SQUASH RACKET HISTORY

In the 18th-century the original wooden squash rackets had long handles and small head sizes. The wooden material meant the racket weighed a lot more than today's rackets. The rackets also had poorer handle/head weight balance. The small racket head size were so small because the relatively weak strength of the wooden frame meant the racket couldn't support a large head size without cracking under the pressure of hard shots. The rackets had a smaller sweet spot, so consistency in shot was harder to achieve.

In the 1980's fiberglass and aluminum material allowed the racket head shape to evolve, from small rounded form to larger teardrop shape. The new frames and material were able to generate more power than their predecessor. The next technological push were the introduction of rackets made from materials like carbon, titanium and graphite. These rackets provided more strength and power whilst the rackets were a lot lighter than their predecessor. The speed of the game Increased, as power was available to all skill levels. Now all the squash rackets are made out of boron, Kevlar, titanium or graphite and the strings are made out of synthetic substance.