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Rich Cat Supply Ánimo Pickleball Paddle

Rich Cat Supply Ánimo Pickleball Paddle

Regular price $149.99 USD
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The Ánimo is our top-of-the-line performance pickleball paddle featuring cutting-edge technology that balances power, spin, and control. The uni-body thermoformed design increases stability, energy return, and durability.  The Ánimo paddle features an elongated shape for extended reach and finesse at the kitchen. The foam-injected sidewalls increase edge strength and expand the sweet spot for a consistent feel across the entire paddle face. The Raw Japanese Toray carbon fiber surface provides maximum grit for exceptional spin. The 16mm single-cell polymer core features compressed 8mm honeycomb cells to reduce vibration and increase the time the ball dwells on the paddle leading to consistent resets and drops. This paddle is well-balanced and designed specifically for advanced players who demand a lot from their paddle.


  • Weight Range: 8.0-8.3oz
  • Core Thickness: 16mm
  • Paddle Width: 7 3/8”
  • Paddle Length: 16 1/2”
  • Handle Length: 5.3”
  • Grip Circumference: 4.25”
  • Core Material: Polymer honeycomb 
  • Face:  Raw Japanese Toray T700 Carbon Fiber 
  • Edge Guard: TPU 


  • Unibody thermoformed design 
  • Foam injected sidewalls 
  • Raw Japanese Toray carbon fiber surface 
  • 16mm Polymer honeycomb core with compressed 8mm cells
  • EVA handle w/ cushion grip 
  • USAPA approved for sanctioned tournament play

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 11 reviews
    Kim Ross
    LOVE! changed my game.

    I have been playing pickleball for two years. I have used the same paddle the last year and a half. I didn't realize that the paddle was holding me back from taking my game to a new level. While the paddle I owned was $200+ and a very good name, it didn't give me the same type of control and power as this one. So happy I made the change. Love it!

    Brian Forsythe
    Amino Paddle

    I've been loving my new paddle! It feels like a perfect all around paddle and a much better value than some of the more expensive paddles out there. I would recommend to anyone!

    Ánimo is the perfect name for this paddle!

    As a 3.75-4.0 player I was in search of a new paddle. I demoed the very latest technology in carbon paddles. For me, the Selkirk Luxx Control Air did have good control but lacked power. The Engage Pursuit Pro MX 6.0 (like virtually all paddles) was great on "sweet spot" hits but any off center hits were a dud. The Ánimo from Rich Cat Supply felt terrific from the start--for both power and control. I loved the paddle so much I've since purchased three more for family and friends. My yourself $100+ over Selkirk and Engage and get Ánimo (which one Spanish translation means: to boost confidence when facing a challenge). The perfect name for this paddle!

    Robin Evans
    Great Touch

    This paddle is so responsive and took my level up to a more competitive player. I really don’t usually buy into the hype of people promoting merchandise but in this case I can honestly say that after trying several different kinds of paddles, this one is a beast! A great carbon paddle that delivers!

    Katie R
    Rich Cat Supply Ámino

    Had my first game play w the Ánimo today! This is the 6th paddle in my quiver and after first use is now my favorite. The carbon face on it gives it superior responsiveness and a TON of spin on service. I would recommend this paddle for anyone that is looking to upgrade their game. The elongated shape definitely allows for more reach too. Super clean looks and absolutely would pick this over any other competitor paddle. Plays great and great value!