Unlike other sports which have only one type of ball, squash has six different types of balls. Dunlop is the main manufacturer of squash balls and they have four balls for adults and two for children. Here are some things you should know about squash balls.
Types of balls
There are different types of squash balls and the one you choose depends on your level of expertise. If you are a professional, you will use the black ball with two dots. If you are an experienced player, you will use the black ball with a single dot.
The ball with the red dot is the progress squash ball that is used by recreational players.
A blue dotted ball is for beginners. Kids can choose from two types of balls. A red ball with no dots is for kids between ages 5 and 7 and an orange ball with no dots is for those aged between 7 and 10.
Features of balls
The pro squash ball bounces very little. The professionals can use their special skills to make the ball bounce. The competition squash ball is of the same size as the pro squash ball but bounces 10% more.
The progress squash ball is a bit larger than the pro squash ball and bounces 20% more. The intro squash ball is 12% larger than the pro squash ball and bounces 40% more.
Warming up the ball
Before playing, you need to warm up the ball by hitting it on the walls a couple of times. Otherwise, it won’t bounce, and you won’t be able to play. In case of the intro squash ball, there is no need to warm up. The same goes for kids’ squash balls.
You need to choose the right squash ball according to your level of expertise in playing squash; otherwise, it will affect your performance.