Prince squash rackets have an enviable reputation in the sport for being at the forefront of design innovation and technological breakthroughs. Since 1984, Prince has worked hard to establish itself in the competitive arena of sports rackets by utilising grass root promotions, product innovation and worldwide exposure through top ranked players using their rackets.
Prince can boast an impressive portfolio of top professional players and world number ones that have used their rackets over the last 20 years including Peter Nicol, Michelle Martin and Nicol David. Nicol David set records on the PSA Tour for being ranked number one in the world for nearly 4 years.
Prince, as a global company, provides support and sponsorship at all levels of the game. It is particularly supportive of youth development and top college programs in the USA.
Whilst it is perhaps impossible to successfully list all the positive changes Prince has made to its own rackets, and subsequently the development of squash rackets in general, here are a few of the more notable milestones;
1988: ‘The Extender’: Prince designers remove the throat bridge that allows the main strings to be extended with the added advantage of a lighter fame leading to lightweight power.
1995: ‘Thunderlite’: The sweet spot is expanded by the Sweet Spot Suspension System, which increases the sweet spot and reduces vibration.
2003: More revolution from Prince with the introduction of a racket with no drilled holes. This was achieved by moulding 2 frames together and forming a structurally superior racket for unprecedented power, control and strength.
Further highlights in the last 10 years include more patented technology that have reduced drag, increased the sweet spot, power and control and improved the integrity of the frame whilst reducing vibration.
In the modern game an incredible number of top professional players use Prince squash rackets. These include James Willstrop, Saurav Ghosal and Peter Nicol (MBE). These players, along with many others, all use the Prince EXO3 Rebel, described as a racket that offers lightweight power, a superior sweet spot and unique maneuverability for shot making accuracy. In the hands of many of the top professionals it has to be one of the greatest squash rackets in current production without question.
Prince is well placed to remain at the top of their industry for many years to come and with their commitment to innovation and sponsorship and support of squash at all levels it is likely that there will be a Prince squash racket in the hand of many world champions in years to come.