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GRIP6 x Bird Pickleball

Same drive, same vision, same long lasting excellence you've come to love with our All American made products.

We took the same level of passion we use at GRIP6 manufacturing belts, wallets, and wool socks into Bird Pickleball, engineering and building the highest quality, most forgiving, and best performing paddles in the world.

Our masterplan hasn’t changed. At GRIP6 our mission is to create high-quality products that last decades thereby strengthen domestic manufacturing. What you buy from us with your hard-earned money should be something you love and want to use daily for the rest of your life.

So take flight with Bird Pickleball today!

Introducing 2 shapes - The Classic & The Ergo

The Winning Difference - All About the Sweet Spot

For all sports, what makes or breaks your game is in the details. Pickleball is no exception; even minor changes in material construction, rigidity, and paddle design can bring you to the next level.

We've spent thousands of hours studying the game, the best paddles, and researching, prototyping, and testing new paddles, learning how to increase the size and forgiveness of the "Sweet Spot", with friction that maximizes your spin. We ended with a paddle featuring an amazing sweet spot and "bounce back", giving you every chance to play pickleball like you want. And with Ergo Paddle, you get the extra benefit of a natural striking position!

Build / Construction

Our paddles start with a 14mm polypropylene honeycomb core, then encased between 6-8 layers of 100% carbon fiber. The top layer is then textured through a peel-ply process to give the surface the optimal roughness to grip the ball.

The Ergo Paddle

Whether you're a pro or a beginner, this paddle will elevate your game! The Ergo paddle is designed to not only relieve elbow and wrist fatigue, but also to deliver more power and increase hit accuracy in your backhand and serve.

This is accomplished because the bend is in the paddle, not your wrist, which means your arm and hand take natural positions in strikes, simplifying hits and requiring fewer articulations of your wrist and elbow joints.

This is a truly innovative design that will improve your short and long-game. Once you go Ergo, you'll never go back.

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Classic or Ergo Paddle ($40 - $70 Off)
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Doubles Set ($100 - $160 Off)
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Live longer with Pickleball - The benefits of paddle sports

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John Morco
Wed, May 03, 2023

Pickleball is an incredibly fast-growing sport, and for good reason! Let's delve into the numerous benefits of playing pickleball, ranging from physical and mental health improvements to social connections and beyond. 

1. Mental Health Benefits

  • Improved Cognitive Function

    One of the most significant benefits of playing pickleball is the positive impact on cognitive function. Pickleball requires strategic thinking, concentration, and quick decision-making, which keeps your brain sharp and engaged. Regular play can help improve your cognitive function and potentially reduce the risk of cognitive decline as you age. This can be particularly important as you strive to maintain mental acuity throughout your life.

    • Stress Relief

      You'll find that pickleball is an excellent way to relieve stress and boost your mood. The game's fun, competitive nature can help take your mind off daily worries and provide a healthy outlet for stress relief. Plus, engaging in physical activity releases endorphins, which are natural mood enhancers.

      • Boosted Self-Confidence

        As you learn and improve at pickleball, you'll likely experience a boost in self-confidence. This increase in confidence can positively affect other areas of your life, such as work and personal relationships.

        2. Physical Health Benefits

        • Cardiovascular Fitness

          Pickleball provides a great cardiovascular workout that helps improve your heart health. The constant movement during the game helps increase your heart rate and blood circulation, which can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.

          • Improved Balance and Coordination

            Playing pickleball involves quick changes of direction, hand-eye coordination, and reflexes. As you practice and improve your skills, your balance and coordination will also see notable improvements. This can be particularly beneficial for older adults, as better balance can help prevent falls and related injuries.

            • Increased Muscle Strength and Flexibility

              Pickleball engages various muscle groups, including the legs, arms, and core. Regular play can help improve muscle strength and endurance, as well as enhance flexibility. This full-body workout can contribute to overall fitness and help reduce the risk of injury in daily activities.

              • Low-Impact Exercise

                Unlike some sports that can be hard on the joints, pickleball is a low-impact exercise. This makes it an ideal option for people with joint issues, seniors, and those looking for a gentler way to stay active.

                3. Social Benefits

                • Building Connections and Friendships

                  Pickleball is a social sport that encourages interaction and camaraderie among players. Participating in pickleball games can help you build connections and foster new friendships. This can be particularly valuable for older adults, as maintaining social connections can contribute to overall well-being and mental health.

                  • Opportunities for All Ages

                    Pickleball is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, making it an ideal family activity. Parents, kids, and grandparents can bond and create lasting memories while staying active and having fun together.

                    • Inclusive and Adaptable

                      One of the great things about pickleball is that it can be adapted to accommodate players with varying abilities and skill levels. The game can be played at a leisurely pace for beginners or those with physical limitations, or it can be fast-paced and competitive for advanced players.

                      AKA, Pickleball Helps you Live LONGER and BETTER.  BIrd Pickleball is merely here to help you have fun while you do! 

                      Hey there! Did you know that paddle sports like pickleball offer numerous physical, mental, and social benefits that can help you live a longer and better life? Here are nine ways in which playing paddle sports can promote longevity and well-being:

                      • Promotes Physical Activity

                        Playing paddle sports like pickleball requires you to move around the court, engaging in a variety of physical movements such as running, jumping, and swinging. Regular physical activity has been linked to a number of health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, better bone density, and a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.

                        • Enhances Cognitive Function

                          Enhancing cognitive function through paddle sports like pickleball is just as important as the physical exercise aspect. While physical activity is essential for overall health, cognitive function is equally important for maintaining a healthy mind and body. The strategic thinking and quick decision-making required in paddle sports challenge the brain, helping to improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline. Additionally, the social interaction provided by these sports can help to improve memory and cognitive function by promoting engagement and socialization. Therefore, it is crucial to recognize the cognitive benefits of paddle sports like pickleball and prioritize them alongside the physical benefits.

                          • Low-Impact Exercise

                            Paddle sports like pickleball are generally low-impact exercises, making them a great option for people of all ages, especially those with joint pain or mobility issues. The low-impact nature of these sports also makes them a great cross-training option for athletes who are looking to reduce the wear and tear on their bodies.

                            • Builds Strength and Endurance

                              Playing paddle sports requires a combination of strength, speed, and endurance. The movements involved in these sports engage various muscle groups and help to build overall strength and endurance. Additionally, the cardiovascular benefits of these sports can help to improve endurance and stamina over time.

                              • Improves Balance and Coordination

                                Paddle sports like pickleball require good balance and coordination. The movements involved in these sports, such as changing directions quickly and hitting a ball with precision, require good motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Regular participation in these sports can help to improve balance and coordination, reducing the risk of falls and improving overall physical performance.

                                • Enhances Mental Health

                                  Physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health, and paddle sports like pickleball are no exception. The social aspect of these sports can provide a sense of community and belonging, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety. Additionally, the physical activity involved in these sports can release endorphins, which are natural mood boosters.

                                  • Provides a Social Outlet

                                    Playing paddle sports can be a great way to meet new people and make friends. Many pickleball leagues and clubs offer a welcoming and inclusive environment that encourages socialization and camaraderie. The social outlet provided by these sports can help to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, which can have a negative impact on mental and physical health.

                                    • Can Be Played at Any Age

                                      Paddle sports like pickleball can be played at any age. Whether you are a child, a young adult, or a senior, there is a version of these sports that is suitable for your age and skill level. This makes them a great option for families and community organizations who want to promote physical activity and socialization across generations.

                                      • Reduces Stress

                                        Regular participation in paddle sports can help to reduce stress levels. The physical activity involved in these sports can help to release endorphins, which are natural mood boosters. Additionally, the social aspect of these sports can help to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, which can also contribute to stress.

                                        In conclusion, paddle sports like pickleball offer numerous benefits that can help you live a longer and better life. Whether you are looking to improve your physical health, cognitive function, or social well-being, these sports are a great option for people of all ages and skill levels. So why not grab a paddle and enjoy all the benefits that paddle sports have to offer?



                                        Here are some sources that support the benefits of paddle sports like pickleball for enhancing cognitive/mental health:

                                        A study published in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity found that regular participation in paddle sports like pickleball was associated with better cognitive performance among older adults. (

                                        According to a study published in the Journal of Sports Sciences, engaging in paddle sports like pickleball can have a positive impact on mental health by reducing stress, improving mood, and increasing social connectedness. (

                                        Another study published in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity found that playing paddle sports like pickleball was associated with improved memory and cognitive function in older adults. (

                                        A study published in the International Journal of Exercise Science found that paddle sports like pickleball can be an effective intervention for improving cognitive function among older adults with mild cognitive impairment. (

                                        According to a report from the World Health Organization, physical activity can have a positive impact on mental health by reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, improving cognitive function, and enhancing social connectedness. (

                                        These sources provide evidence that paddle sports like pickleball can have a positive impact on cognitive and mental health, reducing the risk of age-related cognitive decline and improving overall well-being.

                                        Bird Pickleball Officially Takes Flight - Come fly with us!!

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                                        BJ Minson
                                        Mon, Apr 10, 2023

                                        Official Launch day for Bird Pickleball

                                        Why Everyone Should Get into Pickleball

                                        Pickleball is a fun, exciting, and accessible sport that has exploded in popularity in recent years. Combining elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, this versatile game has won over the hearts of players worldwide. But what makes pickleball so special? In this article, we'll explore the many benefits of pickleball and why you should join the pickleball community today.

                                        1. Pickleball is Easy to Learn and Play

                                        One of the main reasons to get into pickleball is its simplicity. The basic rules are easy to grasp, making it perfect for beginners and experienced players alike. It doesn't take long to get the hang of it, and you'll quickly find yourself having a blast on the court.

                                        2. Health Benefits of Pickleball

                                        Playing pickleball offers numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular fitness, increased agility, and enhanced balance. As a low-impact sport, it's easier on your joints compared to other racket sports, making it an ideal choice for all ages and fitness levels.

                                        3. The Social Aspect of Pickleball

                                        Pickleball is more than just a sport - it's a social experience. The friendly and welcoming pickleball community makes it easy to meet new people, forge lasting friendships, and enjoy a sense of camaraderie with fellow players. This social aspect is a significant reason why so many people have fallen in love with the game.

                                        4. Affordable and Accessible

                                        Compared to other sports, pickleball is relatively affordable. The required equipment is minimal - all you need is a paddle, a ball, and a net. Many public parks and recreational facilities now offer pickleball courts, making it easier than ever to find a place to play.

                                        5. Suitable for All Ages

                                        Pickleball's inclusivity is another reason to get into the game. It's a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to senior citizens. It's an excellent way for families to bond and stay active together, while also providing older adults with a fun and engaging way to maintain their fitness.

                                        6. Competitive Opportunities

                                        For those who crave competition, pickleball offers plenty of opportunities to test your skills. Local leagues and tournaments cater to players of all skill levels, allowing you to challenge yourself and strive for improvement.

                                        Conclusion: Join the Pickleball Craze Today!

                                        With its easy-to-learn rules, health benefits, social opportunities, affordability, and accessibility, it's no wonder that pickleball has taken the world by storm. Don't miss out on the fun – grab a paddle and join the ever-growing pickleball community today!

                                        Frequently Asked Questions

                                        Does it Meet Official Regulations?

                                        We've designed our paddles within official parameters as defined by USA Pickleball and sent our designs in for approval. We expect to receive approval prior to shipping in May. If anything changes, we'll provide an update.

                                        What's the difference between the the Classic and Ergo?

                                        The Classic shape is what it says, a great design capturing the best of Picklepall paddle tradition.

                                        The Ergo takes the engineering approach that the bend should be in the tool. The handle is angled to complement your natural grip.

                                        Lifetime Warranty

                                        Bird Pickleball Lifetime Warranty

                                        We know our craftsmanship is on trial with every paddle we make. From engineering to manufacturing, we are responsible for making sure your Bird Paddle works better and lasts longer than you'd ever expect. If that doesn't happen, we will stand behind our work by refunding, repairing or replacing your Bird Paddle. The warranty is good for the length of the original ownership and can transfer to a new owner, but the new owner must register the warranty upon purchase or transfer (registration page coming soon).

                                        For the paddles sold during the Presale, Bird Pickleball offers a lifetime warranty on all new Paddles. The warranty covers reasonable wear and tear, defects in materials, workmanship, as well as other manufacturing issues, and is valid for the lifetime of the original purchaser. 

                                        If you experience any issues with your paddle, simply contact us and we will work with you to either repair or replace the paddle. We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality products and excellent customer service, and we stand behind our paddles with this lifetime warranty.

                                        Nuts and Bolts of Warranty:

                                        Within 60 days of receiving paddle - Good for full refund or replacement of equal value and we even pay return shipping (US Domestic orders only, International orders are responsible for return shipping).

                                        From 60 to 180 days - Pay shipping to get the product back to us and you can exchange the product for another paddle of equal value.

                                        After 180 days - Ship the paddle back and submit a $25 processing fee to receive another paddle or other products from GRIP6 or Bird of equal value.

                                        Start the return/replacement process by sending us an email at along with an image of the paddle and your order number (or the email you provided at checkout).

                                        The Stuff We Don't Cover

                                        If you wear out these wonderful paddles, we’ll be happy to send you another one! However, we can’t assume responsibility for damage due to misuse or neglect. Sometimes things get heated on the court, we understand, but we won’t cover intentional damage, even when the referee was wrong or you just missed the winning shot and the paddle finds its way to the ground at a high velocity.  We also don’t cover lost or stolen paddles, or paddles that are damaged by neglect or other non-reasonable wear and tear.  However, if you happen to be one of these folks, send us your story of misadventure (along with photos) and we'll see what we can do.

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                                        All other questions, feel free to email us at

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