Engaging in sports does not just mean that the person should practice sportsmanship and skills related to the sport. It also means that an aspiring athlete should take care of his or her equipment. Squash is a sport that makes use of a court, net, racket for each player, and squash ball—all of these things should be taken care of, aside from the usual athletic gear or clothes. Buying gear and equipment regularly can really hit the person’s budget hard, so it is better to maintain than to spend more. The average squash player does not need to undergo difficulties and rigorous training to follow these easy ways to take care of his or her sport equipment:
- Use the racket case. The racket is usually sold with the racket case so there is no need to find one. The racket case exists for the sole purpose of taking care of the racket from high or low temperatures, dust, dirt, and other elements that can affect the equipment’s quality and usability.
- Invest on a racket bag. Aside from the thin racket case, it would be best to buy a racket bag that can add more protection to the racket, and allows the storage of multiple rackets at once. There is also room for the smaller things you might want to take with you to the court.
- Store the equipment when not in use. Placing your rackets and squash balls in the right place is vital to the equipment’s lifespan. Too high or low temperatures can affect the quality of the racket’s nylons. There is also the possibility of pest infestation, so the equipment should be carefully stored in clean and safe areas. In case there already is an infestation, some squash communities have agreed on taking the expertise of local exterminators in consideration.
- Restring the racket regularly. This is a maintaining tip that squash players usually forget to do. After some time, the strings will get loose and less tense, so it would be needed that the strings should be adjusted to bring the tightness and strength back. This would be way more practical and cost-efficient than buying a brand new racket.