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Best Squash Rackets of 2022

Check out our expert selections for the best value and performance rackets for the coming year.

Prince Venom Pro 950

Dunlop Sonic Core Evolution 120

Ashaway Powerkill 115 Meta

Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Airshaft

Wilson Hyper Hammer 120

Are you struggling to choose the best squash racket? Our team of squash experts have picked our Top 10 squash rackets of 2022 to help you to find the most suitable squash racket for your level and style of play.

Whether you're new to squash or an experienced player, we can make it easy for you to find the perfect racket for your game!

1. Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Airshaft

One of our most successful rackets ever![Back in stock 4 October 2022]

  • Weight: 125g
  • Balance: Even

Awaiting stock! Check out the Karakal Raw Pro 2.0 Joel Makin Signature racket here as a fantastic alternative!
The flagship racket in the Carboflex line up used by Mohamed El Shorbagy along with many of the top Egyptian players and one of the most-spotted rackets in squash clubs around the world! An updated frame design offers a dynamic response and increased frame stability compared to previous versions of the hugely successful Carboflex range. Don't just take our word for it! Leading squash blogger Pierre Bastien of Squash Source cites the Airshaft 125 as the "top squash racket on the Pro Tour.

“Since we first tried this racket at the New York launch, it's been a bestseller! Watch my full review on YouTube here to hear more!”

Reasons to buy: You're looking to improve your confidence and performance on court with one of the best squash rackets on the market.
Reasons not to buy: You're a beginner or more budget-conscious.

PDH Offer
£99.95 £165.00

2. Head Graphene 360+ Speed 120 Slimbody

So good it's used by the World no.1 Paul Coll!

  • Weight: 120g
  • Balance: Even

As used by the 2021 British Open Champion and new World No.1 (March 2022), Paul Coll, this racket is a rival to the Tecnifibre Carboflex Airshaft 125. It gets 10/10 for style too with its striking black and gold cosmetic. Squash Gear Reviews called it "one of the best looking squash rackets on the market today". The updated Graphene 360+ technology offers an enhanced feel over its predecessor and the improved frame design allows the strings to move more resulting in extra power. The Adaptive Fan Stringing Pattern also allows you to string for more power or more control (it comes strung for power from factory).

“I absolutely love the look of this racket and it performs equally well”

Reasons to buy: You want one of the best looking and highest performance squash rackets available for 2022!
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for an awesome racket but would prefer not to spend more than £100. Why not check out its brilliantly-priced predecessor the HEAD Graphene 360 120 Speed Slimbody instead?

PDH Offer
£150.00 

3. Ashaway Powerkill 115 Meta 

Great hitting sensation!

  • Weight: 115g
  • Balance: Head heavy

Looking for a great feeling racket? Check out Ashaway's latest reslease, the Powerkill 115 Meta. It has the same specification as the previous Powerkill 115, but with the new Meta construction - a natural material that is added into the graphite to produce a stronger, tougher frame. It also comes prestrung in Ashaway's best-selling string, the Supernick XL. 

“The new Meta technology in this racket really makes a difference, such a smooth feel!”

Reasons to buy: You're looking to add power to your shots and you're happy to pay for the most advanced technologies.
Reasons not to buy: There are other powerful rackets on the market which suit your budget better.

PDH Offer
£103.99 £130.00

4. Karakal Raw Pro 2.0 Joel Makin Signature

New for 2022 and breaking straight into our top 10!

  • Weight: 120g
  • Balance: Even

Karakal have worked with Joel, who is the current PSA World No.8, British No.1, reigning British Champion and Welsh National Champion, to develop this brilliant new Joel Makin Tour Spec signature series racket. This racket is pre-strung with Karakal's Hot Zone 120 braided string, features Fast Fibre for control, feels beautifully balanced and has an ergonomically-designed handle. It also comes with an Eco Fleece cover which is 100% recyclable!

“This is a great addition to the bestselling Raw Series and comes with performance strings!”

Reasons to buy: You're an improving intermediate or advanced player seeking one of the best and latest rackets on the market which will offer you both power and control. You may have already love using the other the Raw series rackets and now be looking for ultimate performance as your skillset continues to improve!
Reasons not to buy: You're a beginner looking for your first racket.

PDH Offer
£123.99 £155.00

5. Wilson Hyper Hammer 120

For incredible power!

  • Weight: 120g
  • Balance: Head Heavy

The Wilson Hyper Hammer 120 has been one of our top-selling rackets amongst club players for many years now. It has a head heavy balance to help generate power out of the corners, whilst the fanned stringing pattern helps to increase control. This racket is also available in Black.

“For me this is the best value racket you can buy for under £60!”

Reasons to buy: You're looking for a great deal on a light racket for attacking play. 
Reasons not to buy: You're happy to spend more for newer technology. 

PDH Offer
£59.99 £120.00

6. Ashaway Powerkill 120 ZX

Exclusive to pdhsports.com!

  • Weight: 120g
  • Balance: Head heavy

The Ashaway Powerkill 120 ZX is one of our best selling rackets! Not only does it offer great feel and control from the head shape and size, but it also comes pre-strung in Ashaway's Supernick ZX (normally a £25 restring!) which offers precise touch and excellent feel. 

“This racket is loved by intermediate players through to pros. I love how it plays and the fact it comes prestrung in a performance string”

Reasons to buy: You're a strong, confident player seeking a top level racket to match!
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for a racket which offers more power. Check out the Ashaway Powerkill Ice 125 VM Squash Racket.

PDH Offer
£89.99 £150.00

7. Dunlop Sonic Core Evolution 120

Clear favourite with intermediate players!

  • Weight: 120g
  • Balance: Head Light

As used by Nick Matthew, the Dunlop Sonic Core Evolution 120 is ideal for attacking players looking for a high power racket. The Sonic Core technology helps to increase ball speed off the racket, whilst dampening vibrations. It also uses the new Flex Touch Resin to enhance control, touch and hitting comfort. Pre-order now, available 1st September 2022!

“This racket is simply brilliant in design and feel!”

Reasons to buy: You're looking for great power from a high performance racket.
Reasons not to buy: You prefer a classic head shape for increase control, check out the Dunlop Sonic Core Iconic 130.

PDH Offer
£125.99 £140.00

8. Karakal Raw 110

Great choice for all levels!

  • Weight: 110g
  • Balance: Even

Ideal racket for players looking for a full graphite squash racket at a great price. The lightweight frame design and even balance make this racket super easy to use and means you can focus on improving your technique. The larger teardrop head shape offers increased power whilst also allowing you to enjoy more forgiveness on off-centred shots. For players looking for heavier rackets, check out the Karakal Raw 120 and Raw 130

“A tried and tested customer favourite which suits players of all levels.”

Reasons to buy: The great price, ease of use, consistently good performance!
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for a Tour level racket with the latest technology and are happy to pay a little more to get this.

PDH Offer
£59.99 £70.00

9. Prince Venom Pro 950

Our most powerful racket!

  • Weight: 130g
  • Balance: Head heavy

Prince's Venom Pro 950 features the hugely successful Power Ring stringing for power. Prince rackets have a unique feel and with the latest Textreme X Twaron construction in this racket makes it hard to beat if you want more power.  

“If you're looking for power, this is a clear frontrunner!”

Reasons to buy:  You're looking for extra power. 
Reasons not to buy: You're looking for more control. Take a look at the Dunlop Sonic Core Ultimate 132.

PDH Offer
£129.94 £170.00

10. Dunlop Aerogel 4D Elite

Improve your control with a classic headshape!

  • Weight: 135g
  • Balance: Head Light

The Dunlop Aerogel 4D Elite offers great control as well as power from a classic head shape. It uses Dunlop's 4D Braided technology, which is placed in strategic locations around the racket head for improved stability to increase touch and feel. 

“This racket offers great feel and control from a classic head shape, whilst still being able to generate power!”

Reasons to buy: You're a control player looking for a great deal!
Reasons not to buy: You prefer the feel and power from a tear drop head shape.

PDH Offer
£64.99 £130.00

Prices may vary from the time of publication.

10 February 2022

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