There is a study done by a
NY physical therapist showing that this device
was very effective in treating tennis elbow.
I've seen a number of tennis players commenting
online how the Flexbar helped their tennis elbow
recover much quicker. I had tennis elbow
so I order two so I could give it a try.
My mistake was that I ordered a cheaper product:
the Cando Flexible Hand Bar. I order the
top two bars, but both bars were too stiff to be
used for tennis elbow physiotherapy.
Since the online reviews were so good I decided
to try again and order the real deal: the
Flexbar from Thera-Band. Online the middle
stiffness bar was the one recommended so that's
the one I ordered. The picture shows me
twisting the bar to exercise the arm muscles.
By the time I recieve this product my tennis
elbow was gone, but I can report that the green
bar is very close to the right amount of
stiffness needed. Without tennis elbow I
could use slightly more resistance, but it just
might be the right level for when you have
A video showing the exercise used to treat
Physical therapy exercise designed to treat Golfers
love this overgrip. Partly because I can
buy them for only about $1/grip and partly
because I like the feel.
I've broken too
many expensive rackets while serving and having
the rackets fly out of my sweaty hand only to
smash into the tennis court breaking the frame.
It hasn't happened since I switched from using
leather grips to this paper grip tape. The
Tourna Grip does a good job absorbing the sweat
from my hands. The grips get dirty quickly
so to save money I use both sides of the grip.
I always try to use a fresh grip before an
important match because of the postive
psychological effect of a nice new clean grip.
La Crosse Technology
WT-8005U-B Atomic Digital Wall Clock
The clocks at most tennis clubs always have
the wrong time if you can even find one.
I've lost too many tennis matches from not
knowing the correct time, this atomic clock with
a very large display is my solution.
could use a watch, but I wanted a clock that
everyone could see and the atomic time updating
feature means that its always going to have the
most accurate time. It has an alarm and I
was hoping to use it to stop match play, but the
sound isn't loud enough.
It's a large
item to have to carry around in my tennis bag,
but I only use it for USTA matches. It
does help me track the time on close matches;
which I seem to have more often than not.
Size: 9x7x1 inches
Chuckit! Ball Launcher
This product (designed for dog owners) helps
you throw tennis balls a lot farther than you
can with just your arm, but I use it to practice
my serve. It's one of the best tools that
I've come across to practice the service motion.
One of the things that I do wrong when I
serve is to try and hit the tennis ball down
into the court. When you use this tool you
learn that to get the maxmium distance you have
to try and release the ball upwards into the sky
at about the same location and motion that a
good serve requires. It also allows you to
practice dropping the launcher down behind
your back, and then uncoiling just like in the
service motion. I first learned to use
this in a tennis class and I was really
surprised how well this really works for
practicing your serve!