Pello 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°F 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.
IN THE BEGINNING
Pello was born out of a lotta love. And a little frustration.
Our founder, Bill Durham, knew nothing about the game when a friend invited him to a pickleball party back in 2021. Needless to say, 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 Durhams’ alleys. Love was all around.
Bill 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.
About Pello Features
THE SWEETEST SPOT
Pello paddles are made from a carbon fiber that’s both stronger and lighter than what you find on most paddles out there. Molded to the core using a process that creates a strong bond. So they’re really durable. But more importantly, they have a consistent hitting surface which creates a larger sweet spot.