Squash rackets. They’re how you hit the ball.
Here are some quick links to the many brands I’ve covered so far on Squash Source:
Ashaway | Black Knight | Bonny | Browning | Climax | Decathlon | Dunlop | Eye | Gracelyne | Grays | Harrow | Head | Hit | Karakal | Manta | Mantis | MOR | Oliver | One Sport | Prince | ProKennex | Salming | Stellar | Tecnifibre | Titan | Unsquashable | Victor | Wilson | Xamsa
Here are the parts of a squash racket:
Grip: where you hold onto
Head: where the strings are
Shaft: connects the head to the grip
Throat: where the racket starts to form a V shape
Fun fact: adult rackets are 686 millimeters (27 inches) long, according to the official specs published by World Squash. You can also get shorter junior squash rackets for young players.
Best Squash Rackets
How do you find the best squash racket for your particular game?
Unfortunately, there’s no magic answer — you just have to try a variety of different squash rackets until you find one that works best for you.
Aside from the price, here are a few other factors you might want to consider:
Weight: How much the racket weighs in total.
Balance: Whether the racket is weighted towards the head (“head-heavy”), weighted towards the grip (“head-light”), or evenly balanced.
String pattern: How many cross and main strings it has.
Throat shape: Whether there’s a bridge across the throat of the racket (“conventional” head shape, as in the first picture above) or the strings go all the way down (as in the picture below).
Graphic Design: How cool it looks.
Durability: This can be a bit subjective, because it depends on how often you smack the wall with your racket, but it’s a factor.
I also put together this video on the topic:
Squash Racket Reviews
Squash Source has a growing collection of squash racket reviews.
- Squash Source readers have left valuable comments around the site.
- I’ve personally done a number of video reviews over the years — check out my YouTube channel for the latest videos
- I try to also include reviews done on other squash equipment sites.
Do you have any feedback on your current squash racket? Please search for your racket and leave a comment about it!
Here’s a video from the Squash Source YouTube channel that delves into some of my favorite rackets from the past few years. These are all rackets that worked for ME personally and (unsurprisingly) they are all pretty similar so don’t worry if you like different types of rackets or don’t have access to these particular models. The point is you should try and find what works for YOU: