As a pickleball player, how many times has someone walked away with your paddle or ball? As the sport continues to surge in popularity, more and more paddles and balls are hitting the courts during open play “disappearing.” With so much equipment changing hands, it’s important to take steps to protect your property.
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Writing your name on your paddle and marking your balls can help avoid mix-ups, unintentional swapping, and even outright theft. With the average paddle costing north of $100 and balls averaging $1.50 each, you’ll want to protect these investments. Heck, you better be extra careful with the most expensive pickleball paddles.