How to choose your squash strings?
As you can see from the squash racket guide, the string plays an important role in squash. The choice of the string and the tension will have an important role in your game.
Here are some things to consider when changing strings or restringing your squash racket:
The squash string gauge is actually the diameter of the string. The rule is simple: the thicker the string, the stronger it is. The disadvantage is that a thick string will give you less feeling.
The thinner the string, the better the control and the sensation, but you will lose solidity.
However, there are other aspects to consider regarding the robustness of a string. Indeed, at present many technologies are used to offer for example very thin multi-filament strings that are as strong as thicker strings. The gauge of a string is generally between 1.10mm and 1.30mm.
String tension is also important:
The lower the tension, and the greater the power released: we speak of a catapult effect. Following this logic, the higher the tension of a string, the more control you will have. The recommended tensions are generally written directly on the rackets and vary between 10 and 14 kilograms.
When to replace your squash strings?
You don't have to wait until the string on your squash racket breaks to replace it. Indeed, if you play regularly, you will realize that your string loses tension and that the strings start to move more.
If you play 3 or 4 times a week we recommend that you change your string at least 3 times a year so you do not lose elasticity.
Even if you play less frequently we recommend changing your string once or twice a year because even without playing you will lose tension naturally.
Don't neglect your squash strings, it's an important part of your racket and equipment!