The 5 Best Pickleball Paddles for Spin (2020)

The Best Pickleball Paddles For Spin – Reviewed

I’m sure that you’ve seen a shot flying over the net in a way that makes you think that you’re all lined up and ready to connect with the ball. 

And then you see that crazy thing take a turn in a direction or in a way you had not anticipated. 

And you’re done – return shot missed. 

The goal of this guide is to simplify your buying decision and provide you with a thoroughly researched list of 5 pickleball paddles that experienced players agree, allow them the opportunity to create great spin. 

The purpose of this list is to provide you with a well researched, consolidated list of paddles that can help you with your spin game. 

Keep reading to learn about the selection criteria I used to compile this list.

You’ll notice that 4 out of the 5 paddles on this list do have a fiberglass face.

The PaddleTek Tempest Wave Pro has a textured graphite face instead. This doesn’t mean that this paddle is any less capable of helping you put some great spin on a ball.

In fact, it has received fantastic reviews for all-around play-ability including spin.

Best Pickleball Paddles for spin

 

3 Pickleball Paddles For Great Spin – Intermediate

Have you been playing pickleball for a while now and find you are addicted?

Maybe this means that you want a new paddle to play with while you work on taking your game to the next level.

You know it’s not just about the paddle because experience, technique and skill are what makes a player great, these three paddles are definitely worth checking out – to see if they can help your game along.

These paddles are popular with players who have some experience playing. Based on the reviews, players have had a great experience playing and improving their game with more spin and control.

The detailed analysis for these 3 paddles is below:

#1 – Pro-Lite Crush PowerSpin

#2 – Prince Response / Spectrum Pro

#3 – Selkirk Amped Epic

Summary – 3 Pickleball Paddles For Great Spin After reading the reviews available for each of these 3 paddles, I would suggest that any of these paddles would work well for the player who is okay paying a bit more money to get a better quality paddle that will help them take their game to the next level and help with putting more spin on the ball. Just a reminder that before I selected a paddle to include in this review, I read dozens and dozens of reviews for many paddles and only included the paddles that I believed would be a good choice for the player who was looking to put more spin on the ball. None of these paddles had negative reviews that were consistent and would lead me to believe that one is better or worse than the other. That’s why they are all on this list.

However, based on the reviews and ratings, the Selkirk Epic Amped comes out as the front runner.

With that being said, the Prince Reponse Pro gets fantastic reviews and I know that it’s definitely a favorite among the crowd of the more elite players.

The Pro-Lite Crush received good reviews and is on the lower end of this price range which might just be the price point you are wanting. You won’t go wrong.

 

2 Pickleball Paddles For Great Spin – Experienced Players

These 2 paddles are often used by experienced players and based on the reviews, they are well worth the investment.

Players comment on the improvement they see in their overall game with respect to putting more spin on the ball and having more control.

#4 – Pro-Lite Titan

 

#5 – PaddleTek Tempest Wave Pro

 Summary – 2 Pickleball Paddles For Great Spin – Experienced Players+After reading the reviews available for these 2 paddles, I would suggest that either paddle is going to work well for the majority of experienced players.

Just a reminder that before I selected a paddle to include in this review, I read dozens and dozens of reviews for many paddles and only included the paddles that I believed would be a good choice for the player who was looking to put more spin on the ball.

Neither of these paddles had negative reviews that were consistent and would lead me to believe that one is better or worse than the other. That’s why they are all on this list.

However, there was more feedback on the Pro-Lite Titan about it having a slightly softer touch which may not work well for some players.

Interestingly, the Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro is the only graphite paddle on this list. And based on the player feedback, I believe it comes out on top in the higher price range because of the ability to put spin on the ball but also because of the overall control and feel.

Reviews & ratings that narrow down the list & make it easy for you to choose a pickleball paddle to buy

Selection Criteria

I’ve spent many hours reading dozens and dozens of pickleball paddle reviews and ratings so that I could narrow down the list and make it easier for you to select a paddle to purchase.

Before I made the decision to include a paddle in this review, I read many reviews for many paddles and only included the paddles that I believed would be a good option.

I describe the selection criteria in the list below but I think it’s important to mention that I spent a tremendous amount of time vetting the reviews left by players and weighed the comments to determine whether a paddle would be worthy of being in this guide.

Only then did I finalize the list of paddles that have been included.

I created this guide in this fashion so that I could create a list of paddles that was easy for you to review and make your decision on which paddle to buy.

I also want to mention that I have not personally played with all of these paddles and I’m not associated with any paddle brand or manufacturer.

I have chosen to do an incredible amount of research to understand how the actual users (players) feel about these paddles and share that information in a consolidated, easy to read format.

It’s true that if I had played with some of these paddles, I would be able to provide you with my own unique perspective.

However, I believe that it’s more valuable to provide you with the consolidated feedback from a large group of players.

There will be situations where I provide my own personal feedback on a paddle or another product, but not in this particular guide.

Here’s the criteria I used to select which paddles to include: 

  1. Consensus among experienced pickleball players that the paddle worked well for putting good or better spin on the ball

  2. Data gathered from multiple sources to filter out or even the playing ground, where comments or ratings could be from players who are sponsored by a particular manufacturer

  3. This list is not based solely on ratings and comments from Amazon. I felt it was important to gather data from multiple sources

  4. In most situations, I read 100+ reviews to help narrow down the number of paddles on the list

  5. Approved by the USAPA

BOTTOM LINE

I hope that you’ve found this list of 5 pickleball paddles for amazing spin helpful and that it’s making your paddle buying decision simpler and less complicated. 

There are so many paddles on the market, along with lots and lots of opinions and experience to be shared. And while all very helpful, it can lead to information overload and doubt over which paddle to invest in. 

While there’s no way I could evaluate every paddle for its ability to help you hone your pickleball spin game, I have spent many hours looking at different resources to ensure that this list offers you a selection of paddles that will provide you with some very good options. 

And help you work on improving your spin game

But remember, technique and skill are key

And there is no ‘magic spin paddle