Paddletek Bantam ALW-C 14.3mm Pickleball Paddle

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More control-oriented paddle with a 14.3mm Bantam Polymer Honeycomb core and textured RAW carbon fiber hitting surface.

Middleweight/Thin or Standard Grip

Paddletek Bantam Anna Leigh Waters RAW Carbon 0.56" Pickleball Paddle

Developed with the personal expertise and input of world #1 female pro pickleball player Anna Leigh Waters to deliver a high-performance blend of control and spin, the Paddletek Bantam ALW-C 14.3mm pickleball paddle performs superbly in the hands of defensive-minded players who seek opportunities to attack. The 14.3mm (0.563") thick Bantam Polymer Honeycomb makes it the thicker, more controllable iteration of Anna Leigh's signature Paddletek paddles. This core absorbs and dissipates a bit more kinetic energy, slowing down the ball and allowing you to place it with better precision to keep your opponents guessing where you'll go next. It features a traditional shape at 15-5/8" long by 7-3/4" wide, and a 5" long handle which is offered in two thicknesses.

The Bantam ALW Carbon 14.3mm paddle from Paddletek takes this reliable blend of control and feedback and packs it into a maneuverable profile weighing just 7.7 ounces. To ensure more players are able to take advantage of the ALW-spec paddle, the handle is offered in circumferences of a 4-1/8" thin grip, as well as a 4-1/4" standard grip. The PT-700 Unidirectional RAW Carbon Fiber hitting surface produces amazing spin, allowing you to hit intentional cuts and slices like few other pickleball paddles can. This hitting surface uses the natural texture of carbon fiber to impart spin on the ball while it lingers against the rigid surface. Place third shot drops with ease, block drives with confidence, and leverage your patience to dink all day while letting the ALW-C paddle do an impressive degree of the work for you.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"

Looking for a bit more power out of your ALW paddle? Take a moment to review the Bantam ALW-C 12.7mm Carbon Fiber paddle.


Paddletek Bantam ALW-C Carbon 14mm Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Average Weight: 7.7 ounces
Weight Range: 7.5 – 7.8 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/8" (Thin), 4 1/4" (Standard) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8"
Grip Style: Thin/Tacky (Thin), Cushion (Standard)
Grip Manufacturer: Paddletek
Handle Length: 5"
Paddle Length: 15 5/8" (15.625")
Paddle Width: 7 3/4" (7.75")
Paddle Face: PT-700 Unidirectional RAW Carbon Fiber
Core Material: Bantam Polymer Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 14.3mm (0.56")
Edge Guard: 1/8" Overlapping Paddle Face
Manufacturer: Paddletek Pickleball
Made in USA

Reviews (3)

  • AL-W Paddle

    Dec 12, 2023

    This paddle is unquestionably more powerful than the last model. Once I added some lead tape to the bottom curves it was perfect. 90% of the paddle became a sweet spot (don’t fact check that percentage lol) The spin is gives is CRAZY good. If you love a great control paddle with serious pop and power I’d try it. Love the reddish pink colors too ?? the only thing I would change is a slightly longer handle.

    Brittani C.

  • paddletek Bantam ALW 14.3

    Dec 10, 2023

    a good paddle for sure..although ALW uses the 12.7 and heard she wraps the entire perimeter with lead tape the make it's weight closer to 9.0 Pros : great power and spin Cons: lacks power ( need to work it), handel was shorter than my others for 2 handed back hand.

    jeff kohlhardt

  • Paddleteck

    Dec 10, 2023

    The handle for this one is too wide and too short for me.***PBC Response*** Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We know that not every paddle will be right for every player which is why we offer our 30-day no questions asked test drive allowing you to send the paddle back within 30 days of arrival for any reason at all. Please reach out to our customer service team by phone or email for more information on the seamless process. - Anastasia, PBC Team