Welcome to Squash Source, the world’s best resource for squash gear reviews, squash equipment news, and general information about the great sport of squash.
Squash Source is a blog with over 1,000 posts about every type of squash equipment, including products from all the major squash brands. It also features up-and-coming brands you might not have heard of. It’s basically like a Wikipedia for squash gear, and you can look up a wide variety of squash products past and present.
Here are some quick links to various categories of equipment posted so far on Squash Source. Around the site, you can also find roundups of the best squash gear in each category.
Squash Gear Reviews
Over the years I’ve done many reviews for the Squash Source YouTube channel. Check it out, and subscribe to the channel to get the latest reviews as they are published. These videos are also embedded throughout the website.
Many Squash Source readers have also left valuable reviews on the site. If you have any feedback on your gear, I encourage you to leave feedback in the comments section so others can benefit from your knowledge. You canhere for your gear, or use the Site Search box found on every page of the site.
My latest squash gear video review is for the Oliver Apex 900. This is a light teardrop-shaped racket from Oliver with a slight head-heavy balance:
I also recently did an unboxing of the Asics Gel Rocket 9. The Gel Rocket series is consistently one of the most popular shoes in squash, due to their reasonable price point paired with decent quality. I’ll be doing a full review of these soon.
Squash Gear News
To keep up with the newest gear in the world of squash, check out my squash equipment blog. This is a good place to learn about new squash racquets, shoes, and other essential items for your squash bag.
What Squash Gear Do I Need to Get Started?
The main pieces of equipment you’ll need to play squash are a squash racquet to hit the ball with, indoor court shoes so you don’t leave marks on the wooden floor of the squash court, and a squash ball, which is a small, hollow, rubber ball. I also recommend protective eyewear or squash goggles, which may be mandatory depending on where you play.
If you’re brand-new to squash, you don’t need to worry about different types of squash string or grips, you don’t need a special racquet-carrying squash bag, and you don’t need to acquire any specific squash clothing (unless the place you’re playing requires that). But as you become more interested in squash, these topics will become more relevant to you.
Squash Gear of the Top Pros
One of the things I do regularly on this site is post about the squash gear used by the top pro players. If you’re browsing around the site you’ll often come across a post with a photo of a professional player who’s been spotted playing with that particular piece of equipment.
To see a rundown of what the pros are playing with, check out my page of squash rankings for men and women. This will tell you the current ranking of the pros, as well as the squash racquets and shoes they’re wearing.
Occasionally on the Squash Source website or YouTube channel, I’ll post some tips on how to get better at squash.
Here’s a video I posted recently on how to hit your serve return straight down the wall. It’s part of an article I recently updated on how to play better squash.
About Squash Source
You can learn a little more about Squash Source at that link, but basically this is a squash gear website run by one person (that’s me!) in his spare time. My mission here is to build a side business around helping people learn about squash equipment and find the gear that suits them best.
Squash Source does not sell squash equipment, but instead links to online squash stores where you can buy equipment. The good thing about this setup is I can post gear from all around the world, without having to keep products in stock.
The way this site makes money is primarily through those links to stores. Sometimes if you buy through one of the sponsored links here, Squash Source will get a commission on the sale. Other times, in exchange for linking to them, stores will send me squash equipment, which I review on the site.
So far, I have linked to squash stores in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, USA, and the UK!