This commonly asked question about what to look for when buying a padel racket is difficult for advanced players, let alone people new to padel. This “guide to buying a padel racket” should help you make an informed decision.
There are 3 different shapes for the rackets: Diamond, Tear-Drop & Round, each of these change the balance slightly of the racket. But with the variety of materials used, the only real way to find the racket for you is to test them. That might mean borrowing them or requesting a demo racket from the shops.