As a squash pro I often called upon to give an advice on
squash equipment. Here are answers on FAQ's.
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Q. WHAT IS THE RIGHT STRING
softball squash it is approximately 20-26 lbs. Hard hitters should string their rackets in
the upper range, if you do not hit the ball very hard I recommend stringing your racquet
at the lower range.
Q. WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF STRING
A. I highly recommend
good multifilament string (like Ashaway SuperNick or Technifibre) or natural gut. The
right strings and the right string tension should improve your performance on the court.
Q. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN RACQUET
racquets now are made of graphite with small percentage of either high modulus graphite,
or Kevlar, or boron, or titanium. What ever the advantage of one over the other is
debatable, but one thing is for certain – racquets today are stiffer, lighter, and
stronger, and more powerful than ever before. Great majorities of the squash racquets we
sell are very stiff and very light. Fiberglass is the only additive that does not make the
Q. IF I AM STARTING OUT IN SQUASH
WHAT RACQUET SHOULD I GET?
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A. Since there is
more direct contact with the floor and the walls for beginner and intermediate player, I
recommend getting a medium weight racquet ( in 155-180 grams range), which you will enjoy
Q. WHAT TYPE OF SQUASH BALL SHOULD I
yellow dot squash ball, it is a standard squash ball for normal play conditions. There are
currently squash balls made that bounce faster than the standard yellow dot, but they
should only be used in very cold conditions, or in working with beginner players who have
trouble hitting the ball.
Q.DO I NEED TO USE EYE
Playing squash without goggles is like riding your bike without the helmet – why take
a chance? Eye protection is now required in most tournaments, and I highly recommend it.
Both times I got hit in the glasses (with the ball) I thanked God that I decided to wear
them. I never go on the court without them. I think that the major reason people do not
wear goggles is because they are uncomfortable, so we now carry great variety of eye-wear
that would fit everyone, big, or small, even players that wear glasses. Most of them are adjustable, non-fogging, and provide good peripheral vision, and even look
pretty cool. I wear S&W goggles, and Wilson N-vue on the court and on the bike.
Read a very good article on this subject here.
Q. DO SQUASH RACQUETS COME IN A
DIFFERENT GRIP SIZE?
A. No, but the shape of the grip varies among manufacturers. If you
need a bigger grip on your racquet just add an extra overgrip or replacement grip.
Q. ARE THERE
SPECIAL TYPES OF SHOES FOR SQUASH?
A. Yes. Contrary to popular belief the right racquet is NOT the most important piece
of you squash gear. Shoes are. Here are some points about squash shoes: they should fit
snug, but they should not hurt your foot. If they do, try another size, brand or model,
until you find the right one. Once you find them, buy 2-3 pairs, manufacturers come up
with new models all the time, so you do not have to go through the trial and error again.