Squash Racquet FAQS

Squash Racquets:

Types of squash racquets available?

Two main categories: 

  • Open throat (teardrop)
  • Closed 

What does teardrop offer me?

  • More surface area
  • More power delivery

What does closed offer me?

  • Reduced surface area
  • More control delivery

What do wider beams offer?

  • More mass & power 
  • Suiting developing players

What do thinner beams offer?

  • More manoeuvrability
  • Suiting very skilled players

What head lite racquets offer?

  • More manoeuvrability
  • Suiting attacking players

What are the squash grip sizes?

Squash racquets grips normally come in one default size. The grip can be built on with replacement or over-grips to suit the players hand size, or reduced by removing the original replacement grip and replacing with an over-grip

What does head heavy mean?

Head heavy refers to the weight of the squash racquet proportionally being heavier in the hoop of the squash frame. This results in the racquet being more powerful. 

What does head heavy suit?

A squash player seeking more power with reduced swing effort but able to manage less natural control. In addition, a player who is able to manage a head heavy racquet in terms of managing the racquets manoeuvrability. 

What does head light mean?

The opposite of the heavy type of racquet where the weight is proportionally heavier towards the squash racquet handle. This results in the racquet being more manoeuvrable and easier to control. Tennis players may seek head l

What does head light suit?

A player seeking more natural control from the racquets energy. A junior, beginner or person less able to hold a heavier racquet who is not looking for power but more racquet manoeuvrability.