Are you in the market for a new squash racket? If so, it’s important to select a racket that is tailored to your specific playing style. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve created this guide on how to pick the perfect squash racket for your game. We’ll discuss the key factors you need to consider when selecting a squash racket, including weight, balance, frame shape, and string selection. Now let’s get started!
The weight of a squash racket can have a dramatic impact on your performance. Generally speaking, heavier rackets can generate more power, but lighter rackets offer greater manoeuvrability. As such, it's essential to choose a weight that suits your playing style and strength level. If you're looking for extra power, opt for a heavier racket with weights ranging between 130-145 grams. For greater manoeuvrability and control, look at lighter frames with weights between 110-130 grams.
Balance refers to how evenly the weight of the frame is distributed throughout the racket. Rackets with even balance provide great stability and are ideal for players who require accuracy over speed or power when hitting shots. Head-heavy rackets are best suited for players who want an extra boost of power without sacrificing too much control or stability. Finally, head-light rackets are ideal for those who need speed and manoeuvrability in their game.
The shape of your frame should be based on your playing style. Wider, round, closed throat frames offer increased control and larger sweet spots (the spot on a racket where contact with the ball produces maximum results) but sacrifice some speed and mobility due to their size. Teardrop frames typically have smaller sweet spots but provide higher levels of speed, mobility, and power due to their longer main strings and streamline profile.
Your string selection will ultimately determine how much control you have over the ball when it comes into contact with your racket face. There are two main types of strings; multifilament strings (made from multiple strands of fibre), and monofilament (made from a single strand of fibre). Multifilament strings offer good durability and power with a soft feel, while monofilaments are a stiffer string providing additional power. Ultimately it comes down personal preference so be sure to take some time testing out different types before making a final decision on what type of string is right for you!
Finding the perfect squash racket isn't easy—but it doesn't have to be hard either! By understanding each factor involved in choosing a racket—weight, balance frame shape, and string selection—you'll be able to pick out just what you need for your game. Good luck finding your perfect squash racket!
If you need any further assistance on selecting the right squash racket for you, get in touch with our team and we'd be happy to assist you.
Our Top Picks
Casual Players: VICTOR Red Jet
Beginner Players: VICTOR MP120
Intermediate/Advanced Players: HEAD Speed 120
Power Racket: Dunlop Revelation 125
Control Racket: Dunlop Ultimate 132
Stable Racket: VICTOR IP11
Lightweight Racket: VICTOR IP3LN
Heavy Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex X-Top 135
Even Balance Racket: VICTOR IP8N
Head Heavy Racket: Dunlop Revelation Pro
Head Light Racket: HEAD Speed 135SB