Best Squash Racket

The benefits of squash are immeasurable. By playing squash, you can lengthen your life by, well, I have no idea of the stats and would not want to claim any life-lengthening benefits, but I do know that your health is going to be improved by getting your heart rate racing and your body moving. Squash is hard. Short, sharp movements and burst of speed and energy are needed to compete.

If you want to become really good at squash, then you need a little more than just fitness. The right clothing will allow you to move more freely, but the racket is what you want to focus on. The right racket will allow you to add power and speed to your ball. You need the fitness to get to the ball, but you also need the quality of racket to be able to hit the shot you want to hit.

The best rackets are lightweight and strong. They will help you to generate the power needed to slam the ball into the wall with speed or place the ball exactly where you want it with incredible accuracy. We have taken a look at some of the best rackets out there and are happy to recommend some of our favorites. 

1 - Best All-round Choice

Tecnifibre CarboFlex 125 Squash Racquet

Why we like it:

We like how much this racket can improve your game, especially if you have been playing for a while. You will notice the extra power and accuracy initially and then so much more.


Summary:

What a wonderful racket to use on the court. The lightness of the racket makes it easy to generate lots of power on your shot. This can be a double-edged sword (or double-edged racket). Professionals will find that their swing and technique is improved, and this is because their swing is already good. Beginners may find that it is harder to hit a shot initially until they improve their swing.

If you already have an accomplished swing, then you will find that this racket will give you more speed, accuracy, and power. You are going to be able to hit your targets easier and leave your opponent lagging behind. It is also a great racket for attacking the squash ball on the volley. When you hit the ball, you will also notice that there are little in the way of vibrations. The racket is balanced, and any vibrations are filtered down through the handle and out of the racket, giving you a more pleasant playing experience.

This is a racket which is geared towards advanced players, and those advanced players will find a lot to like. It is the best racket we could find, and one which will improve all aspects of your game. 

Key Features

Choice of weight

Balance: 350mm

Head 500 cm2

Graphite and Basaltex

Factory strung

Pros

Lightweight and easy to handle

Improved speed and power

Professional quality

Good tension in strings

Excellent grip

Cons

No color choice

Not for beginners

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HEAD Micro Gel 145 Squash Racquet (Strung)

Why we like it:

We like that all levels of player will find something from this racket. It will improve the game of professionals but also enhance the play of beginners. Everyone will have better speed, accuracy, and power with this racket.


Summary:

The first racket on our list was amazing but geared more towards professionals. This is another amazing racket, but one which intermediate players, and even beginners, will find improves their game. You get all which you would expect from a professional racket, such as improved speed, accuracy, and power, but what is most impressive here is the feel of the racket. Not only does the grip feel comfortable and secure but any vibrations are taken from the racket.

The grip on the handle conforms to your hand to give you the most comfortable experience possible. You will also find that any vibrations are channeled down through the racket and out through the handle. You get zero feedback or vibration through the head, giving you even more accuracy and precision than you would expect.

If you are looking for control, then you cannot do better than this. 

Key Features

Beam: 20mm

Head size: 500cm2

Weight: 145g

Balance: 335mm

Grip size: 1

Pros

Racket comes stringed

Lightweight for power and speed

Excellent grip

Includes cover for protection

Handle absorbs vibrations

Cons

Expensive

No choice of color

3 - Pro Choice

HEAD Graphene XT Cyano 110 Squash Racquet

Why we like it:

A great racket for intermediate to professional players. The strength to weight ratio is perfect, and you will find that you are using your additional power to power past your opponent.


Summary:

A great racket which will give you a lot of power. We like the balance on this racket for generating that power. The racket is head heavy while remaining light. This allows you to generate lots of speed and power through a light backswing and then a lot of speed through the fore-swing and into the ball. The heavy head collides with the ball and forces it to move at high velocity. New players may need a little time to get used to the power of this racket, but for intermediate and professional players, it will be perfect.

We like the strength to weight ratio of this racket too. This helps you to generate the power and speed necessary to gain the upper hand against your opponent. The racket also has a wonderful feel which will carry you through many hours of practice time. 

Key Features

Weight: 110g

Beam: 20mm

Head size: 500cm

String pattern: 12/17

Balance: head heavy

Pros

Lightweight for lots of power and speed

Strong and durable

Pre-strung

Cover included for protection

Cons

Expensive

4

Tecnifibre Carboflex (S) Squash Racquet Series (125, 130, 135g Weights Available)

Why we like it:

A great racket for power players, especially those who are intermediate or professional. This racket has great balance and a lot to like. It is comfortable, fast, and accurate.


Summary:

This is a well-balanced racket which all levels of player will appreciate. One thing which we love about this racket is how unforgiving it is. If you do not play your shot well, then you are going to suffer. In the short-term, this can be annoying, but in the long-term, the unforgiving racket is going to help you improve your game. Beginners and professionals will find that their game improves with this squash racket.

The head is a little on the heavy side which is perfect if you are a power player, and will help you to create those power shots. The racket also feels solid and tough, allowing you to play with a lot of power and not worry about the racket or strings breaking (or your squash shoes...)

Key Features

Choice of weights

Head size: 500cm2

Balance: 350

Graphite and Basaltex

Pros

Strong and light

Comes pre-strung

Comfortable handle

Lightweight

Good balance

Cons

Expensive

No choice of color

5 - value for money choice

HEAD Nano Ti 110 Squash Racquet (Various Options)

Why we like it:

A great entry-level racket which is perfect for beginners. The racket has a lot of balance and will give you amazing control over your speed and power.


Summary:

This is a great racket for beginner players. You get a lot of control and balance with this racket, and you do not need to be perfect with every shot to generate your power and speed.


The racket is durable, versatile, and accommodating. The handle is comfortable and helps to filter out any vibrations which may affect your shot. For someone who is just starting out, this racket will help to take your game to the next level.

Key Features

Set options

Large head

Cover included

Length: 27 inches

Weight: 110 grams

Pros

Lightweight

Easy to handle

Can purchase a set for multiple players

Cover helps to protect the racket

Comes pre-strung

Cons

Could use a better grip

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Dunlop Squash Court Pack

Why we like it:

This is a great set for anyone getting started with squash. You could buy this for yourself or as a present for someone else. It has everything you need to play a game of squash.


Summary:

If you are getting started with squash, then this set is perfect for you. Not only do you get a great racket but you also get two competition-level balls, protective eyewear, and a case to carry everything.


We especially like the addition of protective eyewear. This pair of protective glasses is light and tough. The racket is also sturdy and will hold up to extensive use. The balls round off the set are as high-quality as the racket and eyewear.

Key Features

Includes balls

Includes protective eyewear

Comes with carrying case

Weight: 175 grams

Head size: 500 cm2

Pros

Comes with everything needed to play the game

Pre-strung

The case protects racket and accessories

Competition-level balls

Lightweight

Easy to use

Cons

Not professional level

7

Head Microgel CT 135 Corrugated Squash Racquet

Why we like it:

This racket is great for beginners. It will give you more power than you are already getting while not detracting from your accuracy.


Summary:

If you are a beginner at squash and are looking for a racket to improve your game, then you have come to the right place. This racket from Head has all you need to improve your game when you are still learning the ins and outs. The racket is light enough to be swung with a lot of power and follow through, and the extra stiffness means that you can generate more torque and power in every shot without losing any accuracy.

The racket comes pre-strung when you buy it, and the tension in the strings is great. You power in each shot, but you also get control. This racket is a lot more forgiving than the other rackets on our list, so you are not going to lose any of your accuracy. 

Key Features

Weight: 135 grams

Head size: 500 cm2

Balance 375 mm

Pre-strung

Includes cover

Pros

Cover protects racket from harm

Great for beginners

Good all round racket

12% more stiffness for more power

Amazing handling

Excellent torsion

Affordable

Cons

Not professional-level

8

Black Knight Bandit 3 Squash Racquet

Why we like it:

Great for intermediate players who want to add more power to their game. Also great for expert players who have hit a plateau with their current racket.


Summary:

We love the grip on this racket. Not only does it look great but you will also find that your hand does not slip as much as it does when compared to other grips. Even when your hand gets sweaty, you are going to find that your hand stays in place. Not only does this mean that you are going to be hitting your shots with more accuracy each time but the lack of slipping means fewer abrasions and blisters on your hand — a comfortable grip which will bring you comfort in those long games.

We also like the stiffness of the racket. It allows us to hit the ball with a little more power than we get from other comparable rackets. Being so light, that power and speed translate into more power than you would think possible. You can generate a lot of speed with your backswing and then follow through with a ton of power. 

Key Features

Weight: 140 grams

Head size: 500 cm2

Stiffness: medium

Includes cover

Pre-strung

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Pros

For intermediate and advanced players

Large head gives more power

Cover protects racket from damage

Lightweight for more speed

Moderate stiffness

Cons

Expensive

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