Once your pickleball game reaches a certain level, it’s time to find simple ways to improve.
Generating more spin on your shots is an easy way to do that, and the paddle you choose can have a significant impact when it comes to generating spin. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the best pickleball paddles for spin. You’ll start noticing that those shots that were a little out start dropping in, and your drop shots start getting more difficult for your opponent to return.
What Are The Best Pickleball Paddles for Spin in 2023?
Selkirk Amped Omni 31P XO
The Selkirk Amped Omni 31P XO is an excellent choice for players who want to generate maximum spin. This paddle features Selkirk’s proprietary X5 polypropylene core, which strives to give a player excellent control and provide a lot of spin, especially when you add the fiberglass face, which enhances the spin even further. Every paddle we discuss in this article are going to combine some form of an internal core and specific face, so the key elements in making a choice are the feel and weight. The Omni 31P XO is particularly lightweight, making it feel more maneuverable and a great option for players who like to play at the net and focus on generating spin on their volleys.
Paddletek Tempest Wave II
The Paddletek Tempest Wave II is another top-tier option for pickleball players who want to easily start generating additional spin. This paddle has a polymer core that makes it feel more soft and comfortable compared to other paddles we have reviewed. Add this to a unique surface texture that enhances the natural spin and provides more control. We strongly suggest this paddle for players with a game that skews toward a more finesse style and focus on generating spin on their dinks and drop shots.
ProKennex Kinetic Pro Speed
The ProKennex Kinetic Pro Speed is a top-of-the-line more expensive pickleball paddle that’s produce by a company owned by pro pickleballers. I generally feel like a company owned by pros generally doubles-down on what matters to real players. This medium sized paddle features ProKennex’s Kinetic Technology, which is focused on reducing shock and vibration, and similar to the other paddles on this list, has a multi-player surface designed for control. This paddle is a bit heavier than some other options, but it’s still maneuverable and responsive. One last note on this paddle is that unlike most paddles, it is intentionally edgeless, which may factor into your decision on whether or not to go with this high-end spin generating machine.
Engage Elite Pro Maverick
The Engage Elite Pro Maverick is an especially popular choice among professional pickleball players, thanks to its proven spin capabilities. Once again, this paddle features a proprietary core, in this instance, it’s Engage’s ControlPro Technology, which focuses on enhancing the spin and providing above average control. The Elite Pro Maverick also has a “chemically bonded” composite face, which gives it a soft and comfortable feel and is especially designed for power.
Gamma NeuCore Pro
The Gamma NeuCore Pro is a versatile paddle that’s great for players who play an all-around style, but still want to generate additional spin. It features another core technology, Gamma’s innovative NeuCore Technology, along with a textured fiberglass face. This face gives it a great feel and enhances the spin even further. In addition, this paddle is well-balanced and maneuverable, making it a great option for players who like to mix up their game and generate spin from all areas of the court.
As you develop beyond the beginner level, generating spin on your shots will become a way to continue to grow your game. Any of the paddles mentioned in this blog post are excellent options, but each provide a little something different to suit each player’s preferences. Even when working on increasing your spin generation, remember to choose a paddle that feels comfortable in your hand. With a comfortable paddle and proper technique, you can generate maximum spin to continue improving and build your pickleball skills quickly.