Are you a pickleball addict or are you looking for pickleball gifts for someone who loves the sport? The team at PickleballMAX has put together some pickleball gift ideas for the person who wants to maximize their picklebility on the pickleball courts.
In the gift guide below, we include everything for the pickleball player — including paddles, shoes, bags, clothing, water bottles, sunglasses, and more.
Here’s our list of the gifts for pickleball players we recommend. We will categorize them and mention more about them in the article below. These items make great gifts for any holiday or special occasion.
- Compression Gear
- Pickleball Course
- Water Bottle
Tips for Purchasing Gifts for Pickleball Players
The following are questions and tips that should be considered before deciding on the perfect pickleball gift:
- Is the person you’re shopping for an experienced pickleball player or a newbie? This will determine the type of gift you might want to buy.
- If you’re shopping for a pickleball newbie, they could use just about anything: pickleballs, a paddle cover, a pickleball bag, a pickleball shirt, a water bottle, etc. Court shoes also make a great gift as players wear through them on a regular basis.
- If you’re shopping for an experienced player, be sure to ask them what they would like. You don’t want to buy them a duplicate of something they might already have. Experienced players also have certain preferences for what they like.
- What is the personality of the player you’re shopping for? Pickleball gifts come in all sorts of types, styles, and colors. There are a lot of funny pickleball gifts and then there are functional gifts.
- What climate does the person you’re shopping for play in? If they play frequently outdoors in warm weather, a hat or visor, sunglasses, and shorts would be good gifts. If they play indoors or in cooler weather pants or capris, and pickleball gloves are good gifts.
- If you know other pickleball players, ask them what type of gifts they would enjoy and how they like certain products. They are bound to share their recommendations and experiences with you.
- Before making a purchase, research the Internet. Peruse the manufacturer’s information as well as the relevant reviews and comments.
- Use our Coupon code, MAX10, for 10% off if you shop at Fromuth Pickleball!
Pickleball Gift Ideas
The following are pickleball gifts divided into the following categories:
Travel light with pickleball bags that will carry all of your gear — including paddles, water bottles, keys, cell phones, sunglasses, grips, balls, and towels. There are many different styles of bags to choose from.
For information on how to choose the proper bag, visit our Pickleball Bag Guide.
We partner with Fromuth Pickleball. Fromuth sells a wide assortment of pickleball bags. They have an inventory of all of the top brands to meet your bag needs. In addition to having great bags at great prices, use discount code ‘10MAX‘ for 10% off when making a purchase!
Pickleball gloves give your hands added protection on the court. They also help to increase your grip on a pickleball paddle.
Depending on how often someone plays, they can go through the overgrip on their pickleball paddle quite often. Grip enhances the tackiness and absorbency of your pickleball paddle handle. Many big names in the industry provide grip.
We partner with Fromuth Pickleball. Fromuth sells a wide assortment of grips. They have an inventory of all of the top brands to meet your grip needs. In addition to having great overgrips at great prices, use discount code ‘10MAX‘ for 10% off when making a purchase!
Who doesn’t love jewelry? Wearing pickleball jewelry is the perfect way to share your joy of this sport both on or off the court. It makes for a great gift too!
Sunglasses are a great gift idea for the pickleball addict! Glasses not only protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but they can also protect your eyes from an injury on the court. We recommend RIA Eyewear. They are an official partner of USA Pickleball.
Clothing for Men and Women
Clothing can be a great gift to give a pickleball player! Pickleball clothing is both comfortable and stylish. Depending on the climate, women usually wear capris/leggings, pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, or dresses. Men wear shorts or pants. You can also give a player a nice jacket or shirt.
Some pickleball pros have designed their own collections, such as Leigh and Anna Leigh Waters.
We partner with Fromuth Pickleball. Fromuth sells a wide assortment of pickleball clothing. They have an inventory of all of the top brands to meet your clothing needs. In addition to having great clothes at great prices, use discount code ‘10MAX‘ for 10% off when making a purchase!
Every player needs comfortable socks to wear while playing on the court. Socks come in all sorts of colors and styles. When shopping for socks, look for ones that are cushioned, durable and moisture-wicking.
We partner with Fromuth Pickleball. Fromuth sells a wide assortment of socks. Be sure to check out all of their different socks and use discount code ‘10MAX‘ for 10% off when making a purchase!
Visors and Hats
It’s important to protect your eyes and forehead from the sun when on the court. Wearing a good hat or visor will help. Visors also help to wick away moisture, keeping you more comfortable on the court.
We partner with Fromuth Pickleball. Fromuth sells a wide assortment of visors and hats. Be sure to check out all of their different visors and use discount code ‘10MAX‘ for 10% off when making a purchase!
Online Pickleball Course
Most players strive to do better on the court. No matter what level someone plays, there is always room for improvement and something to learn. If you don’t have a local instructor, or if you want to get another instructor’s opinion, taking an online course is a great option (and a great gift). We at PickleballMAX offer a course for beginners while Steve Dawson offers a Master Course for more experienced players.
Increase your skills with our Strategy and Technique downloadable printables. Also, included are Etiquette and Tournament tips. These printables are perfect to put in your pickleball bag or hang on your refrigerator.
Virtually every pickleball player — at one time or another — dreams of a new pickleball paddle. Paddles make for a great gift! However, while I wouldn’t necessarily recommend going out and buying an avid player a random pickleball paddle, you could do that for a pickleball newbie. If you’re shopping for an experienced pickleball player, make sure to get their paddle preference before buying them one as a gift.
For information on how to choose a paddle, visit our Pickleball Paddles 101 Guide.
We partner with Fromuth Pickleball. Fromuth sells a wide assortment of paddles. They have an inventory of all of the top brands to meet your paddle needs. In addition to having great paddles at great prices, use discount code ‘10MAX‘ for 10% off when making a purchase!
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A package of pickleballs is a great gift for the pickleball enthusiast! Pickleballs can wear and crack over time, so they are always needed. Some popular ball brands are Onix and Franklin.
For pickleball players, proper footwear is critical to prevent injuries. Walking/running shoes are not ideal for quick lateral (side-to-side) movements on the court. Therefore, we highly recommend court shoes or tennis shoes when playing pickleball. It’s an investment well worth making.
For information on how to choose the proper shoe, visit our Pickleball Shoe Guide.
We partner with Fromuth Pickleball. Fromuth sells a wide assortment of court shoes. They have an inventory of all of the top brands to meet your shoe needs. In addition to having great shoes at great prices, use discount code ‘10MAX‘ for 10% off when making a purchase!
It’s unfortunate, but there are times when a player might tweak a muscle on the court. Whether that happens or not, compression gear can help. Compression sleeves and socks help to reduce inflammation and accelerate muscle recovery. They can improve blood flow and keep arms warm and loose so players perform at their best.
We partner with Fromuth Pickleball. Fromuth sells a wide assortment of compression gear. Be sure to check out all of their different gear and use discount code ‘10MAX‘ for 10% off when making a purchase!
It’s important to keep hydrated on the court. Stay hydrated with Jigsaw Health electrolytes. Jigsaw Health provides a great alternative to chemical-filled Gatorade and Powerade. They even have a Pickleball Cocktail for players. Their products are sold in jars and packets. The packets are nice to keep in your pickleball bag so you can add them to the water bottle.
Be sure to use code ‘PICKLEBALLMAX10‘ to save $10 on your purchase.
Water bottles are a must to replenish fluids. I’ve purchased a few different insulated stainless steel water bottles and absolutely love them. Having your own water bottle is so much better than using plastic water bottles that aren’t good in the sun.
Takeya water bottles are made to keep your water cold for up to 24 hours. Their insulated steel water bottles are sweat-free and easy to grip even when the temps rise. Their leakproof Sports Spout lid with built-in Ice Blocker lets you chug with ease in between points.
You really can’t go wrong with any of these pickleball gift ideas. Any of these would make great pickleball gifts for the pickleball addict or newbie!
Rick Gabbert says
Hey guys, this morning I lost my paddle during play. Temperatures around 90, sweat pouring. Any suggestions about a replacement grip to help with problem. Fortunately I haven’t hit anyone as of yet.
Hi Rick, I would opt for a tacky over-grip. Perhaps a gamma over-grip that gets applied over (on top of) your original grip. Hope that helps.
Julie Harris says
What is your opinion about the elongated pickleball racket?
Hi Julie, I have never personally played with an elongated pickleball paddle. However, the extra reach seems really appealing. Many different brands now offer the elongated paddle. I would recommend trying a few out to see how it feels to you. Let me know what you think if you get a chance to try some. See you on the courts!
Alex Porterfield says
I would think longer paddles would pose an overwhelming advantage to the user over other players because paddles are so light and maneuverable. Much like how tennis racquets have been modified to the point where technique has become irrelevant. At higher levels of play though, the player is sacrificing things such as stability, maneuverability, swing speed etc etc if they decide to go with a very heavy racquet, or a racquet 1 inch longer. So having regulations on tennis racquets isn’t really necessary because of the pros and cons.
Is that similar with pickleball paddles? Or is there really not much of a sacrifice to such things as maneuverability, sweet spot, precision, stability etc to warrant being concerned about regulations to equipment?
Or is pickleball young enough to where we don’t have to worry about that for another decade. lol
Love the website.
Hi Alex, Thank you for your comments. There are, indeed, pickleball paddle specifications, as can be found in Rule #2.E in the Official Rulebook. Within the rulebook there are specifications for paddle material, roughness, size, weight, alterations, etc… For example, the combined length and width of the paddle cannot exceed 24 inches. The paddle length cannot exceed 17 inches. Hope that helps!