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HIT | STRIKE | DRIVEPello comes from a Latin word, meaning to hit, drive. It’s the essence of the game. And our mindset. Driven by an unrelenting pursuit of improvement. We’re always striving to up ourselves. Our quality. Our performance. Our integrity. We’re all about better pickleball paddles and better pickleball. Sound like anyone you know? Thought so. Now, let’s geek out with some nitty-gritty talk on how we make these puppies. Our paddles are molded at over 300° Fahrenheit under 100 tons of pressure using epoxy resin. Most paddles? Room temperature, using standard AB epoxy. The result? A stronger bond to the inner layer for a more consistent hitting surface. Every time.
BORN IN TEXASPello was born in the lone star state out of a lotta love and a little frustration. Our founder, Bill Durham, is a Dallas, TX local and lifetime tennis fanatic who knew nothing about the game of pickleball until he attended a friend's party back in 2021. Why was this party so important? You guessed it - it was a pickleball party! It was love at first serve. As Bill puts it, “He had me at ‘party,’ but once we started playing, I went full pickleball.” Later, Bill jumped online, wanting to buy paddles for himself and his whole crew. He loved the idea of making it a family thing. It’s competitive. It’s social. And it’s a buttload of fun. Right up the Durham family's alley. Love was all around.
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DO IT YOURSELFBill couldn’t find a single paddle that met his exacting standards. He was a novice to the game, but he knew top quality when he saw it. From the designs to the materials to the colors, the paddles he found just didn’t cut it, Durham style. And so, Pello was birthed. Bill’s a big believer in “if you want it done right, do it yourself.” He assembled a team of top-notch designers, as well as Jarrett Chirico, one of the top pickleball players in the world, founder of clay court pickleball and general all-around pickleball legend. Together, they created our game-changing paddles. So, check ‘em out for yourself; from color to design to materials, we know they’ll meet your exacting standards.
BY THE FOUNDER"PELLO Pickleball Paddles was born out of frustration. In 2021 I was invited by a friend to a pickleball party. I’d never heard of it before. That night, I fell in love with the sport. When I got home, I went online to buy my whole family paddles. I was eager to have that experience with them. I quickly became frustrated with the ugly colors, wacky designs, and cheap materials in about every paddle I found out there. Since I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I decided I’d create it. With the help of some incredible designers and a Pickleball legend, Jarrett Chirico, we developed Pello. Not just a dangerously good-looking paddle, but a paddle designed to perform. Pello is made from Toray 800 carbon fiber, a stiffer material than the cheaper Toray 300 that most of the few carbon paddles use. You can feel the difference. You’ll know exactly what I mean when you play with one." - Bill Durham, CEO & Founder