John Henry Sports based in Northampton provide both locally and nationally, products and equipment covering a wide range of sports such as; Football, Rugby, Cricket, Hockey, Tennis and many more. We are stockists of all the leading brands like Adidas, Nike, Kookaburra, Gray Nicolls and many more. Our website allows customers to see what we have in store, should they wish to come and try out products and footwear especially, but also allows for our national business to expand.
Clothing Our clothing lines usually cover Running, Tennis and general leisure wear, through the selection of UnderArmour, Canterbury, Adidas, Nike. Probably our most popular selling product are the Canterbury Uglies Stadium Pant, which is very popular for the Rugby and Hockey players in particular.
Accessories We stock many accessories which we constantly sell with many people coming into the shop rushing to get these products before they start their sports on a Saturday/Sunday morning. These include whistles, laces and pumps. But a great product to look at is the Contigo Vacuum Travel Mug. These mugs are superb for parents watching their children play sports and they can use the mugs to store a hot coffee in and remain hot for several hours.
Athletic Spikes We tend to just stock track spikes and these are the Adidas Techstar Allround, Adidas Arriba and the Puma Compete. Replacement spikes can also be found in store and online. Make sure that you order the right size spikes. 12 and 15mm are ideal for XCountry and anything shorter for track events.
Bags/Holdalls We have many types of bags designed for different purposes. Your more general bags/rucksacks can be found in the 'Bags' category. but if you are looking for cricket bags you will need to go to the Cricket Bag category and similarly for Tennis Bags they will be in the Tennis Bag Category.
Badminton We have many Badminton Rackets in store and available on line. The majority of the are Yonex and divided across all of there ranges, including the NanoRay, MusclePower, ArmorTec, AcrSabre and the most popular being NanoSpeed. We have just taken on the Li-Ning brand and stock a couple of their rackets, like wise Babolat and Wilson too. If you are looking for a great bargain take a look at the TecnoPro Rackets. There are some great bargains to be had here, As a general rule any racket over £100 will most likely have 20% taken off. We also have a wide range of Yonex Footwear and also Yonex Shuttlecocks both feather and synthetic. The feathers being AS 30, AS 10 and ACB 7 with the Mavis range being synthetic.
Baselayers Many people are unsure of what baselayers provide and the importance of them. The market leaders are definately Skins, whilst many other brand have their own ranges too such as Under Armour, Canterbury, Adidas and Nike. Skins A400 range provides a technology to the baselayer where it supports the muscles more preventing a lactic acid build up which in turn prevents cramp. These do come at a heavy price but well worth an investment if you are injury prone. If you are just looking for another layer of clothing the Under Armour baselayer is great for warmth.
Boxing Adidas Boxing and Ricky Hatton Boxing are the 2 main brands that we supply. All equipment such as Training and Sparring Gloves as well as Competition gloves. Hands wraps, headguards and groin guards can also be found online and instore. The only boxing boot we have available is the Adidas Box Hog.
Cricket Cricket is one of our strongest selling sports that we provide. With such a wide range of products covered by so many brands, it gives the customer plenty of options to choose from. Kookaburra, Gunn and Moore and Gray Nicolls are leading the market in terms of volume of products they sell and have countless professionals under contract all across the globe. For example Kookaburra have Ian Bell, Ricky Ponting, Brad Haddin, A.B. De Villiers, Jacob Oram and many more. Kookaburra's new ranges this year include the 'Menace' and 'Ricochet' whilst maintaining the Kahuna and Recoil. The Brad Haddin Wicket Keeping range is still available. Gray Nicolls have modified their range also this year, with new bats including the Dynadrive and Maverick with 2 top end bats also in the e41 and a61. Keeping the GN100 (known to most as the Gray Nicolls Scoop). Gunn and Moore (GM) have bought out the Argon, Octane and Zona. But keeping the same/similar approach to their soft apparel in order for everything to match up. We also stock some of the smaller brands such as Hunts County, Millichamp and Hall, Mongoose, Newbery, Puma, Red Ball, Salix and WilloStix. We also as a company provide a regripping service, so to save you the hassle of regripping your bat, you can just bring it into us. If your cricket team needs new kit/clothing then we also do embroidery and printing in store and can get Canterbury. Kookaburra, GM clothing for you.
Darts All of our darts are supplied from Unicorn and Harrows. We have darts, dartboards and accessories including shafts and stems.
Football At John Henry Sports not only do we provide footballing products such as boots, goal keeper gloves and accessories. But we also have a big Team Wear section, so all clubs, schools and even social 7 a side teams can now get their kits from us. We are official stockists of Adidas, Nike, Puma, Prostar, Errea, Stanno and more. Our best selling boots belong with Nike and Adidas with products like the World Cup, F50 and Total 90 boots. We are very competitive on price and have a great friendly sales team who can fit you with the right boots, whether you need soft, firm ground or even astro turf trainers.
Hockey Another mixed gender sport which serves the area very well with multiple local clubs. Like football we can also supply clubs with team kits. However to do stock much more equipment, whether you need a brand new stick, or tape to save your stick from wear and tear. Our stick range is varied with both adult and junior sticks. Also we have many brands such as Adidas, Grays, Kookaburra, TK, Mercian, Dita, Gryphon and Mazon. Mercian this year have developed a carbon fibre shin guard this year with the 'Mercian Pro'. Whilst a really popular and comfy shoe this year has been the Asics Gel Lethal MP5
Martial Arts Most of our martial arts equipment is from Cimac UK. Colours are usually red or blue. We have headguards, Shinguards, Hand protectors are just a few from the range.
Netball We only have a small range of specific netball shoes. These include the Asics Gel Pivot, and the Gilbert Pheonix Shoe. We have a couple of netballs available including the Mitre Intercept. We can also provide Netball Team Kits, our main supplier is Errea, but we also have Gilbert and Canterbury too. Skorts and skirts are available in black, navy and white also.
Racketball Racketball is a newish sport which uses very similar rules to squash. Some might say that it is a slightly easier format of squash and great for beginners. We currently have Karakal and Wilson rackets available.
Rugby Our main suppliers for Rugby, include Canterbuy, Gilbert, Kooga, Puma and Adidas. From our accessories department there are bootbags, gum shields, kicking tees and more. We have a few varieties of gum shields. Opro, ShockDoctor, MoGo and precision training. The Opro ones we find are the best fitting. They come in a Bronze, Silver and Gold grading. With gold being the best fitting with more divets to bite into. These are priced at £18. In comparision we have the ShockDoctor. These are great mouthguards to, they offer more protection and prevent shock going to the brain ect on impact. The MoGo mouthguards are brilliant for kids. They are flavoured, and keep there flavour, because of the strong flavouring it helps the individual to produce saliva which in turn keeps you sucking onto the gumshield. Our replica kit is varied slightly. Because we are based in Northampton, we stock the Burrda Northampton Saints Shirts, all Home, Away and European jerseys. We also have both Canterbury England Home and Alternative strips including shirts, shorts and socks. The New Zealand Shirts are also available in the traditional black. New for the summer are the British and Irish Lions Kit. Again we have Shirts, Shorts and Socks. We also have in stock rugby balls, both match and training balls. They tend to be Gilbert balls, but we do stock others too such as the Canterbury Kia Mau. A great ball for coaching is the Morgan Pass Developer. These are weighted and can help to develop the distance and overall range of passing. Clothing is dominated by Canterbury and there are some very popular products. These include the the Canterbury Ugly Stadium Pants. The uglies range in general is very popular, with respective tees, polos, hoodies all in the range. We of course stock plenty of rugby playing clothing such as short, socks and baselayers. We have the Kooga Murrayfield Short in black, navy and white, as do we have the Gilbert Kiwi short and Canterbury Advantage Short. There is a great range in Headguards and Shoulder Pads. Canterbury have the Ventilator and Flexitop. While Gilbert have the Atomic range and S14 Charger which is very popular as it is highly breathable. Kooga have the EVX Shoulder pads and the Shadow Headguards. In terms of boots... they are getting lighter and lighter every year and are now very similar to football boots. They still have the robust high cut boots for the tight five. But these days international and club players prefer to use low cut boots. The Adidas adipower Kakari has been very popular this year, as have the Mizuno Timaru boots. Many half backs are using the Adidas Predator or a Nike CTR. These are great for kicking hence why players playing 9 and 10 are wearing them. A lot of the other backs are wearing something colourful and flash, such as the Adidas RS7 or something like the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly boots. More tradition rugby boots are on offer from Canterbuy, Gilbert and Kooga. With the Kooga Nuevo, Gilbert Sidestep, Gilbert Barbarian and the Canterbury Stampede
Fitness Most of the fitness equipment comes from FitnessMad. They have some great home fitness products such as kettlebells, aerobic balls, medicine balls, yoga mats and many more.
Running Running Footwear products are mostly from Asics, but we also have Adidas, Nike and Skechers. Asics are great for stability running and also those who over pronate. Products such as the Asics Flashfire and Ikaia are great for this. Adidas perhaps don't offer the comfort of Asics but they are a great stylish trainer and the new Adidas Lightster is no exception. Nike is all about the lightweight and bounce, so with trainers like the Nike FreeRun and AirPegasus they set the trend, like Adidas they are very stylish. The modern trend in running is for 'Barefoot Running' skechers have a trainer called 'Go Run Ride' which has a 4mm heel toe drop and enhances a mid strike. They are one of the leading trainers in the current market and an increasingly growing company. Because of the dark nights running outside can be quite daunting. So get amongst the high vis with products from Ron Hill and Asics such as the High Vis running jacket, or hat and gloves.
Snooker/Pool We have a great selection of Pool/Snooker cues going across all price points. Powerglide make some great cues and also some quirky accessories such as the Guinness the cue case.
Sports Injury/Prevention Dependant on your injury we are likely to have a support for you. From head to toe, we have ankle, knee, elbow, shoulder and back supports. We also have Kinesiology Tape and Zinc Tape for your everyday sports. If you are a keen tennis player and suffer with tennis elbow we have the Aircast Support which is the best for Tennis elbow injuries.
Squash Head, Technifibre, TecnoPro and Wilson are the main suppliers of squash rackets. There are many great offer within.. the Wilson Hyper Hammer rackets are both 50% off, The Tecnifibre Carboflex 130 is £112 down to £60 and the Head Cyano 115 Karim £160 down to £70
Swimming We have a small but varied range of swimming costumes and accessories here at John Henry Sports. There are SealSkin goggles, Speedo and Zoggs goggles too. We have diving toys for kids as well as kick boards and pullbouy.
Tennis We offer a restring service with over 10 years experience. So just send your rackets (tennis, squash, racketball and badminton) down and we will guide you through the relevant stringing options. We have a good variety of rackets from Babolat, Wilson, Head, Yonex and Mantis including Junior rackets too. Head this year have included a new element called graphene into their rackets. Making them lighter but even powerful. Graphene is one of the strongest fibres around and in nearby years will be used in many sports products. Babolat and Wilson stick to the same rackets this year but just with different graphics. There are many sale items in the clothing range and most rackets over £100 will have 20% discount.
Insoles Personalise your footwear by adding more comfort using the Footdisc and Sorbothane insoles. They are great for supporting your arch ways and absorbing the shock, releaving your joints and ligaments of stress.
Trion:Z Trion Z bands is a magnetic therapy which uses negative magnetic fields to naturally improve blood flow and oxygen enhancing muscle performance.