I found this company very professional and the paddle is helping my game. It has a nice crisp shot and the weight is ideal for me. The faster head speed helps with my backhand smash.
Paddle arrived within days, everything I ordered was in perfect condition. I give this company five stars.
Overall I'm happy with this but feel the listing is a bit misleading based in what I received.
The error on my paddle was a little lump or sliver on it. So it was raised off the face of the paddle. It's very small but I'm sure if you hit it just the wrong way it would affect it. I used a knife to scrape it off but that increased the cosmetic imperfection aspect.
Again, overall I'm happy, but you need to be aware the imperfections may not be only cosmetic in nature.
I ordered this paddle as beginner pickleball player. I was impressed how quickly the paddle was delivered, actually earlier than promised. Upon receiving the paddle, it was difficult at first to detect the imperfection and certainly does not affect the performance of the paddle. Totally impressed and have recommend this process to many people.
love my paddle and great fast service
Just used my paddle once, so far I like it.
Ordered this paddle as a newbie to Paddleball. Ordered on a Wednesday and received by Friday up on the Sunshine Coast. Paddle is awesome just small graphic imperfections which you really have to look to find.
Super happy with paddle and service from Pickleball Depot.
Great paddle for short game and power!
I like the Selkirk line paddles. This one is a good one, has a nice touch, and can I also get power.
I bought my husband a Paddletek for Christmas and he has been very happy with it. We are new to the sport but we could tell the Paddletek paddle was superior to the borrowed ones at the club.
I've loved this paddle for a year already, and just ordered another. The paddle feels light, but solid. I liked the grip. I feel like it's somewhat quieter than others I've used. I'm unable to distinguish why it was deemed a "second". Shipping was fast!
We ordered two paddles and could not distinguish where they warranted a "seconds" rating.
Very pleased with the quality, balance and weight of the paddles.
Delivery was fast and efficient.
Bought tempest wave racquet as a gift for my mother. Great quality product very fast shipping and great service. I would recommend it to everyone.
Awesome paddle with some cosmetics imperfection. I am new to pickleball and have tested like 5 different paddle and this was the best feel for me. Excellent service and fast shipping
I like this paddle. I could see no imperfection and could recommend this paddle. I was using a Selkirk paddle from pickleball depot which I still like. This has a different feel. The paddle is well balanced and feels solid despite the lighter weight.
Excellent paddle with some cosmetics imperfection. Fast shipping.
Like the paddle and great service and delivery time.
I have been using the Tempest paddle purchased more than two weeks ago and I am quite satisfied with the item. As mentioned, there are some minor cosmetics imperfection, however, the paddle works fine. The service received from Pickleball Depot was excellent -- response from Customer Service was quick and satisfactory.
No problem with the shipping either.
First on e in the Pickleball group with Wave Paddle. No problems with shipping. I purchased a second again No problems. Everyone who has picked up the paddle like the feel. My game has moved to the next level . I'm happy with the paddle and the paddle has been good to me .
Completely satisfied with this paddle. Great paddle.
Just took up the game and after using stock paddles it was time to research what paddle would be best for me..I wanted a good paddle but wanted good value too..Hence the decision to go with the tempest.Well I am happy to say that for me it was a great decision !!!! The Tempest was exactly as quoted and needless to say I am thoroughly SATISFIED..Thanks Pickleball Depot for the speedy delivery...... CUDOS !
Very happy with purchase. Delivery quick and even got the colour I requested. (bought a factory second)
Excellent product, racquet is light and grip is great. Great delivery
Excellent ! Very happy with my purchase !
Very pleased with the paddle, better than expected. Purchase was straightforward and delivery was quick.
The "seconds" paddle looks fine and plays well! It still misses some shots but then again I am still learning ;) Delivery did appear to take a circuitous route but it still made it three days.
Spoke by phone to a rep at Pickleball depot prior to order. Very friendly and helpful advice. Placed order for two factory wave second paddles on the phone. Shipped same day from BC and arrived 4 days later in PEI. Great paddles and excellent service! Highly recommend
The whole process was simple & efficient. Nobody would know the racquet was second. Very pleased with the purchase.
New player and enjoying the paddle. Can't blame the paddle for my lack of skill so far. Order arrived in a few days. Can't ask for faster than that.
Delivery is reasonably quick ( received in 4 days). I do notice some imperfection on the edge (excess glue) and the tape wrapping on the handle.
But, other than that, I like the touch & the control of the paddle without sacrificing the power.
Can't complain for the good price & good service. Will deal with you again.
We received our order within the same week that we placed our order. Everything we ordered was included. It was a very easy and quick way to purchase exactly what we wanted. Thank you very much.
Ordered 2 paddles and they arrived promptly in 3 days. I am very pleased with the paddles and cannot even see why they are rated seconds! I ordered 2 and received one red and one blue paddle which is just perfect for my wife and I as colour choice was not an option. Would deal with Pickleball Depot again.
Absolutely love my TEMPEST WAVE paddle. I received it in a very short time. It handles beautifully. I love how lightweight it is. I have shown it to a number of fellow players. They are very impressed with it.
Our paddles were delivered very quickly By Pickleball Depot and we really like them. They have a softer feel than our previous paddles so make the "touch" shots easier, but still have the power when required.
Whatever the silkscreen defect is, it is barely visible.
Received our new (but factory seconds) very quickly from Pickleball Depot.
We love the new paddles. They have a softer touch than our current paddles and make quite a bit less noise. We feel that we have more control over our softer shots, but still have the power too.
If there is any "imperfection" in the silk screening it is not visible to us.
Love my new paddle, good quality and weight.
Great service quick delivery.
Excellent service paddle arrived next day. Paddle works well has great feel operator needs work.
Bought a pair of Tempest Wave Factory seconds. Couldn't tell why they were classed as seconds, very minor blemish possibly. Good control for dinking game, possibly not a real power paddle, but firm believer in placement vs power! Would definitely buy again. PickleballDepot shipped next day. Great deal imo.
Very happy with both the paddle and the quick delivery.
Our paddles arrived on time and have performed well! I think it's a great idea to offer "seconds"...it shows that the company's quality control is important to them. Thanks! We'll deal with them again for sue!
Order arrived as promised. Very happy with the paddle.
I fund the paddle to be of good quality and there do not appear to be any flaws in the paddle, or at least none that i notice.
paddle has a nice weight and surface texture. all round great paddle,thanks
The paddles are great - can't even find the cosmetic imperfections. I've given everyone that learns the game and wants to purchase paddles the "Pickleball Depot" website.
Thank you. The racquet and balls arrived as described. All is Okay!
A pleasure to do business with this company.
Great paddle, great service!
I like the paddle a lot compared to my other paddle and a great deal as well. Thank you! :)
Smooth and fast order and delivery , Got this paddle as a back up , great balance Speed vs Control , for me it could be a bit heavier .
Hard to figure out why it's factory second ( need new glasses?)
I purchased the Tempest Wave as a factory second, seems great so far. I was using a 1 once heavier racket before which I thought had more power but the cost was slow hand speed. This racket much easier to swing so when I need power I have from it from a much faster swing rather then the weight of the heavier racket I used before. A few of the top players are now using this racket and now I see why... I love it and would recommend it. Skill level 4.0
I've been using two different brand paddles so far so I am not pretty sure if this is right way to review for this paddle but I, at least, can tell this Tempest one is better for soft shots, worse for power than my old paddle. On top of that , people who reviewed say that this paddle was very quiet but I found it sound too dull; hope not because that is factory 2nd. Anyway I personally prefer a paddle makes a clear sound. Overall I would give it 3stars.
Paddle arrived soon after placing order. Small mark must be why a second, but there is nothing wrong with this paddle, it is very good value for the money. Excellent grip, very comfortable and responsive for touch and spin.
Order was delivered quickly . Played with the original Tempest Wave series and have found that this new paddle with the rougher surface gripping the ball on shots requiring more spin very effective. Have not found the so called flaw in the seconds but delivery and ordering was easy and efficient.
Great paddle . Good weight .
2nd time ordering. It came nice and fast & paddle is good. Thanks for reading my request and sending a different colour.
Very good paddle
Thank you for the order which was delivered as promise. Enjoying my new Tempest Wave (which is a second) .
I bought a bag also but should have bought more then 1 ball. A misunderstanding. Now to expensive to order .
Pickledepot answered my emails twice because of questions I had.
Thank you for all the help.
Still don't know why my Tempest Wave graphite is classified as a second. Really enjoying my new racquet. Would not hesitate to buy the Wave.
Shipping was incredibly fast. Only 3 days. Paddle is a second, but still has superb performance :) would definitely recommend!
Fast shipping, love the racquet. ...would order again if needed...for sure. Thanks.
Quick delivery, great raquet, don't know what makes it a second but I love it!!
Great pickleball paddle, fast shipping, unable to find even a paint defect or surface scratch on either of the two paddles I bought. Highly recommend this paddle.
Excellent advice and service. My rackets were delivered in 2 days. Very good product. Thank you. Will recommend your company further!
Excellent service and fast shopping
Love My paddlle
It's time to have fun!
Ordering was very easy and shipped out in a day. Good service good price
I love my new Tempest paddle from Pickleball Depot. I received it within 3 days, couldn't believe how fast it arrived. I am having great games with it, love the feel and weight. Wouldn't hesitate to order through Pickleball Depot again! Thanks!
Feels good...just getting used to the paddle.
It was my first time ordering on line. I'm very happy with the service, fast & it came delivered to my house.
very satisfied with these paddles g.caron
I have used my paddle twice a week since receiving them. I have found it is much more comfortable and more accurate than the basic wooden paddles I had been using. My game has improved to where I am getting invited to the more advanced group play. Good equipment and practice makes a different. My wife is looking forward to trying out her paddle when she has recuperate and has her doctor's ok. (Foot operation)
All a five star rating. Paddles arrived on time and have no idea why they are classified as seconds. Keep up the great work!!
I had to look very close to find the "defects" that made this paddle a second. Completely no effect on play. The website is very good and ordering simple.
I am not only very pleased with the Tempest Wave factory second paddle, I am also very pleased with Pickleball Depot. Good website - easy to order - good price - free delivery - courier to my front door within 2 days. So easy!
Easy to buy, very fast delivery, good communication and best of all a great product.
Received my paddle few days after ordered. Fast delivery, wrapped and boxed. Had a small mark on one side of face, hence a 'second' but hey after playing a few games there are scuffs and marks from regular use. Great value in an excellent paddle, weight, balance and ball just snaps and launches off hit. Recommended for mid level and above players.
I have just recently received this Paddle and I have enjoyed playing Pickle Ball with the Tempest Wave Factory Second Paddle.
I appreciated the good advice and overall level of service provided by the staff of Pickle Ball Depot.
The Tempest Wave Factory Second paddle "flaws" are barely noticeable. Certainly don't affect my play. Any goofs are entirely my own doing ... sure can't blame the paddle --- even though I would like to blame something. Shipping was fast.
This is a great all around paddle. Would have liked to have colour choice, but you get what you get and save a little in the process. Bought this on the recommendation of a friend and no regrets.
I received paddle in two business days... Had a small scuff on one face. After a week or so it vanished.. The Tempest is my third paddle . Advanced players will appreciate its balance and gritty texture.. Cheers
The site provides detailed information and is user friendly. I received an email confirming my order, followed by an email advising that my order was shipped, followed by an email to inquire if I had received my order. This interaction kept me involved in the transaction which I appreciated. I received the paddle within two days. I ordered a Paddletek Tempest Wave "second". It is totally impossible to determine any cosmetic flaw. I have used the paddle several times and I am totally satisfied with the performance. Paddletek and Pickleball Depot were highly recommended by previous buyers and I have subsequently recommended the product and supplier to new players.