Finding the right squash gear for you can be a tedious task. Well, that is the reason we have prepared this article for you. A beginner always finds it difficult to find the exact racket that would suit his needs. He can go with two different approaches what we call a shotgun approach that is trying every gear one by one and finding the suitable one but we don’t have the time nor the money hence we go with the other option. Which refers to finding the racquet according to your gameplay or style. A bundled squash kit would contain racquets, rubber balls, and quality court shoes. But, how to find the one for you that would suit your style? In fact, what is your style? Don’t worry! After you read this article you will be equipped with all the knowledge you need.
Strong and Durable: Well if you are a player who likes to hit the ball hard on the court then go for a strong racket that can easily absorb the shocks and does not give your arm a big jerk. As this jerk caused by vibrations can injure your arms. Go for a Wilson Hyper hammer 145 it is easily the most powerful racket if you are on a budget. The price keeps changing so check it on Amazon here.
Weight: Well apart from playing style this depends more on your physique. As that old rule goes heavier the racquet the more power you can embed in your shot and lighter it is the more control you get. So, if you are big and bulky you can go for a heavy racquet but if you are somewhat who is less hard on their shorts there is no issue with going for a lighter one. Indeed weight of a racquet must never exceed 160gms in any case. Over anything, the weight will affect your ability to swing the racquet swiftly. Dunlop Force Evolution 120 is the best and lightest racquet which gives great control and power too. Check it out here.
Squash balls are available in different colored dot depending on their speed.
- Yellow is a super slow ball
- Green or White is a slow ball
- Red ball is used for medium speed
- Blue is the fastest ball
Experienced and professional players use slower balls when playing squash sport so if you are new to this sport, then it is highly recommended to use a faster one. The learner must use faster ones to make the ball bounce easily.
Balls of many different brands are readily available in the market at very affordable rates but Dunlop is the best.
This is one of the most ignored gear in squash. When you take opinions from senior and experienced players, this is one of the equipment that they will as you to purchase first. A good pair of shoes can last for a very long time if taken proper care.
Here are some tips to buy court shoes:
- The shoe sole must have cushioned materials to absorb the vibrations while playing.
- The shoes must be designed to wrap snugly around the foot of the player to lessen the chance of slippage during sharp turns. Low-quality shoes can also break or harm your toenails.
- Relatively stiffer shoes are a good option to buy for greater support of the feet which is also helpful to protect our feet against sprained ankles.
Check out my top 6 squash shoes article here.
So these were some very necessary gears in squash without which squash is incomplete. Find the one that suits you and begin your career.