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Best Squash Rackets for 2023

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

Prince TeXtreme Hyper Pro 550

Karakal pdhsports Crystal 120

Dunlop Sonic Core Ultimate 132

Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Airshaft

Unsquashable James Willstrop Gold

Are you struggling to choose the best squash racket? Our team of squash experts have picked our Top 10 squash rackets of 2023 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 X-Top

Used by Mohamed El Shorbagy!

  • Weight: 125g
  • Balance: Even

With the design inspired by Mohamed El Shorbagy, the Carboflex X-Top uses a new revolutionary design. Tecnifibre removed the plastic bumper from the top of the racket and replaced it with aramid fibres (the same materials used in bullet-proof vests) and added PTFE (Teflon) within the frame for maximum shock resistance. This racket cuts through the air quicker than its predecessors for even more power and playability. The X-Top also comes pre-strung in Tecnifibre's premium Dynamix V.P string as standard for maximum power. This racket is also available in 130, 135 and Junior models. 

“This racket is a gamechanger! Watch my full review on YouTube here to hear more. Consistently one of our topsellers, this iconic racket is used by many top pros!”

Reasons to buy: You're looking to improve your 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
£149.95 £175.00

2. Head Graphene 360+ Speed 120 Slimbody

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

  • Weight: 120g
  • Balance: Even

As used by the 2021 British Open Champion and World No.4 (January 2023), Paul Coll, this racket is a rival to the Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 X-Top. 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).

“A very cool choice! 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 2023!
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
£112.50 £150.00

3. Dunlop Sonic Core Revelation 125

Maximum power and performance!

  • Weight: 125g
  • Balance: Head light

Looking for great power? Check out the Dunlop Sonic Core Revelation 125 which has a larger head size than other Sonic Core Revelation models to help you hit with raw power. The Sonic Core and Infinergy technologies help to reduce hitting vibrations for a great feel off every ball.  

“Dunlop have invested heavily in the Sonic Core range and you can really notice the quality of the construction. No wonder this racket is the choice of some of Dunlop's leading pro players!”

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 pdhsports Crystal 120

A pdhsports.com exclusive design!

  • Weight: 120g
  • Balance: Even

We're excited to have a new collaboration with Karakal in the pdhsports Crystal 120, which is a great choice for players looking to improve their game. With a lightweight and even balance frame, this racket offers a great combination of power and manoeuvrability whilst still having a large sweet spot to offer forgiveness on off-centred shots. It also comes pre-strung in Karakal's Hot Zone Braided 120 string from factory!

“Take your game to the next level with this fantastic addition to the bestselling Raw Series. We're super proud of this Karakal X pdhsports.com exclusive. It also  comes with performance strings making it superb value for money!”

Reasons to buy: You're an improving intermediate player seeking one of the best and latest rackets on the market which will offer you both power and control. 
Reasons not to buy: You're an advanced player looking for a premium racket to match. Why not check of the racket used by Karakal-sponsored pro Joel Makin, the Raw Pro 2.0

PDH Offer
£69.99 £140.00

5. Dunlop Sonic Core Ultimate 132

For high precision players!

  • Weight: 132g
  • Balance: Head light

As used by Diego Elias, the Dunlop Sonic Core Ultimate 132, offers exceptional control thanks to the classic head shape but still allows you to hit with great power from a larger head size. The latest Flex Touch Resin, in the throat of the racket, offers superb vibration dampening properties as well as a more flexible hitting feel for enhanced comfort. 

“For me this is the best choice for precision players!”

Reasons to buy: You like to play highly controlled shots and are looking for a racket to match. 
Reasons not to buy: You're more budget conscious, why not check the popular Dunlop Aerogel 4D Elite.  

PDH Offer
£135.99 £160.00

6. Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Airshaft

One of our most successful rackets ever!

  • Weight: 125g
  • Balance: Even

The flagship racket in the Carboflex line up previously used by Mohamed El Shorbagy, along with many other top players. 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
£109.95 £165.00

7. Unsquashable James Willstrop Gold

For all-round performance!

  • Weight: 120g
  • Balance: Head Light

Developed to commemorate James Willstrop's seventh Commonwealth Gold medal. It has a large 500cm sq. head size and concave cross section to maximse the sweet spot which makes it an ideal choice for intermediate to advanced players. The head light balance offers great manoeuvrability whilst the 14 x 18 stringing patterns helps players to generate extra power.  Check out our review of the James Willstrop Gold here.

“This racket is simply brilliant in design and feel and is used by one of the world's most respected players! We're delighted to offer this as an exclusive. Check out our multibuy deals for even more value!”

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
£100.00 £160.00

8. Head G.110

Great choice for getting into squash!

  • Weight: 110g
  • Balance: Head heavy

The perfect upgrade for the topselling Head i110, the G.110 is easy to manoeuvre from its light frame weight so is a great choice for any player looking for an easy to use racket. The head heavy balance and PowerFrame technology still allow you to hit with devastating power when needed. 

“The latest iteration of a tried and tested customer favourite which suits players of all levels. This upgraded model is great fun to use and one of my top recommendations for juniors and intermediate players!”

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
£79.99 £125.00

9. Prince TeXtreme Hyper Pro 550

Our most powerful racket!

  • Weight: 120g
  • Balance: Head heavy

Prince's Hyper Pro 550 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. All Prince rackets have a disctinctive feel, so why not check out the other available models here

“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 Head Radical 135.

PDH Offer
£118.99 £140.00

10. Ashaway Powerkill 120 ZX

Improve your control with a classic headshape!

  • Weight: 120g
  • Balance: Head heavy

The Ashaway Powerkill 120 ZX offers great power and playability from a classic head shape. It comes pre strung in Ashaway's top selling Supernick ZX string, which grips the ball for greater control. 

“This racket offers great feel and control from a classic head shape, whilst still being able to generate power! The performance strings are an added bonus which helps it to stand out from the competition!”

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, take a look at the Ashaway Powerkill Ice 125

PDH Offer
£89.99 £150.00

Prices may vary from the time of publication.

24 January 2023

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