Top 10 Best Pickleball Brands

Pickleball Brands

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States and is becoming increasingly popular among younger generations. As the sport has grown, demand for pickleball equipment, apparel, and other related supplies has increased as well. The rise of professional pickleball players has led to sponsorships between sports companies and pro pickleball players.


What are the best Pickleball Brands?

  1. Niupipo
  2. Selkirk Sports
  3. PB1965
  4. Franklin Sports
  5. DUPR (Dreamland Universal Pickleball Ratings)
  6. Electrum Pickleball
  7. Acacia Sports
  8. GAMMA Sports
  9. Vulcan Sporting Goods
  10. Wilson Sporting Goods

1. Niupipo

Niupipo is one of the most popular pickleball brands and is the best-selling pickleball brand on Amazon. They have been in business since 2012 and focus on providing affordable pickleball paddles and equipment in order to help new players get into the game. Niupipo is known for its beginner and intermediate paddles, but it has also begun to branch out into professional-level paddles. They recently designed the Niupipo Explorer, their first professional performance paddle, with Frank Anthony Davis, who they sponsor. All of their paddles are USAPA approved and are sanctioned for tournament play, and are touted as being able to withstand whatever challenges may arise on the court.

2. Selkirk Sports

Selkirk Sports claims that they are pickleball, and they back that claim up with high-quality pickleball equipment and a mission to promote pickleball and spread enthusiasm for the sport to people of all generations. Selkirk Sports was started in 2014 in anticipation of the growing demand for pickleball equipment. Pickleball is now the fastest-growing sport in the United States, and Selkirk Sports was ready with sleek branding and high-quality products. They have Selkirk TV, an app to watch pickleball, and Selkirk Labs, an independent development and research division of Selkirk Sport that allows members of the pickleball community to participate in the development of new paddle technology by invitation or request.

3. PB1965

PB1965 was founded in 2019 by professional pickleball player Kyle Yates and pickleball enthusiast Randy Sussman. PB1965 may have a lot of competition in the athletic apparel market, but their focus on pickleball sets them apart from the rest. PB1965 features apparel solely for pickleball that is focused on maximum comfort and functionality for professional pickleball athletes and casual enthusiasts alike. On top of being the official clothing brand for Yates, PB1965 is also the official clothing brand for Eva Welsher, a superstar on the pickleball scene. Their high-quality apparel is reasonably priced and fashionable with a wide range of sizes making their apparel, and pickleball as a whole, more accessible to people of all sizes. 

4. Franklin Sports

Franklin Sports was the first sports company to offer a professional player, Ben Johns, an endorsement deal. Johns signed with them in 2019, and Franklin introduced its Ben Johns Signature Pickleball Paddle in September of that same year. Franklin sells everything a player could possibly need on their website, including net sets and bags. However, they sell products for all sports, so their selection of pickleball gear is less specialized than other brands that focus specifically on pickleball. Franklin has been around since 1946 and is now a global company that has partnerships with most professional sporting organizations.

5. DUPR (Dreamland Universal Pickleball Ratings)

DUPR (Dreamland Universal Pickleball Ratings) is a global rating system for pickleball players of all levels. DUPR is trusted by pickleball tours, professionals, and clubs globally to provide accurate ratings based on margin of victory, type of result, and outcome. Their community is inclusive and ranges from professionals ranked number one globally to those just starting out and is accessible, user friendly, and universal. DUPR allows amateurs to have a rating without having to play in professional tournaments, allowing those players to gauge their progress while competing in lower-level tournaments. They currently sponsor Ben Johns, Jocelyn ‘Jay’ Devilliers, and Zane Navratil, among other professional pickleballers.

6. Electrum Pickleball

Electrum Pickleball is a brand that focuses exclusively on paddles and pickleball apparel. Their two paddles are the Electrum Pro Pickleball Paddle and Electrum Model E Pickleball Paddle, and they have a selection of shirts and hats. While Electrum Pickleball currently has a fairly small selection, they are likely to grow along with pickleball. Electrum Pickleball was founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and pickleball fans Moheeth Alvi and Mike Kazley in 2019. Electrum Pickleball’s mission is to be an asset to the pickleball community by providing great products and making pickleball more accessible. They currently sponsor Collin Johns, Lauren ‘Lolo’ Stratman, and several other professional pickleball players.

7. Acacia Sports

Acacia Sports provides gear for a variety of different sports specializing in curling, broomball, and soccer. They offer pickleball balls, shoes, and accessories, and their shoes are the official footwear of USA Pickleball. Acacia Sports’ shoes are its biggest feature for pickleball players. They have signature edition shoes with professional pickleball athletes Tyler Loong and Corrine Carr. Acacia also offers sneakers, socks, slides, and sole savers for pickleball athletes. Acacia Sports serves athletes at every level of the sport all around the world, with top of the line technologies and materials. Acacia Sports has been hailed by USA Pickleball as a leader in innovation and quality.

8. GAMMA Sports

GAMMA Sports serves tennis and pickleball athletes and produces grips, hoppers, and nets, along with the usual pickleball equipment and apparel. GAMMA has been selling tennis equipment since the late 1900’s, but it got into the pickleball game in 2014 when it noticed the emerging market of pickleball enthusiasts and professionals. GAMMA is committed to always improving their knowledge of composites, manufacturing, and plastics in order to provide customers with the best pickleball paddles. In 2020, GAMMA launched Never Stop Playing Pickleball camps for intermediate and advanced players to hone their skills with coaching from professional pickleball players. They currently sponsor Riley Newman and several other professional pickleball players.

9. Vulcan Sporting Goods

Vulcan Sporting Goods serves baseball and pickleball athletes, though they have more pickleball products, and their blog is focused on all things pickleball. Vulcan was founded in 2015 and aims to combine style and innovation to create amazing products. Located at Vulcan headquarters is Vulcan Pickleball Park, four outdoor lighted state-of-the-art pickleball courts that are free and open every day from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm to members of the public. The courts are also used by tourists, employees, and pickleball clubs and are occasionally used for Vulcan IQ Pickleball clinic sessions, exhibitions, invitationals, and clinics. They currently sponsor Tyler Loong and Jocelyn ‘Jay’ Devilliers.

10. Wilson Sporting Goods

Wilson Sporting Goods is the oldest sporting goods company on this list, and its lack of specialization in pickleball is why it is last on the list. However, it is usually the go-to brand of beginners who are attracted by its familiarity and its long history of excellence in the sporting goods industry. Wilson was founded in 1913 and was originally known as the Ashland Manufacturing Company, but it acquired its iconic name a few years later in 1916. Wilson sells the Tru 32, a unique pickleball developed in their labs in 2018 with the intent of achieving game-changing performance. Wilson currently sponsors professional pickleball player Zane Navratil.