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Member Name: benlepensive
Date: 20/09/10, updated on 20/09/10 (24 review reads)
Advantages: great gameplay
Disadvantages: wears you out!
Squash is probably my favourite sport because it tests you so many levels. A good game of squash will test your speed, with you dashing across the court for forty odd minutes. It will also test your agility, to see if you can be nimble and reach for those tricky shots. Also, your strength and endurance will be put the test, as the game will require power serves to knock the opponent for six. This is the part I like the most! The game does require some equipment, a raquet and a ball to play with, then you are good to go.
I have used a range of balls in my time on the courts, though I do favour the Dunlop brand. You can buy a pack of six for just over the ten pound mark, which i consider good value for money. The balls are colour coded, so you can choose what type of game you will be playing. Generally red and yellow dots on the balls will signal the speed of the ball.
The Dunlops balls are tough, rubbery and durable and last for a long time. After a year or use, they barely tear and all you can see on the balls are smears and the odd indentation or two, this does not inhibit gameplay, but it is wise to change balls when they start getting very tatty.
The balls take about ten minutes to warm up and you can do this on the court by whacking them with force or you can warm them up in a changing room under a hand-dryer. When you have done this, you will find your balls are bouncy and the gameplay will be faster and more fun.
The Dunlop range are well packaged in a tube and you can also buy them individually if required. A definite must-have for a beginner or a pro player.
Summary: energetic sport
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