The 7 Best Gifts for Pickleball Players

The 7 Best Gifts for Pickleball Players

Holiday season is coming up, which means so is your spending and internet searching for “Best (fill in the blank).” 

We’ve seen a few holiday guides for pickleball enthusiasts, but here’s the problem with most of them: they’re not created by pickleball enthusiasts. The lists end up being full of trinkets no avid pickler would use or enjoy. 

We’re like you — obsessed with the sport. So we asked ourselves what are some gifts we would love to receive. We’re confident you’ll love them too. 

For the cute doubles team: A folding bench for two

When you’re waiting for your next game, you should rest your legs — and your partner’s legs. This love seat is collapsible and light, making it easy to carry around and whip out at your local court. It’s also a slick way to sit closer to your court crush. 

For the hype pickler: A small speaker with a big game

If you’re playing casual pickup pickleball and want to set the vibe, turn on some tunes. This small JBL speaker is easy to pack, affordable, and provides great sound coverage for a court or two.

For the thirsty: A big ass water bottle 

You’re probably not drinking enough water. This bottle will help you hydrate so you don’t die-drate. But for real, dehydration can lead to fatigue, headaches, and an increased heart rate. Always have enough water on hand with this 64 oz insulated water bottle — it’s the go-to bottle for pro picklers like Riley Newman. 

For the stylish athlete: A hat that looks cool and keeps you cooler

When it comes to caps, it seems like you have to choose form or function. Not anymore. Ciele offers every style and color of hat you can think of — and they all consider your performance and protection. 

For the wannabe pro: Shoes that will make you like Tyson McGuffin

Shoes are probably the most underrated gear on the pickleball court. They’re your foundation for lateral movement and keeping your body in one piece. The hard thing is there are a million types of tennis shoes out there. We did the research for you so you don’t have to wade through marketing fluff. And there’s a reason pros like Tyson McGuffin wear these Skechers Viper Court Pro Pickleball Shoes — they’re legit. 

For the nerds: A Pickleball Magazine subscription

Launched in 2016, Pickleball Magazine is recognized by USA Pickleball as the “Official Magazine” of pickleball. Each issue of Pickleball Magazine offers tournament coverage, expert instruction, rules, profiles with top pros, pickleball destinations, and latest pickleball news in the U.S. and around the world. Read up, nerds. 

For the duo ready to level up: Carbon fiber paddles and elite pickleballs

‘Tis the season to take you and your partner’s game to the next level. For this season only, you can bundle together our highest performing paddles and balls for a 20% discount. The Pro Series paddles have the grit that gives you power and spin for days. And while the average joe’s pickleball is as fragile as your kid’s gingerbread house, our Elite 40 Pickleballs stay true to form long after you ring in the new year.