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⛑️ Protecting & Caring for Your Paddle

The Basics of Pickleball Paddle Care



Cleaning your Paddle


  • Wipe down the paddle with a damp microfiber cloth - Paddle and Handle.

  • Use Water or light glass cleaner.



  • Raw Carbon Paddles can use a Carbon Cleaning Block to help remove the scuffs and residue the balls leave.



 

Protect On The Court


- Overgrips


  • Protect grip by using an overgrip. Overgrips are lower cost and can be replaced frequently. Grips absorb sweat, friction, and everything else on your hands.

  • You can purchase them from us - More Info

  • If you need assistance, we can help you apply your new grips - More Info



Need Help? We can help you with our Re-grip service.

 

- A Beginners Guide to Pickleball Overgrips



- Edge Guards


  • Protects paddle from chipping or wearing out.

  • These can be replaced quickly and are often sold in bundles.

  • Sold in 30 mm for wider beamed paddles and 20 mm for thinner paddles.



- How to apply Edge Guard



 

Protect Off The Court


- Paddle Cover


  • Putting your paddle directly in your bag allows dirt, dust, sweaty clothes and more to be touching your paddle. Friction between paddles in your bag while caring could also damage your paddle.



- Pickleball Bag


  • Pickleball Bags have different compartments for different equipment you may have for pickleball.

  • Larger bags include a water cooler section, a shoe section, a paddle section, glasses, and phone sections to keep all your belongings safe.

  • Some bags even include hooks to assist with hanging on the fence during play.



 

Avoid the Elements


- Extreme Temperatures


  • Cold can increase their brittleness, making them prone to breakage.

  • Excessive heat can soften the paddle face and may cause delamination.

  • It is best to bring your paddle in from the car or garage and store it in a dry, room-temperature closet.


- Avoid Getting Paddle Wet.


  • Although a bit of rain or wiping the paddle down won't hurt the paddle, submerging it in water or any other liquids should be avoided. Many paddles feature a honeycomb core that could trap water inside your paddle face, making it harder to use.


 

How long should a paddle last ?


  • The lifespan of a pickleball paddle typically ranges from one to five years, depending on usage and the level of care it receives. While Selkirk Sport offers a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects, natural wear and tear are to be expected.


  • By following proper cleaning and maintenance practices, you can significantly enhance your performance on the court and extend the lifespan of your paddle.


 

Some information from this was adopted from: https://www.selkirk.com/pages/paddle-care-guide

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