Commonwealth Games Men's Doubles Gold Medallist (2022)
London Open, England (2021)
British National Championships, England (2020)
London Open, England (2019)
British National Championships, England (2019)
London Open, England (2018)
Commonwealth Games Men's Singles Gold Medallist (2018)
European Squash Individual Championships, England (2017)
Wimbledon Open, England (2016)
China Open (2014)
Canary Wharf Squash Classic, England (2013)
North American Open, USA (2012)
Punj Lloyd PSA Masters, India (2011)
Kuwait PSA Cup (2011)
Hong Kong Open (2011)
Tournament of Champions, USA (2010)
Canary Wharf Squash Classic, England (2008)
Davenport Professional Squash Championships, USA (2008)
Swedish Open (2008)
British National Championships, England (2008)
English Open (2007)
British National Championships, England (2007)
English Grand Prix (2007)
Canary Wharf Squash Classic, England (2007)
Qatar Classic (2005)
Pakistan Open (2004)
Dutch Open (2003)
Santa Barbara Open, USA (2002)
Swiss Open (2002)
James Willstrop is one of the most exciting players competing on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour whose attacking style of play has seen him not only reach the very pinnacle of the game but acknowledged as one of the most respected and popular players of his generation.
World No.1 (2012)
Winner of 22 Professional World Tour (PSA) titles
Commonwealth Men's Singles Gold Medallist (2018)
Commonwealth Men's Doubles Gold Medallist (2022)
World Men's Doubles Champion (2022)
European Champion (2017)
4-time British National Champion
World Championship Finalist
3-time British Open Finalist
Youngest player to represent England
Most successful British junior player of all time
British National Champion & British Open Champion at all age groups
European Junior Champion & World Junior Champion
Known as ‘The Marksman’ in recognition of his almost unparalleled accurate shot placement, James Willstrop is one of England’s most admired and greatest ever squash players who embarked on a professional playing career in 2002 following unprecedented success as a junior which saw him crowned British, European and World Junior Champion.
The Englishman was crowned World No.1 in January 2012 following a stunning end to 2011 which saw him remaining unbeaten on the PSA World Tour for fifteen consecutive matches as he claimed the PSA Hong Kong Squash Open, Kuwait Squash Open and PSA Punj Lloyd Squash Masters in India.
Following the release of his critically acclaimed book ‘Shot and a Ghost’ in 2012, James Willstrop began to endure a succession of injuries which eventually led to career-threating hip surgery in 2014.
James Willstrop joined #teamunsquashable at the beginning of 2016, making his UNSQUASHABLE debut at the British National Squash Championships in Manchester where he reached his sixth domestic final.
During his time with UNSQUASHABLE, James has experienced arguable the most successful periods of his career with notable successes including being crowned European Champion in 2017, winning consecutive British National titles in 2019 and 2020 and claiming the biggest title of his squash career by defeating Paul Coll in straight games to win the Men’s Singles Gold Medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, after which he became the most capped England squash player in history.
At the 2022 Commonwealth Games in England, James Willstrop brushed aside the disappointment of losing to Saurav Ghosal in the Men’s Singles Bronze Medal to win a Gold Medal with Declan James in the Men’s Doubles & claim a record seventh Commonwealth Games medal.
Since joining UNSQUASHABLE, James Willstrop has worked tirelessly with our team of designers and engineers in overseeing several significant technical innovations to ensure that UNSQUASHABLE continue to develop the best possible equipment not only for professional competition but also for the everyday player.
Our JAMES WILLSTROP AUTOGRAPH squash racket has been designed and engineered to James’ personal specification and incorporates our revolutionary PowerCore™ construction which provides the optimum combination of racket stiffness for ultimate controlled power.
Our JAMES WILLSTROP SIGNATURE squash racket shares many of the unique design features of the racket James Willstrop uses in the PSA World Tour but incorporates a more forgiving CarbonWeave™ construction to offer players of all standards with outstanding controlled power and all-round performance.
JAMES WILLSTROP STORIES
James Willstrop rolls back the years against Mohamed ElShorbagy at Canary Wharf Squash Classic in London
March 12 2023
James Willstrop rolled-back the years yesterday evening with a spellbinding performance against Mohamed ElShorbagy in front of a packed house at the GillenMarkets Canary Wharf Squash Classic in London.ElShorbagy, who came into the all-English affair knowing a win could send him back to the top of the PSA World Rankings, started strongly, but his 39-year-old rival matched him shot-for-shot &...Keep reading
Five ways to improve your squash by James Willstrop
February 28 2023
Our aim is to inspire squash players of all standards by helping them to fulfil their potential & gain maximum enjoyment from playing one of the world’s most exciting & healthiest sports.James Willstrop is one of England’s greatest ever players whose attacking style of play has seen him not only reach the very pinnacle of the game but acknowledged as...Keep reading
James Willstrop joins University of Nottingham as a consultant squash coach
November 12 2022
James Willstrop has joined the University of Nottingham as a consultant squash coach which will see the former World No.1 invaluable coaching sessions for university’s top players including fellow Pakistan No.1 & fellow #teamunsquashable player & Faiza Zafar.Keep reading
Be the first to celebrate ... shop our limited edition JAMES WILLSTROP GOLD racket
August 13 2022
The UNSQUASHABLE JAMES WILLSTROP GOLD collection has been specifically developed to commemorate James Willstrop winning a record seven Commonwealth Games medals spanning an astonishing five Commonwealth Games including being crowned Men’s Singles Gold Medallist in 2018 at the Gold Coast and Men’s Doubles Gold Medallist at Birmingham 2022.James Willstrop is one of the most exciting players competing on the PSA...Keep reading
James Willstrop wins Commonwealth Games Men's Doubles Gold Medal
August 08 2022
James Willstrop brushed aside the disappointment of losing to his close friend Saurav Ghosal of India in the Men’s Singles Bronze Medal to win a Gold Medal with Declan James in the Men’s Doubles & claim a record seventh Commonwealth Games medal.The top seeds & reigning Men’s Doubles World Champions overcame compatriots Daryl Selby & Adrian Waller in the first...Keep reading
James Willstrop denied Commonwealth Games Bronze Medal by Saurav Ghosal
August 04 2022
Despite another huge effort from six-time Commonwealth Games Medallist James Willstrop, the defending men’s champion was denied a seventh by his close friend Saurav Ghosal of India.The victory represented an historic accomplishment with Saurav Ghosal becoming the first Indian to win a singles medal.Feeling the effects from his previous matches clearly, Ghosal played a brilliant game and constantly nullified James’...Keep reading
JAMES WILLSTROP TOURNAMENT WINS:
Commonwealth Games Men's Doubles Gold Medallist (2022)
INSPIRED BY JAHANGIR KHAN
USED BY JAMES WILLSTROP
MADE TO WIN