Rally Pickleball Paddles | Paddle Comparison & Reviews 2018

Rally Pickleball PaddlesRally Pickleball paddles are manufactured by Pickleball Central located in Kent, Washington.  Started in 2006 as a hobby website originally inspired by their parent’s pickleball addiction it has grown to one of the largest pickleball retailers online.

In addition to their website, Pickleball Central resells Rally paddles on other online platforms such as Amazon and in their physical store located in Kent, WA.  They have also recently opened Pickleball Station which features 4 indoor pickleball courts, private lessons and a pickleball Pro Shop.

Rally Pickleball paddles include the very basic wooden Rally Meister Paddle, the Rally Tyro 2 Advanced Composite Pickleball Paddle and the Rally Graphite Power 2.0 Pickleball Paddle.

Rally Pickleball Paddle Reviews

**Below, you’ll find our more detailed reviews; you can also click the links above to check prices or read customer reviews on Amazon.


Rally Meister Wooden Paddle Review

Rally Meister Wood Pickleball Paddle Bundle (Set included 2 Paddles & 4 Balls) The Rally Meister Wood Pickleball Paddle is one of the best selling wood paddle out there. It is lighter than some other wood paddles. Rally guarantees that no Rally Meister will exceed 10.6 ounces.

For an affordable wood paddle, it really exceeds other cheap beginner pickleball paddles in one feature: the grip.​

Unlike some poorly constructed wood paddles where the grip is basically cheap tape wrapped directly over a wood handle, the Rally Meister sets itself apart with a high-end cushioned polyurethane grip. 

The grip similar to what you would find on a more expensive composite paddle.  The slightly elevated ribbing adds more feel and the cushion.

If you are in the market for a wood pickleball paddle, especially if you are buying several paddles (for summer camp, YMCA or community center) you really don’t need to look any further than the Rally Meister.  The Rally Meister is also available in bundles (balls and paddles sold together) which is a more affordable option for couples looking to start playing pickleball, families or large groups that need more than one paddle.

Pros

  • Quality Grip
  • Affordable especially for schools and camps.
  • Reliable company well known in pickleball industry.

Cons

  • Heavy paddle topping out at 10.6 ounces.

Rally Tyro Composite Paddle Review

Rally Tyro 2 Advanced Composite Pickleball Paddle The Rally Tryo composite paddle delivers quality design at a much lower price point than you would expect for similar beginner paddles.

Unless you are on a tight budget (schools, camps) we would really recommend skipping the wooden “Meister” and upgrading to this paddle. This is especially for anyone playing pickleball with tennis elbow or other elbow pain where the extra weight of wood would be problematic.

The Rally Tyro is a nice jump in quality from the previous paddle we reviewed and uses materials similar to more premium composite paddles.  We were impressed with this paddle enough to include it in our short list of best beginner pickleball paddles.

The biggest selling point on the Tyro paddle is the weight: it weighs in at under 7 ounces (6.7 ounces) making it a great lightweight beginner option!

The paddle features a composite polymer core and polycarbonate face . The minimalist design (white face with black grip) appeals to players looking to avoid the more flashy designs (or people like me that just want to play the game and really don’t care about designs, colors or brand logos!).

One important factor to consider is that the due to slight texture variation on the paddle face, the Rally Tyro has NOT been USAPA approved for tournament play. If you are looking for an approved paddle, keep reading below to check out the Rally Power 2.0

The Tyro is manufactured in the USA by Pickleball Central .

See Reviews of the Rally Tyro

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Strong Polymer core
  • Made in the USA.

Cons

  • Not approved for USAPA tournament play.
  • One design and plain white – if color is something that you care about in a paddle.


Rally Graphite Power 2.0 Pickleball Paddle (Red)

The Rally Graphite Power 2.0  is currently one of the top selling graphite paddles on the pickleball market.  It’s affordable price and overall quality landed it on our list of best graphite pickleball paddles and was a top pick for best paddle for power.

The updated 2.0 version features a thicker . 50” Polymer PowerCore and a few extra ounces compared to the previous version of the Rally Power paddle, delivering extra punch on deep shots and smashes.

The wide face and total paddle length of 15 ¾ inches gives you a large hitting surface and sweet spot. If you are upgrading from a wood or basic composite paddle, the Power 2 will help add control and power to your game, especially for dink shots and and rallies at the kitchen (toes to the line every time!!) where many points are either won or lost.

Rally’s unique Corner Shield Edge flares out slightly at the top edges of the paddle, adding extra edge protection without interfering with your game and adding lifespan to the paddle.

The 4 ¼ medium grip will appeal to most players and the combination of it’s one piece grip guard, interlocking neck and flared end of the handle all come together to deliver a solid feeling paddle. The small grip will fit almost any hand size.

The Rally paddle weights an average of 7 ounces, it’s very light and works well for both beginner, intermediate and advanced players.  Paddles in this weight range offer good control and touch with still enough POWER as the name suggests.

The paddle is available in  red, green, yellow and blue.  It’s made in the USA by Pickleball Central.​

Read Reviews of the Rally Graphite Power 2

Rally Graphite Power 2.0 Pickleball Paddle (Red) Pros

  • USAPA and IFP approved for tournament play.
  • Balance of power and control.

Cons

  • Edge guard is definitely strong and durable but maybe too prominent for some players.

PickleballCentral Rally Tyro 2 Pickleball 2 Player Paddle and Ball Set by Includes Two (2) Rackets and Four (4) Balls | Advanced Composite PolyPropylene Honeycomb Core and Fiberglass Face Rally paddles are also sold as bundled paddle sets including paddles and pickleballs. The sets come in configurations:  2 rally paddles with 4 balls or 4 rally paddles with 6 pickleballs . This is a great option for couples, families, friends or groups and camps looking for more than one paddle.

The bundles do save you money and are a good option for beginners as you get the balls and paddles and are set to start playing pickleball right away!


 In one of our recent articles, I explain why I do NOT recommend buying pickleball equipment sets (including a net and other accessories, but why I DO recommend bundles (just paddles and balls without the net) and recommended these Rally paddle bundles there as a top pick.

The Rally Tyro 2, Tyro 2 Pro and Rally Meister are offered as paddle bundles and are good options for beginners looking to save some money when buying balls and paddles together.

 

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