“What is the difference between fiberglass and carbon/kevlar?”
You may have noticed that carbon is more expensive than fiberglass but what is the difference between the two?
Carbon/Kevlar (we are grouping carbon and Kevlar together because they are very similar)
In comparison with fiberglass, carbon is stronger, lighter and lasts longer. It provides a more rigid touch, for more power and control. It will grant more forcefulness to the blows, which will result in a more aggressive paddle. Carbon has a very high tensile/compressive strength and a greater durability. For people who play often (more than 3 times a month) we highly recommend purchasing a carbon paddle because they will feel the difference and experience the benefits.
Fiberglass is used in most beginner and intermediate level paddles, it is less rigid, more elastic than carbon and therefore has a softer touch. Because it’s cheaper than carbon, it’s an excellent way to try out whether beach tennis will become your new hobby. When you are new to beach tennis or don’t play often you will not feel the difference with a carbon paddle as much.