Squash is a game that almost every child loves to play; especially when they receive a squash ball with their school bags. It is an exciting sport for children to learn and their parents are as well. As a parent you should know the importance of squash and be able to tell your children about the different squash ball sizes, ball colours and other important information. If not you could quickly become the most annoying squash partner ever!
Squash is a game that is played on a hard court called a squash court. Today you will find squash courts everywhere including at local gyms. A beginner squash player usually start off playing on a small court called a no-hits court. These courts are good for new beginners because it does not require much practice and you can always get better as you practice. To master the skills of squash you should start off playing on a beginner court.
The first of the squash ball colours is the standard blue dot squash ball. Blue is the most recognized ball colour because it represents speed, alertness and accuracy. You will notice that these characteristics are in direct opposition to each other. Your focus should be on making the ball roll onto your side of the court, not your opponents!
The next ball colour is the black and white ball. Black and white are also used in junior tournaments and are a skill level rating of ten. This rating means that these balls can and will score points, but you cannot rack up your points on them. For a novice player, this is a great choice because it helps you stay alert, but not so much that you end up over trying and causing an error.
Squash is played on a rough surface and in order to play the game you must have good control of the ball. Because your hands are mostly free, you need to be able to control the ball without having to worry about getting tired or missing a shot. For this reason, the manufacturers make rough surfaces that are very durable such as: Quinton, Dunlop, Wilson, Edge, etc. Most of the these balls are available in a 25 gram’s rating, which means that they are very durable and will not wear down too quickly.
Another popular colour for squash ball sizes is the double yellow dot. The colour code is easy to see on the squash ball itself. The second colour, double yellow, is usually a secondary colour. It can be paired with the single yellow dot and used by beginners. This is because most beginners start out with single yellow dots and progress to double yellow dots once they master the basic strokes.
The last of the major squash ball colours is the red dot. The first pro level tournament played with this colour was the US Open in Reading, PA. At this tournament, the player with the most singles putts won the event. For many years, the red dot has been considered the standard in the world of squash. It is common at most high quality tournaments.
Squash balls are very important for squash beginners learning the game. There are plenty of balls out there that are very affordable, so do not feel like you have to break the bank when buying your first ball. Most of these balls have pros and cons and it is up to the new player to figure out which ones to use at what skill level. Just remember, squash balls bounce.