Cork Tennis Blog

Welcome to the Cork Tennis Blog.

This blog will, hopefully, keep you up to date on the tennis scene in Cork, both socially and competitively. Whether you are new to the game or an experienced player I hope you find the information and posts here, useful and interesting.

You can contact me by email at rob@racketrestringing.ie

As well as local tennis news, there are also some very good articles written by local players and I am always looking for people to contribute to the blog, so don't be shy.

Please also feel free to comment on individual posts, or alternatively through the comment box on the right of the blog. I hope you enjoy reading through the blog and that it was of some use to you.

Enjoy your game, Rob

Rob's Racketrestringing

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sports Psychology Course

Douglas Community School is running a Sport Psychology course for coaches & managers. The Psychology of Sports Performance course is designed to assist individual & team coaching and the individual performance of participants by applying mental fitness techniques.


Monday 8.00 - 9.30 p.m.

Duration 10 weeks
Cost €90

This course is part of the Adult Education Programme at Douglas Community School. Enrolment is taking place now at Douglas Community School and the course starts on 30th January 2012.

E-mail: adulted@dcscork.ie

Phone (021) 4294208

Lower Aghada Press Release.

Calling All Budding Rafa Nadals and Maria Sharapovas

Lower Aghada Tennis & Sailing Club to host Open Day

2 – 5pm Sunday 12th February

Lower Aghada Tennis and Sailing Club will host an Open Day on Sunday 12th February from 2 to 5pm, and all budding Rafa Nadals and Maria Sharapovas are invited to come along and find out what the picturesque East Cork club has to offer. The Open Day will showcase the wide range of facilities available at the popular club overlooking Cork Harbour, which include 6 all-weather floodlit courts; a floodlit children’s court; an ultra-modern clubhouse; boating and sailing facilities; indoor carpet bowls, table tennis and much more.

Anyone wishing to use any of the club’s facilities may do so free of charge on the day; and club coaches will be available to offer advice to aspiring and budding tennis players of all ages. Lower Aghada Tennis Club offers coaching for both adults and children all year round, and is available on a group or individual basis. The latest addition to Lower Aghada's coaching programme is Cardio Tennis, a new and fun group activity featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate, high energy workout. There are programmes geared for both existing players and beginners to get a great cardio workout while improving skill; and at the Open Day on February 12th, visitors can give it a go.

Visitors to Lower Aghada Tennis Club can avail of a very SPECIAL OFFER OF 15 MONTHS MEMBERSHIP FOR THE PRICE OF 12 if they decide to join up on the Open Day. The club has more than 250 members in both the Junior and Senior categories, and there are a wide range of membership options available. The club offers so much more than just tennis to its members who can enjoy weekly indoor bowls, fantastic boating facilities, yoga classes and regular social events.

This March, Lower Aghada will resurface four of the existing all-weather courts at the club, and committee members will be on hand at the Open Day to answer any questions guests may have about this exciting development and other club facilities. All are welcome to come along, watch some great matches being played by club teams, try their hand at tennis and quench their thirst with free refreshments, so bring your trainers along and find out more on Sunday 12th February.
For more information on the Open Day or anything about Lower Aghada Tennis & Sailing Club, find the club on facebook, email admin@loweraghadatennis.ie, or call (021) 4661200.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tennis Apps available for your phone.


If you are wondering if your tennis racquet needs to be restrung and you have an iPhone, here's a solution. raquetTune is a downloadable app that allows you to check racquet string tension any time, anywhere.

The app uses the sound of the racquet strings to analyze the frequency of the strings when hit with a pen or like object. The frequency is then converted to the tension of the stringbed. The accuracy is shown by an indicator light on the display and can be improved by repeating the "test" several times in a row.
Here's how to run a test: Set your app to register pounds or kilograms, click the racquet button to set your string's linear density (you can find some on the racquetTune website) or set your string type. Polyester, nylon, gut and kevlar are all options, and then set your gauge (string thickness). This part feels a little confusing as there are so many different strings and materials on the market. Again you can use the listing on their website for help. There is an option that enables you to input a hybrid combination.  You then set your racquet head size.
Hold the racquet face over your iPhone in a quiet setting and hit the strings a few times with a pen. The results register right away. You can compare the results to the recommended tension printed on the racquet or base it on your particular likes. Here's a video:
 
The app has gotten great reviews from stringers who are far more concerned about exact measurements than me. I thought it helpful as it indicated that a couple of racquets in this household's arsenal needed a restring despite the face that the strings looked fine.
For .99 cents my first thought is why not? It's just about the cost of one tennis ball but you do need to know detail on the string you have in your racquet to use this. Ask your stringer for the string package if you are not completley sure of what you are using. Unless you change strings, once you've input the data it's there till you change it again.

Babolat Play and Connect - The Future of Tennis.


Babolat announced the development of "The Play and Connect" racket, a racket that offers a new experience to players, thanks to integrated sensors that record the flow of data.

With "Play and Connect" Babolat propose a way to gather data about the game that would be easily accessible to all players - no matter their level - for the purpose of analyzing their game, making improvements to it and enjoying their passion even more.

Discover the prototype at Roland Garros 2012.

Launch expected 2013.

The New Pure Drive - From beginning to now.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A recent interview with Garry Cahill, Irish Davis Cup Captain.



Video courtesy of TennisNow.com

Irish Davis Cup Debutant Sam Barry hits with Nadal

As Sam Barry gets ready to make his Irish Davis Cup debut against Hungary, we bring you a recent interview with Sam, courtesy of Tennis Now, from the O2 Arena in London where Sam was a hitting partner for some of the world's best like, Nadal.

No doubt Sam will have learnt a lot from hitting with and watching these guys practice and this will stand to him as he begins his pro career.

Sam is one of Ireland's leading prospects and we wish him all the best in his Davis Cup debut and also his career ahead.

Video supplied courtesy of TennisNow.com

Pre Season Training

Have you done your pre-season training?

Here's what Ireland's best players class as pre-season training.
Hopefully we can have another great year for Irish tennis.


The Pros and re-stringing.

Check out the Wilson stringing centre at the Australian Open.

You could win these and more!

A sample of some of the new stock Babolat have due out for 2012, and you could win them.
For your chance to win, just enter the Babolat Cork Tennis League by clicking here.

Irish Davis Cup Team Named.

Garry Cahill, Captain of the BNP Paribas Irish Davis Cup Team, has today named his players to face Hungary in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Euro/Africa Zone Group II first round tie.


Conor Niland will lead the team, and will be joined by Louk Sorensen, James McGee & Sam Barry for the tie at the Szeged VĂ¡rosi Sportcsarnok in Szeged on the 10th - 12th February 2012.

Garry Cahill commented: “We have a strong team heading out to Hungary and we’re really looking forward to the tie. This is a team with the experience, ability and passion to win this tie. Hard work and a good team spirit will also be key to a successful start to our 2012 Davis Cup campaign. I am delighted that Louk will be part of the team once again, his record in Davis Cup speaks for itself and he has showed during past ties what it means to him to represent his country."

Speaking about his selection on the BNP Paribas Irish Davis Cup team for the first time, Sam Barry said: “It is an absolute honour for me to be selected on the Irish Davis Cup team and whilst I am excited about being selected our focus remains on winning the match against some tough opponents.”

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Adding weight to rackets?

With Nadal adding weight to his racket in the hopes of avenging some of last years defeats to Djokovic, the whole adding weight debate comes to live.

This is something that should be done only with a lot of thought and not just on a whim because you hear the pros are doing it.

There was a very good article in one of last Sunday's papers and for me one comment by Nadal shows how this shouldn't be taken lightly.  He said that he only added 3 grams, which is practically nothing, to the very top of his racket but he could feel it in his shoulder and is still adjusting to it.

Now bear in mind this is a professional athlete, who works out daily in the gym, and 3 grams has that effect on him.

Can you imagine how it will affect juniors!

And I say juniors because they are my concern more so than adults.  Adults can make their own minds up about these things and suffer the consequences themselves, but juniors and particularly the performance standard juniors live and breathe what their coaches say.

Unfortunately I have come across too many instances where coaches believing their student is the next Nadal or Wozniacki insists they should be using the same string, at the same tension, in the same weighted racket as the pros and now more than likely after reading or hearing about Nadal adding weight will be trying this too.

It amuses me that these professional people cannot differentiate between a professional athlete and a child who has still has plenty of growing left to do.  It can only lead to problems and unfortunately it is the child who will suffer.

I know of one coach who has no problem putting weight onto his students rackets even though the rackets they are using are already heavy rackets (320grams plus).
"Ah it gives them unbelievable power".
Don't get me wrong these are talented teenagers who play and practice regularly, but to reiterate what was said earlier, none of them are Nadal or built like Nadal, and if he finds 3 grams hard to get used to and feels the pressure of it on his shoulder, can you imagine the strain that these teenagers must be feeling when they add weight and I'm talking a lot more than 3 grams.

I think a lot of coaches are trying to be something they are not. And they don't do enough research about the long term effects of changes.  I know a lot of the problems can come from parents looking for immediate results, so coaches are under pressure to try new things to get quick results, but remember who suffers.
Not the parent and certainly not the coach but the child, who is then forced to sit out the season with a shoulder or elbow problem.

Remember while we may aspire for our kids to be the stars of the future, they are not there yet and their bodies are still developing.  Let them and their games develop at a pace their body can handle.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cork Clubs Roundup

Ardfield Rathbarry:  Club AGM on March the 5th at 8pm in The Mountain House.

Ballinlough:  Club AGM on February 20th.

Carrigaline:  Planning submitted for new club.

Rushbrooke:  New computerised court booking system now in operation, full details available on club noticeboard.

Tennis Psychology



You can beat the player who has your number. Here's how.

Everyone has a nemesis. He or she is your equal in terms of skills, and you have similar records against other opponents. Somehow, though, your nemesis manages to come out ahead in your matches. There’s no way you should lose every time, but you do, and it makes you doubt yourself. Maybe you have some mental flaw, perhaps a character weakness? Soon you don’t want to play against this person, because both of you know who’s going to win, and it’s not you.

Knowing the problem is largely in your head makes it devastating. Fortunately, there is a solution. You have to realise that you have to replace your lack of confidence with emotional discipline.
Never look at your opponent, but rather force yourself to look at the ball continuously, and to divert your mind from the score by mechanically repeating, over and over, “Watch the ball.” It can be mentally draining, but effective.

You can take a similar approach to beating the player who has your number. First, narrow your focus. Between points, keep your eyes on your strings, the ball, your feet or anything neutral nearby. The objective is to stop thinking about your opponent by concentrating on things that won’t trigger negative or distracting responses.
Second, vow to have no emotional reaction to a lost point, no matter how silly the error or great your opponent’s shot. This player makes you afraid and uncertain to begin with, so you’ll have a propensity to get emotional. Be wary and fight it.
Finally, force thoughts about the score and winning the match out of your mind. This is difficult, of course, but try to think of ways to execute your shots and game plan. For example, tell yourself to watch the ball, keep your weight forward, or stay loose. The rituals may vary, but it’s best to keep them simple and unemotional. When thoughts about winning or the score intrude, shove them aside and return to your rituals. Sticking to this tactic for an entire match will take discipline and effort, but the results will be worth it.

This isn’t always going to guarantee results but it will at least make sure you focus on your own game and if you lose it could be that your opponent is just better than you.

Tennis Elbow - What a pain!

Up until recently if you had asked me had I ever suffered from tennis elbow?  I would have said yes and that I couldn't understand the big deal people were making of it.

Sure I had, what I know now to be, a few niggles but nothing like real tennis elbow.  My God it is painful, in all your daily activities as well as when you try to play tennis.

So I went looking to see what causes it and I came across the following article supplied by Bupa, which may be of interest to other sufferers.


                    Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
                        Published by Bupa's health information team
This factsheet is for people who have tennis elbow, or who would like information about it. Tennis elbow is the common name for a painful condition affecting the outside part of the elbow. Tennis elbow is most common in people aged between 40 and 50. Depending on the severity it can take from two months to two years to heal fully.

About tennis elbow
The medical term for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis because it affects the outside of your elbow bone, which is called the lateral epicondyle. The lateral epicondyle is the bony area you can feel on the outside of your elbow. Tennis elbow develops when the tendon that joins the muscles of your forearm to your upper arm bone (the humerus) tears or becomes inflamed. This tendon is called the common extensor tendon (see diagram).
Tennis elbow is a common condition that affects between one and three in 100 people.
Tennis elbow most often happens when you have repeatedly overused your arm. This overuse causes inflammation or tiny tears in the tendon. This may become worse if you continue doing the activity that triggered the pain and may cause a more serious tear or rupture your tendon.

Symptoms of tennis elbow
The main symptom is pain and tenderness on the outside of your elbow and sometimes in the muscles on top of your forearm. Tennis elbow usually affects the arm of your dominant hand (eg your right arm if you're right handed) because this is the arm you use the most. Symptoms usually develop gradually. The pain may get worse when you move your wrist or if you repeat the activity that triggered the pain. The pain may become constant. Your affected arm may also be more painful when you grip or twist something, such as turning a door handle or shaking hands. If you have severe elbow pain, can't move the joint or have any loss of feeling, you should seek urgent medical attention.
Many people with mild symptoms of tennis elbow can use self-help measures to reduce their pain. However, if your symptoms don't improve after a couple of weeks, you should visit your GP or physiotherapist for advice.

Causes of tennis elbow
The most common cause of tennis elbow is repeated overuse of your arm. Playing tennis three times in a week when you haven't played for some time is the sort of overuse that could cause tennis elbow. However, most people who develop tennis elbow haven't been playing tennis. A range of different activities that involve repeated hand, wrist and forearm movements is more often the cause. This includes activities like using a screwdriver, using vibratory work equipment (such as a drill), or even using a keyboard.
Rarely, tendon damage can happen after a single and often minor incident, such as lifting something heavy or taking part in an activity which you don't do very often, such as painting and decorating. These activities can cause a tear in your tendon.

Diagnosis of tennis elbow
Your GP or physiotherapist will ask about your symptoms and examine you. He or she may also ask you about your medical history.
Your GP or physiotherapist can usually diagnose tennis elbow from examining your arm and hearing about how your symptoms developed. An X-ray is rarely needed, but your GP/physiotherapist may recommend having one to rule out other conditions, such as arthritis, that can cause elbow pain.
For severe tennis elbow that has failed to heal with normal treatment, your GP/physiotherapist might suggest a ultrasound scan. These give images of the soft tissues, including muscles and tendons, inside your arm.

Treatment of tennis elbow
To make a full recovery, you will need to change the way you use your arm so that your tendon is rested and has time to heal. How you do this will depend on how your tennis elbow developed and how severe it is.
Self-help
You can treat your symptoms yourself if you have mild tennis elbow. Some of the main self-help treatments are described below.

Rest.
        The most important part of your treatment is to rest your injured tendon and elbow by stopping or changing the activity that is causing the problem.
         Apply a cold compress to reduce your pain. You can use a cold compress, such as ice or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a towel as soon as you feel any pain. Hold this against your elbow for 10 minutes every two hours. In the days that follow an injury you can use the ice pack for 10 minutes twice a day. Don't apply ice directly to your skin as it can damage your skin.


Wear strapping or a splint.
 You can wear strapping or a splint around your forearm and elbow to help restrict the movement of your tendon and relieve the strain. Some people find that this helps, although there is no evidence to show how well it works. You can buy arm braces and supports from some physiotherapists, larger pharmacies and sports shops. Don't wear any strapping or a splint continuously - you should leave it off at night time.
Change the action that caused the problem. If the problem developed as a result of an activity at work, contact your employer's occupational health advisers, if available, or speak with your employer. They can give advice on how to change the activity that caused the problem, allowing your arm to heal.
Medicines
You can take paracetamol to relieve the pain, and anti-inflammatory medicines, such as ibuprofen, to reduce inflammation. You can take ibuprofen in the form of a cream or gel that you put directly onto your skin, or you can take it as a tablet. Always read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine and if you have any questions, ask your pharmacist for advice.
If paracetamol and ibuprofen don't ease your pain, your GP may prescribe you a stronger painkiller called codeine.
As a last resort, your doctor may also suggest a steroid injection to help relieve pain and inflammation if other treatments don't work, or if your pain is severe. This is an injection of steroid and local anaesthetic directly into the area where your pain is.

Physical therapies
Your GP will refer you to a physiotherapist if he or she thinks physiotherapy will be beneficial. Your physiotherapist may try various techniques to reduce the pain. These may include exercises, deep tissue massage and acupuncture.
You may also be shown exercises to do that stretch your muscles and that can improve the movement and strength of your elbow and wrist. You should start these exercises as soon as possible after any injury, when your pain has eased. Your physiotherapist will be able to advise you on this.

Surgery
Your GP may advise you to have surgery if your tendon is severely damaged, or if there has been no improvement after many months of rest and rehabilitation. However, very few people need surgery.
Prevention of tennis elbow
Tennis elbow is usually caused by overuse of your arm, so it can be prevented. A few sensible precautions include:
 warm up before activity with five minutes of gentle movements - this allows time for your muscles to adjust to     the extra stresses and strains

Don’t do the same activity for long periods of time - take regular breaks

seek advice early from your GP or physiotherapist if you notice a problem
stop the activity that's causing the problem or find a different way to do it.

To prevent an old tennis elbow injury from coming back, you should:
give yourself proper rest between sessions
don't play sport if your arm is painful
get professional advice on your technique if you play racquet sports regularly
perform exercises to strengthen the tendon in your arm, as advised
by your physiotherapist.


Please note while I am happy to post this is article I am not recommending you do any of the above without speaking to your GP or Physio.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Babolat Cork Tennis League Returns?

Congratulations to last years winners, Sheila Stokes and James Cooney.

I would like to thank all those who took part last year and hopefully we will have an event for you again this year.

For the event to run this year I need more people to take part, to be able to sell it to the likes of Babolat.

So it will be done on a pre registered system this year.  Therefore I need all tennis players to sell it to their club mates.

Feedback from last year was not a lot of people knew about the league, yet I emailed each club and asked them to promote it on their notice boards and club websites but unfortunately this wasn't really done.

So here's your chance to win 2 rackets, a racket bag, shoes and clothing (to a retail value of 500e), all you have to do is email me (rob_leahy@yahoo.co.uk)  with your name and contact number.
Closing date for entries is March 18th.

If there are enough entries at that stage I will run the event.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pressure Ball - Put the bounce back in your old balls!

Never Throw Out Another Soft Tennis Ball!!!

Ensure that your Tennis Balls Always Perform like NEW!!! 
Save Money by using your balls longer

Introducing “Pressureball”
Pressureball is a pressurised tube that not only maintains the bounce in new balls, but will also restore the bounce in balls that have lost their pressure.  It is a reusable flexible pressure tube that can hold up to 8 tennis balls.
With Pressureball:
* Your balls will always maintain their correct bounce characteristics.
* Most of your existing soft balls can be rejuvenated to their correct pressure
* You will play better, more consistent tennis.

For those who want to know
Tennis balls are manufactured from a rubber compound and have an internal pressure of around 14psi or 1kg/cm2. The Rubber compound however is slightly porous and so the pressure escapes over time. This results in an increasingly soft ball with decreased bounce. To counteract this, new balls are sold in pressurized containers. Once the container is opened, the balls start to lose their pressure . Pressureball is essentially a reusable version of the point of sale pressure can and as such will stop tennis balls going flat indefinitely.Because the tube can be pressurised to a higher level than the internal pressure of a ball, it will revive soft balls. This process will take from 2 days to a week depending on how soft the balls are.  There may also be some variation in the speed of revival depending on the age and brand of the ball .

Product Reviews

If you are a regular tennis player then you will either have an injury, have had an injury or know someone who is struggling with an injury.


Now we all know someone who is always injured, because God knows you could never beat them if they weren't, but for the genuine injuries out there the 2 posts below cover 2 products that have changed how injuries can affect you.


Physicool is a product that will reduce swelling quicker and more effectively than ice could ever do.  It has being endorsed by professional athletes, physios and even surgeons and continues working even when the reuseable strapping has being removed.  
To find out more about this article read the post below.


KT Tape is unlike any strapping you may have used in the past.  It is not a support in the common sense of the word.  It works by applying it along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, strong, external support that helps to prevent injury and speed recovery. KT Tape works differently for different injuries. KT Tape can lift and support the knee cap, holding it in place for Runner’s Knee. KT Tape can support sagging muscles along the arch of the foot, relieving the connective tissues for Plantar’s Fasciitis. And KT Tape can lift the stress off of shin splints to allow pain release and give the body a better opportunity to recover. Depending on how it is applied, KT Tape supports, enables, or restricts soft tissue and its movement. By stretching and recoiling like a rubber band, KT Tape augments tissue function and distributes loads away from inflamed or damaged muscles and tendons, thereby protecting tissues from further injury.
By applying KT Tape over affected tissue, athletes experience an external support which helps to prevent further injury and allows the body’s damaged tissue to rest and heal naturally despite continued activity. KT Tape also reduces inflammation and increases circulation which prevents muscle cramping and lactic acid buildup.

KT Tape - The Tape the Pros swear by!

What is KT Tape?


KT Tape is an elastic athletic tape that has been used by pro athletes for decades, but is now available to every consumer. KT Tape:
Relieves
Provides pain relief for common injuries such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, shin splints, ITBS, hamstring strains, sore calves, neck, back, and shoulder pain and more.
Stabilizes
Supports sore or injured muscles, joints, and tendons without restricting motion like compression bands or wraps. KT Tape is like a brace, but better, and even more comfortable to wear.
Endures 
The essential piece of athletic gear for every athlete. Each application lasts up to 4 days.
Product Features 
Each roll measures 2” x 16.4’ 10-20 applications per roll
Can be worn in the pool and shower
Taping Instructions included in each roll
Available in colors: black, blue, pink, and beige
Product Description 
KT TAPE is an abbreviation for Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape. It is a strong, elastic athletic tape that reduces muscle pain, increases mobility, and enhances athletic performance. KT TAPE is pre-cut so that it is fast and easy to apply. Just tear off a strip and apply it to the injured area. KT TAPE provides relief and support for muscles and joints and can be used to prevent or treat hundreds of sports injuries.

Recommended Storage Instructions 
To maintain optimal performance, KT TAPE should be stored in a cool, dry, well ventilated place. Avoid extended exposure to direct sunlight, high temperatures (above 95 degrees Fahrenheit) and or high humidity (above 65%). Best performance if used within 1 year of purchase.
Same as KT Tape Pro but packaged with consumer-friendly messaging for consumer use.
Only available in Pre-cut strips in a 16' roll.
Includes printed instructions for common applications.
* Latex Free
* Water Resistant
* Can be worn up to 4 days per application
* 2" x 16' roll
* 140% Elastic *Includes 20, 10" strips per roll


KT Tape Pro is the new choice for clinicians who demand more out of their kinesiology tape.  Includes 20% more tape per roll and superior adhesive qualities, KT Tape Pro provides exceptional value and quality.  KT Tape Pro is costly prep and cleanup work.  The 10″ strips easily rip off the roll and can be used as either “I” or “Y” strips without cutting.
The genius of KT Tape Pro is its versatility and simplicity.  Unlike brands that require cutting or are limited to just a single application, KT Tape Pro Pre-cut strips save clinics time and money without limiting your flexibility to use your traditional treatment modalities.  Clinics report that precut strips work for 90% of the in-clinic applications and that patients feel it is more comfortable to wear.  KT Tape Pro also includes an advanced Step Frequency (SF) adhesive that is 25% stronger than other brands, providing greater support and durability- even in the water.


USED IN VIRTUALLY EVERY CLINICAL TAPING APPLICATION, INCLUDING:
Correcting body mechanics
Creating biofeedback
Increasing circulation & Lymphatic Drainage
PRODUCT FEATURES:
20% more tape per roll
Precut strips or classic uncut rolls
Fast and easy to apply
SF adhesive pattern provides superior durability and comfort
Eash application wearable for up to 5 days
12-26 applications per roll
100% cotton. Latex-free
Available in black, blue, pink, beige

RECOMMENDED STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
To maintain optimal performance, KT TAPE PRO should be stored in a cool, dry, well ventilated place.  Avoid extended exposure to direct sunlight, high temperatures (above 95 degrees Fahrenheit) and or high humidity (above 65 degrees Fahrenheit).  Best performance if used within 1 year of purchase.



This product is available in Maher Sports and is definitely worth a try.  Anyone who has tried has found they can't play without out it now.

Suffering from Injuries - This will help.

Fed up suffering from injuries and taking ages to get over them?  Ice not working for you!  Well here's a product that has proven results and is used by athletes and medical professionals all over.

Have You Got Physicool?

Physicool is a new and unique product range including the fabulous Cooling Tee Shirt, and the stretchy, reusable Physicool bandage that combines cooling, compression and support.
Physicool products provide instant cooling while the bandage also provides instant treatment for inflammation and bruising of muscles, tendons and ligaments.
It is highly effective and quickly reduces swelling and pain. The bandage can be applied in seconds, you just need to have it at hand, and its effects are long lasting, even after the bandage is removed. 
Physicool works by drawing heat out through rapid evaporation, as opposed to most other products that work by driving cold in.
It's perfect for domestic, sport and leisure use.
Reduce the pain, reduce the swelling, get your recovery underway quickly, make sure you get Physicool today!
Why Physicool?
The Physicool bandage is a specially fabricated and treated bandage that can be used straight out of the packet.
  • Quickly reduces swelling and pain
  • Helps speed up the healing process
  • Easy to apply, even one handed
  • No need for refrigeration
  • Reusable cooling bandage
  • immediate and long lasting

For more information go to www.physicool.co.uk or visit Maher Sports to purchase the any of the products.