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Good squash racquets have the biggest impact on your performance level, and your enjoyment of the game. If you're new to the game of squash, or a seasoned professional, here are tips related to squash racquets weight, head size and shape, balance, and stiffness for the ultimate in court performance.
Squash Racquets: Weight
Most squash racquets weigh between 140-160 grams—with the lightest around 110 grams and the heaviest around 210 grams. As a general rule, the heavier the racquet, the more power you get on the shot. The lighter the racquet, the more control.
Lightweight squash racquets offer more flexibility than heavier racquets, but often at the expense of power. Lightweight squash racquets are preferred by experienced, more aggressive players who have a more powerful swing and controlled performance.
Squash Racquets: Head Size and Shape
The size and shape of a squash racquet head affects both the sweet spot and the power of the shot. Prince squash racquets provide a larger sweet spot with a standard head size, while Dunlop squash racquets generally have larger heads.
Squash Racquets: Balance
The balance of a squash racquet refers to its center. When held by the handle, a racquet with a heavy head will feel heavier towards the top, while a head-light racquet will feel heavier towards the handle. Most players prefer an evenly balanced squash racquet.
Squash Racquets: Stiffness
The best squash racquets are dependent on a player's style of play and level of expertise, but if a player can control it, a stiffer racquet is superior for both power shots and a power game.
Here's a tip. Try out squash racquets that are quite stiff, then softer racquets next to see how stiff of a racquet is comfortable for you. It's recommended to start out with the stiffest racquet, and then go from there.
Remember: Squash Racquets Are Weather Sensitive
Squash and racquetball racquets are weather sensitive. To keep your squash racquet in pristine condition, keep your racquet protected in a racquet bag, and don't leave your racquet in your car, trunk, or in direct sunlight or cold weather. The construction of squash racquets aren't designed to handle extreme temperatures.
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