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Steve Nash

 
By Steve Nash
Published on February 12, 2009
 
The game of squash is considered to be one of the loved sports for many people. It is generally played within the four-walled courts using a racket and a hollow rubber ball. Squash is also considered as good way to remain fit as it allows you train your joints, and make them more sturdier and more flexible.

The game of squash is considered to be one of the loved sports for many people. It is generally played within the four-walled courts using a racket and a hollow rubber ball. Squash is also considered as good way to remain fit as it allows you train your joints, and make them more sturdier and more flexible. However, to enjoy this sport completely you need to ensure that you're using the right equipment when playing. Squash racket is one of the basic equipment required in the game. Here is a brief guide which will help you select the right squash racket.

Basic Know-How

Titanium, aluminum, and carbon are the common compounds used in a squash racket. The materials used in a racket can make or break your playing style. Therefore, it's important to have a racket that complement your skill level.

Generally, every squash rackets have a head consisting of interwoven strings and a small handle- unlike a tennis rackets. The benefit of having a shorter handle is to get complete control of the ball.

Types

There are basically three kinds of rackets that you can choose as per your playing style or skill level. First, aluminum squash rackets, these usually weighs around 190 grams and best suit for recreational purposes. Second, rackets made from titanium, they weighs 140 grams and give more ball power and feel. Finally, carbon squash rackets are known to provide maximum power at 135 grams.

Buy

While buying a squash racket make sure that the string tensions strength ranges from 19 to 29 pounds for aluminum, and 24 to 28 pounds for titanium and carbon varieties. However, if you're a novice in the game buy an aluminum rackets but advanced players can use either a titanium or lightweight carbon rackets for more control and durability.

Make sure the racket you buy have a vibration dampening system on the handle, to avoid the felling of shock waves when you hit the ball. So, the next time you go out to buy a squash racket make sure to keep these points in mind.