Students must have three items to participate in practice:
- A Squash Racquet
- Protective Eyewear or Imask
- Non-marking sole sneakers
- Sport Socks
- Racquet Bag
RACQUET: The best junior squash racket will depend on the age, size, and strength of your child.
For younger children (ie those age 4+) we recommend choosing one of the shorter junior squash rackets which will allow your child to start to develop hand-eye coordination - a lighter racket where the racket head is closer to child's hand will make this much easier. Check out the Wilson Tour Junior or the Dunlop Biotec Junior squash rackets at this level.
If your child is a little older but just starting to give the game a try (ie age 6/7+), the best racket may be one of the slightly longer kids' squash rackets such as the Tecnifibre Carboflex Junior.
We recommend moving up to a full-size racket as soon as possible once your child has started to develop a full swing and is hitting the ball consistently. One of the great benefits of a full-size racket is the extra power in every shot - children love being able to start getting the ball to the back of the court!
Tecnifibre Carboflex X-Speed 125 Squash Racquet
Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 S has the same specs and playablity as Carboflex 125, offered at $128, or Limited cosmetics edition Carboflex 125 Heritage but features the S bumper grommet system, which allows bumper guard to be removed at restringing, making 125 S even lighter.Currently used by Mohamed El Shorbagy2 times British Open Champion,30 tour titles,world ranking 1.
PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR (Squash goggles): Eye-protection is necessary to protect your eyes from the ball and from the racquet. Wearing eye-guards is mandatory in almost every pro tournament worldwide. Keep in mind that pros have spent their lives developing accurate shots with compact follow-throughs. So if these players feel eye-guards are important than you can be certain you should be wearing them too! Buy Eyewear Online.
Dunlop I-Armor Squash / Racquetball Goggles, GreenItem# T624075
SNEAKERS: For beginners, it is best to buy shoes with plenty of shock absorption. Thin-soled shoes or shoes with worn out soles should be avoided. Also, do not wear running shoes as you are likely to sprain your ankle in them (no lateral stability and high sole increases twisting forces into your ankle should you sprain it). The Prince NFS shoe is often a highly recommended squash shoes. Otherwise, there are dozens of squash shoe brands from Wilson, Addidas, Hi-Tec, to name a few
Squash Shoes for Children: Listed here are models made specially for children.We also included some of the adult styles that proved to be a good fit for older children.
SPORTS SOCKS: http://squashgear.com/sportsocks.html
RACQUET BAGS: http://www.squashgear.com/sportbags1.html
Tecnifibre Green Squash 9 Racket Bag