JAMES WILLSTROP

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 Gold Medallist (2018)
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.

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.