There are 3 key factors to consider when buying a squash racket:-


Most rackets weigh between 110 - 180 grams, with most players preferring a mid-weight racket of between 140-160 grams.

As a general rule the lighter the racket the more it will cost. Lighter rackets give more control.

Mid weight rackets offer a compromise between the control of a light weight racket and the power gained from using a heavyweight racket.

Heavyweight rackets offer more power but at the expense of control and are generally cheaper due to the use of less sophisticated materials.


The racket will be either head light / mid balance / head heavy.

Head light rackets are not so popular as the other two as it is deemed

by many to be unnecessary.