Buy Squash Racket online
Are you looking for a new squash racket or do you want to start playing squash, at QSS, the online squash specialist you will find all squash rackets of various top brands as well as the smaller brands that certainly have a significant role as well. You can buy squash rackets from Dunlop, Eye, Head, Karakal, Kean, Oliver, Prince, Salming, Saxon en Tecnifibre.
Because of this wide range there is a racket for everyone. Are you looking for a squash racket order at QSS, it is easy and quickly, if you order before 4PM (GMT+1) we will dispatch your squash racket today.
If you have not yet decided with squash racket to buy then we have some tips from our experts about choosing the right squash racket. If you still have questions despite the tips, please feel free to contact our customer service, we will talk to you personally and help you find the right squash racket.
How to find the correct squash racket
There are several factors that are important when choosing a squash racket:
The shape of the squash racket
There are 3 types of shapes that a squash racket can have.
A teardrop-shaped squash racket (open throat) a teardrop-shaped head with extra long main strings so that there is more power in the squash racket. Due to the longer racket head, the sweetspot (ideal spot to hit the squash ball) is larger, making it easier to hit the ball with more power. The teardrop shaped squash racket is also easier to play squash with and is therefore suitable for all levels.
A traditional racket head, what we also call a bridge squash racket (closed throat), the shape we know of for example a tennis racket and known for years among the squash sport. This shape has a large opening between the racket and the shaft of the squash racket. Because of the smaller sweetspot that is created by the shorter length of the main strings, there is a lot of control. Pay attention, however, the smaller the racket blade, the smaller the sweetspot and the harder it is to hit the ball on that sweetspot, so certainly some technique is required. This is only with the small racket head like 470cm2.
A hybrid squash racket head is a newer type of squash racket that we see more often recently. It is a combination of both other shapes to form an all-round squash racket.
The weight of a squash racket is always displayed in "frame weight" so this weight of the squash racket without string, grip, bumper etc. The final weight of the squash racket will be higher, how much exactly depends on the type of string, grips etc. mostly it will be 25- till 35 grams more. Most squash rackets are between 100 and 200 grams. Most squash rackets for recreational use are made of an combination of aluminium and graphite, the result of which is that it is relatively heavy, which makes it easier to hit a hard ball. The disadvantage of the higher weight is that it is harder to manoeuvre. As your technique improves, you will increasingly benefit from a lower weight. The weight of a squash racket is very personal and we usually recommend to choose somewhere between 120 and 150 grams. Depending on the style of your play, there is advice to give. If you play offensively, you will benefit from a lighter racket with more speed from the squash racket head in the air. If you play more defensively, some more weight will be preferred as you can give more speed to the squash ball.
Did you know that: The lightest squash racket in the world, is produced by Karakal, this is the Karakal SN-90FF with only weighs 90 grams (frame weight).
We arrange the squash rackets in 3 groups. Head Light, Balanced and Head Heavy. The names actually say enough already. Head light means that the most weight is in the bottom of the squash racket, making the racket feel light. Balanced means that the distribution of weight is around the middle of the squash racket. Head Heavy means that the weight is mainly in the racket head, which gives a bit more power. The attacking player will prefer a head light squash racket because this is more agile.
The size of the squash racket head is very decisive for the size of the sweetspot and determines how easy a squash racket can be handled. The smaller the racket head the better your technique should be, but the more control the squash racket gives you. By small we mean between 460 and 480 cm2. When choosing a bigger racket head (500 and up) the sweetspot will give you a lot more power.
In addition to all this, ultimately the string will also have a major influence on the playing characteristics of the squash racket. QSS offers you the possibility to provide the squash racket with the desired string at the time of purchase, this we provide for an attractive price, please note that this does affect the delivery time. (say 1 or 2 more days).