Pickleball lover’s gift guide

Pickleball lover’s gift guide

DALLAS, TX - It's almost Christmas, so gift giving is top of mind!

If you’re struggling with what to get your pickleball-obsessed friend, or your favorite doubles or mixed doubles partner, here's a guide just for you. 


When searching for a new paddle, the options can be a little overwhelming, especially if you're looking to buy one for someone else. Do you invest in the one their favorite pro uses? Do you pick up the most aesthetically pleasing one? Is the most affordable paddle the best option?

With all these questions in mind, consult the experts at Pickleball Central to help narrow the search. Click here to view their full list of pickleball paddles.

For more specialized recommendations, Pickleball Central's blog profiles countless options, including the top six paddles for spin to the top five paddles for faster hand speed.

If you’re looking for the paddle that will catch everyone’s eye, though, the Holbrook Rewind Pickleball Paddle comes highly-recommended. It's a guaranteed showstopper on the court.

Indoor and Outdoor Pickleballs

Pickleballs are always a welcome gift. Just make sure whether the player you’re buying them for plans on playing indoors or outdoors before handing over your credit card information.

Some excellent options include the GAMMA two-tone indoor training pickleballs for indoor play, and the GAMMA two-tone outdoor training pickleballs for outdoor enjoyment.


There are countless shoes to choose from on pickleballcentral.com.

If you’re looking for ladies options, gorgeous shoes that prioritize comfort, style, and durability are readily available. Snag everything from bold statement colors to perfect neutrals.

Personally, I’m a fan of these hot pink FILA shoes because they're bold, yet playful.

For men, shoes from Wilson, Skechers, and Adidas, among others, will match your guy’s style. The K-Swiss Express Light Pickleball shoe is an all-around favorite court shoe.

Pickleball Nets

If your family or friends are continually frustrated about the lack of court availability, here’s the perfect solution: buy them a portable pickleball net that can be easily assembled anywhere for a practice session or competitive match on their own schedule.

Go for the SwiftNet 2.1 Portable Pickleball Net System. It has hundreds of rave reviews!

Here's the full list of portable pickleball nets to find the one that best suits your needs.

Pickleball Apparel

Apparel always makes a perfect gift.

T-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, shorts, socks, and hats are pickleball necessities, of course.

I’m particularly fond of the Heritage Pickle-Ball collection. It offers unique clothing designs with eye-catching colors, corduroy hats, and beanies that will keep the pickleballer in your life extra warm in cold weather. There's even a pickleball Christmas sweater!

Pickleball Central is offering super deals until Dec. 18, so get shopping soon!

Happy Holidays!