Prince Squash Balls

Prince squash balls. Here’s a tube of 3:

Prince Squash Balls Tube
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The market for squash balls is pretty interesting. It tends towards dominance. Right now, Dunlop squash balls rule the roost.

Why is it that one ball tends to dominate the market? Probably because the squash ball is the one piece of equipment that both players have to share.

In that kind of situation, you want there to be a “safe” choice. Ultimately it comes down to which ball is the official choice of the local tournament or league.

I actually played with the Prince ball in college. I remember coach broke out some of these one day at practice, and we were like: “WHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?” The balls had the Prince P logo in the rubber. It was mortifying, and thank god we switched back to Dunlop soon after.

I don’t know if they still have the P logo. Hopefully they just do the double yellow dot now. If anybody knows, please leave a comment.

Dunlop Squash Balls

I once heard Dunlop squash balls make up 95% of all squash balls sold. I’m not sure if that’s 100% true, but it does seem plausible to me. I can’t remember buying any other brand of squash balls in my adult lifetime.

Double Yellow Dot Squash Balls

The most common variety of Dunlop squash balls is the “double yellow dot”, also known as Dunlop Pro. These are for advanced players and are the least bouncy.

Dunlop Double Yellow Dot Squash Ball
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They have two different packaging styles (I think the black is newer) but they’re both the same ball.

Dunlop Squash Balls Box
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Dunlop Pro Squash Balls - Box
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Box of Dunlop Squash Balls

Here are some affiliate links to buy a box of balls.

Buy (US):

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Buy (UK):

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Tube of 3 Dunlop Squash Balls

You can also get them in a tube of 3 like this:

Tube of 3 Dunlop Squash Balls
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Buy (UK):

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Buy (US):

amazon.com

One. Ball. Only.

Buy (US): holabirdsports.com

Single Yellow Dot Squash Balls

The next ball in the lineup is the Dunlop yellow dot, also known as the Dunlop Competition ball. This is the same diameter as the Pro ball, but a bit bouncier. This is perfect for improving players or just cold courts. Seriously, if the ball isn’t bouncing around enough, give the single dot a try. I was actually playing with one the other day by mistake and didn’t notice until the third game. So it’s a subtle difference and can make the game more enjoyable by making the rallies longer.

Dunlop Yellow Dot Competition Ball
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There are actually a bunch of other Dunlop squash balls but I need to go to bed now, so I’ll come back later and update this post with the other ones.

GOOD NIGHT.

Update: here’s a YouTube video showing the double yellow dot and single yellow dot balls, plus a cameo from a Dunlop doubles squash ball.

 

Dunlop Intro Ball

OK here’s another — the Dunlop Intro Ball. This is larger and bouncier than a typical squash ball – 12% larger, to be precise. And 40% bouncier, to be precise (40% long hang time, to be REALLY PRECISE).

dunlop-intro-ball

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Black Knight Squash Balls

Black Knight Squash Balls

Why would anyone buy Black Knight squash balls, when Dunlop provides the official squash ball and 96% of all balls sold are Dunlop? Well, let’s have a look at the product description:

Black Knight’s Tru-Bounce balls are the result of many months of testing and development in order to create a double yellow dot squash ball that matched the speed of the current standard tournament ball, but surpassed it in terms of consistent performance and durability. Those goals have been acheived with the new Tru-Bounce squash balls from Black Knight.

What I think that means is “just like Dunlop balls, but longer-lasting”. I have not tried these out, but I am intrigued. A little.

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If you’re fairly confident about this, here’s a boxful:

Black Knight Double Yellow Dot 12 Balls

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Kids Squash Balls

Just a quick note about these kids squash balls. They’re called EZ Squash balls and Black Knight makes them.

Kids Squash Balls

They are about as large as a tennis ball, and very spongy and bouncy. They’re meant for kids just learning the game. They’re easier to hit than regular rubber squash balls, and you don’t have to warm them up. I’ve actually hit with these a few times and they’re surprisingly fun to play with. You can give them a good whack and have decent rally with them.

Here are some affiliates where you can find these balls.

US: holabirdsports.com