Review of the TMPR Terra TC-16

This is my third review of TMPR paddles.

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Here are the specs of the paddle:

  • Paddle Weight: Apparently in the past you had three options for weight. Now, however, it seems that there is only one range: 7.6 – 8.0. Not sure if that is a glitch on the web site or not. Mine is 8.0 ounces, which is perfect for me.
  • Thickness: 16 mm
  • Paddle Face Material: textured T700 carbon
  • Rounded Edges: curved sides for increased response and improved performance
  • Paddle Core Material: Honeycomb Polymer Core
  • Paddle Shape: Elongated
  • Paddle Length: 16 1/4 inches
  • Paddle Width: 7 3/4 inches
  • Grip Size: Standard – 4 1/4 inches
  • Handle Length: Standard – 5 inches (good for two-handed backhands)
  • Handle Vibration Dampening Technology


I tested this paddle using my standard set of tests:


This paddle is soft and quiet, and is excellent for dinking. My wife and I did straight on dinking, crosscourt dinking, and a “windshield wiper” exercise. We also drilled “windshield wiper” while volleying and the paddle gave me true shots all the time. In each case, the paddle performed perfectly.

Third shot/transition zone shot

I hit two kinds of third shots—a long “dink” and a push drive (not a blast). The paddle worked very well for both of these shots. When you use a push third/transition zone shot, you flirt with the net a lot. The Terra gave me good clearance over the net without me having to get it high over the net. I would say that I felt more comfortable with the traditional “drop shot” (long dink) because the paddle felt nice and solid.

Around the World

I was able to hit all 16 shots in this drill easily using the dink shot method. I did not try the push volley too much, but when I did, it worked fine. I wasn’t 100%, but that’s on me, not the paddle.

Serving/ground strokes

Very solid with good power.

Two-handed ground strokes

The longer handle makes it perfect for anyone with a two-handed backhand (and a two-handed backhand dink, which is what I use now).


The textured T700 carbon surface grabs the ball and helps produce maximum spin. My top spin serves landed deep and kicked up. I didn’t try too many side spin shots but, when I did, they stayed low to the ground, thereby creating a problem for the receiver.

Lobs off a dink

Great for the disguised lob off the dink.


The Terra TC-16 is an excellent pickleball paddle for experienced players looking for a bit more control. The soft feel gives you a lot of confidence in your shots, and it is great when you are around the net.

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