OK – I’m addicted. I admit it. What a wonderful discovery pickleball has been! I started playing about 8 months ago and now play at least 5 times a week. As pickleball players (or is that picklers?) know, there is a good social aspect to the game as well.
When the owner of High Strung Racquets retired from supplying equipment, late last year, it was difficult to find a reliable source of pickleball paddles without having to order them online.
Ordering online is problematic as unless you are buying a paddle you have held in your hand and tried, then it is hit and miss. Thus Pickleball Haven was born. Our mission statement: “Promote the game of Pickleball for the enjoyment of all participants whilst providing easy access to a variety of Pickleball products and services at affordable prices.”
I did my research and put all of those ideas into the melting pot. I came to the conclusion that the concept of “Try before you buy” makes sense. Just three months ago I purchased my second paddle straight off of the shelf, without having the opportunity of trying it. Guess what! It does not work for me. (Anybody looking for a second hand paddle?)
What I have learned is, that generally speaking, you get what you pay for. Without trying out a paddle, how are you going to know if it works for you and your playing style. I came to realize that there are better products out there which suit me better.
I created the Pickleballhaven.com website to let Picklers know that there are now options when considering a Pickleball paddle. Let me know when you are in need of a paddle via the website email contact form, phone, email or text and we can arrange to meet.
Ideally of course, if we are meeting at a Pickleball court then I will play as well thus satisfying my own addiction. This way, you get to try out a few paddles to see what works best for you.
The next blog. Interesting true story about deciding to get a new paddle!
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Photo. Playing in Comox Rec Centre. Tags: Pickleball, Paddle,
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