Attention: To all Pickleball players,
It gives me great pleasure to review the Selkirk OMNI AMPED lightweight Pickleball paddle I am a 4.0, 68-year-old female player who has played Pickleball for approximately 4 years. I have won tournaments in the past but feel my game has stagnated somewhat. I have used this Selkirk paddle for the past week and have found the following improvements in my game.
I am used to holding my Pickleball paddle with an extended second digit. I prefer the Selkirk Short handle as I seem to get more control of the paddle face. With the longer length of the paddle, I do feel that I am able to reach on occasion those returns that would previously been “ out of reach “. The narrow width does not seem to impede hitting the “sweet spot”. The light weight makes moving the paddle more quickly for the fast net rally. The grip is comfortable and the paddle feels like an extension of my wrist and arm. I have not suffered from any increase pain or tenderness in my wrist, elbow or shoulder using this paddle.
The wider core of the paddle allows my strokes from the baseline to have good power and yet if I get under the ball at the kitchen line with this paddle, I can dink till the cows come home. My accuracy in placing the ball has improved. None of these benefits transfer if using my old racket.
I was very skeptical at first of using this odd shaped paddle. I have used the same brand of Pickleball paddle for the past three years. I want to thank Pickleball Central for giving me the chance to trial use this paddle. I would not have discovered the benefits of this new brand of paddle for me. I highly recommend others who may feel their game has stagnated to give this paddle a try. I will be using this paddle in the up coming Oregon Senior games. I am happy to loan this paddle for use but I may selfishly wait to do so until after the Senior games.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me through our Eagle Crest Pickleball club web site.
Thanks again, paddles up
Cheers, Georgie Scott
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