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We are, a family run racket sports specialist based in Duffield, Derbyshire. PDHSports began trading in 1992 when professional squash player Paul Hargrave set up a restringing business and started selling rackets to supplement his squash playing income. Paul built the first website himself (after a crash course in basic HTML and web design at night school) and we were one of the first racket sports retailers to sell online. We've come a long way since then, with a much more sophisticated online presence and a showroom in Derbyshire.

We are proud to be one of the few independent, specialist racket sports retailers based in the UK yet also offering worldwide delivery.

As official racket testers for Tecnifibre, HEAD and Dunlop, we test many products pre-launch and we also try to review as many of the other ranges which we sell as possible so that we can give informed advice. Our YouTube channel, with new product reviews and coaching tips, has now had over four million views.

We stock all major racket sports brands and also work with emerging brands to offer our customers fantastic choice. We secure exclusive racket deals and offer brilliant Bundles and Multibuys which you won't find anywhere else.

We don't just have an online presence. Our busy showroom in Duffield offers customers the chance to try before you buy and we love meeting our customers face to face! Many travel hundreds of miles in the search for specialist advice. 

Our unique Ten Day Racket Trial also sets us apart from the competition. First introduced in 2009, it has been a highly successful scheme which allows online customers the chance to test our products. 

Our philosophy 

We aim to offer an extensive range of squash, tennis, badminton, racketball and fitness equipment at the best prices. Selling online means that our prices are always competitive. We believe our technical expertise and our commitment to delivering superb customer service, combined with highly competitive prices, sets us apart from other racket sports retailers. 

Paul Hargrave

Ex-pro squash player Paul Hargrave represented England 28 times at Junior level, was British Open U14 and U16 Champion and European U19 Junior Champion, with senior ranking highs of England No 12 and World No 52.

As a current Level 4 squash coach, Paul has seen three of his protégés namely Mitchell Cook, Joel Hinds and Millie Tomlinson head the National rankings. Paul still plays squash and tennis and is also an avid snowboarder and golfer.

Paul is in charge of product testing, selection and reviews. He also oversees website design and content and all our brands and suppliers as well as managing the business.

Lisa Hargrave

Lisa played squash for Derbyshire as a junior and was also awarded a Full Blue for squash after representing Cambridge University whilst studying for a Masters in Modern Languages. She is a regular gym-goer, has completed several 10k races, a half marathon and also ran the Sport Relief Mile on the prestigious Canary Wharf Squash Classic court ahead of the 2012 Final.

Lisa is a Chartered Accountant and is now responsible for PDHSports' Marketing and Social Media alongside overseeing finance, website design and content and managing the business. 

Jamie Meynell

Jamie started work at PDHSports as an Apprentice eight years ago and now heads up our despatch team. He is a dedicated Derby County fan and also plays squash, tennis and badminton. Jamie also enjoys running and has completed several 10k races.

Life goal: run a marathon

Life after racket sports: Yoga (don’t knock it till you’ve tried it)

Sophie Brealey

Sophie joined us in May 2018 after completing her degree in Sport & Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University. She has always enjoyed competitive racket sports, representing Derbyshire at both tennis and badminton from a young age. She still plays badminton to a high level, competing regularly at national level tournaments and represents the Derbyshire first team. A level 2 badminton coach and expert in racket technologies, happy to provide advice on equipment to suit your playing style. 

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