Best Squash Racquets For Beginners: Head Racquets
Head racquets are the most important part of your game. They determine how fast you can hit the ball and how far it will go. There are many types of racquets available but they all have one thing in common – a big hole at the back where the strings come out from. These holes are called “heads”. If you want to hit the ball very high and hard then you need a good strong racquet with a large diameter.
You can’t play squash if you don’t have a powerful racket.
The problem is that there are so many different types of racquets now that it’s difficult to choose which ones are right for you.
So what do you do?
Well, you could spend hours trying to decide which racquets are right for you. Or you could just buy some cheap ones and see how they work out. That would be a much quicker way of learning than spending months deciding which racquets are right for you!
So what kind of racquets should I get? What do they all have in common?
They’re all made from carbon fibre (the same stuff that makes up aeroplanes). They are very light and strong. They all have a 4inch diameter head.
You should also get some good overgrips to put on your racquet. This will make the handle less slippery and more comfortable when you play.
What size racquets should I get?
There are three different sizes of racquets: 165, 170 and 186. The numbers refer to the length of the handle.
The smaller the number, the heavier and more powerful the racquet. These racquets are good for people who have a lot of strength and like to hit hard and high. They are also good for people who have a powerful style of play.
The bigger the number, the lighter and more control you have. If you have a light swing then these are better as they give more control.
I suggest that you start with a pair of 170s. These are good all-round racquets that are not too heavy or too powerful. You can always buy a heavier pair later if you find you need them. But for now, the 170s are a good start.
Finally get yourself a nice new bag to carry them all in! Here is the link:
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How should I grip my racket?
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Squash Racquets: The Khan Game by H Khan, RE Randall – 1967 – books.google.com
Evaluating the rebound velocity of squash racquets: biomechanics by JM Barnaby – 1961 – JM Barnaby
Ocular injuries sustained playing squash by GD Sharp, CM Clohessy, F Du Plessis… – African Journal for …, 2012 – journals.co.za
Squash: a History of the Game by BJ Fowler, M Seelenfreund… – The American journal of …, 1980 – journals.sagepub.com