Perfect Pickleball Paddles

The only handcrafted paddles made in the USA

My name is Val Drachev and I'm a silver medalist of the 2021 US Open, singles. I have learned everything about paddles, in and out, from my experience of making and fixing paddles, and playing pickleball almost every day.

All DBall pickleball paddles are handcrafted by me personally in my workshop. You can choose your paddle from already pre-built ones or build to order your unique paddle, based on your specs, which may include a paddle shape, weight, paddle face(s) color, handle size and profile, over grip tape color. Moreover, you can send me a sketch of your own paddle design and we can discuss how to build it.

I use a polypropylene honeycomb core from  the Plascore company of Zeeland, MI with the glass/epoxy or carbon fiber skins factory built.

A variety of paint is used to finish the paddle faces. The true octagonal tennis style handles are made of balsa/bass wood from National Balsa Wood Co of Ware, MA and are wrapped with a tacky, thin over grip tape. The edgeless paddles are protected with a thin plastic rim from the Cowles company of North Haven, CT. The standard edge guard if used is overlapping 1/8" the paddle face and comes from Spain in different colors.

Once completed, each paddle is personally tested. If it does not meet my standards, I rebuild it again to ensure the quality and performance achieve the highest level.

The paddles are perfect for new & seasoned players at an affordable price, and have the best all-around feel, balance, and performance; from touch drop shots to hard drives and lobs. The major difference between DBall Paddles and others on the market is the ball stays longer on the paddle, enabling more time to control and spin.

DBall Paddles are tested by 5.0 pro players. David Duncan, John Sperling, John Cincola, Hunter Johnson and Byron Freso are among some of the high level pro pickleball players who have tested and affirmed the paddle's level of quality and playability.

Over 1000 pickleball paddles have been shipped to 48 states and overseas including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, New Zealand, France and the UK.

Warranty: DBall Poly paddles are covered by a limited warranty for defective material and workmanship for 3 months from the date of purchase if the paddles are not used for outdoor play at a temperature lower than 56F.  Any items may be return within 30 days in a new condition.

What is not covered: Damage caused by abuse, user modification and the natural breakdown from extended use are not covered. Hitting the ground with the paddle or a hard object, such as another paddle, may cause damage to the core, resulting in a compromised performance of the paddle, which are not covered under the warranty.

Please note: Due to the edge-less design, the paddles will develop scratches on the edge during play. This is normal wear and is not considered a defect in the product.

The DBall paddles are not USAPA approved for sanctioned tournaments play, but they meet all USAPA requirements.

It will take 1 or 2 days to build a paddle.  Use a "Special Requests: " window to write your specific requests.
At checkout time you can choose to pay with Credit or Debit Card (select PayPal as a method of payment), check or cash (in store). No need to have or open your PayPal account. 

I keep records of all paddles shipped. To find your paddle, go to the "Order Status" menu and locate it by state, paddle shape type, or your name. You will see all photos of your paddle, specs, date of shipping, return policy and warranty.

Click on this link if you would like to know more about how paddles are made.



  • Wimauma, FL, USA

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions

Geography of DBall Pickleball Paddles

Geography of DBall Pickleball Paddles

Over 900 pickleball paddles have been shipped to 47 states and overseas including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

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Composite Core

Composite Core

Alumalite is a strong, 6mm, aluminum composite panel with a high-density corrugated polypropylene core that will not swell, corrode, rot, wick water, or delaminate even under prolonged water exposure.

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Poly Core

Poly Core

The polypropylene honeycomb core from Plascore company of Michigan.

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Rim options/edgeless or standard

Rim options/edgeless or standard

Two types of rim (edge guard) to choose from for your custom paddle.

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Color options

Color options

Colored polypropylene or paint to finish paddle faces

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Paddle Shape DD (Dink & Drive)

Paddle Shape DD (Dink & Drive)

Paddle Length: 15 7/8” Paddle Width: 8 1/8” Grip Length: 5 1/4"

Paddle Shape BJ (Big John)

Paddle Shape BJ (Big John)

Paddle Length: 16 1/2” Paddle Width: 7 1/2” Grip Length: 5 1/2"

Paddle Shape DL (Drive Long)

Paddle Shape DL (Drive Long)

Paddle Length: 15 7/8” Paddle Width: 8 1/8” Grip Length: 4 3/4"

Paddle Shape GT (Giant Teardrop)

Paddle Shape GT (Giant Teardrop)

Paddle Length: 15 3/4” Paddle Width: 8 1/10” Grip Length: 4 3/4"

Paddle Shape OV (Oval)

Paddle Shape OV (Oval)

Paddle Length: 15 5/8” Paddle Width: 7 7/8” Grip Length: 5"

Paddle Shape IN (Infinite)

Paddle Shape IN (Infinite)

Paddle Length: 16 1/2” Paddle Width: 7 1/2” Grip Length: 5 1/4"

Paddle Shape KI (Kine)

Paddle Shape KI (Kine)

Paddle Length: 15 1/2” Paddle Width: 7 7/8” Grip Length: 4 7/8"

Paddle Shape PQ (Powerful & Quick)

Paddle Shape PQ (Powerful & Quick)

Paddle Length: 16 3/8” Paddle Width: 7 3/8” Grip Length: 6"

Paddle Shape PR (Perfect Round)

Paddle Shape PR (Perfect Round)

Paddle Length: 15 3/4” Paddle Width: 8 1/4” Grip Length: 5 1/2"

Paddle Shape SK  (Sharp Knife)

Paddle Shape SK (Sharp Knife)

Paddle Length: 16 3/8” Paddle Width: 7 3/8” Grip Length: 4 3/4"

Paddle Shape  SP  (Spike)

Paddle Shape SP (Spike)

Paddle Length: 16” Paddle Width: 7 1/2” Grip Length: 4 1/2"

Paddle Shape  SQ (Square)

Paddle Shape SQ (Square)

Paddle Length: 16 1/8” Paddle Width: 7 1/8” Grip Length: 4 3/4"

Paddle Shape  TD (Teardrop)

Paddle Shape TD (Teardrop)

Paddle Length: 16” Paddle Width: 8” Grip Length: 4 3/4"

Paddle Shape TR (Traditional)

Paddle Shape TR (Traditional)

Paddle Length: 15 7/8” Paddle Width: 8 1/8” Grip Length: 5 1/2"

Paddle Shape  WG  (Wing)

Paddle Shape WG (Wing)

Paddle Length: 16 5/8” Paddle Width: 7 3/8” Grip Length: 4"

How the first carbon fiber pickleball paddle was made.