Carbon fiber pickleball paddle is Composite Recycling Technology Center’s first product

The paddles are expected to launch in the first quarter of 2017 under the model name of SWIFT.

The Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC, Port Angeles, Wash.) has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Pickleball Central (Kent, Wash.) to distribute the very first pickleball paddle made with recycled aerospace-grade carbon fiber. They expect to launch the paddle in the first quarter of 2017 under the model name of SWIFT.

“With carbon fiber being much lighter than aluminum but even stronger than steel, it is a perfect fit for a high-performance sporting good like a pickleball paddle. We are very excited about launching our first product into such an exciting and rapidly growing sport as pickleball,” says Bob Larsen, CRTC CEO.

The game of Pickleball was invented on Bainbridge Island, Wash. in 1965 and has approximately 3 million players globally.