Stef Gehlen - 15 / 11 / 2019 @ 12:00
Hi Henrik,

I agree with you. In cold conditions it is sometimes better to use another ball like: Competition or Progress. Just a few years ago the professionals where still using the Competition ball. And they then decided to start using a ball with less bounce (Pro squash ball) to make the game more difficult (due to better rackets etc the rallies where getting longer).

It is not easy to give a rule of thumb because it depends on more factors like for example temperature of the walls etc. And some floors bounce more than others... Also some people prefer to practice with the same ball that is used during their leagues and tournaments.
Henrik - 04 / 11 / 2019 @ 22:33

I like to watch your squash reviews on YouTube and found them very good! Now I have a question for you.

We have a never ending discussion in our club regarding the type of ball to be used. Our courts are very slow and a bit cold, but anyway people want to play the 2 dot since this is what professionals use. I argue for a one dot and even a red dot during winter period in order to create better squash.

To judge if a ball in warm enough during a game, is there a rule of thumb saying how high a ball should bounce if you drop it from let’s say 1 meter? I think this would be a good indication of which ball to be used.

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