Ashaway Sponsors Four-Time British Squash Champion Alison Waters

August 22, 2019

Ashaway Racket Strings is pleased to announce that PSA World #11 Alison Waters has signed a sponsorship agreement with Ashaway Squash. No stranger to Ashaway, Alison has used SuperNick® XL string throughout her career and will now be using Ashaway’s PowerKill® 115ZX racket, strung at 28 Lbs.

“We’ve obviously watched Alison’s career for a long time, and we’re delighted now that she will be using our rackets as well,” said Ashaway’s Steve Crandall. “She is a fabulous player and we look forward to working with her.”

As a junior player, Waters won her first major squash tournament – the British Under-12 title – at the age of nine-and-a-half. Since making her PSA Tour debut in 2000, London born Alison has proven to be a fierce competitor and prolific player at British events. After winning her first Tour title at the Forbes Open in 2005 Alison reached a PSA World Ranking of #3 in 2010. Her career highlights include: 4-Time British National Champion; 10 PSA Tour Titles; Commonwealth Games Silver and Bronze medalist; twice World Team Championships Gold Medalist; and a professional win ratio of 61.9%.

Said Alison, “After using SuperNick XL for my entire career, I am so pleased to be signing with Ashaway Squash. I absolutely love the PowerKill 115ZX racket and can’t wait to start the new season!”

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 fifteen years. Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co. also makes braided products for medical and industrial applications. For more information visit Also, follow Steve Crandall on Instagram at ashawayusastring.