What do I need to pay attention to when buying a squash racket?
The range of squash rackets on Frank is gigantic. Maybe you're asking yourself where to start. The search for the most suitable racket starts with establishing your playing level. For novices (and actually also for more advanced and competitive players) the following 3 points are important to take into consideration while making the right choice: the costs, the shape of the racket and the weight.
1. The price of the racket
The price of the racket is very important to the novice squash player. Rackets up to a price of 60 punds are usually more than suitable for those taking their first forays into squash. Usually it applies that the more expensive the racket, the lighter. That is, in expensive squash rackets materials are used that are equally strong, but just that bit lighter.
2. The shape of the racket blade
Depending on the shape of the racket blade, squash rackets behave differently. A squash racket with an open throat blade (drop-shaped) makes it easier to hit with a lot of strength. This is because there is more space for the tensioning. In other words: it's possible to tension longer strings. This increases the elasticity of the racket considerably. The counterpart of an open throat racket is a closed throat racket. These rackets have a bridge on the lower side of the blade. This makes the maximum length of the strings shorter. This has the large advantage of players benefitting from more control over the ball. Technical and all-round players will really have to choose a squash racket with a closed throat.
3. Weight of the racket
The more expensive the racket, the lighter As previously mentioned this applies to squash rackets. The rackets in our range weigh between 120 and 200 grammes. The more expensive models are made from graphite, whereas the cheaper models are mostly made from aluminium. The weight mentioned only refers to the frame and not to the tensioning and extra grip ribbon. You'll hardly notice this difference in weight, but when the playing frequency increases, it's wise to choose a lighter model.
Advanced and competitive players will, in addition to the characteristics above, also consider the balance of the racket, the tensioning pattern and the type of strings of importance. With the filters on the left side of the menu it's possible to filter squash rackets on more criteria.