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:  57 reviews

Price: $69.69

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:  20 reviews

Price: $54.95

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:  20 reviews

Price: $35.95

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:  22 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 110

HEAD Nano Ti 110   Weight: 110 g

 Customer rating: 4.0 stars  100+ reviews

Price: £ Check here

Exceptionally light and maneuverable racquet, with nice feel and for a good price. The only disadvantage is it’s a bit more fragile, so be careful.

In short: Lightweight and quality racket for a good price

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2x Prince Rebel

2x Prince Rebel   Weight: 200 g unstrung

 Customer rating: 4.5 stars  25+ reviews

Price: £ Check here

Two racquets, a carrying case 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 Pro Team

Wilson Pro Team   Weight: N/A

 Customer rating: 4.5 stars  15+ reviews

Price: £ Check here

A maneuverable racquet with nice feel, not too heavy but also fairly durable. And quite inexpensive, great choice for any beginner.

In short: Inexpensive, durable and decent quality

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Wilson Force 155

Wilson Force 155   Weight: 155 g unstrung

 Customer rating: 4.0 stars  15+ reviews

Price: £ Check here

Nice racquet with good weight, solid power and accuracy. On the other hand, a few users reported the frame started to bend or even broke.

In short: Good power and accuracy

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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 $69.69 4.1 stars 110 g 500 sq cm 360 mm (Head heavy)
Dunlop Squash Court Pack Dunlop Squash Court Pack Everything you need to start playing $54.95 4.4 stars 175 g 500 sq cm Head light
Dunlop Blaze Pro Dunlop Blaze Pro Solid racket for a good price $35.95 3.0 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 3.4 stars 180 g 483 cm sq Head heavy
HEAD Nano Ti 110 HEAD Nano Ti 110 Lightweight and quality racket for a good price £ Check here 4.0 stars 110 g 500 sq cm 360 mm
2x Prince Rebel 2x Prince Rebel Two rackets for the price of one £ Check here 4.5 stars 200 g unstrung 500 sq cm N/A
Wilson Pro Team Wilson Pro Team Inexpensive, durable and decent quality £ Check here 4.5 stars N/A 496 sq cm Head light
Wilson Force 155 Wilson Force 155 Good power and accuracy £ Check here 4.0 stars 155 g unstrung 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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