Beginner Squash Rackets

If you are just starting with squash and would like to buy your first racquet, you have come to the right place. I have selected the top squash rackets for beginners that are inexpensive and offer a decent quality – great choices for anyone looking to start with this awesome game.

For US players     For UK players     Comparison

For US players:

HEAD Nano Ti 110

HEAD Nano Ti 110   Weight: 110 g

 Customer rating:  43 reviews

Price: $64.98

Slightly more expensive but extra lightweight racquet with good responsiveness, control and power. And a bit more fragile so be careful.

In short: Extra lightweight, good control and power

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Dunlop Squash Court Pack

Dunlop Squash Court Pack   Weight: 175 g

 Customer rating:  16 reviews

Price: $49.95

You can also begin your squash career with a starter set – this one from Dunlop contains the Blaze Pro racquet with carrying case, 2 balls and a protective eyewear.

In short: Everything you need to start playing

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Dunlop Blaze Pro

Dunlop Blaze Pro   Weight: 175 g

 Customer rating:  19 reviews

Price: $37.95

The racket from the set we mentioned earlier, just alone. Cheap, not extra heavy, great for beginners. The balance is towards the handle.

In short: Solid racket for a good price

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Prince Team Inspire 200

Prince Team Inspire 200   Weight: 180 g

 Customer rating:  20 reviews

Price: $39.99

A decent racket with nice design, not too heavy and for a really low price. Its disadvantage is the grip which comes off quickly according to many users.

In short: The cheapest one – but with a bad grip

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For UK players:

HEAD Nano Ti Spector 2.0

HEAD Nano Ti Spector 2.0   Weight: 195 g

 Customer rating: 4.5 stars  60+ reviews

Price: £ Check here

Ideal combination for beginners – low price, solid quality, large sweet spot and also a comfortable grip. Only a bit heavier.

In short: Perfect choice for a beginner

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Wilson Squash Set

Wilson Squash Set   Weight: N/A

 Customer rating: 4.5 stars  8+ reviews

Price: £ Check here

Squash sets are also popular amongst beginners – for a good price you get a racquet, 2 balls, waterbottle and a carrycase with strap

In short: A good and cheap set for beginners

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2x Wilson Pro 900

2x Wilson Pro 900   Weight: 185 g

 Customer rating: 4.5 stars  20+ reviews

Price: £ Check here

Two racquets with covers and also 3 balls for a great price. Perfect if you are starting playing with somebody or for your kids.

In short: Two rackets for the price of one

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Wilson CS Muscle 160

Wilson CS Muscle 160   Weight: 160 g

 Customer rating: 4.0 stars  10+ reviews

Price: £ Check here

Another great choice for a beginner – a solid and cheap racquet with nice weight and also with 3 balls and head cover as a bonus.

In short: Solid and cheap, with nice weight

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Comparison chart

  Racket In short Price Rating Weight Head size Balance
HEAD Nano Ti 110 HEAD Nano Ti 110 Extra lightweight, good control and power $64.98 4.4 stars 110 g 500 sq cm 360 mm (Head heavy)
Dunlop Squash Court Pack Dunlop Squash Court Pack Everything you need to start playing $49.95 4.2 stars 175 g 500 sq cm Head light
Dunlop Blaze Pro Dunlop Blaze Pro Solid racket for a good price $37.95 3.1 stars 175 g 500 sq cm Head light
Prince Team Inspire 200 Prince Team Inspire 200 The cheapest one – but with a bad grip $39.99 3.3 stars 180 g 483 cm sq Head heavy
HEAD Nano Ti Spector 2.0 HEAD Nano Ti Spector 2.0 Perfect choice for a beginner £ Check here 4.5 stars 195 g 485 sq cm 685 mm
Wilson Squash Set Wilson Squash Set A good and cheap set for beginners £ Check here 4.5 stars N/A 497 sq cm 310 mm
2x Wilson Pro 900 2x Wilson Pro 900 Two rackets for the price of one £ Check here 4.5 stars 185 g 490 sq cm 349 mm
Wilson CS Muscle 160 Wilson CS Muscle 160 Solid and cheap, with nice weight £ Check here 4.0 stars 160 g 496 sq cm Head heavy

 

Should I start with cheaper or higher quality racket?

Well, that is the question. Should you get a cheap starter racquet and upgrade after you get some skill? Or get a better one right away? Will it make your progress faster?

My advice for you is:

  • if you have never played squash
  • if you are not sure if you will stick to it
  • if you plan to play it only occasionally

the beginner class squash racket is exactly what you need. Try a few games and after several weeks or months you`ll get a much better view. Then you can decide if the cheap racquet is enough for you or if you want to upgrade to some better gear.

Also as a beginner you will probably hit the wall or floor accidentally a few times (everybody experience it, believe me 🙂 ) – and although it does not happen often, the racket can break. And breaking a $30 piece is still better than a ninety dollar one.

But if your goals are to

  • get a lot better in squash
  • play more often
  • develop your playing style, strategy and tactics
  • or even consider participating in some tournaments

then the basic equipment for beginners will just slow you down. The price gap between beginner and intermediate squash rackets isn`t that large but you will notice the difference in quality immediately. And these will also last you much longer. So check out the advanced squash rackets section.

 

 

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