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Our latest product picks will keep you playing at your peak—while also looking sleek.
Block the sun and flaunt some pickleball pride with this unisex cap. Choose from two sizes and seven colors (royal blue, navy, gray, dark gray, red, white, and black), with our favorite sport’s name in orange stitching. Inner Game of Pickleball’s Pickleball Est 1965 cap, $25, innergameofpickleball.com
To the pickleball player who wants a bag to bring to the court and beyond: this one’s for you. Made of heavyweight and durable canvas duck, this slick tote has an attached outside pouch that holds two pickleball paddles. Inside you’ll find pockets that fit your pickleballs, a water bottle sleeve, and enough space to hold a change of clothing and even a laptop. Choose from eight sophisticated styles, and, to amp up your style even more, have yours monogrammed for an additional $50. Tangerine Paddle Racket Bag, from $175, tangerinepaddle.com
It’s the holy grail for many pickleball players: a super-lightweight paddle that doesn’t sacrifice control. At 7.2 ounces, this offering from HEAD’s Extreme Tour line is their lightest option yet. Coupled with its honeycomb polymer core and carbon graphite hitting surface, the lightweight design will up your power. That means more killer shots. HEAD Extreme Tour Lite Pickleball Paddle, $135, head.com
Holding 40 ounces, these BPA-free insulated water bottles work for both cold and hot drinks and have wide mouths for easy cleaning. You can thank pickleball champion Catherine Parenteau for the ingenious design. She worked with Takeya to come up with this signature bottle, which has a large loop handle for easy carrying or attaching to bags and comes in four gorgeous colors. We’ll drink (some still-chilled water) to that! Takeya 40-oz CP Signature Pickleball Insulated Water Bottle with Sport Spout, $45, takeyausa.com
Savvy players know that hydration is key. Look for an electrolyte-boosting beverage like this one. Mix with water for muscle-friendly potassium, magnesium, and sodium. Jigsaw Pickleball Cocktail, $50 for 60 packets or $45 for a 60-serving jar, jigsawhealth.com
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