Prince squash rackets are one of the most popular on the pro squash tours. They’re used by world #1 James Willstrop on the men’s side and by the legendary world #1 Nicol David on the women’s circuit.
Prince squash rackets are known for the pioneering “teardrop” shape, where the strings extend all the way through the throat of the racket. Other manufacturers have subsequently used this teardrop design, and Prince also has rackets in their product lineup with the conventional shape, but the teardrop nevertheless remains a signature for Prince.
Here’s Nicol David using the racket in the 2011 ATCO World Series Finals against Madeline Perry:
Here are some of the rackets in the Prince product lineup:
Just a short post to mention the Prince EXO3 145 racket, which you can learn about in this video from PDH Sports. In the video, Paul says this is a “semi-exclusive” for PDH Sports and sure enough, I can’t find it anywhere else at the moment. It’s 145 grams and slightly head-heavy.
This racket is a bit heavier than the Prince EXO3 Rebel that many pros use. This makes the racket a bit sturdier and more appropriate for everyday play.
Colors: Red and black
Manufacturer: Prince Squash
Weight: Medium (145 grams)
Balance: Head-heavy (36.5cm)
Prince’s description: “Classic player frame with more weight for extra stability. The EXO3 Ignite offers a crisp hitting feel with unmatched precision.”
The Prince Rebel Squash Racket is used by several top pros, including world #1 Nicol David on the women’s pro tour as well as Stephen Coppinger, Max Lee and Saurav Ghosal on the men’s tour.
This racket is 135 grams so pretty light.
In the picture above you see the EXO3 Rebel 2012 / 2013 version.
It’s actually a little difficult to find the 2012 version for sale right now. This might be because Prince recently went into bankruptcy but that is just a guess. All the pros are still using their Prince rackets so I expect the bankruptcy thing is temporary.
Note: I’ve seen some stores list this as the Prince EX03 Rebel squash racket (as in zero-three rather than oh-three). Technically the letter O is correct — that’s how Prince writes it on their Website — but if you are searching for this racket you may want to try it both ways.
This racket from last year was a change of style for Prince. They are known for having the strings going all the way down through the throat of the racket. This one has more of a “traditional” head shape with a bar across the bottom.