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Everyone can play squash with the right equipment. The latest squash racquets are designed for lightweight flexibility and control on the court. Explore a variety of head styles, frame materials and string tensions for the racquet that matches your game.
The average racquet weight is between 140 and 170 grams, with the lightest available weight at 115 grams. Most players prefer a mid-weight, evenly balanced racquet.
Racquets vary greatly as to where the center of balance falls. When held by the handle, a head-heavy racquet will feel heavy overall, while a head-light racquet will feel light overall.
Lightweight racquets are favored by experienced, aggressive players for their maneuverability. They require a powerful swing because they deliver less force, but a slightly head-weighted model may
compensate for this.
Because of the enhanced feel and easy swing, control and touch players, juniors, and women often use lightweight racquets. These players should choose a slightly head-weighted model if they cannot deliver a powerful swing.
Heavier racquets deliver a powerful swing, but are not as easy to control
Avoid racquets that are overly head-heavy or head-light
Size and Grip:
The size of your racquet impacts both its power and sweet spot. A customized grip provides balance to offset the extra weight of head-heavy racquet.
Racquets with a narrow profile, or beam width, are flexible with a maneuverable feel.
A wide-profile racquet offers increased power and a larger sweet spot.
Novices should choose a mid-profile racquet that balances power and control.
Every player has an individual preference for grip feel. If you play with regularity, expect to perform some modifications to your grip to attain maximum comfort.
Talk to other players for tips on how to customize your grip.
Squash players can control the playability of their racquet by adjusting its stringing.
High-quality multifilament set at the proper tension offers desirable precision and power.
Look for textured, multifilament, 17 or 18-gauge strings specifically designed for squash.
Proper string tension is also important; 28 PSI is average.