Recently I was at a pickleball tournament and I happened to look at the paddles available from one of the vendors. One paddle had a sticky tag that read, “Lefty.” I laughed when I saw it, knowing that paddles aren’t any different for right- or left-handers, and I said to the proprietor, “That’s cute.”
“It’s for real,” he said, and he proceeded to show me the grip on the “lefty” paddle.
If you look at the paddle in the first picture, you’ll see a typical paddle grip. Notice the way the spiral grip matches the angle of my fingers when I hold it with my right hand.
Now look at the next picture, which is the same paddle in my left hand. (I moved my thumb out of the way to show the grip better.) The angle of my fingers and the angle of the wraps are opposite, and it’s not nearly as comfortable.
I don’t know if any other manufacturers are going to begin offering left-handed grips for their customers, but you can always customize your own paddle by removing the existing grip and replacing it with a new one that’s wrapped in the opposite direction.
Left-Handed Pickleball Paddles
4/18/2018 07:43:37 pm
Im a lefty and have been winding on new grips in "reverse" and they do feel better.
10/20/2019 05:45:33 am
We will be offering our left handed Picklesword in the near future. You can see it on our website
1/16/2019 11:25:57 pm
Just want to learn how to play lefthanded pickle ball love the came but always come in very last! Every time but love thecgame,
5/20/2019 07:36:17 pm
3rd Shop Drop offers custom paddles designed for lefties.
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Gale Leach lives in Arizona with her husband, a dog, a cat, and a bearded dragon. When not writing pickleball tips, she's probably playing or singing music, reading, or writing.