Top 5 Squash Brands
Harrow earns the top spot on this list for numerous reasons. The variation and the market that Harrow caters to makes it a clear cut #1 pick. Beginners, intermediates, and expert lever players alike all find both Harrow's shoes and rackets fan favorites alike. Harrow has one of the largest selection of shoes in the sector and their rackets are well-made and well regarded by many.
Harrow is very popular at the high school and college level but does have some impact at the professional level, including a sponsorship for top 5 ranked player Tarek Momen.
Tecnifibre is a bit more niche in the squash world but their rackets were used by both the #1 ranked man and woman in the world last year. The combination of Tecnifibre's rackets being lightweight and easy to flick, while generating great power make these a rare commodity not just in squash, but in all racket sports. Many players attribute these unique desirable qualities to the unique head shape of the racket as well as Tecnifibre's use of premium materials.
As previously mentioned Tecnifibre sponsors Mohamed el Shorbagy, the men's leader of average points by a large margin.
Salming earns high praise on the list because of squash player testimonials and praise of their extremely renowned shoes. The shoes are often credited as being extremely light and comfortable to play in without sacrificing that essential ankle support that is so necessary in the sport, for change of direction, and avoiding rolling ankles. Salming also makes traditional and solid rackets, additionally you might be able to recognize the large Salming font on neon and bright headbands, an accessory that is more important than people think in squash. Salming is a premier brand in all extreme sports footwear but many Squash players love their designs, relative affordability, and performance of the shoes. Their rackets and accessories are also used by players at various levels.
Dunlop is a solid brand all around and similar to Harrow, their range in creating shoes and rackets for different skill level players from beginners to pros. Their rackets in particular have maintained such a classic design that many seasoned players enjoy having in a racket. Their indoor court shoes are great value for their quality, and the Ultimate Pro model is very popular in particular.
Dunlop's versatility and large market share allows them to sponsor the number 2 overall ranked player and number 6 overall ranked player, Ali Farag, Diego Elias, respectively, who both sport full Dunlop attire from racket to shoes.
5. Black Knight
Black Knight has been making Squash rackets since 1976 and their heritage in racket making makes them a preferred choice for the high level players. Although they mainly specialize in rackets they make some solid training equipment and shoes. Canadian squash player Anne Rice is quoted saying the Black Knight Taper40 racquet is the best racket she had ever used. Black Knight also sponsors women's Canadian champion Samantha Cornett and Commonwealth gold champion David Palmer.