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New Stock Announcement - 5 August, 2022

It’s slightly later than hoped (due to supply chain issues with the brands) but new 2022/23 season cricket and tennis gear is starting to arrive in earnest this week. 

The crew in the warehouse have been feverishly ticking off adidas cricket shoes, and Gray-Nicolls and Kookaburra cricket accessories and apparel; plus, we have just placed an order for a whack of New Balance cricket bats, batting pads, batting gloves and wheelie bags at clearance prices which will arrive next week (from 8 August). The cricket fanatics will love these! Shop the current cricket range here.

On the tennis side we have taken delivery of heaps of HEAD, Wilson and Babolat rackets, shoes and bags this week. Plenty of this tennis stock will be transferred to our Scarbro Tennis Centre pro shop which come the end of August will be stacked with new product for the September pre-season rush. Shop the current tennis racket range here

Coming Soon Announcement - 29 July, 2022

Players Sports’ staff members (and massive football fans!) Jack, Liam, Ben and Josh are frothing at the imminent arrival of the adidas Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Wales, Japan, Northern Ireland and Belgium home jerseys ahead of the stacked next few months of international soccer action. 

Including the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 which many of these teams will qualify for. Shop the current range here.

New Stock Announcement - 25 July, 2022

Our indoor court footwear range just got even better!

This week we took delivery of the latest Yonex badminton shoes. Plus, ASICS volleyball shoes.

New badminton models include the Yonex Power Cushion Eclipsion Z , Yonex Power Cushion 88 Dial and Yonex Power Cushion 88 Dial (Wide). All Yonex shoes are highly regarded in the New Zealand badminton community; we are very pleased to have these available in store and online. 

The new ASICS Gel-Rocket 10 court shoe is ideal for volleyball (as well as squash and badminton). Available now in men’s and women’s styles these are sure to be popular. 

Company Update - 19 July, 2022

Despite the cooler temperatures outside things are heating up at Players Sports!

Recently we welcomed seven new staff members to the Players’ team. Cole, Josh H, Josh O, Liam and Jack at our Onehunga, Auckland headquarters, and Tristan and Sofia joined the starting line up at our Scarbro Tennis Centre pro shop. 

It’s always awesome to get new people on board and this crew has hit the ground running. Watch out for the fresh faces in store. 

Winter sport is in full swing with ASICS and adidas rugby boots copping some serious heat, alongside netball shoes, whilst Yonex badminton rackets and HEAD squash rackets continue to thrive. Nike football boots haven’t stayed in stock long this winter either, but that’s the norm! 

On the club and school supplies front we have seen a solid increase in quotes for balls lately. Especially Gilbert rugby balls and netballs, Wilson NBA basketballs, Steeden rugby league balls and Molten volleyballs.

The latest cricket gear from Gray-Nicolls, Kookaburra, Gunn & Moore, Masuri and New Balance is starting to arrive in our warehouse. There have been global supply chain issues in play this year impacting on deliveries so hopefully this is a sign these dramas will mostly be a thing of the past. Fingers crossed!

In any case you can pre-order your cricket kit online so browse the 2022/23 ranges and add your favourites to the cart. The Kookaburra Beast bat is back this summer and already proving popular, plus it’s always hard to walk past any new Gray-Nicolls model release and the Nova, Vapour and Supra bats are no exception to this. Gunn & Moore has come to the party with the new Prima and Sparq bat models alongside a revamped Diamond.

Tennis players you should be excited as well. We know the Tennis Auckland community is buzzing to get some interclub play in pre-Christmas this season after the COVID-19 interruptions last year. Our warehouse is stocked up with the Wilson US Open tennis balls the clubs and schools need to start on time in 2022.

Finally, make sure you are following us on Instagram (@PlayersSportsNZ). Our amazing suppliers have provided us a whack of free product to giveaway to our loyal customers. Every week we run an easy to enter competition on Instagram, and every week we are giving away hundreds of dollars’ worth of free gear. Get in on it!

New Sport Announcement - 10 May, 2022

Pickleball has arrived at Players Sports!

Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played both indoors and outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net. You can play doubles or singles and the sport is enjoyed by all ages and skill levels.

This relatively new sport is taking the world by storm and the growth in New Zealand is huge.

We are pleased to launch the sport on Players Rackets and Players Club & School this month in collaboration with HEAD and Franklin. 

Check out the current range here, and watch out for more pickleball paddles, balls and accessories being added soon.

New Brand Announcement - 13 April, 2022

You can now buy a wide range of SKLZ sports equipment at Players Sports!

SKLZ is a high-end American sports brand highly regarded for its quality training and performance enhancement products.

Shop the full current range here. Football players, basketball players and softball/baseball players should be especially excited to check it out. 

Sport specific SKLZ gear can be found on Players Football and Players Basketball, and offered in full on Players Club & School.

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