HEAD SHAPE

There are three main head shapes available for Padel rackets: Round, Diamond, and Teardrop. 
The Round head shape is best suited for beginners, as it features a head light balance that enhances manoeuvrability and provides a comfortable playing experience. These rackets also offer larger sweet spots, which help in forgiving off-centre shots. While they excel in control, they may lack power.
Teardrop head shape rackets are an excellent choice for intermediate players, as they offer a balanced combination of power and control. They suit various play styles and enable players to adapt easily to different techniques.
Many professional players prefer the Diamond head shape for Padel rackets. These rackets feature a head heavy balance, allowing for powerful shots but with a smaller sweet spot. They are particularly suitable for players with an attacking style. If transitioning to a Diamond head shape, it is advisable to opt for a lighter weight to compensate for the head heaviness, as this will help maintain the racket's overall feel.

WEIGHT

Determining the ideal weight of a racket is highly subjective, and it's crucial to experiment with various weights to discover the one that suits your game the best. However, as a general guideline, stronger players often derive more benefits from using heavier rackets. For reference, most men opt for rackets weighing approximately 370-375 grams, while women typically prefer rackets weighing around 360 grams. Junior rackets, on the other hand, usually fall within the range of 240 to 280 grams.

THICKNESS

Padel rackets come in a range of thicknesses, typically ranging from 35mm to 38mm. The maximum allowable thickness according to the current rules is 38mm. Junior players typically use the thinnest rackets, measuring 35mm, while beginners are often recommended to start with 36mm thickness. This choice aids in manoeuvrability and allows for technique refinement. As your skills progress and your game improves, transitioning to a thicker racket can help generate more power in your shots.

BEST RACKETS FOR BEGINNERS

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Adidas Drive 3.2 Padel Racket at £75.00 by Adidas
£49.50
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Babolat Reveal Padel Racket 2023 at £53.99 by Babolat
£75.00£56.25
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Babolat Storm Padel Racket 2023 at £71.24 by Babolat
£95.00£56.99
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Adidas Drive 3.3 Padel Racket
£70.00£59.50

BEST RACKETS FOR INTERMEDIATES

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Adidas Drive 3.2 Padel Racket at £75.00 by Adidas
£49.50
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Babolat Air Veron Padel Racket 2023 at £178.00 by Babolat
£210.00£109.99
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Adidas Rx 1000 Padel Racket at £90.00 by Adidas
£100.00£64.50
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Babolat Reveal Padel Racket 2023 at £53.99 by Babolat
£75.00£56.25

BEST RACKETS FOR ANDVANCED

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Babolat Air Veron Padel Racket 2023 at £178.00 by Babolat
£210.00£109.99
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Head Extreme One Padel Racket
£230.00£183.99
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Nox AT10 Genius 18k Alum Agustin Tapia Padel Racket
£285.00£233.95
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Wilson Blade Elite TX Padel Racket
£200.00£109.99