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BUY SQUASH RACKETS ONLINE AT BEST PRICES IN INDIA
Looking to buy squash rackets online at best prices in India? At Decathlon you will find a wide range of squash rackets.
We stock a great range of squash rackets within our racket sports department. Our squash rackets are all handpicked for their lightness, durability and comfortable handling, so there's everything to play for. The Opfeel squash rackets range is great for beginners and families.
The latest range of squash rackets has been manufactured with precision and only the finest materials. Produced with the best in composite materials or metals, these squash rackets are designed to be lightweight and mobile. Features include high durability, easy handling, accuracy and special stringing systems to expand the sweet spot and increase power.
Our Opfeel squash rackets are great value for money and ideal for when you're just starting out. For more serious players, meanwhile, we've got top of the range squash rackets as well which are on same plate as performance with brands such as Head squash rackets, Dunlop squash rackets, Wilson squash rackets, Karakal squash rackets, Prince squash rackets and Tecnifibre squash rackets.
SQUASH RACKET - YOUR FIRST STEP TO GETTING HEALTHY
Squash is a game that can be played at a relaxed pace or a pace that will leave you breathless. It is a fun game that is a great activity that contributes to your well-being. Playing Squash helps in improving cardiovascular health. It also helps you increase your strength and fitness levels while maintaining a healthy weight. It strengthens your back and increases your flexibility. It also promotes the improvement of hand-eye coordination. With so many benefits, you should find it easy to convince yourself to take up the sport of squash. The first step to doing so is to buy yourself a squash racket. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
WEIGHT OF THE SQUASH RACKET
The average weight of Squash Rackets range between 130gm to 150gm (unstrung). Keep in mind that the weights described on the racket frames are usually the weights of the rackets without the strings, paintwork, grommets and the grips on the handles. If your playing style is more attack oriented a racket that is lighter in weight will suit you better.
THE SHAPE OF THE RACKET THROAT
Squash rackets usually have two types of throats. The first type is the open throat. This type of racket has a larger string bed area. This also means that this type of squash racket also has a larger sweet spot and therefore tends to be more forgiving. If you get your strike right, it offers more power. Closed throat squash rackets are somewhat the opposite. They have a smaller string bed, and as a result of that, it has a smaller sweet spot. This type of racket is better for more experienced players.
Squash rackets can be designed to be head-light, head-heavy or evenly balanced. The balance you choose is a matter of personal preference. A squash racket that features a head-light based balance offers great maneuverability. This lets you enjoy quick volleys and flick shots. A squash racket that has this kind of a balance setup is more difficult to control at high speeds. On the other hand, head-heavy squash rackets can be easier to control.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) ABOUT SQUASH RACKETS
I) How should I choose the weight of a squash racket?
1. Light-weight squash rackets (130gm or less) are easy to maneuver and provide a good ‘feel’ of the ball. However, they do not generate enough momentum on their own and require powerful swing from squash players. Choose light-weight squash rackets, only if you are an advanced or professional squash player.
2. Medium-weight squash rackets (130-150 gm) are ideal if you are not a highly skilled squash player but looking to improve your game. Medium-weight squash rackets range works best for most squash players.
3. Heavier squash rackets (>150gm) do generate some power but are not easy to control. These squash rackets are fine for beginners or price-conscious buyers.
II) What is balance point and head size?
Balance point is determined by where the centre of balance lies in the squash racket, starting from the base of the handle. A higher balance number signifies a 'head heavy' squash racket. ‘Head light’ rackets feel overall lighter than ‘Head heavy’ squash rackets. However, it is advisable not to pick lop-sided balance in squash rackets, and instead select ‘Even – balanced’ squash rackets. A larger head size gives more surface area for the ball to come in contact with the string, and hence a larger ‘sweetspot’.
III) What are the different material composition of rackets?
Squash rackets are available in three types of composition - in pure or composite (alloy) form.
1. Aluminium – These squash rackets are heavier than the other available options. These are reasonable and good for beginners.
2. Titanium (Ti)– These squash rackets are lighter than aluminium squash rackets, however these are found to be less durable than the graphite variety. Ti squash rackets are perfect for players seeking a balance of power and control.
3. Graphite – These are light-weight squash rackets and generate powerful swing. 100% Graphite squash rackets are expensive, hence if you are looking for a lesser priced squash racket with Carbon technology, you may choose graphite ‘composite’ squash rackets.
IV) Squash rackets are pre-strung. Is it required to re-string them?
Stringing a squash racket according to your personal choice is an important factor, though these squash rackets come pre-strung from us. Regular squash players should re-string their squash rackets after about 2 months of play. Professional squash players use natural gut which are expensive, but provide the best ‘feel’ for. Multi-filament strings are of synthetic type, popular and durable. While stringing, it is important to note that higher tension provides more ‘touch’ for the ball, while lower tension provides more power in the shots.
V) Should I buy a spare squash racket?
Once you feel that a particular squash racket is well-suited to you, do invest in a spare squash racket, to maintain consistency in your game.
These are some of the important factors to consider while selecting your favourite squash racket. However, each individual’s playing technique, level of skill, and squash racket technology also determine the most suited squash racket.
So, that’s close to everything that you needed to know before buying a squash racket. What are you waiting for? Pick a squash racket of your choice and have it collected at your nearest Decathlon store or delivered to your doorstep without any hassle. Our squash rackets are suitable for all levels of use and expertise levels. Buy online at best price available in India! View our full range of squash rackets at Decathlon.