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Pickleball has been sweeping the nation since its creation in the ’60s. But what is it? Well, it’s kind of like if tennis, badminton, and ping-pong all had a baby. It’s a casual way to get fit or unleash your competitive side. And it’s played on something like a tiny tennis court with ping-pong-like rackets and a ball that resembles a whiffle ball. You can play singles, doubles, or in a game mode that’s something like 4-square. Overall, it’s pretty fun.

But you know what isn’t fun? A hefty price tag on sporting goods. Luckily, we found sales, deals, and overall great value on the best pickleball gear at stores you know and love, like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target, and Amazon.

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Best Pickleball Gear Starter Kits

1. Eccomum Pickleball Set with 2 Rackets and 4 Pickleballs

This set ($19.99, Walmart) is perfect for beginners looking to give the sport a shot without spending a lot of money. The paddles boast a carbon fiber surface for better ball control without a lot of added weight. The kit includes two paddles, four balls, and a carrying case. Walmart has offered them for $2 less in early January, so watch out for sales.

ONLINE Deal
$17.99 $19.99 (10% Off)
PRICE SUMMARY
$9.96 per player before sales

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2. Orca Echo Wood Pickleball Paddle Deluxe Combo Set

For an option made of wood, consider this set ($23.99, Target). It has two wooden paddles with grips, four indoor balls, and a carrying bag. The rackets are balanced and extra-large, making them easier to use for beginners. Use your Target RedCard for an extra 5% savings.

ONLINE Deal
As low as $22.79
MOBILE COUPONS NEEDED
5% Off - Target RedCard Savings
PRICE SUMMARY
$11.96 per player before discounts
 

3. Franklin Rein 2-Player Pickleball Set

This set ($29.99, Academy) promises 7-ply wood construction for extra durability alongside nonslip grips for added comfort. Plus, you can use your Academy credit card for a 5% discount. Recognize the name Franklin from their influence in tennis? You’ll see them on this list a bit. In terms of affordability and quality, these guys are doing the dang thing.

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
As low as $28.49 $29.99 (5% Off)
PRICE SUMMARY
$14.96 per player before sales
 

4. Onix Pickleball Starter Kit

If you’re looking for introductory paddles, might we recommend these ($31.99, Target)? The set features two single-seam balls for extra durability and two wooden paddles meant for all ages and skill levels.

ONLINE Deal
As low as $30.39 $31.99 (5% Off)
MOBILE COUPONS NEEDED
5% Off - Target RedCard Savings
PRICE SUMMARY
$15.96 per player before sales
 

5. Monarch Pickleball Pack

Ideal for players in the beginner to intermediate skill range, this option ($34.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods) includes two paddles and two balls. The paddles are made of wood and feature a wrist strap. Note that you can get same-day delivery on these if you need them soon.

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$34.99
PRICE SUMMARY
$17.50 per player
 

6. Rally Meister Beginner Pickleball Set

This family-friendly starter pack (39.99, Amazon) boasts 7-ply alternating grain wood construction on the paddles for kid-proof durability. And with an average of 4.5 stars across over 400 reviews? Amazing.

ONLINE Deal
$33.99 $39.99 (15% Off)
PRICE SUMMARY
$19.96 per player before sales
 

7. Zume Games Portable Pickleball Set

But what if you don’t live near a pickleball court? Consider this set ($40.49, Target) which includes a 12-foot net, two wooden paddles, a carrying case, and two balls. We recommend purchasing from Target for the best price, but you can also get it at Hibbett Sports for almost double the price.

ONLINE Deal
As low as $38.47 $40.49 (5% Off)
MOBILE COUPONS NEEDED
5% Off - Target RedCard Savings
PRICE SUMMARY
$20.26 per player before discounts
 

8. Franklin Half Court Pickleball Starter Set

We love this starter pack ($56.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods) for games on the go. It includes a half-court-size net (i.e. 10 feet) that pops up in minutes, two wooden rackets, and two balls. The paddles even have small holes in them for increased aerodynamics.

ONLINE Deal
$56.99
PRICE SUMMARY
$28.50 per player
 

9. Monarch Complete Pickleball Game Set

For just $2 more than the previous option, you can get this set ($59, Dick’s Sporting Goods) that has a 12-foot net instead. It also has two wooden paddles, two balls, a carrying case, and an instruction guide.

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$59.99
PRICE SUMMARY
$29.96 per player
 

10. Franklin Sports Wooden Pickleball 4-Player Paddles and Ball Set

If you’re more interested in playing doubles, check out this 4-person starter pack ($79.99, Walmart). It comes with four balls and four seven-ply wooden rackets. The rackets also have a plastic edge for increased longevity. Once you account for sale prices, this set offers the least expensive option per person.

ONLINE or In-Store Deal
$35.74 $79.99 (55% Off)
PRICE SUMMARY
$19.99 per player before sales
 

 

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Pickleball Paddles and Balls

11. Fila Accessories Pickleball Balls Indoor or Outdoor, 4 ct

We recommend these balls ($9.99, Amazon) if you often alternate between indoor and outdoor courts. Plus, they’re regulation size and weight with the preferred 40-hole design. Overall, a great option for more competitive players.

ONLINE Deal
$9.99
PRICE SUMMARY
$2.50 per ball
 

12. Franklin Activator Wooden Pickleball Paddle

For individual players, this racket ($11.99, Target) is a solid choice. Like with other paddles we’ve seen on the list, it’s made with seven-ply wood and a plastic rim for durability. Just note that it’s not meant for kids younger than eight.

ONLINE Deal
As low as $11.39 $11.99 (5% Off)
MOBILE COUPONS NEEDED
5% Off - Target RedCard Savings
 

13. Kanga Wood Pickleball Paddle

While the previous paddle isn’t recommended for kids, this one ($15.99, Amazon) is. It’s small and lightweight, making it suitable for little hands. Although, it might not be the best choice for more experienced players.

ONLINE Deal
$14.99 $15.99 (6% Off)
 

14. Franklin Sports X-26 Indoor Pickleballs, 12 ct

If you’re balling it up indoors, check out these balls ($29.99, Target). These 26-hole balls are the official weight and size for competitive play. Being made of EVA makes them more durable as well.

ONLINE Deal
As low as $28.49 $29.99 (5% Off)
MOBILE COUPONS NEEDED
5% Off - Target RedCard Savings
PRICE SUMMARY
$2.50 per ball
 

15. Franklin X-40 Performance Outdoor Pickleballs, 12 ct

Players who prefer the great outdoors will want to reach for these balls ($39.99, Hibbett Sports). They’re regulation size and weight with 40 holes. The real selling point for this ball is the rotationally molded design which boasts no seams.

ONLINE Deal
$39.99
Shipping: Free sustainable shipping
PRICE SUMMARY
$3.33 per ball
The Best Pickleball Gear — Beginner Sets as Low as $19.99