Ashaway Named Official String of USA Racquetball for 2020

February 17, 2020

Ashaway, RI – Ashaway has once again been named the Official String of USA Racquetball, an honor the company has earned for more than fifteen years. Known for its many technical innovations as well as the quality of its strings, Ashaway has long been a strong supporter of racquetball, sponsoring a great many amateur and professional players and promoting the sport through numerous activities.

Said Mike Wedel, USA Racquetball, Executive Director, “USA Racquetball is honored to continue our longstanding relationship with Ashaway. We are very pleased to support quality companies that support racquetball. We look forward to many more years of partnering together.”

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 numerous technical innovations.

Recent Ashaway racquetball innovations include their MultiKill® and PowerKill® strings, which bring both new polymer technology and new construction and design techniques to racquetball strings. PowerKill 17 and its sister string, PowerKill Pro, utilize advanced Zyex® polymer dynamic stiffness and PFT™ construction to provide power players with durable ‘soft power’ performance. New MultiKill 17 is the first racquetball string to utilize polyurethane (PU) resin in the wear layer of a multifilament nylon string to enhance both feel and durability.

“We are very proud to be the Official String of USA Racquetball,” said Steve Crandall, Vice President of Ashaway. “Racquetball has always been one of my personal favorite sports, and it has been a pleasure for us as a company to do whatever we can to promote the sport and its players, both here in the US and internationally where racquetball continues to grow.”

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. Zyex is a registered trademark of Victrex, Ltd.