Wood surface paddle. Generally heavier than composite or graphite paddles. Less expensive that than composite or graphite. Great for beginners who want to learn the game without making a big investment.
Fiberglass surface. Lighter than wood but also more expensive. Used by all skill levels - from beginner to advanced. A bit heavier than graphite and thus associated with more power.
Graphite surface also known as Carbon Fiber. Used by all skill levels - from beginner to advanced. Generally they are the lightest paddle. As they are a bit lighter than composite they are considered to have a bit more control and finesse. However, they still can provide excellent power. The most common type of paddle used by experienced pickleballers.