Different squash balls are used for matches in different temperature, atmospheres and standards of play.
Different Types of Squash Ball
Squash balls are unique in that they need hitting for a few minutes until they ‘warm up’. It is important to choose the right ball for your level so that the ball stays warm and lively during play. You can move up to the next grade of squash ball as your game develops.
Dunlop are the most recognised brand for squash balls. They now make four different types of squash ball:
1. Pro (double yellow dot) - the official ball of the World Squash Federation, Professional Squash association and Women’s International Squash Players Association. It is the only ball used in international professional play. It is most suitable for professional, tournament and good club players.
2. Competition (single yellow dot) - this ball is designed for club players or for use on very cool courts and is the same standard size as the Pro but has a 10% longer ‘hang time’ (ie is 10% slower).
3. Progress (black, no dot) - this squash ball is aimed at improvers and occasional or recreational players. It is 6% larger than the standard size Pro and Competition squash balls and has a 20% longer ‘hang time’ than the Pro squash ball. It is ideal for players looking to develop their technique as it is livelier and doesn’t require the player to hit the ball as hard to retain bounce.
4. Max (blue, no dot) - the Max squash ball is for beginners and is 10% larger than the standard size squash ball. It has a 40% longer ‘hang time’ than the Pro ball, making it ideal for those who are new to the game of squash.
Squash Balls from PDHsports
At PDH Sports we sell a great selection of squash balls at the cheapest prices. We are also able to offer great deals on squash balls for squash clubs and squash teams who buy squash balls from us in larger quantities.
We are an authorised stockist of Dunlop squash balls. We sell Dunlop squash balls to suit every level of player: Dunlop Pro squash balls for advanced players, Dunlop Competition squash balls for intermediate players, Dunlop Progress squash balls for improvers and Dunlop Max squash balls for beginners. The Dunlop Pro squash ball is the official ball of the WSF, PSA and WISPA and the world’s number one selling squash ball.
We also stock double yellow dot squash balls from Wilson, Head and Tecnifibre.