How to choose a squash racket?
If you are about to buy a squash racket for the first time if you like the racket and feel it good in your hand, chances are probably good that you will play well with this racket. What happens if you enjoy the game and want to progress with a racket that best suits your playing style?As a beginner player, the modules that are important to consider are the following:
- The costs, the shape of the squash racket, and its weight.
- The budget for a beginner squash racket should be between 50 and 100€.
- The current average weight is between 130 and 150 grams. The weight shown does not consider the weight of the string or the extra protection around the frame.
- The shape of the racket head plays an important role: the larger the surface of the racket, the greater the chance of hitting the ball.
It can be a very difficult task when it comes to choosing a squash racket as there are so many brands, head size, weight, strings, string patterns, and stiffness. Even for the very best of players, it can be a difficult task.
We will try our best to make it easier for you to choose a racket.
- All the squash rackets come with replacement grips, these should only be used as the first grip and not on top of another grip.
- Thin replacement grips, which can be put on top of the replacement grip. This will make it quite a bit thicker.
Overgrips: which go over the replacement grips, and thin replacement grips.
There are 3 different types of string:
- Natural Gut: This string is what most professional players play with, it plays the best with the best feel, it is also expensive.
- Multifilament: Also known as synthetic gut, this is the most common string as it plays well, similarly to natural gut, but lasts longer.
- Monofilament: This is used by players who break strings regularly as it is a very tough string. But it comes with its downsides as well, there are less feel and comfort. These are mainly used as the main strings with a synthetic gut across.