Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the United States, and with over 8.9 million players nationwide, you're bound to know a few avid pickleball players or people who want to get into the sport. For these friends and family members, pickleball equipment from Rhino Pickleball — including paddles, balls and nets — make the perfect gift.
Rhino Pickleball provides pickleball equipment for athletes of all skill levels, and we've curated this gift-buying guide to help you find the best pickleball gifts no matter who you're buying for!
You can't play pickleball without a pickleball paddle, but not just any paddle will do. At Rhino Pickleball, we stock a wide variety of pickleball paddles and recommend choosing the right one for the individual player's preferences. When shopping for seasoned pickleball players looking for an upgrade, it's best to find out exactly what they prefer in a paddle. If you're working within a budget and your gift recipient is a beginner, you can opt for a more affordable paddle option.
Here are our best options for each budget level:
- Under $25: Our EDGE pickleball paddle is the most affordable option, made of plywood with a solid plastic edge finish.
- Between $50 and $100: The APEX pickleball paddle and the FUSE pickleball paddle are great value-for-money options that work for both beginners and pros.
- Over $120: For a proper spoil, buy your pickleball lover an RX1+Kevlar™ pickleball paddle to take their game to the next level. We also stock the RX1 pickleball paddle for a similar feel at a more affordable price.
- Extra mention: If you'd like to gift an elongated pickleball paddle to someone who prefers the extra reach, our iON elongated pickleball paddle is an excellent fit.
For a more in-depth view of the different paddle prices, view our paddle price comparison chart. You can also review our pickleball comparison chart for a weight and material overview of our paddle range.
2-Player Pickleball Paddle Set
If the person you're buying paddles for wants to get their friends in on the pickleball fun, buying them a 2-player paddle set is perfect. Our 2-player EDGE100 pickleball paddle set is an affordable option made for both indoor and outdoor use. The set also comes with two optic yellow pickleballs, so your gift recipient will only need to purchase a net or visit a pickleball court to get started.
This gift option allows pickleball players to set up a court on any flat surface, perfect for athletes on the go. Our RHINO deluxe pickleball net is a high-quality, portable net with locking wheels. The net also comes with a nylon mesh bag, so it's easy to carry and store away when not in use. We also offer a discount when you bundle a net with either paddles or balls.
If you'd like to go above and beyond, you can add our deluxe pickleball replacement net to your gift so that if anything happens to their net, they'll have a replacement ready. This is also a practical gift option for someone who already owns a RHINO Deluxe Net.
For an affordable gift option that every pickleball player needs, you can't go wrong with a set of pickleballs. Pickleballs eventually become soft and cracked and lose their ability to bounce, and when this happens, they'll want some new balls ready to go. There are two types of pickleballs — indoor and outdoor.
Indoor pickleballs are formulated specifically for indoor use. They're softer and more textured than outdoor balls, with fewer holes that give them more spin while producing less noise. We also recommend indoor balls for beginner players, even when used outside.
Our indoor pickleball range includes our Storm Series pickleballs that come in a set of six.
Outdoor pickleballs are harder and smoother than indoor balls and are created with outdoor use in mind. They have more holes spaced closer together, so your shots remain as straight as possible, even in windy conditions. They're a bit more difficult to control, but they'll give your shots more power.
If your gift recipient is playing in tournaments, you'll want to buy pickleballs that the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) has approved. Our outdoor pickleball range includes:
- Striker Series: These are the perfect all-day outdoor balls, ideal for players of all skill levels.
- Revolution Series (USAPA-approved): These balls are more accurate and allow for straighter flight patterns.
- The ACME Fleet (USAPA-approved): These balls are incredibly durable and consistent, which makes them suitable for harder play.
What do you do if your gift recipient already has paddles, a net and an abundance of pickleball balls? Well, they'd probably appreciate some pickleball court equipment and accessories.
Here are a few of our suggestions:
- This pickleball storage and transport cart stores up to 96 pickleballs and packs up easily.
- A pickleball retriever and storage tube will eliminate the strain of bending to pick up balls.
- Our pickleball court marker set lets players turn any court or outdoor space into a pickleball court.
Fitness Training Products
Our final suggestion for the perfect gift for pickleball lovers is some general physical fitness and training equipment so they can get fit and increase their endurance. Choose one of the following gifts:
- A durable training speed jump rope will boost their cardio fitness.
- Our stretch resistance-training bands and ProMax medicine balls will improve their strength and mobility.
- A peanut massage ball will help players roll out tight muscles after a long game.
Choose Rhino Pickleball for the Perfect Gift
Rhino Pickleball, created by Champion Sports, understands just how important quality is when it comes to pickleball products, whether your gift recipient is a beginner or a pro. With the right equipment, pickleball players can improve their technique and dominate on the court in no time.
We've manufactured our line of pickleball paddles, nets, balls and accessories with a focus on quality and affordability, so you know you're buying a product that will last. We're dedicated to the pickleball community and are always looking to innovate as the sport grows.
View our pickleball products page to find that perfect pickleball gift, and enjoy free Standard UPS Ground shipping on orders over $25. Before you check out, don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest pickleball news and updates, as well as 10% off your entire order!