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Pickleball is, without a doubt, the game du jour of the summer. The family-friendly sport has been lauded by many as the year's must-try activity, with some newlyweds even incorporating pickleball into their summer nuptials.
What is pickleball?
Pickleball is a family-friendly sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong in one easy-to-learn game.
Pickleball can be played anywhere and requires only a badminton-sized court, two paddles and a plastic ball to get started.
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Until midnight PST (3 a.m. EST), shoppers can save 30 per cent on this best-selling A11N Pickleball Paddle Set from Amazon Canada. To learn why hundreds of reviewers have given it their five-star seal of approval and take advantage of the deal, scroll below.
Save $30: A11N Pickleball Paddle Set
This affordable pickleball kit comes with everything you need to start playing pickleball, minus the court, of course.
The bundle comes with four outdoor balls, two paddles, and one sling bag. The set's graphite-faced paddles feature a comfortable, medium-sized grip and have passed USAPA testing, meaning they're tried and approved for tournament play.
A11N's set is suitable for players of all levels, including beginners, intermediate and professional players, so that everyone can get in on the action.
If you were on the fence about picking up pickleball, the A11N set is backed by a 4.6-star rating, which might be the push you need to play.
The bundle has collected nearly 1,200 reviews from Amazon shoppers, with pickleball fans calling it an "excellent value" set.
According to one user, it comes with "great beginner paddles" that will "last you a while" and "elevate your game."
The paddles are "lightweight, relatively quiet," and offer "great control," they say. Plus, "you can be very precise" and "generate good spin."
The paddles have a "solid feel when hitting the ball" and offer "good control" of the "strength and distance of your shots," echos another shopper. "I highly recommend" this set for a "relatively inexpensive, good quality, and durable" set of pickleball paddles, they write.
Earning top marks for maneuverability, comfort, and value, several shoppers remark the A11N set is an "excellent value."
'I don't think you can beat the price'
"I don't think you can beat the price' of the paddle's "graphite surface and polymer core," writes one shopper.
A11N's paddles perform "as well as" paddles that "cost considerably more," says another.
Despite hundreds of five-star reviews, some shoppers mention the balls are "relatively soft," so they "bounce really high."
They're "great for beginners," writes one shopper, but "consider buying some 'pro' ones" if you want "to get serious."
If you're looking to take up a new hobby this summer that's both fun and affordable, pickleball might be for you. Perfect for beginners and players of all ages, Amazon shoppers say this budget-friendly set performs "as well as" sets that "cost considerably more." However, some users note the balls are designed for beginners, something to keep in mind if you're a more advanced player.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.