Z5 Pickleball Paddle – A Complete Review


The Z5 pickleball paddles are among the most sought-after pickleball paddles when it comes to spin and power. Finding the best paddle depends on what type of player you are.

An advanced player may prefer a paddle with less control and more power. But for a beginner, equipment that has more control is better because it helps you place your shots better. Your arm strength and endurance may determine whether you choose a lighter or heavy paddle.

We did some research and found that the Z5 pickleball paddle is a great choice for beginners and advanced players.


The Best Z5 pickleball paddles

The Z5 pickleball paddle is available as a composite pickleball paddle or a graphite pickleball paddle. They are two of the most popular pickleball paddles with Onix sports.

Composite Z5 Paddle

  • This Z5 pickleball paddle* has a composite core and a fiberglass hitting surface.
  • The composite model has more power than the graphite model. It weighs about 8-9 ounces
  • It’s great for long strokes and has a wide body feel that most racquetball or tennis players love.
  • It has a sharp design that really stands out on the court.


  • The composite paddle offers excellent power for players that have good ball control.
  • Its wide body shape makes it great for beginners and advanced players because of the large sweet spot.
  • You will also love it if you are looking for more pop from the baseline.
  • The fiberglass material on this paddle’s face gives it “bite” or “grab” that helps give a ball spin when you slice the paddle across the ball.
  • It is a good looking paddle.


  • Not ideal for players who have shoulder, wrist or elbow injuries because it is heavy.
  • The weight also increases fatigue if you are playing for an extended time.
  • You should also expect less control and a slower swing from this paddle.
  • Some pickleball players complain that the grip of this paddle lacks definition.

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1 Comment

  1. I’ve only been playing a few months. I looked around our club and saw a lot of people had the Graphite Z5 Paddle. It’s worked out great for me. Good control, easy to spin the ball, light and quick with good response on volleys. I like the size and shape. It was a bit more than I wanted to spend, but it seems like a fair price for this quality of paddle.

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