New Cheetah M45 Pickleball

The new Cheetahâ„¢ M45 pickleball is a one-piece, mid-compression pickleball, designed to perform on outdoor surfaces and in outdoor conditions.

Cheetah M45 Outdoor Pickleball

It meets all USA Pickleball requirements for tournament play and has been approved by USA Pickleball.

The Cheetah M45 uses a rotation molding process that achieves seamless and even wall thickness. The M45s play fast, fly straight and have predictable bounces off the court and hits off your paddle.

The M in M45 stands for mid-compression. The 45 is the actual measurement of a Shore D Durometer, a device used to measure plastic hardness. The Durometer scale is from 1 to 100. The higher the number, the harder the plastic. The USAPA requires that pickleballs have a level of 40 to 50.

The other tournament-style balls have a Durometer measure of 50, making them high-compression pickleballs. Some people find them hard to hit and describe them as “hollow rocks”.

The Cheetah M45s are fast and perform as well as the other tournament-style pickleballs but are more comfortable to play with. They can be compared to the Dura Fast 40 and Franklin X-40 pickleballs (see below).

Now recreational and competitive players can benefit from the performance of a one-piece, seamless pickleball and enjoy the feel of mid-compression.

MetricCheetah M45Dura Fast 40Franklin X-40
Diameter (mm)747574
Weight (g)262626
Bounce (inches)323232


Per Pack

5 Cheetah M45 Balls

Per Ball
Per Pack : $13.75
Shipping: $3.99

10 Cheetah M45 Balls

Per Ball
Per Pack : $25
Shipping: $4.99

50 Cheetah M45 Balls

Per Ball
Per Pack : $112.50
Shipping: Free