Which Paddle is Right For Me?

When choosing a pickleball paddle, it's important to consider your playing style and the type of paddle that will best suit your needs. Factors to consider are the paddle's thickness, core technology, weight and face. Thickness affects the power of the paddle. A thin paddle provides more power due to less absorption on impact. The latest technological advancements in carbon fiber and other materials enhance power and control. The material of the paddle core impacts absorption rate, weight and balance of the paddle. The weight of the paddle has an impact on the speed and how you handle control of the paddle. The grit on the face of the paddle affects the spin and control you have over the ball.


Long handles provide more power and reach and are ideal for singles players and those who use a two-handed grip. For more experienced players, they can also provide better control and spin. 

Paddles with short handles are generally lighter and easier to maneuver. They are best for players with less experience and those who want to move quickly around the court and place the ball with precision. It can also provide more control and spin because, generally, the sweet spot is larger on these paddles. 

One final feature for consideration is grip. Appropriate grip size is important in preventing injury from prolonged use of a handle that is too large or small.  In the case of the latter, however, overgrip can be applied to increase grip size.

With all these factors in mind, we can help you make an informed decision to find the Astria pickleball paddle that is right for you. Just click the button below and take our quiz.