The Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle is the brilliantly improved version of the hugely-popular Engage Encore Pickleball Paddle. Packed full of amazing technology, the Encore Pro features tones of paddle attributes that are looked for by some of the top-ranked pickleball pro’s globally. First and foremost, the Encore Pro is designed to combine power and control, so that you have a pickleball paddle in-hand that can enhance your game at the net, and from the back of the court. Featuring a large sweet-spot (larger than the legacy Encore Pro) and great feel in the paddle when striking the pickleball, the Encore Pro is one of the best pickleball paddles on the market. Later in our Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle review we will dive into the details surround paddle face, core and dimensions, but it’s good to know up-front that the Encore Pro features a specialized Fiberglass paddle face and Polymer core that give you one of the softest, and most accurate paddles in the game.
On top of all that, the Encore Pro features a specialized paddle skin that maximizes surface roughness to the upper limits of acceptability. Like the original Encore paddle, the Encore Pro’s surface helps hold the ball on the paddle for longer, so that you can apply devastating touch and spin. Check out our detailed Engage Encore Pro review to learn everything you need to know about the Encore Pro before you upgrade, or purchase for the first time.
Paddle Face & Edge Guard
While the Engage Encore Pro pickleball paddle doesn’t scream from the rooftops (there are certainly better ‘looking paddles’ on the market), the technology packed into the Encore Pro certainly doesn’t stand on the sidelines. The Encore Pro paddle face is made from a Specialized Proprietary Fiberglass that gives you excellent control and accuracy when striking the pickleball. On top of this, the ‘Encore Pro’ has a uniquely designed specialized paddle skin that has evolved from the legacy Encore paddle. The skin works in conjunction with the core of the paddle to optimize power, control and ball placement by maximizing the surface roughness on the paddle. In fact, the Encore Pro pushes the boundaries when it comes to surface roughness, providing the maximum allowance under USAPA rules and guidelines. The outcome is that you get a pickleball paddle that is excellent at holding the ball a split-second longer so that you can hit winning shots, with spin or swerve.
The Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle core is made from a specially designed Polypropylene / Polymer Honeycomb that creates a soft, controlled and consistent feel in the paddle. While the Encore Pro is known for its ability to impart control on the pickleball, the often missed quality of the Encore Pro is the ability to hit hard. The paddle weighs between 7.8 – 8.3 ounces, which gives you plenty of oomph in the paddle, and the ability to slam the ball from the back of the court of overhead. Combined with the specialized Encore Pro skin, the paddle is brilliant at hitting weighty shots with swerve and top-spin further back on the court. Likewise, the thicker core allows you to take the sting out of hard opponent play so that you can maintain control in the rally.
Dimensions & Weight
The Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle weighs between 7.8 – 8.3 ounces, making it a middleweight pickleball paddle. The heavier weighting to the Encore Pro paddle provides power from the back of the court, as well as the ability to seamlessly block hard opponent shots near the net. The Encore Pro measures 15 1/2 long” and is 8 1/8″ wide, giving you a wide-bodied paddle face with one of the largest sweet-spots in the game. Like other wide-bodied paddles like the Onix Z5, the Encore Pro is a forgiving paddle that allows you to control the ball even when you hit an off-center shot.
Handle & Grip
The Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle handle is 4 3/4″ long, which is a bit shorter than other Onix and Paddletek pickleball paddles, with that said there is still enough space on the paddle hand to play two-handed shots – you are only sacrificing 1/4″. If you are someone who likes a shorter paddle handle so that you can place your hand higher up the handle, then you will love the Encore Pro. The handle is wrapped in a Perforated Cushion Grip, similar to other Engage pickleball paddles. The grip is perforated on the surface, which makes it great at absorbing moisture, while the cushioning gives you a confident, but comfortable hold on the Encore Pro paddle. As with every element of the Encore Pro, the paddle is built to give you ultimate control of the pickleball, this is further supported by the paddle’s grip and handle.
Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle Review Summary
In summary, the Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle is a top-level pickleball paddle that is suitable for all levels, through to the very elite. If you are looking for a paddle that combines control and power seamlessly, then you will love the Encore Pro. Stand-out features include a specially designed Fiberglass paddle face that includes maximum allowed surface roughness under USAPA guidelines, along with a special polypropylene core. The outcome is a paddle that gives you a soft feel at the net, with a paddle that can create immense power from the back of the court. Available in four unique colorways, the Encore Pro is a brilliant pickleball paddle that will give you the ultimate in control and ball placement.
Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle
The Engage Encore Pro Pickleball Paddle is a paddle containing the attributes required by top-level pro-players. Featuring a Fiberglass paddle face, polypropylene core, and maximized surface roughness, the Encore Pro delivers epic control and power on-court.
- Top-Level Pickleball Paddle That Provides Control & Power
- Specially Designed Fiberglass Paddle Face With Maximized Surface Roughness
- Proprietary Polypropylene Core Provides Power And Feel
- Ultra Perforated Cushioned Grip Creates Strong Control & Hold