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Pickleball Rules to Know – Commercially Made Pickleball Paddles Only

News Stacie Townsend 03-20-2020

Do you know anyone that plays with, or otherwise has made, a homemade pickleball paddle? If so, the homemade pickleball paddle probably violates the rules of the sport of pickleball.

Rule 2.E.8 of the 2020 Official Rulebook for USA Pickleball provides that only commercially made pickleball paddles are permitted. As a result, pickleball paddles that are not commercially made (in other words, pickleball paddles that are homemade) are NOT allowed.

Learn more about approved pickleball paddles and pickleballs by visiting Pickler’s Pickleball Basics Blog at   


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