Paddle Tennis Specials

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Bell's Paddle Selection Guide
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Each of the paddles below can be used interchangeably
for Paddle TennisPlatform Tennis and Beach Tennis

 Weight (oz.)

 Firmer Core for More Power

 Medium Core for blend of
Power & Control

 Soft Core for More Control

 13-13.9

Viking TT Pro Elite Lite
Viking OZ+
Wilson Blitz High
Wilson Juice Pro

Wilson Big Stick BLX '15
   Viking O-Zone '14
Viking O-Zone '15
  Wilson Juice '14
Wilson Surge BLX '14
Wilson KSurge Killer Grit '14

Viking Re-Ignite Lite
Viking Re-Ignite Lite Pink
Viking Re-Ignite '15 
Viking Re-Ignite '13
Wilson Juice Lite '14
  Wilson Hope BLX '13

 11.8-12.9

 

Viking O-Zone Lite '14
  Viking Synergy '14
 

Viking Reignite Ultra '14
Viking Re-Ignite Ultra '15
Viking O-Zone Ultra
Viking TT Pro Ultra '14

    Wilson Champ '14
Wilson Xcel '14
Wilson Xcel '13
Wilson Hope Lite '15
Wilson Lite Stick '15
Viking Smash Jr. '15 Blue 
Viking Smash Jr. '15 Purple

    *Some Wilson paddles have Wilson's "Smart Density", a multi-layer core that has a firm layer of EVA in the center surrounded by a softer layer of EVA on the outside. On hard hits, the harder material in the core provides more power and on softer shots, the outer soft layer of foam provides extra control.
  • A heavier paddle is more stable but less maneuverable.
  • A higher density (firm core) paddle typically provides more power due to the faster trajectory of the ball off the paddle face and the mass of the paddle. High density paddles are usually preferred by players who have fairly well-established technique to control the ball and seek power from the paddle.
  • A lower density (soft core) paddle provides more control but less power as it absorbs more of the energy of the ball at impact. Typically lighter in weight, the lower density paddles are more maneuverable and thus are favored by those seeking a paddle that is easy to swing or less experienced players who are less concerned about power and more concerned with controlling the placement of the ball.
  • A lower density (softer) paddle also provides more comfort / less shock to the arm and is therefore better for tennis elbow.
  • An oversize (head) paddle offers a larger sweet spot and more useable hitting area for those who tend to mishit or are slower getting into position for the ball. Additionally, they have a head heavy balance and more stability and so are often favored by better players as well.
  • Not sure what to do? Medium density paddles provide an appealing combination of power and control at a mid-range weight. A great choice for most any player!
  • BRS can customize your paddle prior to shipping...want to add weight? Build up a grip? No problem. Just call us to discuss your specific needs. Since today's paddles are only offered in 4-1/4" grips, we can build up to whatever size you'd like and still ship the same day!
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What is paddle tennis?

Played year round on the West Coast and especially popular in Venice, California Paddle tennis traces its roots back to an Episcopal minister, Frank Peer Beal, in lower Manhattan. Wanting to create recreational activities for neighborhood children, he got the city’s parks and recreation department to lay courts in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village in 1915. The first tournament was held in 1922, and the United States Paddle Tennis Associated was formed the following year. By 1941, paddle tennis was being played in almost 500 American cities.

Although Frank Beal is known as the game's inventor, Murray Geller, a player in the 1940s and ‘50s, was instrumental in creating the modern game. Elected chairman of the USPTA rules committee, he wanted to make the game more appealing to adults and instituted features including an enlarged court and an underhanded serve.

The sport uses a standard tennis ball with its internal pressure reduced so that when dropped from a height of 6 feet, it bounces to between 31 and 33 inches. This is usually achieved by puncturing the ball with a hypodermic needle or safety pin.

The paddle is made of a composite core covered with graphite, and contains no strings. It is usually textured or perforated and may have a metal rim around the head. Its dimensions are limited to 18" in length and 9.5" in width.

Other Facts:

  • Players: Played in both singles or doubles.
  • Serves: Serve must be underhand. Only one serve is allowed.
  • Score: Scoring method is the same as in tennis. Best of 3 sets.
  • Ball: Tennis ball with reduced pressure.
  • Paddle: No strings. Typically a perforated face.
  • Court: There are two styles of courts. East and West cost styles.
  • Walls: Walls or fences are NOT part of the game.

Paddle Tennis Court

While some paddle tennis is played on hard packed beach sand, most Paddle Tennis courts are constructed of the same materials as tennis courts. Overall court measurements are 50 feet from baseline to baseline. The court width is 20 feet and the service line is 3 feet inside the baseline. This creates a ten foot by 22 foot service box. The net height is 31 inches. On the west coast, a restraint line may be drawn parallel to the net, 12 feet back from the net (this area is "the bucket"). If using the restraint line, all players must keep both feet behind this line until after the player receiving the serve has struck the ball.

For More Information

Visit the USPTA http://www.theuspta.com/