How to choose a Squash Racquet
There are two primary types of composition in a squash racquet, the Open throat design and the Single Post, or Closed throat construction.
Open Throat:An open throat will help provide control and stability due to the shorter main strings. The Harrow Vapor has a superior blend of power and control that makes it the obvious choice for top PSA pros and club players of all levels.
Closed Throat:A closed throat has a larger sweet spot and normally generates more power. The Harrow Renegade has a large and long sweet spot. Less effort is needed to drive the ball consistently with the additional flex in this frame.
In Squash there are three different categories of balance in a racquet. Head light racquets, head heavy racquets and evenly balanced racquets. Each plays very differently and has different benefits to the player.
Head Light:Having less weight in the head and more weight in the handle make these racquets feel lighter and more maneuverable. The Harrow JP Spark remains the go to racquet for high level players seeking a lightweight frame with amazing control.
Head Heavy:With the majority of weight in the head, these racquets give more power with less effort. The Harrow Sublime has all of the power and touch you could want in a flexible frame.
Even:Evenly distributed weight will make these racquets provide maneuverability (faster swing) while still generating power. The Harrow Vibe is a lightweight, even balanced frame that has the perfect flexibility to increase your shot making and power.
Squash racquets range in weight from 135 grams to 170 grams. The appropriate weight of the racquet typically depends on personal preference, however there are advantages to both a lighter racquet and a heavier racquet.
Light Weight (130g - 150g):A light racquet allows for quick wrist movement, quicker movement of the head, allows you to have soft touch and good feel, aid in deception in front of the court, easier control. At 135g, the Harrow Spark is a lightweight frame with amazing control that remains as one of the lightest racquets on the market today.
Heavy Weight (151g - 190g):A heavier racquet aid in adding more power to your shots, offers stability and a smooth impact thru the ball. At 170g, the Harrow Storm has a large and long sweet spot. Less effort is needed to drive the ball consistently with the additional flex in this frame.
We have 3 different skill levels for Squash Racquets:
Beginner:The best for the basics! Harrow Beginner squash racquets are perfect learning tools for first time players focusing on control and fundamental skills. The Harrow Junior Squash has a sturdy weight of 155g and an even balance which provides the perfect combination of power and feel. The Harrow Turbo features increased flexibility with a longer teardrop sweet spot for maximum control and power. The added overall weight of the racquet, with its even balance, helps players feel the ball better through the contact zone to groove their swing.
Intermediate:The best ticket to the next level. Harrow Intermediate racquets continue to focus on control but introduce a key element of power to elevate your game. The Harrow Shock has added head-weight in an even-balanced and flexible frame which gives the fledgling player all of the power and control they need.
Advanced:The best of both worlds, the Harrow Advanced Squash Racquests offer an even balance of power and control, helping players continuously inprove their skills. The Harrow Stealth Ultralite has a convex head for added strength and stiffness without forgoing any of the high performance you'd expect in a lightweight and even-balanced frame.
All of Harrow's Squash Racquets are made of high-end carbon graphite, recognized for the performance quality and consistency it delivers.
Squash racquets come with a standard handle size, but the handle shape can change among manufacturers. The shape that you decide to use is going to come down to personal preference.
Rounded Handle:Optimum weight and balance gives the Harrow Silk a head like feel. A long teardrop sweet spot, impressive power and quick maneuverability highlight this frame.
Rectangular Handle:At 145g, the Harrow Stealth Ultralite has a convex mold that will provide you with all the pop and grip you need.
How Often Should I Replace My Racquet?
Racquets can last years if they are properly maintained. We recommend restringing your racquet once a season. Our frames come factory strung at 128 gms, using our premier lineup of strings, known for their durability and control. Find the right string weight for your preference.