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squash equipment Squash, a game of strategy and endurance, is played with a racket and a round ball in a four-walled rectangular court.  Players attempt to hit a small synthetic rubber ball in such a manner that their opponent cannot return it.  Invented in England early in the 19th century, squash came to North America in 1885.  English-speaking countries have tended to dominate championship play.

Historically, from the 1930s through the 1980s, squash racket frames were made from glued wood, and had a fairly small round head, but modern racket frames are made from graphite composites, and they have larger heads with synthetic strings.  These rackets offer greater hitting power and a larger "sweet spot" than the older style rackets.  Hollow, rubber squash balls weigh 24 grams and measure between 40 to 45 millimeters in diameter.  Blue dots designate "high-bounce" training balls; yellow dots designate "low-bounce" competition balls.  Squash shoes have a light-colored sole to avoid scuffing the floor of the court; some players wear protective goggles.

Shop For Squash Gear

  • Charlie Johnson's Squash Shop
    Ohio-based squash Pro Shop has a large selection of squash racquets, footwear, apparel and accessories available at discount prices.
    www.CJSquash.com

Squash Equipment Manufacturers

  • Wilson - Squash
    This manufacturer of sports equipment focuses on making technologically advanced products which help the average squash player play better.
    www.Wilson.com
  • Prince Squash
    This manufacturer of racquet equipment features squash racquets, balls, grips, apparel and accessories.
    www.PrinceSquash.com
  • Head Squash
    This racquet sports equipment manufacturer offers a line of squash racquets, strings, grips and bags.
    www.Head.com
  • Harrow Sports
    Colorado-based producer of quality equipment designed and used by squash professionals, including racquets, accessories and apparel.
    www.HarrowSports.com
  • Pro Kennex
    This racquet sports science and design company offers a good selection of squash racquets.
    www.ProKennex.com
  • Black Knight
    Offers a wide range of squash racquets for every skill level and budget.
    www.BKSquash.com

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