Squash balls. You can’t play squash without ’em.
In fact, you might even say squash balls are what make squash squash. They’re just so… squashy. But seriously, the advent of the mass-produced small rubber ball is a significant development in the history of squash. They’re not quite as bouncy as racquetballs or topspin-y as tennis balls. They’re just perfect, okay?
Best Squash Balls
In the world of squash balls, the 600-pound gorilla is Dunlop squash balls They’re the official balls of just about everything. It’s not that they’re necessarily the BEST squash ball out there. They well might be, but nobody would know, because they’re just the ball everybody uses.
Besides Dunlop, other brands include Artengo, Black Knight, Eye, Head, Karakal, Oliver Prince, Tecnifibre, and Victor. Now, I have used some of these other brands before. Honestly, I can’t really tell the difference between Dunlop balls and these other brands. I doubt I could tell them apart in a blind test. Can you even do a blind test of squash balls? Anyway it doesn’t matter — my point is Dunlop is the boss.
Doubles Squash Balls
Yeah, it’s just Dunlop runnin’ shit all over again. These are the official ball of the SDA Pro Tour, which is the pro doubles tour in North America.
Because America is so special, we invented our own version of squash with a different-sized court and a harder ball. We named this sport…squash. And it’s what a lot of us old guys used to play exclusively. It was fun, and though most people have switched over to softball squash, there are still a few hardball squash enthusiasts around. They use the fuchsia Dunlop elite singles hardball.
Kids squash balls
Yay, a category not dominated by Dunlop! These are big, squishy orange kids’ squash balls. They’re spongy, large, and really easy to hit. Unlike regular squash balls, these don’t need to be warmed up. And here’s the thing about these that I find most cool — you can hit them hard, and it feels quite satisfying.