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Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro

The Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro is designed to provide the highest levels of power, accuracy, and forgiveness, enabling you to play the best game possible.

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Smart Response Technology gives this paddle unmatched accuracy, and the balanced weight gives the player great speed and ease of movement.

With its advanced features and fairly high price tag, the Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro is ideally suited to serious players who are dedicated to the game and play regularly.


Price: $$ ($180–$200)
Length: 15 ⅞ inches
Weight: 7.6–8.0 ounces
Face Width: 8 inches
Grip Length: 5 ¼ inches
Grip Circumference:  Standard grip –4 ⅜  inches
Thin grip–4 ⅛ inches
Face Material: Textured Graphite
Core Material: Advanced High Grade Graphite Polymer Composite Honeycomb
Power Rating: 8/10
Control Rating: 9.5/10
Forgiveness Rating: 9.5/10


Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro features

The Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro has many advanced features, including:

  • Extra-large playing surface
  • Graphite face
  • lyCore™
  • Ultra Cushion Contour Grip
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty
  • Meets all USAPA tournament guidelines
  • Balanced weight
  • Smart Response Technology
  • Edge guard

Extra-Large Playing Surface

A pickleball paddle’s sweet spot, usually in the center, is the spot on the paddle that gives the player the best, sharpest reaction from the paddle.

The extra-large playing surface of the Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro allows for even weight distribution, making it easier to hit the sweet spot and perfect your game.

Graphite Face

The Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro’s textured graphite face gives the ball greater speed, and gives you better control and increased shot power.

Advanced ProPolyCore™

The Advanced ProPolyCore™ of the Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro includes vibration-dampening technology which absorbs the impact of the shot, limits vibrations, and enhances the power and direction of the shot.

The Advanced ProPolyCore™ aids in noise reduction, which is useful in communal spaces where noise is an issue.

Ultra Cushion Contour Grip

The Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro offers two options in grip size – standard and thin – both allowing for the firmest and most comfortable grip to suit the player’s hand size.

The standard grip paddle is fitted with Paddletek’s Ultra Cushion High Tack Performance Grip, while the thin grip paddle has Paddletek’s High Tack Performance Grip.

Each option offers the best possible grip suited to the individual player’s hand.

A firm grip is necessary for best control of the paddle. The cushioning of the paddle grip on the Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro allows for the most comfortable, non-slip, firm grip.

Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty

The limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty on the Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro provides assurance that this paddle will last.

If there are any problems with this paddle, the manufacturers will take responsibility.

Paddles must be registered with Paddletek.com within 14 days of purchase to qualify for coverage under the warranty.

Meets All USAPA Tournament Guidelines

The Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro meets all of the USA Pickleball Association’s (USAPA) tournament guidelines, making it the ideal pickleball paddle for competitive players.

Balanced Weight

The Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro has a balanced weight, giving the player an ideal equilibrium between power and control – not so light as to lose power, and not so heavy as to steal your control.

Smart Response Technology

The Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro’s Smart Response Technology allows for improved performance by enhancing forgiveness, touch, and power.

Even when the player misses the sweet spot of the paddle’s surface, the forgiveness in the paddle helps the player to execute the most powerful shot.

Edge Guard

The Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro is fitted with an ⅛-inch edge guard for maximum protection against chipping and other damage when the paddle inadvertently scrapes the ground.

Pros & Cons of the Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro


  • Long handle
  • Numerous choices of grip
  • Large paddle surface
  • Advanced ProPolyCore™
  • Smart Response Technology
  • Lightweight graphite face


  • High price
  • Difficult to control

The Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro is a great paddle with many advanced features, making it more expensive than many other paddles.

Because of its high price tag and advanced features, the Paddletek Tempest Wave Pro is not recommended for beginner pickleball players.

It is the perfect paddle for serious players who enjoy competitive pickleball.