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TSD Custom Pickleball Paddles is the future of the fastest growing sport in America. Using advanced materials and breakthroughs in design, TSD challenges traditional off the shelf paddles. By enabling each player to design the perfect paddle for their game, TSD gives athletes new confidence to perform their best.

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Historically, paddle manufacturers have been selling you paddles that are easy and cheap for them to produce. Then they tell you a story about how “it’s the best paddle ever for you”.
We’re going to teach you how YOU can decide what’s best for YOU AND YOUR GAME.

Here’s the most basic information you need to make your first, and most important, decision when choosing your paddle.

What`s in your paddle?


SO, now you are armed with the truth about paddles!

Hooray for you! You are now ready to get rid of all those “not-so-good guesses” taking space in your bag and replace them with an educated decision that will improve your game, raise your confidence and make your overall pickleball experience even better!   Can’t wait to see you on the courts!

Third Shot Drop BLOG

February 25 2024
Winning Pickleball Strategies for Lefty-Righty Doubles Partners

A lefty-righty partnership is considered the future of pickleball. The big advantage comes in having two forehands in the middle, where most balls are hit. Now we'll examine what makes a lefty-righty partnership so special and provide some strategies for taking advantage of it. 

February 20 2024
Your Ready Position is Costing You Points

The ready position is a boring topic, but do you know what's not boring? Winning points. To win more points, you need to be better with your ready position.

In particular, we’re talking ready position at the kitchen line. When you have less than a second to react, it’s a necessity to return to the right ready position every shot.

February 18 2024
5 Shots That Are Hurting Your Pickleball Game

If so, you might be falling victim to five common mistakes that help you lose pickleball games instead of win them.

1. Your fifth shot from the mid-court

Charging in after your third puts you in a vulnerable spot for your fifth. Too often players are caught on the move and make a mistake on their fifth.

February 11 2024
The Unwritten Rules of Open Play

While we know pickleball to be a fairly laid-back scene on the recreational side, rec play is just like any other scene: there are unspoken rules you should probably follow. So whether you’re new to the game or think you’re experienced enough to know everything about it (spoiler: you’re not), here are some of the “rules” of rec pickleball at most local courts:

From Our Members

Testimonial from Sally
July 18 2023

Testimonial from Sally

Hi Jack!

I just want to let you know I haven't forgotten about you and returning the demo paddles. We've had a lot of rain here in Michigan but have been able to get out to try the paddles a few times just the same. My daughter and I definitely will each be ordering paddles and my brother as well...

Testimonial from Ed
April 04 2023

Testimonial from Ed


Thanks for the upgrade allowance.

The Chaos H Special Edition with Polymer Core and carbon fiber diamond weave surface has made a significant difference in my game.

Testimonial from Lawrence
February 27 2023

Testimonial from Lawrence

Jack this is Lawrence from Florida. I used the new Kratos H Special Edition paddle all morning. The carbon fiber diamond weave is incredible.