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Gear Up with Squash Racquets
Rule the court like never before with performance squash equipment from DICK'S Sporting Goods, including a variety of high-quality squash racquets.
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 squash racquet that matches your game.
If you find a lower price on a squash racquet somewhere else, we'll match it with our Best Price Guarantee.
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What to Look for in a Squash Racquet
The average squash racquet weight is between 140 and 170 grams, with the lightest available weight at 115 grams. Most players prefer a mid-weight, evenly balanced squash racquet.
- Squash racquets vary greatly as to where the center of balance falls. When held by the handle, a head-heavy squash racquet will feel heavy overall, while a head-light squash racquet will feel light overall.
- Lightweight squash 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 styles. These players should choose a slightly head-weighted model if they cannot deliver a powerful swing.
- Heavier squash racquets deliver a powerful swing, but are not as easy to control.
- Avoid squash racquets that are overly head-heavy or head-light.
Size & Grip
The size of your squash racquet impacts both its power and sweet spot. A customized grip provides balance to offset the extra weight of head-heavy squash racquet.
- Squash racquets with a narrow profile, or beam width, are flexible with a maneuverable feel.
- A wide-profile squash racquet offers increased power and a larger sweet spot.
- Novices should choose a mid-profile squash 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.
- Increased tension improves touch; decreased tension improves power.
- It is important to restring your squash racquet whenever fraying becomes noticeable.
Stiff wood squash racquets eventually gave way to racquets made of fiberglass. Today's squash racquets are made of innovative reinforced fibers and metals for both non-brittle rigidity and controlled give.
- The more flexible the squash racquet, the easier it is to control.
- More experienced players who can control a stiffer squash racquet may find that is better for power and shot making.
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