Compression garments, and their variety of forms, including compression tights, shorts, pants, socks and calf sleeves, have become a common sight on the netball court. We’ve seen a variety of brands over the years, but since discovering that 2XU has been tested and endorsed by AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) since 2009, we decided it was time to take a closer look.

What are the benefits of wearing 2XU compression garments?

The antibacterial, odour resistant compression material draws moisture away from the skin keeping it healthy and providing temperature control in both hot and cold conditions. The fabric itself provides ultimate comfort during a workout and the fabric density protects the skin from harmful UV rays (50+SPF).

Compression clothing ensures you perform optimally by improving blood circulation to the areas that need it the most and effective removal of lactic acid for faster muscle repair.

When are compression garments worn?

For maximum effectiveness, 2XU compression garments are designed to be worn both during, and after, netball training and netball matches.

Benefits of wearing while exercising include:

  • Enhanced blood circulation to peripheral limbs
  • Reduced blood lactate concentration
  • More effective warm-ups due to increased skin temperature
  • Increased vertical jump height
  • Improved repetitive jump power
  • Reduced heart rate

Benefits post-exercise include:

  • Faster recovery from efficient flushing of lactate from the bloodstream
  • Improved repeat exercise performance
  • Reduced swelling and muscle soreness

For maximum benefits, 2XU compression garments should be worn post-exercise for an extended period of time. This means, you can sleep in them if you want!

What compression clothing is best recommended for netball players?

2XU 3/4 Length Compression Tights

2XU 3/4 Length Compression Tights

2XU 7/8 Length Compression Tights

2XU 7/8 Length Compression Tights

2XU Full Length Compression Tights

2XU Full Length Compression Tights

2XU Calf Sleeve Compression

2XU Calf Sleeve Compression