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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

May 23 2024
Trouble Ending the Point?

In tennis, an overhead from the frontcourt is a point-ender. In pickleball, not so much. It may take 5, 6, 7 overheads to win a point. Sometimes that’s not even enough, and you’re left with a ball in the net and a really sore shoulder.

May 19 2024
From Tennis to Pickleball

Tennis players have an inherent advantage when it comes to playing pickleball for the first time. But not every racquet skill is applicable on the short court.

May 09 2024
Where to Send Your Returns

The biggest key when returning a serve is to keep it deep. Keep the other team back to maintain your positional advantage.

1. One of the most popular spots on the court to send the return is down the middle. Not exactly on the ‘T’, however, it’s a good idea to aim just to the left of the ‘T’, (assuming both opponents are right-handed).

May 07 2024
A 5.0 Level Skill Anyone Can Develop

One of the biggest gaps in strategy and technique between 4.0- and 5.0-level players is that 5.0s can execute strong fourth (and sixth) shots that keep their opponents back off the kitchen line.

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.