Ashaway: Official string of World Squash Championships

May 5, 2013

Ashaway, RI — Ashaway Racket Strings has been named the Official String Partner for the 2013 Men’s World Squash Championships. The tournament will be held from October 26th to November 3rd in Manchester, England, where 64 of the world’s top professional squash players will compete for a $325,000 prize. Ashaway will also have stringing rights to the 2013 Allam British Open in Hull, England, from May 20th to the 26th. Ashaway was the Official String Partner for the British Open last year and the British Grand Prix for the past three years.

“Ashaway is always eager to support professional and amateur squash whenever we can,” said Steve Crandall, Vice President of Ashaway. “And to be associated with prestigious events like the British Open, the World Championships, and the Grand Prix is an honor as well as a pleasure.”

Ashaway will be represented at these events by its longtime UK distributor Goode Sport. According to Goode Partner, Paul Smith, stringers for the events will be Liam Nolan of the UKRSA and Nick Down of Smart Racquet. They will use Ashaway Electronic SM7900 machines.

Ashaway has long been the leading brand of squash string, with its 17 gauge SuperNick® XL topping the charts as the world’s most popular squash string, and new Zyex-based PowerNick® and UltraNick® brands offering new realms of soft power, durability and control.

Ashaway Racket Strings are made by Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., the only U.S. manufacturer of string for squash, tennis, racquetball, and badminton. Operated by the Crandall family since 1824, Ashaway has been making racquet strings since 1949, and is responsible for several important technical innovations. Ashaway has been the Official String of USA Racquetball for more than ten years. Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co. also makes braided products for medical and industrial applications. For more information visit