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~Warm Your Balls Up~
Member Name: newby2
Advantages: good price for a good quality
I used to play a fair bit of squash when I was a member of my local leisure centre last year and would take full advantage of the membership fee that I was paying. I became quite good at it although never managing to beat my other half when we played. I bought myself a racket and a few squash balls so that I wouldn't have to borrow the really rather rubbish supplies that the leisure centre loan out.
There is a dot system when it comes to buying squash balls ranging from the blue dot for beginners which gives a slower bounce, a black one for a medium level user and then the yellow dots which really are for the people who know how to play as these have a far quicker bounce.
I bought the yellow dot balls mainly because these were what we were always using when borrowing the balls from the leisure centre so I was already used to the speed at which they handled. I was able to pick up a tube of three of these Dunlop squash balls from my local sports and model shop or a reasonable price of £5.99p. I am sure you could get them cheaper were you to shop online so it is worth having a look around.
The squash balls are basically a golf ball sized ball made of a black rubbery type of material. They have the Dunlop logo on and of course the yellow dots. They feel hard to the touch and not especially bouncy when first got out of the tube. However the idea is to warm the ball up with a bit of hard use and the more it is used the softer it will become and the bouncier it will get. So before each game a simple process of smashing the ball continually against the squash court wall to get the ball nice and ready for the game is a necessity.
These balls do last quite well and I think I would generally need to replace them every 6 months or so with playing rather sporadically throughout that time. Therefore I think for the money that they cost you are getting a good squash ball that it made to a high standard and works really well.
I think the Dunlop balls that I have are well worth a tops core of 5 out of 5 star rating and a high recommendation!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read
Summary: a good ball
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