Engage Pickleball Paddle Reviews 2018

engage pickleball reviewEngage Pickleball is a USA-based brand that manufactures paddles for pickleball. They are one of the leading brands when it comes to pickleball equipment, players from beginners at local clubs to pro players at national tournaments can be seen with Engage paddles in their hands.

Continue reading below for our detailed reviews of three of the top selling Engage pickleball paddles ending with our favorite- the Engage Encore Pro.

Engage has gained respect in the pickleball industry not only for the quality of their paddles but also for the effort they put into growing the sport. Engage donates 5% of all of their revenue to encouraging young people to play Pickleball.

The company also organizes tournaments, donate paddles to local communities and foster the sport in local schools.

Engage performs every step of the manufacturing themselves from design to final production in-house at the their own manufacturing plant.  All of the paddles Engage Pickleball makes are made in the USA. 

As per the company’s own website- to come up with the most innovative paddles, they test different paddle dimensions and material configurations almost every week!  Click here to check out the latest pickleball paddles to be released on the market, including paddles by Engage and other top pickleball brands.


 **Below, you’ll find our own detailed reviews or you can click the links above for more details on Amazon.

Engage Encore X-Series Pickleball Paddle Review (aka Black Series) 

NEW. Encore X-Series Pickleball Paddle (aka Black Series). The next generation paddle. Pro (7.9 - 8.3 oz) (Red 'Fade') The Engage Encore X-Series paddle is the first ever in the industry created with chemically bonded skin and it was designed and developed by EngagePickleball for better control and ball placement. It has a Polymer core designed for better vibration control.

If you are a fan of Graphite paddles this one might be the right choice for you. Engage Pickleball used their new technology they call “Liquid Graphite” to increase playability and make the paddle softer and easier to handle.

The average weight of the paddle goes from 7.9 to 8.3 oz., which puts it in the mid-weight category. It has a medium grip (4¼ inches in size). This paddle is designed to enhance spin capability by having a rougher surface texture. It is optimized to pass the most strict community noise requirements and it is also USAPA approved!

The design of Encore X-series paddles is what makes them stand out. The black base and white shading add an elegant touch to this high-quality paddle. You can choose from different color editions- combining blue, red, purple, pink, metallic and aqua with the black base.

Engage Encore Composite Pickleball Paddle Review

Engage Encore Composite Pickleball Paddle (Purple Swirl) This Engage Encore Composite paddle is great if you are looking to gain power and control while playing. It has a honeycomb polymer core and fiberglass skin, which enhances ball control.

This particular model was specifically designed to maximize surface roughness which gives the paddle face some extra “bite” which is great for adding extra spin to your shots.

The Engage Encore Composite is a lighter mid-weight paddle, weighing from 7.4 to 7.7 oz. on average.

It has a medium grip (4 ¼ inches) and a slightly shorter handle than the other paddles in the Encore series. Since it is not too heavy and it gives you proper control and spin, it is good for both beginners and professional players.

Design of the Engage Encore Composite is more minimalistic and classic. The base is a glossy white color and you can combine it with purple, red, blue and pink stripes. The glossiness of the color doesn’t affect the grip and surface roughness. This paddle is USAPA approved and can be used for tournament play.

Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle Review

Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle, Red Fade The Engage Encore Pro has the largest sweet spot in the Encore line. This paddle’s core is made out of polymer honeycomb and the paddle skin is made out of fiberglass. It is designed for enhancing the feel of paddle-ball contact, maximizing the time the ball stays on the paddle.

The ‘specialized skin’ the Engage applies to the Encore Pro maximizes the time the ball stays in contact with the paddle face- this is a paddle tech concept that Encore really came up with.

Apart from adding more “touch and feel” to the paddle, the rough skin maximizes the spin you can put on your shots- this, in addition to the overall quality and build puts the Encore Pro at the top our of list of best pickleball paddles for spin.

It lands in the mid-weight category, with the weight of the paddle ranging from 7.8 to 8.3 oz. It has a medium size grip (4 ¼ inches) and comes in four different colors you can choose from- black, red, purple and green.

This paddle is approved for tournament play and often used by national champions:  Brian Staub, Marcin Rozpedski and Phil Bagley.

Engage Encore Pro Paddle holds up well under daily use and it has a comfortable grip so it makes it easy for you play for unlimited amount of time without suffering from hand fatigue. It has excellent balance and it is very easy to maneuver for touch shots at the net.The paddle face has enough “bite” to allow for a fair amount of spin on your serve or other shots.

This paddle can be a little heavy for some players so we recommend taking this into account when you are making a decision on purchasing the paddle.

Engage Pickleball  also sells pickleball apparel, nets and other  accessories through their website, they are best known for their paddles.

Engage has a team of internal engineers that use “Applied Physics” to optimize paddle performance and maximize the size of the “sweet spot”. Their goal is to ensure the quality of every product they produce and pride themselves in quality control. All Engage paddles follow USAPA specifications and are all approved for tournament use.

Image Source: Engage Instagram Acct

Engage Pickleball is well known and respected for their investment in“Research and Development” of their products. They are constantly working on bettering the design and quality of their paddles . The company’s goal is to make it as easy as possible for players at all skill levels to to play their best Pickleball

Before Engage starts the production process, the company makes sure that beginners, as well as professional pickleball players, try the products and give their feedback. The point of view of an average player is very important to Engage Pickleball and it is taken into account while making the changes to the products and designing new ones.

In this article we presented you with the overview of EngagePickleball. It is a company that produces high quality paddles that are used by beginners and pros alike. Their ultimate goal is to help you play pickleball to the best of your ability. Engage only puts out the products they are 100% satisfied with and they seem to really value customer feedback to help improve their products.  Additionally, they really seems to care about the sport and actually reinvest a portion of their profits back into popularizing pickleball!

We Also listed and reviewed three Engage paddle model and gave you some information on which one would best fit your needs. The criteria we paid most attention to were:

  1. Paddle weight
  2. PaddleGrip Size
  3. Paddle Control, power and spin
  4. Overall Paddle Design and Playability.

Overall, any one of these three paddles would be a great addition to your pickleball equipment collection. If you are looking for a bigger sweet spot and better vibration control, you might want to go with the Engage Encore Pro Paddle. On the other hand, if you are a fan of graphite paddles and elegant design, you might like the Encore X-Series Paddle.

Finally, if you are a beginner and insecure about your power and control while playing or if you like simple, classic designed paddles, check out the Engage Encore Composite Pickleball Paddle.

1 thought on “Engage Pickleball Paddle Reviews 2018

  1. I really like this company. USA made and they honor their warranty.
    I broke my Elite Pro (at the handle), I contacted them, within 30 minutes (Monday morning), Ruth contacted me via e-mail, with a form to fill out. After filling it out, three days later, a new paddle arrived at my door.
    Two years ago, the frame edge cracked on my wife’s paddle, they sent an RMA and return shipping postage tags, two days later, the repaired paddle arrived. They paid postage both ways and were friendly and efficient.
    We’ve purchased six Engage paddles, and I am impressed with Engage.

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