Buying Equipment

Buying Equipment

Like many sports, knowing what works for your game is all about feel. What is the best paddle for one person may not be the best paddle for you. What is important is to see what is available. Below are local resources for pickleball equipment. We will also provide the local distributor’s contact information if available.

Pickleball Outfitters Carolyn Ebbinghaus runs a great little pickleball outfitting company in Traverse City that will ship you your equipment wherever you might be playing. Visit her website to find out what she has available.

Pickle-ball, Inc Pickle-ball, Inc. is looking to expand their reach in the local pickleball community in West Michigan. Kevin Curley, co-founder of is a sales rep in-training with Pickle-ball, Inc. He can provide you with a discount for any purchase made on Pickle-ball, Inc.’s website. Visit the Pickle-ball, Inc website to browse their items. Email Kevin if you see something you would like to purchase, and he’ll arrange a discount for your order.

Pro-Lite Sports Peter Walters, local player and pickleball enthusiast, is the local sales rep for Pro-Lite paddles. Pro-Lite sells the complete pickleball package including paddles, accessories, and apparel. Visit the Pro-Lite Sports website and contact Peter to complete your purchase.

PaddleTek John DeHoog has been a strong advocate of pickleball in West Michigan for many years; he can be found playing at many locations throughout the week. This past summer, he was honored for his dedication with an annual tournament, the DeHoog Open Pickleball Tournament, held annually at the Spring Lake Heritage Festival. Now he is the local representative for PaddleTek paddles. According to the company website, “the proprietary honeycomb composite material that we’ve developed was designed specifically for pickleball.”