There are going to be quite a few unhappy Joola Pickleball Paddle owners.

Press Release from USA Pickleball

"As pickleball’s governing body in the United States, USA Pickleball takes its certifications, rules, and regulations seriously to ensure integrity and fairness for all players.

On May 14 and 15, JOOLA informed USA Pickleball that JOOLA had submitted the wrong paddles for certification in November 2023. As a result, USA Pickleball promptly de-listed the affected paddles from its Approved Paddle list. Paddles that do not appear on USA Pickleball’s Approved Paddle list are not certified for use in USA Pickleball-sanctioned tournaments.

Since the de-listing, JOOLA has informed USA Pickleball of its intention to submit additional paddles for certification. USA Pickleball utilizes a third-party testing facility that holds approved equipment to an extremely rigorous process and the highest testing standards, and it will evaluate those submissions for compliance with USA Pickleball’s equipment standards.

USA Pickleball will continue to evaluate paddles in the market to ensure our existing set of standards is being met. For a full list of approved paddles, visit www.equipment.usapickleball.org."

Please note that, effectively immediately, the following select JOOLA paddle makes and models are no longer USA Pickleball Approved.

Which JOOLA paddles are affected?

  • Tyson McGuffin Magnus 3 14mm
  • Tyson McGuffin Magnus 3 16mm
  • Collin Johns Scorpeus 3 16mm
  • Anna Bright Scorpeus 3 14mm
  • Simone Jardim Hyperion 3 16mm
  • Ben Johns Hyperion 3 16mm
  • Ben Johns Hyperion 3 14mm
  • Ben Johns Perseus 3 14mm
  • Ben Johns Perseus 3 16mm
  • Perseus Alpha 2024 16mm
  • Perseus Alpha 2024 14mm
  • Magnus Alpha 2024 16mm
  • Magnus Alpha 2024 14mm
  • Hyperion Alpha 2024 16mm
  • Hyperion Alpha 2024 14mm
  • Scorpeus Alpha 2024 16mm
  • Scorpeus Alpha 2024 14mm

Info courtesy of https://usapickleball.org/news/usa-pickleball-statement-on-decertified-joola-paddles-and-equipment-testing-standards/

 

 

Updated 5/23/24

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