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Squash Mall:
Virtual Strolling to find
Squash Gear and Suppliers! [last update on September 6, 2002]
Find your
way to the squash information you seek….

The Definitive Directory
of Sites for getting information and buying squash related gear direct on
the internet – updated weekly!

TOP RANKED SITES

  SquashTalk Quality
Rating
 
**** Squash Discount:
An aggressive online marketer based in the UK
**** World’s Leading Squash
Shoes available online with three days or faster deliver in the USA, 10
days or faster worldwide.
***** Dunlop, Slazenger available
online at SquashTalk estore with three days or faster deliver in the USA,
10 days or faster worldwide. Also widest selection of squash videos
in the world
, over 75 titles, for immediate delivery.

Monkhouse
.
**** Racquets, footwear, balls,
grips. Largest UK supplier specializing in squash. Official retailer for
British Open and other events.
Squash
Plus
**** Online store carrying
a host of brands, specialising in squash and racquetball. Based in Las
Vegas with a european branch.

Squash Designs USA
****
Squash
Design USA: Specializing in Squash Shoes online direct

justballs.com
"Just
Balls!"

***
Justballs!
Buy squash balls — and balls for all other sports — on the internet!
– The single source for balls on the web — sports balls, toy balls,
fitness balls, and ball accessories.
Midwest
Sports Supply
***
NOW
SECURE ONLINE ORDERING – (or by telephone) Will match lowest prices.
Holabird
Sports
**
"online
superstore": racquets, footwear, eyeguards, balls.
SCORE
Squash racquets
**
Racquets
at startling prices!
Sweetspot
Canada www.sweetspotcanada.com
*** The Sweet
Spot – Western Canada’s finest racquet specialty store. We carry an extensive
line of racquets, footwear, clothing, and accessories for tennis, squash,
racquetball, and badminton. Take advantage of the exchange rates and learn
the value of a Canadian supplier!

OTHER GOOD INTERNET
EQUIPMENT BUYING SITES



  SquashTalk Quality
Rating
 
A.
Henkel online store
  Buy Henkel products direct
from them online.
Absolut
Sportlich
  Large Selection of Racquets
and accessories from Germany. Online store from Germany: Order by phone,
fax, or email.
American
Sports – custom and private label
  American Sports, squash
rackets and broad line of sports equipment, custom printed T shirts, etc.
Bell
Racquet Sports
** Racquets and accessories
– mainly order by phone
Cascade
Sports
*consumer
warning*
Racquets and accessories.
Note: ** Have had reader complaint **
Charlie
Johnson’s Squash Shop
*** Racquets, footwear, balls,
grips. "Quality Products, Discount Prices" : [Note we have moved
this site off of the recommended list after some reader emails commenting
on an uneven level of service]

e-racquets.co.uk
***

New UK based online supplier of
Squash, Tennis and Badminton racquets, footwear and accessories at http:/www.e-racquets.co.uk/
Competitive UK pricing.

E-Rackets.com *** California-based online
racket mfg, rackets custom-strug – limited squash selection. (also tennis,
badminton)
Club
Kelburn
  Racquets and accessories.
Online store from New Zealand with all proceeds to benefit Squash New
Zealand
Gear.com
discount squash
*** Heavily discounted sports
gear, modest selection.

GURU Squash- UK
  Online Racquets,
UK delivery only, secure ordering, Fischer and Dunlop
Halfvolley.com *** New eStore
for squash gear. Includes montly specials and sweepstakes offers. Has
received positive customer feedback.
  Limited Selection of
Racquets and accessories from France. Priced in FrF. Online Ordering but
NOT SECURE.

IMASK
– IMAX
Eyeware
Approved
by the World Squash Federation

  Order innovative
protective eyewear direct online.
The
eyeware of the Commonwealth Doubles Gold Medal Winning team, Michelle
Martin & Craig Rowland (Australia).
PWP.COM   European leading online
racketsport specialists
Squash
online
*** Japanese online squash
equpiment site
Only
Squash (UK based)
  Online rackets, shoes
– this site look reasonable, it is currently unrated by SquashTalk
Racket
Depot
  Online store for squash
and tennis rackets. It is currently unrated by SquashTalk. Located in
California.
Racket
Link (UK based)
*** Online rackets, shoes
Racket
Sports (Yang Yang)
  Online store for tennis,
squash and other racket sports. UK and the Far East. Distributor of Yang
Yang.

Online sportstore
  Online store supplying
Hi Tec shoes, located in Henderson Nevada, main site at sportstore.net
Paragon
Sports
  Paragon Sports: New York’s
largest sports retailer, now by internet or Phone: 1-800-961-3030 / (212)
255-8036 or email parsports@paragonsports.com
Purple
Beaver
** Eclectic e-store offering
Pointeforte rackets online
Racket
Sports Online
  German e-store, unknown
quality
Racquets
‘N Jackets Strings ‘N Things
  Racquets etc by phone
or internet. Phone:1-717-273-6820 Toll Free(USA):800-892-4763
RAMACO
Swiss Rackets Store
  Online catalog of racquets,
priced in Swiss Franks, buy by phone.
Thesquashcatalog.com *** Online rackets – mainly
a racketball site, but adding squash.
Squashgear.com *** Top rated Yahoo! store
that offers squash gear at aggressive prices. Also offers pro’s advice
on squash related topics.
Squash
America
  Head, Dunlop, Prince,
Wilson, Squash Electre racquet — secure ordering.
Squashinteractive.net   UK based online retailer
and equipment auction site
  Bare bones site, NO secure
ordering.
Squashnuts.co.uk   UK Squash and Tennis
e-commerce site
Squash
Pro
  Online store by a local
DC area pro.
Squash
Unlimited
  New online supplier based
in Canada
Sweatband.com *** Online squash, tennis,
cricket based in the UK
Unique
Sports Accessories
  Racquets, eyeguards,
shoes, and more.
Walt’s
Racket, Penn USA
  Online Squash, Tennis,
Racquetball Racquets, Head squash: disorganized but good prices.
Wilson
Online Store
  Buy Wilson products direct
from them online.
Winningsquash.com ** Winningsquash has recently
changed hands, sold by its San Francisco based owners to a Mass based
group. The original owners were not able to be successful at their online
venture. The quality of the new owners’ service cannot yet be assessed.
Yellowdot
Squash
  Racquets, equipment,
bandannas by phone or internet. Phone: 1-650-968-7970 or Toll Free(USA):
1-877-YELLOW-DOT


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Squash Racquets Manufacturers

(updated 9/6/02)





Dunlop racquet information for the
market-leading Dunlop line. Site contains news of Dunlop sponsored players,
which represent about 30% of touring pros. Dunlop has been the leading
brand both in terms of market share as well as the (closely related) investments
that Dunlop has been putting back into the game. Dunlop also enjoys a
dominant position with its squash ball line.
The Slazenger brand is currently
seeing a resurgance of interest with new racket lines and sponsorship
of top pros such as Simon Parke, Davide Bianchetti, Vanessa Atkinson,
and others.
Harrow is a new racquet manufacturer
specializing in squash. Based in Denver Colorado they provide a full-line
of high quality models including a doubles bat. Available
from SquashTalk e-Store
Black Knight Squash
Corporate informational site, Black
Knight racquets and accessories. Black Knight is a very significant brand
in North America but not broadly known in other geographies.
Head
Sports
Corporate informational site, Head
racquets and shoes. Slick site. Head is the only major squash brand not
manufactured in the Far East – the Head rackets are manufactured in the
Fisher manufacturing plants in Austria. Head enjoys a strong #3 worldwide
market share position, with high quality technologically advanced products.
Prince
Squash – Divison of Benetton
Corporate informational site, Prince
racquets, shoes, clothing lines. Prince currently enjoys the #2 worldwide
market share position, behind Dunlop. However, Benetton has recently been
handling the Prince Squash brand as a "cash cow", with its marquee
sponsorship of Peter Nicol currently its predominant marketing activity.
Apollo
Emrik
Catalog of the Apollo Emrik line
of squash racquets and telephone ordering information.
Gamma
Sports
Racquet line
Grays
(CranBarry – USA)
Cranbarry – The North American distributor
for Gray’s of Cambridge.
Feather
Sports (USA)
Feather Brand racquets and merchandise.
A.
Henkel (UK)
Henkel lines of racquets and merchandise.
Corporate informational site, Head
racquets and shoes. Slick site.
Karakal
(Canada)
Product overview of the Karakel racquet
and grip line.
Manta Racquet line and eyeguards.
Sportkit Clothing.
Phoenix
Racquets
Phoenix racquet line from Canada
Pointfore,
USA Distribution
New site with Pointfore product line
information
 
Pro
Kennex
Kennex line of squash racquets, tecnifibre
string line, brief site.
QM
USA
QM Line of Racquets,
imported to the USA from Germany.
Sabre Aberdeen-based racket line
Wilson
Squash Racquet line and online superstore
Unsquashable
Unsquashable line of squash racquets.
Racquet
Revival
Repair of broken squash racquets
!?!
David
Gotto Squash
Dealer not manufacturer; Good store
but no online ordering enabled.
Cao
Ton, Taiwan
Racquet factory – OEM supplier


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Stringing and Stringing Machines

(updated 1-11-2001)


  SquashTalk Quality
Rating
 
Klipper
USA
***** Stringing machines and
accessory tools – Klipper provides an excellent portable model and great
prices. Also an extensive line of own/brand strings.

Performaxx
strings (USA) (Pacific Inc.)

*** Performaxx line of strings,
general info on string types.

Eagnas
stringing machines (USA)

***** Stringing machines and
accessory tools.


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Squash Video Sources


E-commerce source for a growing library
of videos: Superseries Finals 2000, British Open 99 and 2000, Women’s
World Open, YMG PSA Classic Toronto, Mike Way Instructional Video, Jonathon
Power Documentary, US Open ’98 and ’99, TOC 2000, more coming.
E-commerce source for seven top rate
videos from the recent YMG Capital Classic event in Toronto, December
2000, November 2001

Where
to find Squash Videos

Thailand Squash has put together
this listing of some sources for squash videos worldwide.


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Squash Footwear Manufacturers


(for Head, Prince, Wilson, Dunlop shoes see racquets
section above)



Hi-Tec shoes online,
delivered in USA within 3 days (worldwide within 10 days)
New SquashDesign shoe line: buy direct
online, or locate dealers.
Hi-Tec
Very nice site, useful, squash specific
Ektelon
Useful site, online direct ordering
possible.
ASICS
ASICS shoe information in Dutch and
German
New
Balance
Great website – easy to use – but
their squash products not listed here!
Nike
slick but hard to navigate and slow
Adidas
extensive but slow site

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Squash Eyewear Manufacturers

Rec
Specs
from sporteyes.com
prescription eye protection
goggles for squash — available online.




Approved by the World Squash Federation

USA patented eye protection
as chosen and used by the world Champion, Michelle Martin and her partner
Craig Rowlands, to win the Commonwealth Gold medals squash doubles gold
medal in Hong Kong. Available from SquashTalk
e-Store
.
Head
Head offers a line of
squash eyeguards – usually sold where Head rackets are sold
Prince
Squash – Divison of Benetton
Prince offers a line
of squash eyeguards – usually sold where head rackets are sold.
Line of protective glasses
with prescriptive lens capability.

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Clothing Lines for Squash Players

(updated 1-11-2001)

  SquashTalk Quality
Rating
 

CourtKit apparel
  New line of squash clothing
using technical fabric for wicking away moisture.
Maku
Sports
*** US-based Pros Segun Maku
and Dav McNeely introduce an interesting line of squash apparel.

Squash
Design Ltd.

*** Line of squash apparel
and footwear, order online at this excellent website.

Landsend
Online Catalog Site.

***** Landsend carries a great
line of squash short that wick dry and polo shirts.

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Squash Player, Tournament and Club Software Publishers


Softsports
Matchkeeper Pro

This is an extremely interesting
looking software solution that will help the serious squash player chart
his matches, wins, losses, practices, etc.

COACH
Tournament Builder Software

US-based Comprehensive tournament
management software solution

Horizon
Sports

UK-based Tournament, league, ratings
management software products

Sportpro
"Technology at Work While You Play"

Canadian-based rankings and league
management software. Used by Squash Canada and various clubs and associations
around the world

Grading
Promotions – UK

Grading Promotions has software (at
special discount for the UK) for establishing club boxes and grading systems

OK
Soft

Flexible tournament management software
solution with an interesting "object" interface, from OKSoft,
Bonn, Gy

Greencourt
Software

GamePlan and Top Draw tournament
and ladder management software solutions from Australia

Tennis
Information’s Tournament Management System

Tournament management software used
by USTA and recently by USSRA

Win
4 Sports Software

Tournament management software solutions,
league management, many add-ons, some free downloadable software

Microcache
Software for Club Management

Clubman2000 and ClubmanNT Club management
software solutions for NT and Dos

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Squash Court Construction

(updated 1-11-2001)

  SquashTalk Quality
Rating
 

Armour
Court, Anderson
Courts and Sports Surfaces (USA Constructor)

***** Squash court
plaster construction systems. Gordon Anderson has constructed some of
the best facilities in the USA including Trinity’s New Tournament Courts,
Harvard Muir Courts, Groton School, Concord Academy, and many others.
Contact G Anderson
ASB,(Contact
ASB America in the USA)
***** Worldwide supplier of
panel squash court systems, including innovative courts with moveable
walls, and innovative color-coded courts.
A
Best Glass Walls
**** Fixed and moveable glass
wall systems.
The
court company
**** Portable, glass wall,
conventional courts. 20 years experience.
Fitness
Concept: Quality Building Materials
**** Hong Kong based court
constructors
Respatex is a Norwegian-based supplier of panel-system squash
court components. Respatex specializes in squash courts
*** Panel construction systems
Hollman Court Systems, Hollman
is a US-based supplier of panel-system squash court systems.
*** Panel court systems
Playcon
Recreation Inc.,
Playcon
is a well known Canada and USA Constructor
**** Squash court plaster
and panel construction systems
McWil
Sports Surfaces Inc.
**** Squash court constructors
worldwide. Panel or plaster, glass wall systems including moveable back
wall for racketball/squash combination courts.
Australian
Parquet Industries Pty.
** Parquet floors for squash
courts, Australian supplier
Israel
Squash Promotions
** Israeli manager, developer,
constructor of squash systems.

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