Pickleball Paddles and Gear Diadem Pickleball Paddles Overview

Diadem Pickleball Paddles Overview

With so many pickleball paddle options on the market, researching the perfect paddle can be overwhelming. There are many companies all claiming to offer the newest and best technology. What makes one brand better than another? Taking the time to explore multiple companies and paddles can leave your head spinning. However, pickleball paddles are an investment and will impact your game, so the research MUST be done. Do not fear, we did the hard work for you. Sit back, relax, and explore why Diadem pickleball paddles may be the perfect fit for you.

Why Diadem?

In 2015, the Diadem team set out to revitalize tennis equipment by developing new and exciting products. With a team made up of former collegiate and professional tennis players and coaches, they planned to develop the most innovative, high-quality products. Now here comes the best part, in 2019 many of these elite tennis playing employees were spending so much time playing pickleball, they decided to launch an entire pickleball line. Like so many of you, they personally began transitioning away from tennis into the wonderful world of pickleball, as did their products.

Each Diadem paddle has been carefully crafted for a specific type of playing style, so you can take your game to the next level. Let’s take a closer look at some of their most popular paddles and what makes them so special.

The Icon

The Diadem Icon paddle was designed to take the game of pickleball to the next level. Utilizing high grade Japanese sourced carbon fiber, the face is the perfect blend of stiffness and comfort for a soft but powerful feel. The honeycomb core allows you to play comfortably from the baseline with easy power. Diadem’s proprietary two component polyurethane coating allows the Icon to be the most spin friendly USAPA approved paddle on the market. Perfectly balanced and beautifully designed with a sleek edge guard and high end graphics. The Icon is the next generation of pickleball paddles.

The Specs:

  • Paddle weight: 8.0 oz
  • Paddle length: 16”
  • Paddle width: 7.6’’
  • Paddle thickness: 0.45”
  • Handle length: 5.5’’
  • Grip size: 4 1/8’’
  • Core material: 8 mm polypropylene honeycomb
  • Surface material: Carbon Fiber

The Warrior

Although the Warrior Edge is garnering lots of attention, we do not want to forget about the original Warrior. The Diadem Warrior paddle is a revolution of the pickleball paddle. Designed with multiple new technologies developed by Diadem that enhance the playability of the modern paddle. The core design enables a player to feel the ball better on dinks while still creating power on hard hits. Three different honeycomb types are sandwiched to achieve a 19mm core thickness gives the player an incredible solid and stable feel. Before the Warrior this sort of thickness wasn’t achievable without an enormous grip, however, the Taper Tech molded handle has allowed the Warrior to have a comfortable and slim 4 1/8th grip size.

Add in the unique Grit Paint for excellent spin potential and the Warrior becomes the most complete paddle on the market. One recent reviewer states:

“The weight was perfect. The Warrior absorbed hard drives, allowed me great control at the NVZ, and provided lots of power when I needed it. The paddle surface promoted as much spin as I wanted. My spin serves consistently landed in bounds and drove opponents insane with confusion.

I love the paddle. I recommend it to anyone who wants to take their game to the next level.”

While the paddle is on the heavy side at 8.5oz, the balance and comfort of the design makes it easy to wield. You will find the Warrior has an enormous sweet spot and will feel comfort even on off center shots.

The Specs:

  • Paddle weight: 8.5 oz
  • Paddle length: 16.4”
  • Paddle width: 7.4’’
  • Paddle thickness: 0.75” (19mm)
  • Handle length: 5’’
  • Grip size: 4 1/8’’
  • Core material: 8 mm ****Polypropylene honeycomb + Aramid honeycomb
  • Surface material: Carbon Fiber- Grit

Diadem Warrior Edge

The Warrior Edge is one of the newest paddles to hit the market, and it is getting a lot of attention! Why are so many players dropping their current paddle to switch to the Edge? It is an aggressive take on the legendary Diadem Warrior. The Edge is incredibly maneuverable allowing for quick resets and recoveries. With a single 8mm honeycomb core the consistency across the entire surface is unmatched and will allow the competitive player to hit their targets with precision.

At only 8.0 oz, the Warrior Edge is a paddle that a wide range of players can use, and a paddle the competitive player can master. In the words of one reviewer, “This is the best feeling paddle I have owned. Very balanced, looks heavy but is actually lite, I have much more ball control with this one.” This paddle will feel good in the hands of anyone, from the recreational player to the most competitive player.

The Specs:

  • Paddle weight: 8 oz
  • Paddle length: 16.4”
  • Paddle width: 7.5’’
  • Paddle thickness: 16 mm
  • Handle length: 5’’
  • Grip size: 4 1/8’’
  • Core material: 8 mm ****Polypropylene honeycomb- one piece
  • Surface material: Carbon Fiber- Grit


Diadem truly has a paddle for everyone, including the Diadem Team paddles. These are specifically designed for players newer to pickleball. Just trying it out, not sure they will continue on their pickleball journey (who are they kidding?), these Team paddles are a good quality at a great price. Not only that, they look sharp in a variety of popular colors.

Now that you’ve seen the information and the specs, visit us at Royal Pickleball to purchase the Diadem paddle that is perfect for you. With a company like Diadem that puts so much time and effort into researching and designing pickleball paddles, you really can’t go wrong with any of the choices available!

  • Diadem Warrior EDGE Paddle


  • Diadem Warrior Paddle


  • Diadem Icon Paddle


  • Diadem Team Paddle


  • Diadem Paddle Bag