Prokennex Kinetic Ovation Speed Pickleball Paddle

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We are shapeshifting the science of better performance with the OVATION SPEED.

With the new Ovation Speed, Pro Kennex engineers have applied the physics of shape design to elevate paddle performance with an expanded sweet spot and a more efficient energy transfer. The new modified oval shape creates one of nature's strongest designs, bringing a higher percentage of paddle mass along the center axis. Players looking for a competitive advantage in their equipment will immediately notice an increase in paddle maneuverability and speed.

At the foundation of this high performance package is our new Opti-Cell Core construction, which is indispensable to high performance level achieved in the new Ovation Shape design. Integrated together, they deliver an exceedingly plush ball strike, allowing you to maneuver your shot with confidence.

To finish off this masterful performance package is our proprietary 7 Layer, Complex Carbon face with its Spin-Grab outer layer surface.

And, of course, our world famous Kinetic technology which is integrated into the perimeter of the paddle for unparalleled arm protection and extended dwell time. All verified by independent labs and Koln University, in Germany. 



  • Weight: 7.7 - 8.0 OZ *Exact weight cannot be chosen - read more here: FAQ *
  • Grip Style: Comfort Cushion
  • Grip Circumference: 3.875 Tapered
  • Handle Length: 4 7/8" = 12.3 cm
  • Paddle Length: 15.67"= 398mm
  • Paddle Width: 7.6" = 19.3cm
  • Paddle Face: Proprietary 7-layer coating and complex composite, including specially treated soft skin with spin-grab feature, carbon/fiberglass and ProKennex Release epoxy/resin system.
  • Paddle Frame: Kinetic System Technology with Carbon Casing
  • Core Material: New PK Opti-Cell Core matrix with special quiet, high impact resistance Polymer.
  • Edge Guard: Edgeless

The Ovation speed is qualified for USAPA tournament play.


Disclaimer: Due to high-performance aerodynamic edgeless-construction, chipping and scratches occur during normal wear and tear. We advise using our training tapes that come included, wrapped with each paddle purchase. Instructions for application can be found on our FAQ page under the About Tab.




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  • 5
    Kinetic Ovation

    Posted by Tom on Aug 24th 2019

    I have had the paddle for 1 week. It is everything that it purports to be... I like it.

  • 5
    Ovation is perfection

    Posted by Nathan Bray on Aug 21st 2019

    Incredible paddle. Perfect for the soft game and more than enough punch to put it away. Reset balls are much easier and blocking is great.

  • 3
    Ovation Speed

    Posted by Terry Hamm-Morris on Aug 16th 2019

    Don't like small grip, really have to hit it in the sweet spot so not so effective for me dinking on the net. I must be on the low end of the weight range, I play with a 8.1 oz and this seems nowhere near close. Sorry I spent so much on this paddle, used for 3 hours and it has a permanent place in my bag. Just doesn't have "the feel" for me. Obviously I should have found one and tried it first, hopefully can sell it.

  • 5
    Feel the integrated micro beads!

    Posted by Andy on Aug 13th 2019

    To feel the shift in the matrix inside the paddle is immediately convincing of the hidden internal technology!

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by Bruce Mark on Aug 1st 2019

    I have been suffering from "pickleball elbow" since I started playing (about a year now). This paddle has really helped relieve my tendon pain when I play (and after). The touch and feel that you get with this paddle is amazing- my placement and accuracy has markedly improved.

  • 5
    Ovation Speed

    Posted by Annet on Jul 30th 2019

    I was a little hesitant to try something totally new and so different from every other paddle out there. But I come from tennis and some other racquet and paddle sports, and the shape just seemed more "natural". I love it! I immediately noticed the improved maneuverability, touch, and power. I agree that this is the paddle shape others will move to. Thank you!

  • 5
    King Slayer

    Posted by Mark DelVecchio on Jun 24th 2019

    Upon receiving my Ovation I noticed great control and a universal sweet spot. My partner and I took a silver medal MDs 4.0 at Erich Schuette PTSD Memorial Tournament 24 hours after receiving the Ovation. Later that weekend in a friendly I was the lowest ranked player on a court versus Scott Moore and came out on top 11-6. Is it the Ovation or the medical marijuana? You decide. Scott’s partner in that game, Paul Targosz, ordered an Ovation the next day. Also my forearm pain that I would experience mountain biking has also disappeared. Again, paddle or medical marijuana? Why choose?

  • 5

    Posted by Emer Daly on Jun 10th 2019

    I have been playing Pickleball for 2.5 years and now a 4.0/4.5 female. Have played with many paddles over that time period but Prokennex (prospeed) since January. I just started playing with the Ovation this month. I love it. So quick for me up at the net. I am also picking up those at your feet half volleys like never before. I am sold. Well done Prokennex!

  • 5
    Outstanding Paddle.

    Posted by Rob MacGregor on Jun 1st 2019

    I am an avid player and one that caught the bug recently (9 months). To give an idea of my passion, I have been made a USAPA ambassador and play daily in my area.

    I have purchased a number of paddles from different manufacturers. ProKennex Prospeed, Selkirk Omni, PaddleTek Tempest Wave, Gamma (many models), RiverStyks Rubicon, Engage Poach and more. I have played them all extensively and when I got the Ovation in my hands I have not played another paddle since.

    The shape is not as large as it appears. This paddle is no longer than my Engage, nor wider. It shaves off those edges of the paddle and gives you a much bigger sweet spot and it is VERY forgiving when you hit the edge.

    I am able to smash balls and bang with the best of them and yet it has the touch and responsiveness when I want to dink.

    And when bangers want to smash balls at me, I can block with ease.

    This paddle is exceptional. I do not regret it and I guarantee that this will be the shape that others go to.

    I am not a paid endorser and in no way affiliated with ProKennex. I bought my paddle.